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JAMES VERBICKY: “THE GREAT & POWERFUL” New Works by Artist James Verbicky

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Citta Samtana Diptych 29, 2012 Mixed Media With Resin on Panel 60" X 80" © James Verbicky
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Citta Samtana Diptych 25, 2012 Mixed Media With Resin on Panel 57" X 76" © James Verbicky
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Diffuse 9 Panel #5, 2012 Mixed Media With Resin on Panel Each Panel: 9" X 9" © James Verbicky
JAMES VERBICKY: “THE GREAT & POWERFUL” New Works by Artist James Verbicky

326 N. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
July 1st, 2013 - August 31st, 2013
Opening: August 1st, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.joanneartmangallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
orange county
EMAIL:  
taylerm1002@aol.com
PHONE:  
949.510.5481
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sundays 11-5 & By Appt. 949.510.5481
COST:  
Free

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JoAnne Artman Gallery, Presents in the Main Gallery:

JAMES VERBICKY: “THE GREAT & POWERFUL” New Works by Artist James Verbicky

July 1, 2013 – August 31, 2013
Opening Reception: August 1st, 2013 from 6-9pm to coincide with Laguna Beach ArtWalk Please RSVP: 949.510.5481 by July 29th, 2013


JoAnne Artman Gallery
326 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 92651

Contact:  JoAnne Artman
Telephone:  949-510-5481
E-mail: joanneartman@aol.com
Web site: www.joanneartmangallery.com
Open Wed-Sunday, 11-5 & by appointment; First Thursday of every month 6-9pm

 

James Verbicky: “The Great & Powerful”

 

While thinking about James' show for July and August, The Wizard of Oz came to mind. Perhaps it was because I just saw a clip for the film starring James Franco or because when I think of James Verbicky I wonder who is behind the curtain. To quote Dorothy, "We are not in Kansas anymore. We must be over the Rainbow." James never ceases to amaze, always looking to challenge himself and the viewer.  As a self-taught artist, James is always experimenting, giving us a peek behind that curtain.

 

"The media paintings bridge the gap between sculpture and painting by binding fragments of vintage media to one another, double-exposing language and image and melting them in upon themselves. By unearthing and layering the remnants of dozens of decades of disparate generations, the media paintings transcend simple words and images and become objects containing the essence of human culture." - James Verbicky

 

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1973, from Polish descent, James lived the majority of his early life between Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia, however, as an adult he relocated to the U.S. James Verbicky has developed a strong presence in the contemporary art market and was selected for a 110 year-old juried exhibition at the Louvre, in Paris, France with the Societie Nationale des Beaux-Arts.

 

James Verbicky’s work will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize.

 

JoAnne Artman Gallery is located at 326 N. Coast Highway in Laguna Beach and is open Wednesdays-Sundays from 11-5, and by appointment. Visit the first Thursday from 6-9 pm of any month to coincide with the Laguna Beach Art Walk. Street parking is available directly in front of the Gallery as well as the Downtown Parking structure located at Glenneyre Street. Take a stroll through the galleries and studios. See art come alive in North Laguna!