Lora Schlesinger is pleased to announce Ron Rizk’s second solo-exhibition with the gallery. New Paintings features thirteen masterfully rendered oil paintings by the artist. The exhibition opens with the artist’s reception on Saturday, March 2 from 5-7 pm and is on view through April 13, 2013.
Rizk’s new paintings continue a long-time consideration of man made small objects, their uses, and their intimate history both actual and fictional or invented. Strange tools that have become obsolete in a mechanized age, worn and forgotten toys and fragments of torn photographs and paper are all reborn on his panel. Rizk reminds the viewer of the history of each object with great attention paid to their surfaces. Juxtaposing his perfectionism with imperfect objects. Each painting reveals a glimpse into the imaginary world Rizk has created for each object and its environment.
Ron Rizk was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He received a diploma from the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and his MFA form the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana. He is a Professor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing at the University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts. He has exhibited nationally since the late 1960’s in galleries across the United States and with museums including the Denver Art Museum, CO; Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Grand Rapids Museum of Art, MI; Laguna Beach Museum of Art, CA; Long Beach Art Museum, CA; and Oakland Museum, CA.
The shows open with the artist’s reception on Saturday, March 2 from 5 – 7 pm. The gallery is located in the Bergamot Station Art Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, T3, Santa Monica. For additional information please call (310) 828-1133, view our website at www.loraschlesinger.com,
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