23 ARTISTS DELVE INTO THE DICHOTOMY OF WHAT IS GOOD ABOUT THE
BAD AT LASTEST PALOS VERDES ART CENTER EXHIBITION
SEEDS Fine Art Exhibitions presents Dark Inheritance – Purposeful Dislocation, an exhibition that touches on the spiritual. This conceptual exhibit will include artwork from 23 international fine artists, in all medias, sharing their spiritual views and insights. The exhibition will include 70 narrative works of art using a wide variety of materials including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, calligraphy and fabric constructions. The exhibit opens October 29, 2010, and runs through January 8, 2011, in the Beckstrand and Walker Galleries at the Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 W. Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. Galleries are open Mondays through Saturdays 10am-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm. Opening reception is scheduled for November 19, 2010 5-8pm, Art Center Patio.
The exhibit offers six sub-themes that directs the viewer throughout the exhibition: Dualities, The Enemy Within, Brother Against Brother, Change, Healing and Life’s Journey. The dualities sub-theme provides the viewer with contrasts of good and evil or wealth and poverty. Marianne Lettieri’s two mixed media pieces contrasts good vs. evil with her two pieces, Naming Day – Animals of the Ark, a white Christian gown, and Mantel-Iniquities, a red robe adorned with objects that hint a sinful life. “By pairing the two garments, Lettieri seems to suggest that all too soon the blamelessness and naïveté of early childhood gives way to the dubious experimentation of youth, corrupted by a freewheeling, jaded society with few restraints or admonition”, states Barry Krammes, assemblage artists, Director of Biola University Art Gallery. The additional sub-themes look at interior battles within, domestic violence and sibling rivalry, change, healing and the journey of life.
“The power of art lies in its ability to let us get inside the deepest part of another human being, in a place beyond words and the rational, where anything is possible. In Dark Inheritance, the stories of 23 artists have been juxtaposed in a visual panoply of processes, concepts and expressions”, concludes Krammes.
Guest curators Denise Kufus Weyhrich and Cindi Zech Rhodes, instrumental organizers in an arts ministry called SEEDS Fine Arts Exhibits. Their mission statement states: EXHIBIT - Through carefully crafted exhibits we encourage, convict and inspire both secular and ecumenical communities. MINISTER - We minister to the fine artists involved through fellowship and exhibit opportunities. TEACH - We educate and exhort our contemporary church and school families in the use of fine art as worship. This exhibit is part of their annual international group conceptual exhibition program.
The Palos Verdes Art Center, a non-profit community organization, has served southwestern Los Angeles County with visual arts exhibition, education and outreach programs since 1931. For more information about any of its many activities, visit www.pvartcenter.org or call 310-541-2479.