FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ELL ART EXCHANGE presents
Diversity Part I
October 15 – November 12, 2005
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 15, 2005, 5 to 9pm

Sulkin/Secant Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave., T-6, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Contact:  Lisa Bagley
805-520-1900 Fax: 805-520-0030
Gallery hours, Wednesday – Saturday, 12-5pm, and by appointment

E-mail,  <ellart@earthlink.net>
Web site, <http://www.ellartexchange.com>


Locust Jones, oil on canvas, 74 x 98.

On Saturday, October 15, 2005, ELL ART EXCHANGE presents Diversity Part I, a group exhibit of modern and contemporary paintings, drawings and sculpture at the Sulkin/Secant Gallery in the Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica, California.

Diversity Part I is a two part series that celebrates the distinct styles of this selected group of artists.

Lynn Dreese Breslin is a New York City artist whose drawing was selected this past summer to be in the American Drawing Biennial at the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Breslin works with subject matter that has a personal or biographical meaning to her.  She says, “I like to work from common objects and transmute them into metaphors for the human figure or for human relationships.”

Jonathan Fabricant
often uses the word layers to describe his work ...."layers of rocks, of sky and space, layers of time and human events, layers of ideas. Also layers of paint and built up surfaces of wood and plaster. I often find that the imagery in my work pulls me into a subterranean world, one where I am not always comfortable, I have to work to bring some of the surface light and air into it." Fabricant resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Jim Harris is an artist from Southern California.  His paintings reflect motion and the perspective of multiple viewpoints or sequences.  The effect conveys a sense of energy and depth.  Harris says in his own words, “A blurring observation of segments of reality – a view of compiled motions.”

Locust Jones’ participation in an exhibition of Australian artists in Beirut in 1999 inspired a series of paintings when he returned there in 2004 for a three months' stay.  Two of these paintings, "Amnesia Beyrouth" and "Escalier du la Peur", will be exhibited in Diversity Part I and are a result of his personal feelings from living and painting in Beirut.  Jones is an avid world traveler.  He will have exhibits in Mumbai and Bangalore, India in 2006.

Judy Mannarino, a New York City artist was selected to participate in the 42nd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting in the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.  Mannarino describes her work as incorporating images of her childhood playthings and siding them with images of her current landscape to form an environment that “describes a graceful disintegration.”

Vincent Pomilio works in all painting media.  The last 10 years his work has mainly been abstract using the natural world as his guide.  Pomilio’s paintings may appear to be in collage form, but in actuality they are directly painted on the surface through the use of layers, rubbed and sanded by burnished tools creating many kinds of forms and shapes.  Pomilio says that his work is always an indicator of time and place and events in his life dissected and abstracted.  Pomilio lives in New York City.  

Nancy Steinson, sculptor, is also represented by the Kouros Gallery and the Anita Shapolsky Gallery in New York City where she lives.  Impacted by the work of Constantin Brancusi and Barbara Hepworth, she became an abstractionist.  Clarity of form and intention have always been strong elements in her sculpture.  Her more recent work has introduced curved surfaces to the planar forms and linear straight edges in order to “…..suggest a personal meaning as opposed to the impersonal purity of early minimalism.” Steinson is currently in an exhibit at the Anita Shapolsky Gallery in New York.

FOR ADDITIONAL VISUALS OR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:ELL ART EXCHANGE, Attention: Lisa Bagley, 573 Winncastle Street, Simi Valley, Ca  93065, Tel: 805-520-1900, Fax: 805-520-0030, Email:  <mailto:ellart@earthlink.net>, Web:  <http://www.ellartexchange.com>.



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