FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HUNTING AND GAMING
Kathy Grayson & Vanessa Prager
January 24 – February 21, 2009
January 24, 6–10pm


Robert Berman Gallery
Bergamot Station Art Center
2525 Michigan Avenue, C-2 and D-5, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Contact:  Robert Berman

Phone: (310) 315-1937, Fax: (310) 315-9508
E-mail: berman@artnet.net
Web site: http://www.robertbermangallery.com
Gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 11am until 6pm


Vanessa PragerPaper Tigers, 2008, oil on linen, 36 x 48 inches.

Robert Berman Gallery is pleased to present Hunting and Gaming: an exhibition of paintings by Kathy Grayson & Vanessa Prager. On view January 24 through February 21, 2009.
 
'Hunting and Gaming' explores the nature of sinister play. Vanessa Prager paints starkly lit scenes of surrealistic moments in daily life; untangling holiday decorations, playing with old toys, driving or chatting. But her odd theatrical arrangements suggest something creepy going on behind the innocent façade. Kathy Grayson explores various digital degradations whether with old family photographs re-imagined through early video gaming and green screen effects, with video game "death screens" or with quasi-abstract explosions of distorted video information. Memory and technology infect and distort each other in her uncanny panel paintings.
 
Vanessa Prager lives and works in Los Feliz. At just 24 years old, this ambitious, self-taught artist has five years of exhibitions under her belt in alternative venues and galleries throughout Los Angeles, as well as notable magazine collaborations, and a long list of eminent collectors. Most recently, Vanessa’s work has been exhibited at the Robert Berman Gallery, Gallery 1988, and the Santa Monica Museum of Art.


Kathy Grayson, Squealer, 2008, acrylic on canvas.

Kathy Grayson has lived and worked in New York after graduating from Dartmouth College in 2002. She has recently exhibited work at Colette in Paris, at O.H.W.O.W. in Miami, at Park Life in San Francisco, and at Kim Light gallery in Los Angeles. Recent articles on her work have appeared in Dazed and Confused, i-D and Tokion magazine. Her work is in the collection of Microsoft.
 

Hosted by Erika Christensen and Jeff Vespa
 
If you’d like more info, about this event or the artists, or to arrange an interview, please contact Robert Berman Gallery at 310.315.9506 / 310.315.1937, or email berman@artnet.net




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