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Bandini Art

Exhibition Detail
You Are Here
2635 S. Fairfax Ave.
Culver City, CA 90232

November 3rd, 2007 - December 8th, 2007
November 3rd, 2007 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Echo - detail, Echo - detail
About Balance: Yin, About Balance: Yin,
2007, mixed media, 7” x 9” x 4”
© artist/Bandini
Unfamiliary Ancestry, Unfamiliary Ancestry,
2007, photo, besswax, buttons, doily, book, leaves, 32” x 8” x 3”
© artist/Bandini
Untitled (After J. Cornell), Untitled (After J. Cornell),
2007, mixed media in vantage thread case, 20” x 10” x 12”
© artist/Bandini
Boogey Man, Boogey Man,
2005, photos, string, wood, torn book pages, acrylic on wood, 19” x 8”
© artist/Bandini
Echo Rethinks Things: I Ain\'t No Hollaback Girl,
Echo Rethinks Things: I Ain't No Hollaback Girl,
2007, vintage doll and oil painting, spools, wood, mirror, doily, book, 15” x 10” x 8”
© artist/Bandini
Hoisted by Your Own Batard, Hoisted by Your Own Batard,
2007, Bee, beeswax, pomegranate, box, twigs, mirror, 9” x 4” x 3”
© artist/Bandini
Stage V: Pumpkin Shell Aint\'s So Swell, Stage V: Pumpkin Shell Aint's So Swell,
2007, antique Spanish grammar book, penny dolls, twigs, buttons, beeswax, coconut shell and beads, wood, string, 18” x 18” x 10”
© artist/Bandini
Forget, Paul PitskerPaul Pitsker, Forget,
2007, watercolor, 25" x 18"
© artist/Bandini
Miss, Paul PitskerPaul Pitsker, Miss,
2007, watercolor, 25" x 18"
© Paul Pitsker
More Boring, Paul PitskerPaul Pitsker, More Boring,
2007, watercolor, 9.5" x 7.5"
© artist/Bandini
Pressing, Paul PitskerPaul Pitsker, Pressing,
2007, watercolor, 25" x 18"
© Paul Pitsker
Twist, Paul PitskerPaul Pitsker, Twist,
2007, watercolor, 25" x 18"
© Paul Pitsker
Ride, Paul PitskerPaul Pitsker, Ride,
2006, watercolor, 25" x 18"
© Paul Pitsker
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Tue-Sat 11-5
You Are Here, at Bandini Art from November 3, shows work by two artists whose attention to the unheeded things in everyday life bestows them with a magical quality. These small subjects engage with major themes; death is a presence here, memory, beauty, and a longing for transcendence.

Ashley McLean Emenegger�s assemblages seem like messages from another time and place. Dried flowers, toys, mirrors, seeds, pearl buttons, thread, gold leaf and beeswax - echoing the symbolic language of mementi mori � are bound together in complex explorations of �the tender parts of the soul�. The work is gendered, exploring the atavistic feminine and masculine through organic and manufactured elements, and constructed using books, twig structures and wooden boxes. In this new body of work each talisman adds meaning to build a series of coherent, emotionally-charged, miniature worlds.

The creatures that appear in Paul Pitsker�s pristine watercolors seem positioned to be the victims of misadventure, straying from the freedom of the wild into shiny man-made environments. In his work butterflies alight on toasters or, in a premonition of the fate that often befalls their species, nestle on a board pinned by darts. A dark humor infuses the work as wasps are trapped under upturned glasses and caterpillars reach out to make the connection between naked electrical wires. Casual casualties of the human world, the passing of these small lives points to the beauty and brevity of all life.

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