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L A / light


EXHIBITION: Avery Falkner - L A / light

DATES: May 20 - June 17, 2000
RECEPTION: Saturday, May 20, 5 -7 p.m.

LOCATION: Ruth Bachofner Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave. G2, Santa Monica, CA 90404
310.829.3300, fax 310.449.0070
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GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Ruth Bachofner Gallery is pleased to present L A / light, an exhibition of paintings by Avery Falkner. There will be a reception for the artist Saturday, May 20, 5 - 7 p.m.

Since his 1998 sabbatical in New York City, Avery Falkner has consistently incorporated images of the urban landscape into his essentially abstract sensibility. In L A / light Falkner continues to apply his formalist approach in depictions of Los Angeles’ light within lush, painterly urbanscapes.

“The paintings in this exhibition,” the artist says, “focus on the everyday experiences of the Los Angeles environment. I am particularly interested in the quality or effect of light as it permeates the given moment or situation. There is a strong interest in the various manifestations of forms from natural to man-made that are unique to Southern California.”

Avery Falkner’s paintings clearly address Los Angeles from a driver’s perspective. The familiar settings are transformed into striking investigations of light with the artist’s bold color palette and unique compositions. In one street scene, the artist turns an inconsequential street into a lush surface of multiple layers of paint awash in a bold yellow light. In the same painting, thick incrustations of paint create buildings whose windows are edited out to emphasize a cool shadowed light falling over them.

Falkner’s striking urban impressions consistently present to viewers fresh perspectives on the places we pass through every day.

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