BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN PRODID:iCalendar-Ruby VERSION:2.0 BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:Lisa Bartleson: Luminate
Curated by Hillary Metz\, Blythe Projects\n

Angels Gate Cultural Center and Blythe Projects are pleased to support new works by Venice-based artist\, Lisa Bartleson. Luminate is the continuation of Ms. Bartleson's exploration into light and color-specifica lly color theory. While her works appear as abstractions\, they reflect a k een understanding of the basic elements found in nature. Layering countless painted strips\, a tapestry is built to reveal a slow transition from gree n to gold and blue to pearl white. We feel the physical effort and patient investment required to manifest this work. The viewer is meant to see the c umulative history and transcend the smooth resin surface. In this manner\, seeing becomes a bold\, new activity. A strange\, beautiful glow occurs whe n colors meet and slowly shift. Visual drama moves into a place of contempl ation and meditation. Perceptions dissolve as one follows the artist's proc ess\, realizing that nothing is to be taken for granted.

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In the Sca le Series\, my obsession with color continues. I am presenting color in its most simple form\, taking two colors and transitioning them into one anoth er. I find absolute astonishment in seeing what develops and unfolds in the process. In each work\, there is a defined horizon or contemplative zone w here light radiates from the work and captures the viewer's attention.

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Ms. Bartleson will also unveil Vessels\, her leap into three-dimensiona l and installation work. Suspended from the ceiling\, resin tubes disclose a luminous\, often indeterminate\, glow. Imbued with a similar light and li fe seen in her two-dimensional works\, her Vessels engage mind\, body and s pirit. Appearing both palpable and ghostly\, these works provoke questions about what\, exactly\, is real and what is illusory.

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I feel my role as an artist is to guide the creation and channel the movement. The work h as a life of its own and a story to tell.
- Lisa Bartleson\, July 2009

DTEND:20090823 DTSTAMP:20141226T032610 DTSTART:20090719 GEO:33.7360619;-118.2922461 LOCATION:Angels Gate Cultural Center\,3601 South Gaffey St.\, Box 1 \nSan P edro\, CA 90731 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Luminate\, Lisa Bartleson UID:62799 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20090719T160000 DTSTAMP:20141226T032610 DTSTART:20090719T140000 GEO:33.7360619;-118.2922461 LOCATION:Angels Gate Cultural Center\,3601 South Gaffey St.\, Box 1 \nSan P edro\, CA 90731 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Luminate\, Lisa Bartleson UID:62800 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR