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"CALIFORNIA WATERCOLORS"
LINDA SHAFFER, "FOR THE BRIDE"



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BRIGHT LIGHTS AND THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS: CALIFORNIA WATERCOLORS
and
LINDA SHAFFER: ‘For the Bride’
May 14 through June 25, 2005
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 14: 2 to 5pm




TOBEY C. MOSS GALLERY
7321 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-5523, fax (323) 933-7618
E-mail, <tobeymoss@earthlink.net>
Web site, <http://www.tobeycmossgallery.com>
Hours, Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-5pm

California artists have long been drawn to the medium of watercolor, in part because the translucent, jewel-like colors that can be achieved using this medium are so apt at capturing the sparking aura of the California climate.  The show at the Tobey C. Moss Gallery explores watercolor techniques through a wide range of works from the 1920s through the 1990s in landscapes, still-lifes, abstractions. 

The Pacific Rim influences are felt in NICHOLAS P. BRIGANTE’s 1920s Arroyo Seco landscapes; Falcata & Vase, an exquisite still-life from 1930s; and 1940s pieces depicting workers shoring up the Hollywood Hills. Urban landscapes by DAVID P. LEVINE capture life in Los Angeles during the 1930s Depression, Rooftops of Paris by PETER KRASNOW painted in the early 1930s during a sojourn in France, and the majesty of the Grand Canyon by BEN BERLIN are also featured. 

Among the abstract works featured are YNEZ JOHNSTON’s moody Summer Storm, ELISE SEEDS sensuous Untitled (Amoebic Abstraction), LEONARD EDMONDSON’s otherworldly Fantasy and CLINTON ADAMS Counterpoint V, an abstraction that eloquently captures the Mediterranean climate.

In a parallel exhibit works by photographer LINDA SHAFFER with a focus upon The Bride.  Shaffer captures the intimate and hectic moments that are part of an important day in a woman’s life.  Crossing a number of cultures, we see bonding between mothers and daughters, mischievous flower girls, and a series revealing the elaborate preparations of a Japanese bride in full traditional kimono.

Digital images available upon request.


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