Edgar Varela Fine Arts presents the
of our Contemporary Art Gallery
Opening Reception: March 22, 2008, 7 – 11 pm.

542 S. Alameda Street, 2nd Flr., Los Angeles, CA 90013
corner of Alameda St. and Palmetto St. (Palmetto Entrance)

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Untitled works by Patrick Chapman, Mixed-Media on Canvas, 2007.

Edgar Varela Fine Arts is pleased to present the opening of our new contemporary art gallery featuring the works of PATRICK CHAPMAN from March 22nd to April 10th.

Bringing an international flair to the urban core of Downtown Los Angeles, the gallery will feature international and local artists. The gallery is located in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles, the new epicenter of art and culture on the west coast.

Patrick Chapman

Innovative and dynamic artist Patrick Chapman constructs larger than life portrait imagery inside his tiny studio in Los Angeles.  Stacked against walls – strewn across tables and chairs are some of the most powerful canvases on the art scene today. His paintings – while large in size  – are intimate in detail. The stories told deep beneath layers of paint seem far wiser than his thirty years. His abstract figures are so multi faceted that they never appear to the naked eye quite the same way each time you view them. A word, a color, a shape, an image never noticed before – suddenly appears.

Born in Avalon, New Jersey to a family including a twin brother and two older brothers, Patrick actually started painting when he was 13 when he entered a contest. He took second place. He is inspired by painters Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat and old world gothic architecture.

EVFA is located on Alameda Street between 5th Street and 6th Street at the corner of Palmetto Street. Parking is located in front of the building and on the surrounding street. The gallery space is open by appointment only other than the day of the opening. For more information call Edgar Varela at 213-494-7608, e-mail at or visit

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