December Exhibit Preview

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December 3rd, 2016

 

 
 
 

Beyond the Lines Art Gallery's “December Group Art Exhibit”

“DECEMBER GROUP ART EXHIBIT” OPENS THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, AT BEYOND THE LINES GALLERY AT BERGAMOT STATION IN SANTA MONICA. THE GALLERY, WHICH RECENTLY OPENED IN OCTOBER FEATURES ALL FORMS OF MEDIA. OWNER BRITTANY DAVIS HAS BEEN CAREFULLY CURATING VIBRANT EXHIBITIONS. “ALMOST EVERY SHOW HAS A THEME SO I FIRST LOOK FOR PIECES THAT MATCH WITH THAT. THEN I LOOK FOR UNIQUE, BALANCED COMPOSITION, INTRIGUING, UPLIFTING CREATIVE WORKS OF ALL KINDS.” FOR THE DECEMBER SHOW…SHE DECIDED TO LEAVE IT OPEN TO THE ARTIST’S DISCRETION.

PAINTER STEPHANIE VISSER HAS EXHIBITED HER WORK BEFORE AT BERGAMOT STATION AND SAID SHE WAS EXCITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DECEMBER EXHIBITION AT BEYOND THE LINES GALLERY

STEPHANIE VISSER

INCEPTION #6 UNTITLED, 72X48 

VISSER PAINTS SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK AND HAS BEEN WORKING ON A NEW SERIES. “THESE DAYS I AM WORKING TO COMPLETE A NEW SERIES OF SIX MONUMENTAL PIECES THAT I CALL THE SIX.” VISSER SAID SHE WAS ATTEMPTING TO EXPRESS EACH OF THE SIX BASIC HUMAN EMOTIONS IN THE SIMPLEST ABSTRACT FORM POSSIBLE.” IT’S TAKEN ME ABOUT THREE YEARS TO COMPLETE WHICH I HOPE WILL BE BY THE END OF THE YEAR. AFTER THAT, I INTEND TO SHOW ALL SIX AT ONCE BUT WHERE AND WHEN HAS NOT YET BEEN ESTABLISHED.”

UNLIKE MOST ARTISTS VISSER DOES NOT TITLE HER WORKS. “I LIKE THE VIEWER TO PLACE MY WORK INTO A CONTEXT THAT THEY DESCRIBE THEMSELVES, SO OTHER THAN THE SERIES NAME, I LEAVE IT UP TO THEM NAME THE PIECE.” TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT STEPHANIE VISSER, VISIT HER WEBSITE AT HTTP://STEPHANIEVISSER.COM/

KRISTINA AMBRIZ HAS WORKED WITH DAVIS BEFORE. SHE PARTICIPATED IN HER POP UP EVENTS AND WAS FEATURED IN THE GRAND OPENING EXHIBITION. HER WORK CAN BE SEEN CURRENTLY AT BEYOND THE LINES GALLERY THROUGH DECEMBER 1ST IN AT THE GALLERY’S PORTRAIT SHOW. ENJOY A CLOSING RECEPTION ON DECEMBER 1, 2016 FROM 5:00PM-8:30PM. “I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE GALLERY. GREAT LOCATION, BEAUTIFUL SPACE, AMAZING CURATOR/OWNER,” SAID AMBRIZ.

KRISTINA AMBRIZ

CARISSA ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

FOR THE DECEMBER SHOW, SHE WILL EXHIBIT A PAINTING ENTITLED CARISSA.THE ARTIST SAID SHE NORMALLY REACHES OUT TO FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES TO MODEL FOR HER PAINTINGS, BUT FOR THIS PARTICULAR PIECE SHE WAS INSPIRED BY A SELFIE CARISSA HAD TAKEN FOR HER SOCIAL MEDIA. ‘MY FOCUS IS ON THE INTERESTING COLOR OF HER EYES AND THE SUN GLASSES THAT BRING ATTENTION TO THEM.” VISIT HER WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.KRISTINAAMBRIZ.COM/

“THIS IS MY FIRST TIME WORKING WITH BRITTANY AND SHOWING WITH BEYOND THE LINES GALLERY,” SAID SCULPTOR RUDE CALDERON. “FATHER IS HAND SCULPTED TRAVERTINE ONYX FROM BAJA CALIFORNIA. A DIFFICULT STONE TO CARVE, BECAUSE OF ITS COMPLEX QUALITIES. THE TECHNICAL CHALLENGE OF THE PROCESS IS SYMBOLIC OF THE DEEPER MEANINGS OF THE PIECE. IT WAS A SCULPTURE THAT WAS CREATED WHILE MY FATHER WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR A YEAR WITH A SEVERE STROKE BEFORE HE MOVED ON.”

RUDE CALDERON 

FATHER, BAJA TRAVERTINE ONYX, 11” X 9” X 12”

CALDERON HAS BEEN CREATING ART FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS, WORKING IN SEVERAL MEDIUMS, BUT INSISTING SCULPTURE IS HIS FAVORITE. “MY WORK IN DIFFERENT TYPES OF STONE IS REFLECTIVE OF MY INTEREST IN THE SPIRITUAL NOTION OF LIFE INTERLACED WITH COSMOS AND PHYSICAL NATURE. I’VE ALWAYS BEEN FASCINATED WITH GEOLOGY AND MINERALS, AT THE SAME TIME DEVELOPING MANUAL DEXTERITY THROUGH ART AND CRAFTSMANSHIP. THE PROCESS IS AS IMPORTANT AS THE CONCEPT FOR ME, THAT BEING SAID I FIND IT CRUCIAL THAT AN ARTIST IDENTIFIES AND PASSIONATELY INTERACTS WITH THEIR CHOSEN MEDIUM.” SEE HTTP://WWW.RUDECALDERON.COM/ TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE ART OF RUDE CALDERON.

THE OPENING RECEPTION FOR “DECEMBER GROUP ART EXHIBIT” WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 3RD FROM 5:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M. AT BEYOND THE LINES GALLERY, BERGAMOT STATION, G#8, 2525 MICHIGAN AVENUE, SANTA MONICA, 90404. THE EXHIBITION RUNS THROUGH DECEMBER 29TH WITH CLOSING PARTY THAT NIGHT (THURSDAY DECEMBER 29TH) FROM 5:00 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M. HTTP://WWW.BEYONDTHELINESARTSHOW.COM/

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