Friday, August 21, 2015

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 11 September 2015

September 11 – October 10, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, September 11, 2015, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Project Room
A Gathering: Muses-Fates-Furies

Media Arts Room
EMS International: Based in LA

Alex Couwenberg’s paintings explore “process” and the “moment” through tightly controlled compositions of paint and mark making. Couwenberg creates images that are inspired by the elements indigenous to his surroundings. The work references and suggests the aesthetic associated with custom car culture, surfing, skateboarding, and music, while glossed over with the sensibility of mid-century modernist design.

Couwenberg’s work gives a nod and pays homage to the historical styles of post-war art making associated with Los Angeles and Southern California. His paintings indicate whispers of the visual language used by the hard-edge geometric abstractionist, the Finish Fetish, and Light and Space artists who were influential in shaping the aesthetic of Los Angeles art during the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Not content to replicate, he uses Eames-era design and hard edge geometric abstraction as points of departure for creating his paintings. His process, an additive and reductive series of moves and passes, creates multilayered environments that are deep and sensual. He harnesses these ideas into harmonious results, reflecting the visual landscape of the world around him.

In the Project Room, we are pleased to present a solo exhibition “A Gathering: Muses-Fates-Furies” by Leslie Laskey. Mr.Laskey, is an innovative thinker whose work never fails to make an impact. Leslie Laskey’s media of choice is ever changing, and characteristic of his work. In this new oeuvre, he incorporates collage, oil paint, acrylic, and crayon. It is this variety of media and style, which adds to the engaging quality of his work and its subsequent effect on viewers.

In our newly renovated Media Arts Room, the gallery presents a video installation “EMS International: Based in LA” by photographer Eric Minh Swenson. In this presentation, he covers the life of artists, their art and art openings – from Miami to New York, San Francisco, Hawaii and back to Los Angeles. Since 2011, Eric Minh Swenson has created over 400 short films which document artists and their processes, as well as gallery
and museum exhibitions. Subjects have included Chris Burden, Peter Shire, Cheech Marin, Lisa Adams, Gisela Colón and Don Bachardy.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday thru Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and by appointment



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