Parallel Vision-work by Ruth DeNicola and Cidne Hart at MorYork Gallery
Ruth DeNicola and Cidne Hart will show their work at MorYork Gallery from December 8, 2007 to January 5, 2008. The opening reception will be held Saturday, December 8 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. as part of the NELAarts gallery night when many fine Northeast Los Angeles galleries are open on the second Saturday night of the month.
In Parallel Vision, DeNicola and Hart reprise their successful 2006 Shared Vision exhibition. DeNicola and Hart share a passion for expressive personal statements evoked through the human face and figure. Using the human figure as their spiritual and artistic focus, both artists create their work by incorporating images and pieces of sculptures, dolls and mannequins often originally made by unknown but masterful artists.
Ruth DeNicola is compelled to rescue ruined fragments of dolls and mannequins, a legacy of her early museum work. She then transforms them into spiritual totems and protectors. Her art takes the form of assemblage mounted on elaborate wire pedestals or interred in boxes, effigies with strong shamanistic overtones.
Cidne Hart is a photographer and digital artist who explores with her camera and experiments with print media. This year she has been printing her photographs on fabrics, including vintage damask, which produces provocative results. She also prints cyanotypes-an early pioneer photographic process using chemicals that make Prussian blue images that can be toned to interesting shades of brown. The exposure is made with a contact negative in sunlight. She is combining cyanotypes and large format color inkjet prints as a startling installation in MorYork's entrance.
DeNicola and Hart have become close friends and collaborators, enjoying proximity on their Highland Park hill. They were happy to be invited back for their second December exhibition at the magical MorYork Gallery, located at 4959 York Boulevard. An art reception at MorYork also includes the opportunity to explore the ever-evolving studio and marvelous collections of Clare Graham.