“No Assembly Required”
Dennis Hare & Pat Sparkuhl
April 5 – June 7, 2008
Opening Reception: April 5, 6 - 9pm
Closing Reception: June 7, 6 - 9pm

SpaceOnSpurgeon, An Urbane Gallery of Art
210 N. Spurgeon Street, Santa Ana 92701
Contact:  JoAnne Artman
Telephone:  949-464-0105
Web site,
Open by appointment; First Saturday of every month 7-10pm

Dennis Hare, "Sunday Afternoon", Mixed Media Assemblage.

Unexpected Details. . .Sculptural Painting. . .All Parts Merging into One Image. . .Works with a Soul. . .Dennis Hare mixes the real with the abstract.  

Dennis Hare’s canvases extend themselves beyond the surface.  Paint, tar emulsions and lacquers are applied to weathered junkyard materials. Dennis builds upon these “flat” canvases to create a work of strength, enticing the viewer to touch, feel, relate to each specific piece and part thereof. See how colorful figures invite you to join their Sunday Afternoon. Hare brings to life his art with an intensity, activating mind and soul, unifying paint and “found objects”!

Pat Sparkuhl, "Boy Toy" Mixed Media Assemblage Sculpture.

Irreverent. . .relevant. . .thought provoking. . .creative processing. . .exploration of imagery and relationships. . .curiosity. . .discussion. . .America’s realities. . .illusionary objects. . .
Pat Sparkuhl’s mixed media assemblages mix everything and anything to integrate various compositions, often evoking unusual and often controversial artistic commentary!  Sparkhul’s naughty Boy Toy will ignite and amuse. Sparkuhl’s provocative works are skillfully crafted, reflecting relationships to issues of passion and relevance.  Sexuality…Politics…Religion…all are combined in these works by Pat Sparkuhl.

In either case of the works for each of these artists. . .there is “No Assembly Required”!

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Lillian Winkler, “Aspen Dream”, oil with metallic wash on canvas, 36 x 48”.

SpaceOnSpurgeon Presents at Santa Monica Art Studios
A Still Calm: Oil & Metallic Wash Mixed Media Works by Laguna Beach Artist Lillian Winkler

Please welcome the talent of Artist Lillian Winkler!
Saturday, March 29th
Santa Monica Airport Art Walk
At Santa Monica Art Studios
3026 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica
Continues until April 12th!

Winkler’s paintings have a sense of stillness and have been described as dreamlike.

Her art keeps evolving and becomes more complex with every new experience.  The result is a body of work that skillfully blends nature and abstraction, sometimes in energized images and at other times in tranquil and contemplative evocations.   
Winkler was born in Eastern Europe and immigrated to Chicago, Illinois in the 1950’s.    She moved to Los Angeles, Ca. in the 1980’s and has been painting for the last 25 years. While exhibiting at Art Expo Los Angeles in 1997, she was awarded “Best Emerging Artist”.  Additional works can be seen at SpaceOnSpurgeon in Santa Ana, Orange County.


SpaceOnSpurgeon is located at 210 N. Spurgeon Street off of First Street, and is open by appointment. Visit the first Saturday of any month to coincide with the Artists Village Open House. Street parking is available directly in front of the Gallery as well as the Artists Village Parking structure located at Third Street and Broadway. Take a stroll through the galleries and studios. See a live performance or hang out and enjoy the music. See art come alive in Downtown Santa Ana.

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