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Past Exhibitions - 2009:
Welcome to Fake Iraq
Sep 6 - Oct 25, 2009

Flying Machine
Sep 6 - Oct 25, 2009

For Fame and Love
Jul 19 - Aug 23, 2009

Lisa Bartleson: Luminate
Jul 19 - Aug 23, 2009

Finishing School: M.O.L.D.
May 3 - Jun 14, 2009

John Michael Gill: New Prints
May 3 - Jun 14, 2009

Christine Nguyen: Dark Matter of Fact
Feb 28 - Apr 12, 2009

Kurt Franz: Desublimated Landscapes
Feb 28 - Apr 12, 2009

Forming
Nov 16 - Jan 24, 2009

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Lisa Bartleson: Luminate
July 19 - August 23, 2009

Opening Reception: Sunday, July 19, 2-4 PM

Curated by Hillary Metz

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New works by Venice-based artist, Lisa Bartleson. Luminate is the continuation of Ms. Bartleson's exploration into light and color-specifically color theory. While her works appear as abstractions, they reflect a keen understanding of the basic elements found in nature. Layering countless painted strips, a tapestry is built to reveal a slow transition from green to gold and blue to pearl white. We feel the physical effort and patient investment required to manifest this work. The viewer is meant to see the cumulative history and transcend the smooth resin surface. In this manner, seeing becomes a bold, new activity. A strange, beautiful glow occurs when colors meet and slowly shift. Visual drama moves into a place of contemplation and meditation. Perceptions dissolve as one follows the artist's process, realizing that nothing is to be taken for granted.

In the Scale Series, my obsession with color continues. I am presenting color in its most simple form, taking two colors and transitioning them into one another. I find absolute astonishment in seeing what develops and unfolds in the process. In each work, there is a defined horizon or contemplative zone where light radiates from the work and captures the viewer's attention.

Ms. Bartleson will also unveil Vessels, her leap into three-dimensional and installation work. Suspended from the ceiling, resin tubes disclose a luminous, often indeterminate, glow. Imbued with a similar light and life seen in her two-dimensional works, her Vessels engage mind, body and spirit. Appearing both palpable and ghostly, these works provoke questions about what, exactly, is real and what is illusory.

"I feel my role as an artist is to guide the creation and channel the movement. The work has a life of its own and a story to tell".               - Lisa Bartleson, July 2009

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This exhibition is sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.