Edgar Varela Fine Arts is proud to present a month filled with Photography.
Three photography exhibitions, four talented photographers, two special evenings.
Shalon Goss and Alexandra Breckenridge
Through October 31, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday October 18, 7 to 11pm
Hosted by Michael Weatherly
Phantom Galleries Los Angeles @ PE Lofts
610 S. Main Street, Los Angeles CA 90014

Cuba Now: New photographic works by Meeno Peluce
Through October 31, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday October 18, 7 to 11pm
Hosted by Traci Lords
Phantom Galleries Los Angeles @ PE Lofts
601 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles CA 90014

Humanature II: New photographic works by Grace Oh
October 25 – November 23, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday October 25, 7 to 11pm
Live performance: Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Performance and DJ Duets with Special Guests
Theo Jemison screening 'Untitled' time-lapse piece.

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Sponsored in part by Blu LA Café, POV Print Studios, Hpnotiq, Pama and Agua Luca.
- A portion of the sales from Goss and Breckenridge show to benefit the Bryton Goss Foundation for the Arts
- A portion of the proceeds from the Peluce show to benefit Doctors Without Borders to assist in their relief efforts after Hurricane Ike hit Cuba so wickedly.
- 10% of sales proceeds from the Grace Oh show will go to the American Forests for Glogal ReLeaf Project, Planting 1 tree for every $1 contribution.
Shalon Goss was born in Glendale, California, she spent many years in front of the camera for her artistic mother, but finally found her own comfort zone behind the lens. And so it was, with her first camera, her love of photography was born. Every picture tells a story, and Goss1 intensely original point of view and her willingness to stretch the eye beyond a two dimensional surface, makes her work standout.
Goss’ search for the right compositional material for her photographs is a continuing journey. She takes us, the viewer, into the deep, dark, underbelly of black and white photography, a terrain that is even more complex to work with than is commonly understood. Being a woman, one automatically assumes there is a complete understanding of the female form, however, not all photographs are created equal, and not all photographers create equally. View Goss¹ work and you will see naked and semi-clad representations of women, yes, but more importantly you will find yourself participating in the composition; one of the highest honors given to the viewer. Look closely at the intimate photographs taken by the artist and you will see what she sees through her eyes.
Alexandra Breckenridge was born in May of 1982 in Darien, Connecticut before moving to California when she was 12. Breckenridge first got an interest in acting at 13 when she performed in local theater productions and soon moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. She has appeared in hit television and films such as "Dawson's Creek", "Freaks and Geeks", “Big Fat Liar”, “Orange County”, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Family Guy", “She's the Man”, “Dirt” and in the “Ex List”, which premiered this October.

Breckenridge has also been working in the art form of photography and has established a look and composition all her own. She is debuting her photography along fellow photographer and friend Shalon Goss for the first time with Edgar Varela Fine Arts and Phantom Galleries Los Angeles, an event hosted by actor Michael Weatherly.

Meeno Peluce. Big breasts, decaying American metal 8's, chickens in pots, the stolen electricity of street carnivals, a reverence for the daily news and health care and education and the human beauty that's "turned out on conveyor belts" as Graham Green says. All of it as seen in Meeno's squares. As if they'd all been pushed like rice into latex gloves, or ghosts into empty department stores or the plush velveteen of color into a favorite easy chair, which is, mind you, is an amazing emblem of personal possession, and played out in baseball games with a taught bag of knots for a ball, and everywhere color and the decay of color into other colors, into the warm reclamation of civilization by nature, as if you front lawned your horse, or blued your slacks and Tata, as if you were house bound and slow and still beloved by your President C. and your deity Ch.... All of this as seen by Meeno. Cuba.
Meeno is a professional photographer living with his family at their Skyfarm in Los Angeles. See more of his work and a peak at the Cuba stuff at his site:
Grace Oh
Humanature started after my studies of nudes "NAKED". A self reflection of an emergence into womanhood. Photographing young women in their early twenties capturing the moment before the maturing process into woman. All shot in studio as a study of light, shape, form; an understanding and process of unfolding.
Still inspired by the human form with a passion for nature, I took my studies outside, following suit to the masters that had also archived the human form in nature. Creating Humanature was really literal when it began but as I keep photographing with this intent, as in life, it has began to change and expand into a broader spectrum. My contemplations on this had created the writing of my intent and then proceeded to photograph the rest of Humanature I.
Part II, is being born out of the understanding to keep telling this story. The simple reminder of the word Humanature is powerful, reminding every individual of their creative nature when they think of these words. The interpretation that might be born from this word is vast for every person has their own perspective. Again, the reminder of the unfathomable nature of human....
Grace Oh is based out of Los Angeles, You can see her past work at
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