Sunday, October 25, 2015

Coming Exhibition: Carole Garland, Carol Kleinman, Ernie Marjoram

Tues. October 27th - Sat. November 21st, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 7th, 5-8 p.m.

Artist Talk: Saturday, November 14th, 3 p.m.

Carol Garland
Carole Garland, The Archipelago, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40"
In her most recent series of land and seascapes, entitled FAR/NEAR, painter Carole Garland poetically portrays the solace found in the world’s most majestic places. From the lonesome glaciers of the Chilean archipelago, to the languor of the broad Mississippi, and the intimate woodlands of the Santa Monica Mountains, Garland beautifully captures the sentiment felt within the wilderness of locations around the globe.

Whether urban or rural, land or sea, a strong sense of atmosphere, mood, and emotion resonate through Garland’s work. As these images are a depiction of her explorations, Garland concurrently experiments with new painting methods, utilizing a palette knife to achieve impasto and layering techniques to create transparency. Playing between thick and thin application, Garland allows the paint to flow across her canvases, creating abstract forms that morph into recognizable shapes found within the far and near.

Carol Kleinman
Once Upon a Mannequin...

Carol Kleinman, Watching Them Watching Us, Single exposure photograph on canvas, 23 x 20"
Once Upon A Mannequin… explores the intersection of fantasy and reality through a series of unique photographs of reflections on store windows. With these single exposures taken in Paris, New York and L.A., Carol Kleinman examines the "lives" of mannequins, transforming inanimate objects into dynamic creatures that challenge our imagination. Do they have the capacity to think, to dream? Are we watching them… or are they watching us?

Kleinman’s work, printed on canvas, reveals realities most people do not normally notice. She says “A great deal of the impact of my work stems from the fact that my images actually existed at a specific time and place and are not creations or manipulations. Nothing I do is set up or manufactured. My goal is to offer these slices of life as a catalyst from which the viewer can go on a journey and hopefully explore deeper personal emotions.”

Ernie Marjoram
Ernie Marjoram, Bayou, Oil on canvas, 36 x 48"
Los Angeles artist Ernie Marjoram presents recent paintings of architectural subjects in an exhibition October 27th to November 21st. In cinematic compositions of sharp lines and large shapes, Marjoram seeks to document his personal vision of the ways human beings modify their environment in order to physically survive and spiritually prosper. Subject matter ranges from mysterious megalithic structures on the isolated plains of Ireland to the grand cathedrals of worship in Europe.

Influenced by the artist Edward Hopper, Ernie seeks the real and the true in depicting the built environment using dark earthy tones or bright vibrant hues to evoke emotional themes of desolation, decay, and danger, or elegance, sophistication, and grandeur. Dramatic lighting and shadow are used to further enhance the mood and allow the viewer to provide their own narrative content.

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