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Anne M Bray, Karen Florek, Joe Pinkelman and Stephanie Visser

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Anne M Bray, Karen Florek, Joe Pinkelman and Stephanie Visser

2525 Michigan Avenue
Bergamot Station D-3
Santa Monica, CA 90404
October 5th, 2010 - October 30th, 2010
Opening: October 9th, 2010 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.taggallery.net
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
santa monica/venice
EMAIL:  
info@taggallery.net
PHONE:  
310.829.9556
OPEN HOURS:  
Tues-Sat 11-5
TAGS:  
photography, mixed-media, landscape, surrealism, abstract, figurative, sculpture
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

TAG Gallery Presents a New Exhibition Featuring:
Anne M Bray, Karen Florek, Joe Pinkelman and Stephanie Visser

October 5 - 30, 2010

Reception: Saturday, October 9, 5-8pm
Artists' Q & A Panel: Thursday, October 14, 7pm

Anne M Bray, "RoadTrip"
Anne M Bray's roadscapes are a celebration of fleeting moments frozen in time. Whether depicting urban or rural settings, or the roads in between, her works create windows of contemplation for her viewers to get lost in the moment themselves. Working from photographs taken while driving cross country, Bray then interprets the images in the studio, simplifying the compositional elements with chalk pastels. 

Karen Florek, "Seeing Through: The Function of Light"
In her latest exhibition, Seeing Through: The Function of Light, Karen Florek uses light, film, found materials, and x-rays to explore below the surface of what is obvious to the eye, and uncovers the essential role light plays not only in our real world, but in our language as well. Her photographs of the completed images capture how light can evoke feeling, enhance an emotion, reveal our vulnerabilities, and create drama. 

Joe Pinkelman, "New Ceramics from Jingdezhen, China"
Destruction and re-creation strike a delicate balance in Joe Pinkelman's three dimensional forms in his latest exhibit. The forms of Joe Pinkelman's work consistently appear to tip, balance, fragment, and reconnect in a myriad of patterns and designs. The physicality of the clay fuses delicacy and solidity. The metaphysical aspect of the clay is that shapes are created, destroyed, and recreated.

Stephanie Visser, "Mysterium"
In her latest exhibit, Mysterium, Stephanie Visser's mixed media artwork moves away from the predominantly geometric forms of previous exhibitions to much more ethereal, moody and emotive images - although still reminiscent of landscape and skyscape, both urban and rural. Built layer by layer through translucent color washes; scumbled color upon color; and scratched in line and collage; each piece represents a "mind photograph" that hints at everyday life and its impact.