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"Three Exhibitions of New Paintings: Scott Siedman, Jeff Britton, Jeff Gillette"
2006-04-14 until 2006-06-24
Bert Green Fine Art
Los Angeles, CA,
USA United States of America
Bert Green Fine Art presents three new solo shows by three contemporary Los Angeles painters. Scott Siedman masterfully depicts the relationships of couples as a metaphor for human frailty. The intensities of emotional bonding act as a defining moment for the transformation of identity. Jeff Britton paints a passionate reality; extreme conditions collide with the human desire to control the natural world. Britton's technical deftness boosts the power of his imagery. At once chilling and inspiring, these paintings still manage a quiet beauty. Jeff Gillette paints slums. Slums are a potent reality in much of the world, and his focus on this type of human settlement is based on his experiences traveling through parts of the world not many tourists get to see. Comfortably nestled in Orange County, CA, Gillette shows us how the other half lives, allowing the slum to intrude into our view.
In the Project Windows, Jason Chakravarty's neon installation (in association with the Museum of Neon Art), "Pickled - to preserve or flavor" uses light and ordinary objects as humanizing narratives. Parris Patton's "The Reverse Gravity of Glass" explores the hazardous nature of glass, harnessing its sharp edges in a calculated channeling of materiality and reflection. Roger Bennett and Ken Marsh reproduce "Dappled Light" - small, bright, sun discs intermingled among the shadows under trees through which sunlight passes.
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