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Cactus Gallery is proud to present "In Light of the Dark\," a solo exhibition by multimedia artist Patricia Kr ebs. In her work\, Krebs talks about life: the complexity of human ity\, the connections within ourselves\, between each other\, and to the Ea rth.

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For “In Light of the Dark” - her fifth annual solo show at Cac tus Gallery - Krebs presents a series of mixed media pieces primarily creat ed with collage\, ink and acrylic on canvas. Krebs then playfully combines gestural painting and line drawing\, incorporates detailed photos\, small p ieces of text and adds three dimensional objects.

Through the v isual elements and the narrative\, these new works reflect on how polar opp osites\, or seemingly contrary forces\, are interconnected and feed each ot her. She depicts how what we see as contraries or contradictions (dark and light\, feminine and masculine\, good and bad\, life and death\, etc.) are all part of a universal balance\, often times exploited by humans’ own need for strict classifications that lead us to prejudice. Her whimsical charac ters seduce us and call us to pay close attention to have a better percepti on of what is shown and what is hidden.

ABOUT PATRICIA KREBS

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Krebs (1976) grew up in Buenos Aires\, Argentina\, where she earned h er degrees in Fine Arts and Contemporary Visual Arts. Since 2001\, she has lived in Los Angeles\, California\, where she works as a full-time multimed ia artist.

Krebs’ artwork has been exhibited in galleries and cu ltural centers\, and featured on books covers\, CDs and educational magazin es in South and North America. She has designed and illustrated over a doze n books\, including several award winning children’s picture books\, and cr eated puppets\, props and masks for theatrical events. In addition\, she ha s written lyrics &\; music for her own musical projects as well as for o ther artists and companies\, and recorded Spanish voiceovers for major movi es\, such as Corpse Bride\, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire\, Beowulf\,  and Happy Feet I &\; II.

Some highlights in her career inclu de: Women Artists On Immigration exhibition at the Korean Cultural Center o f Los Angeles\, selected by MOCA curator Alma Ruiz (2008)\; illustrating fo r Decisio Magazine\, published by the Center of Regional Cooperation for th e Education of Adults in Latin America and the Caribbean\, CREFAL\, sponsor ed by UNESCO\; being selected for the Mayor’s Official Invitation to the LH M Opening Celebration (2009)\, for which she received a Certificate of Spec ial Recognition “in appreciation of outstanding and invaluable artistic con tribution to the City of Los Angeles 2009 Latino Heritage Month” (2010)\; a nd\, the book Classic Songs\, Rhymes\, and Activities in English\, Spanish and ASL\, which Krebs illustrated and helped translate into Spanish\, being selected for the Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities Coll ection by IBBY (the International Board on Books for Young People) presente d at the Biennial International Children’s Book Fair in Bologna\, Italy (20 11).

DTEND:20120606 DTSTAMP:20141025T093822 DTSTART:20120512 GEO:34.1043809;-118.245042 LOCATION:Cactus Gallery\,3001 North Coolidge Avenue \nLos Angeles (Elysian Valley AKA Frogtown)\, CA 90039 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:In Light of the Dark – new mixed media works by Patricia Krebs\, Pa tricia Krebs UID:215694 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20120512T220000 DTSTAMP:20141025T093822 DTSTART:20120512T190000 GEO:34.1043809;-118.245042 LOCATION:Cactus Gallery\,3001 North Coolidge Avenue \nLos Angeles (Elysian Valley AKA Frogtown)\, CA 90039 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:In Light of the Dark – new mixed media works by Patricia Krebs\, Pa tricia Krebs UID:215695 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR