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Saturday, March 22nd, “Spectrum-Gestalt” Opens at New bG Gallery at Bergamot Station!

By Leslie Reed

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Saturday, March 22nd, enjoy an opening reception for “Spectrum-Gestalt” at bG Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica.  This very special exhibit curated by Om Bleicher and Daniel Rolnik is part of a ‘Spectacle’ series, which is part curatorial, part installation.

“Spectrum-Gestalt” brings together artists’ works from a wide variety of genres and mediums, grouping them into an expansive spectrum of color. This will be the first exhibit in a new space for bG Gallery. Bleicher explains, “I happened across the space after an appointment at a nearby gallery. The configuration just called for this exhibit. At this stage we are not sure that this will be the spot for a new second location we just thought it'd be a great spot for this series.”

J.J. L’Heureux’s paintings are set to be a part of the group exhibition. A renowned artist, L’Heureux’s work has been featured in museums all over the world. Her many expeditions to Antarctica have inspired her current series of paintings….”The Bergy Bits.” The artist recounts her latest expedition…“I recently returned from revisiting the historic huts in the Ross Sea. This was my 3rd expedition visiting the huts of Shackleton and Scott in the Ross Sea where I had the opportunity to photograph them. The only light is from a few small windows and each visit enables me to fine tune my thoughts and images.  I am always pleased to see wildlife in Antarctica with the albatrosses, orcas families, whales and many species of penguins.”

J.J. L’Heureux Bergy Bit 7 – 12 x 16, oil on canvas

In addition to her photography, and painting, L’Heureux also creates collages using Etichette. When asked if she works for a period of time on one medium then moves to another, she replied…”I go back and forth between them. The Bergy Bit Series takes some time to dry as I like the texture of oil paint.” L’Huereux’s photography is set to be part of an upcoming exhibition at G2 Gallery in April.  http://www.jjlheureux.com/  http://www.penguinspirit.com    

Mixed media artist Julienne Johnson’s work will also be part of “Spectrum-Gestalt.” Johnson recently returned from participating in International Art X change, Thailand / USA 2014 exhibition in Thailand. Curated by Lydia Takeshita of LA ARTCORE Gallery, the group exhibit included sixteen artists. Johnson explains, “Seven major artists from Asia joined us there for the exhibition - five being Thai National Artists. I felt quite privileged to show and teach with such very accomplished art makers and of course spent as much time as I could with each of them.”

Julienne Johson Touched # 11 12x12 installation, mixed media with collage

“I taught workshops at both Thaksin and Naresuan Universities in Southern Thailand — a highlight of the trip, explains Julienne.  I love to work with college kids; and being a life time student myself, it's a comfortable situation.  Not to mention that the Thai people in general are very gentle and welcoming.  A constant reminder of why, when I moved to LA from Michigan - one of my first friends was Thai. http://www.juliennejohnson.com/

Additional artists featured will be: Airom, Stephen Anderson, Krystal Becker, Stephen Confer, Michael Chomick, Calethia DeConto, Mary Delioussina, Lola del Fresno, Sharon, Goe, Minas Halaj, Jim Holyoak, Linda Jacobson, Devin Johnson, Catherine Kaleel, Jarrod Lake, Nancy Larrew, Echo Lew, Susan Lizotte, Ivan Lofstrom, Mia Loucks, Joella March, Melissa Meier, Ted Meyer, Bob Moskowitz, Marjorie Moskowitz, Susan Moss, Christopher Mudgett, Stuart Rapeport, Gay Summer Rick, Daniel Rolnik, Karrie Ross, Claudio Santini, Ellen Schinderman, Linda Smith, Mikhail Sokolovskiy, Charles Swenson, Vincent Tomczyk, Paul Torres, Philip Vaughan, Lizzy Waronker, Cathy Weiss, and more.

The opening reception for Spectrum-Gestalt will take place on Saturday, March 22nd from 6pm-10pm at bG Gallery (space G8A) at Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, 90404. The work will be on view through April 8th. (310) 906 4211; http://santamonica.bgartdealings.com

Published on Mar 20, 2014

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