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CJ METZGER & MISS MINDY - THE SECRET LIVES OF DOLLS


Dates:
Sat Mar 24, 2007 00:00 - Wed Feb 21, 2007

GALLERY REVISITED
3204 Sunset Blvd. Silverlake, CA 90026 (626) 253-5266
www.galleryrevisited.com - www.myspace.com/galleryrevisited
info@galleryrevisited.com

CJ METZGER & MISS MINDY - THE SECRET LIVES OF DOLLS
Opens Saturday, March 24. Reception for the artist: 6 - 10 pm.

Beautifully bittersweet and whimsical vignettes by two sisters. The gallery will be transformed with narrative multi-dimensional paintings and installations. Miss Penny Star Jr. and friends will be dressed in decadent baroque costumes designed by the artist. SPECIAL PRESALE: Children's Book Set -- Artists #'d editions, "Artist Sisters: Box of Stories The show runs through May 5, 2007.


EVENT

Cult of Childhood group show at Black Maria Gallery


Dates:
Thu Mar 15, 2007 00:00 - Wed Feb 21, 2007

BLACK MARIA GALLERY
3137 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90039, (323) 660.9393
www.blackmariagallery.com - www/myspace.com/blackmariagallery
blackmaria\_gallery@yahoo.com

CULT OF CHILDHOOD group show
Opens Saturday, March 15. Reception for the artist: 7 -10 pm.

Childhood fears dwell in the unrestricted imagination influenced by nighttime stories, myths and dreams. The dichotomy of fairytales and dark fables is the inspiration for this exhibition which includes artists Luke Chueh, Kathleen Lolley, Kevin Titzer, Tiffany Liu, Renee Lawter, Alex Noriega, Eun Ju Chang, Jeni Yang and Dany Paragouteva. The show runs through April 15, 2007.


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Catharine Stebbins - Places


Dates:
Sat Mar 10, 2007 00:00 - Wed Feb 21, 2007

DRKRM. GALLERY
2121 San Fernando Road, Suite 3, Los Angeles, CA 90065, (323) 223-6867 www.drkrm.com - www/myspace.com/drkrmgallery
gallery@drkrm.com
image and artist statement: www.drkrm.com/stebbins.html

CATHARINE STEBBINS - PLACES
Opens Saturday, March 10. Reception for the artist: 7-10 pm.
Stebbins was inspired by childhood trips through the desert and views the world as a full-scale diorama framed by the rear window of a 1963 Chevy station wagon. She finds the geographically remote inspiring. The “right place” drives the tedium from her mind into a world of imagination and possibility. Vast, harsh deserts; dirt roads leading to unseen canyons; beautiful places that I know could also be dangerous, are like homing devices for me. Places where I feel insignificant yet powerful, connected, and wholly alive.” Her large scale color photographs create feelings of connectedness and ascendancy, anticipation and maybe a little dread. “Stebbins’ photographs are like a crime scene…without a body.” - - John Matkowski - curator, drkrm. Gallery. The show runs through April 14, 2007.


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"Covering Up The Divide"/"Dissolution" abstract/conceptual show at Gallery Revisited opens 2/3/07


Dates:
Sat Feb 03, 2007 00:00 - Fri Jan 26, 2007

Gallery Revisited
3204 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA. 90026
(626) 253-5266

www.galleryrevisited.com
hours: Wednesday - Sunday 12 -6

Jessica Robbins “Covering Up the Divide”
Elana Kundell “Dissolution”

Reception Saturday February 3, 2007. 6pm - 10pm
Collector and Media Preview Days Thursday Feb. 1 & Friday Feb. 2, 12pm - 6pm
Show ends March 17th, 2007.

Both artists work in methodical ways using multiple layering, but with differing execution and concept. Robbins works with pattern layering using chosen shapes with a level of fluidity from piece to piece that becomes the method. Kundell works from a visceral place, layering in a free-form manner, but methodical nonetheless - the meanings becoming the method.

Jessica Robbins works patterns upon patterns within multiple layers of enamel, acrylic, varnish and fine line painting on panel. Concise yet full abstract plains bring to mind exotic textures and fabrics within a conceptual context. This new body of work entitled, “Close the Divide” begins with a main element that is accompanied by companion shapes tightly cohabitating to create a codependence and cohesive single unit over the entire surface. The body of work is created in succession, with each piece flowing into the other yet standing alone via the complex process of repetition and editing. Her work is a strong indicator of new directions in abstract paintings.

Jessica Robbins received her BFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1999. Since then she has been exhibiting in Los Angeles and nationwide group shows as well as a 2-person show with Gallery Revisited in 2004 and a 3-person show in 2005. She studied textile design at FIDM 2004/05 to enhance her process through exposure to alternate teaching ideology. Her work can be found in several private collections as well as an impressive commission history.

Elana Kundell creates imaginary abstracted environments of visceral layers in oil on canvas and panel. The surfaces are developed instinctually, using knives, brush work, even fingers to form dense and sheer, intersecting plains. Intuitively, the work is developed based upon Kundell’s memories, which over time and through other experiences become edited in the mind, translating into a vague and augmented zone between reality and feelings. The new body of work, aptly titled, “Dissolution”, embodies all definitions of the word itself, enabling the viewer to find their own imaginary landscape or feelings. The work is subtle yet stated and displays insight that sets her work apart from other abstract painters of a similar genre.

Elana Kundell received her BA in painting and printmaking from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2000. During her time at UCSC, she studied in at the University of Bologna and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna, Italy. She has been the recipient of several grants and awards for artist in residence programs. Her work has exhibited extensively in Northern California, taken to Seoul, Korea and more recently she has been showing in Los Angeles. Her work can be found in numerous private collections as well as the University Collection in Bologna, Italy.


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GLENN BARR'S "HAUNTED PARADISE west coast book signing dates


Dates:
Wed Feb 14, 2007 00:00 - Fri Jan 26, 2007

“GLENN BARR’S HAUNTED PARADISE” WEST COAST BOOK SIGNING TOUR: February 14 - February 18, 2007

La Luz De Jesus Press and Last Gasp of San Francisco in association with Billy Shire Fine Arts, www.billyshirefinearts.com are pleased to announce a five date, west coast book signing tour by Detroit artist Glenn Barr, in support of his second book, HAUNTED PARADISE.
Barr is one of Detroit's most celebrated and successful underground artists. HAUNTED PARADISE is a 161 page journey into Barr’s world and works. The book includes reproductions of his paintings, drawings and photographs since 2001. His native Detroit landscape is the predominate subject of the book. Juxtapoz Magazine states “HAUNTED PARADISE is a testimony of Barr’s artistic hand so cleverly interpreting the world as he sees it.” Mutaminx art blog proclaims “…influenced by pulp art and comics, Barr’s work, beautifully sampled in this collection, is the visual equivalent of a David Lynch film”

TOUR DATES

Portland, OR: February 14 2007, 7:30 pm - 10 pm: POWELLS BOOKS: The Basil Hallward Gallery, Third Floor, 1005 W Burnside, 97209, 503-228-4651, help@powells.com

San Francisco, CA: February 15 2007, 7 pm - 9 pm: SHOOTING GALLERY, 839 Larkin Street, 94109, 415-931-8035, info@shootinggallerysf.com

Seattle, WA: February 16 2007, 6 pm - 8 pm: Seattle - ROQ LA RUE GALLERY: 2312 2nd Avenue, 98121, 206-374-8977, kirsten@roqlarue.com

Los Angeles, CA: February 17 2007, 6 pm - 9 pm - LA LUZ DE JESUS/SOAP PLANT: 4633 Hollywood Blvd., 90027, 323-663-0122, sales@laluzdejesus.com

Palm Springs, CA: February 18 2007, 4 pm - 7 pm - M MODERN GALLERY, 2500 N. Palm Canyon Drive, 92262, 760-416-3611, nailor@earthlink.net

HAUNTED PARADISE: Hardcover, 160 pgs, $35.00. Introduction and essays by Carlo McCormick, J.J. Marcucci, and Jerry Vile. Published by La Luz De Jesus Press in conjunction with Last Gasp of San Francisco and Billy Shire Fine Arts www.laluzdejesuspress.com

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