FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Robert Rauschenberg: 28 Shirtboards
Lavi Daniel: Recent Ink Wash Drawings
Exhibition Dates: December 2, 2006 – January 20, 2007
Reception for Lavi Daniel: Saturday, December 9, 5-7 p.m.

Bobbie Greenfield Gallery
2525 Michigan Avenue, B6 (Bergamot Station), Santa Monica, CA  90404
Contact: Katrina McElroy
310.264.0640, Fax: 310.264.0740  
E-mail, info@bobbiegreenfieldgallery.com
Web site, http://www.bobbiegreenfieldgallery.com
Public hours, Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-5:30pm


Robert Rauschenberg
(Left) Shirtboard 20, 1990, Lithograph, silkscreen, hand coloring & collage, 15.25 x 11 inches, Edition: 65
(Center) Shirtboard 10, 1990, Lithograph, silkscreen, pencil, hand coloring & collage 15.25 x 11 inches, Ed: 65
(Right) Shirtboard 26, 1990, Lithograph, silkscreen, pencil, hand coloring & collage, 15.25 x 11 inches, Ed: 65
(c) Robert Rauschenberg / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Bobbie Greenfield Gallery is proud to announce two exhibitions, Robert Rauschenberg: 28 Shirtboards and Lavi Daniel: Recent Ink Wash Drawings, installed December 2, 2006 – January 20, 2007.
 
During 1952 and 1953 Robert Rauschenberg traveled through Italy and Morocco.  The mundane need for laundered shirts provided Rauschenberg with material for a series of surrealist inspired works.  His laundered shirts were returned on cardboard providing an interesting and easily transportable backboard for collages. In 1990 these works became the maquettes for twenty-eight prints completed at Styria Studio in New York. The prints where executed on a scale fifty percent enlarged from the original works, resulting in sizes from 14” x 7” to 21” x 8”.  Each work includes collage elements (i.e. feathers, paper, cloth), which relates to the surrealist inclusion of the found object. The artworks are delicate and elegant because the collage elements are kept at a minimum. There is hand coloring involved in each print.


Lavi Daniel
(Left) Untitled, 2004, Ink on paper, 16 x 11 inches
(Center) Untitled, 2004, Ink on paper, 16 x 11 inches
(Right) Untitled, 2004, Ink on paper, 16 x 11 inches

In the front gallery, Los Angeles artist Lavi Daniel will be exhibiting eighteen ink on paper works measuring 16” x 11”.  Concurrent with the Bobbie Greenfield Gallery exhibition, there will be a retrospective for Lavi Daniel at the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA. Whereas the Armory Center’s retrospective will include early figurative works through current large-scale abstract paintings, Bobbie Greenfield Gallery will be focusing on a series of recent abstract works on paper.  With these mostly monochromatic works of browns, blues and greens Daniel uses the line and layering to create depth within the picture plane.  

JPEG images available upon request.




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