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Barbara West at the Brewery

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620 Moulton Ave #110 . Los Angeles . California . 90031

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For Immediate Release

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C ontact Teale Hatheway

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Curation@TealeHatheway.com

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626.840.2740

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ICON

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Anna Stump\, Kevin Rolly\, Ted Meyer\, Kimberly Zsebe

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March 16 – May 11\, 2013

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Openi ng Wednesday\, March 20\, 8 - 10 pm

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Barbara West at the B rewery is pleased to present ICON\, a group exhibition featuring works by K imberly Zsebe\, Kevin Rolly\, Ted Meyer and Anna Stump. The works included in this show represent an assortment of reactions to biblical themes. Pleas e join us for the opening on Wednesday\, March 20th from 8 – 10 pm.

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Anna Stump:

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“Sexy Jesus” is a series of oil o n canvas portraits of actors who have portrayed Jesus in popular media. Stu mp’s intention is to explore how the image of Jesus is marketed to young pe ople in a confused projection of religious and carnal love. Stump is also f ascinated that the image of Jesus has changed so little over the centuries\ , and by how Christianity uses portraiture to manipulate religious doctrine \, compared to the absence of such imagery in the other monotheistic religi ons. The power of a painting of Christ continues to resonate\, due i n part to the rich history of religious art-making\, and to the inability o f a photograph to encompass our feelings about who Jesus was and is.

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Kevin Rolly:

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Kevin Rolly\, a Los Angeles artist and Bre wery resident\, presents his evocative and deeply moving works based upon o ften untold Old Testament stories. His works\, which he calls "Oilgraphs\," are a painstaking mixed-media technique which blends traditional film and dark-room prints with oil paint and other media. The works are immediately arresting for their honesty\, attesting to his theatrical skill in casting\ , costuming and staging all of the scenes in his studio. Rolly says of his subject matter\, "Regardless of whether people believe the stories to be tr ue or not\, they reveal our broken human story intersecting with the divine and supernatural. They are us\, and maybe more now than ever before."

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Ted Meyer:

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During the last election\, Ted suffered th rough interview after interview of people claiming that they\, as Bible rea ders and true believers\, were morally superior to "godless liberals and at heists." So Ted read some of those Bible stories and thought he would illus trate a few of the more questionable passages. Turns out ancients had some pretty violent and kinky tendencies.

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Kimberly Zsebe:

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Zsebe’s Icon work combines her love of philosophical questioning and he r dedication to traditional methods of painting. Fun and provocative\, fami liar yet fresh\, these paintings lead the viewer into a dialogue that compa res the sanctity of religion to our modern day consumerism.

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Barbara West at the Brewery is a series of rotating e xhibitions taking place at Barbara’s\, the restaurant/bar hidden in the hea rt of the Brewery Arts Complex. The Brewery is considered the world’s large st live-work arts complex with an estimated 500 resident and day-use artist s representing every field of creation.  Barbara’s provides a welcoming env ironment for artists\, art lovers\, musicians\, writers and business people to meet\, exchange ideas and cut a little loose. As a curatorial project\, Barbara West at the Brewery provides a forum for resident and non-resident artists who are actively pursuing creative development. Additional informa tion about Barbara West at the Brewery can be found by visiting us on ArtSl ant.com.

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Directions: From North Main S treet\, turn South onto Moulton Avenue. Turn left into the second driveway on the left\, onto the Brewery property. Barbara's is the yellow building d irectly ahead of you with the neon "open" sign. Parking is free. 

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