FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Left Coast Galleries presents:
New Paintings by
June 21 - July 20, 2008
Artists Reception: Saturday, June 21, 5 - 8pm
Complimentary Valet Parking
12324 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA. 91604
Gallery Director, Cathy White
Tel, 818.760.7010, Fax, 818.760.4164
Web site, http://www.leftcoastgalleries.com
Hours of Operation, Monday Saturday, 11am-6pm Sunday, 12-6pm; and by appointment
Painting Shown Above:
Martha Zuik, ''Un Paisaje En Un Frasco'', 47'' x 40'', Oil on Canvas.
Sculpture Shown Above:
jd hansen, ''Horse and Rider'', 16'' x 18'' x 8'', Bronze Sculpture.
About the Artists:
Zuik was born in 1941 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her career as an artist began in the late 1950's with a 15-year involvement in the group Fantasmagique, with whom she exhibited in Belgium, France, Holland, Germany, and other European countries. Fantasmagique was predominantly formed by European artists, including Magritte, Picasso, Bellmer, Labisse, and Fini. Zuik, whose career has been marked by her persistent and restless pursuit of continual education and transformation, graduated with a degree in psychology in 1969. Her extensive body of work includes drawings, paintings, engravings and sculpture, which she has exhibited for 50 years throughout Europe, the United States, and South America. Her work is included in dozens of private and permanent collections all over the world, including the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, both in Washington DC, and the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
STRONG BEAUTIFUL BOLD
Like a person seen from across a room. A complex, striking person who projects a first impression that is unforgettable. They can be read from a distance, but the more time you spend, the closer you get, the more that is revealed. Darkness hidden under layers of light. Undercurrents of doubt and fear. Scars of loss. Each sculpture is based on a strong, initial concept that is deeply personal. It is defined and focused through extensive writing, but no sketching. I take that initial concept and build upon it, creating a piece that is emotional, but subdued. The piece is built up, then slowly stripped of anything that isn't necessary, revealing the primitive essence of the subject. They are graphic, but not cold. They are simple, but truly complex. The pieces are sculpted in hot wax over metal armature, then cast into bronze.