FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3 Solo Exhibitions of New Paintings:
November 9 - December 23, 2006
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 9, 6 - 9 pm
On Display in the Project Windows:
Joey Shimoda: "Peep Show" (in association with the Museum of Neon Art)
Patrick "Pato" Hebert: "Mixed Signals"
Visopia (Carlo Quiñonez & Ronny Bagdadi): "Flux"
Through March 31, 2007
102 West 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
Contact: Bert Green
Web site, http://www.bgfa.us
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12 - 6 pm
Second Thursday Downtown Art Walk: Thursday, November 9, 12 - 9 pm
Linda LaBella, Yellow Rub, 2006, Oil on Linen on Panel, 42" x 48".
Bert Green Fine Art presents 3 solo shows of new paintings by Linda LaBella, Bret Philpot, and Peter Romberg. This is the second show at the gallery by Bret Philpot, and the first solo show at Bert Green Fine Art by LaBella and Romberg.
Linda LaBella paints a loose expressionism which permits sensuality to collide with absurdity. These works use an abstract approach towards symbolism; symbols of what, we may never know. Bret Philpot's abstraction derives from a unique balance between a desert life and an urban sensibility. His forms undulate with a musical vibrancy that is firmly rooted in relationship to the land. Peter Romberg finds a sensual harmony in his surroundings, wherein apparently ordinary events take on aesthetic significance. Romberg also finds a strange beauty in malformation, looking to magnify the humanity in unusual physical forms.
In the Project Windows, Joey Shimoda of Shimoda Design Group presents "Peep Show," utilizing neon light as a medium to reveal the relationship between architecture and the peep show. The result is a voyeuristic experience into the raw nakedness of space and light. Patrick "Pato" Hebert's "Mixed Signals" is a vibrant, yet subtle installation of tail lights and blinkers. Some are new, others old and broken but "repaired" with colored tape. The collage of lights beckon with pulsating rhythms of scarlet, tangerine, opal and amber. Visopia (Carlo Quiñonez & Ronny Bagdadi) has created "Flux," which is inspired by the visual cacophony of LA's freeway system: automobile headlights and tail lights, street lights, and architectural lighting.
All gallery events are free and open to the public. Exhibition information, press releases and high resolution images may be found at http://www.bgfa.us. The art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles conduct the Downtown Art Walk on the Second Thursday of each month from 12 - 9 pm. Details and a map are at http://www.downtownartwalk.com.