"and Then There Were Butterflies..."

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"and Then There Were Butterflies..."

8545 Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90232
October 13th, 2007 - November 3rd, 2007
Opening: October 13th, 2007 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

culver city/west la
Wednesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm

Los Angeles - project: gallery LA is proud to present "and then there were butterflies," featuring new work from Panni Malek and Jen Lobo.  The show represents the first major body of work from both rising artists.

Recent graduates of Otis College of Art and Design, both artists have spent the time since graduation dedicated to painting. Working in oils, both paint fine detail into very different scenes and images.

Malek 's paintings are a unique combination of realistic rendering, classical feminine figures and modern graphic textile design. Her erotic, yet classic figures evoke a nostalgic feeling of Art Noveau glamour. With recent features in pop culture magazines such as Nylon and Happy and avid collectors from several major bands, Malek is on her way to joining other young artists on the "must own" list.

Also, painting in oils, Lobo paints beautifully rendered scenes of flora and fauna. Creating images that are based simultaneously in reality and fantasy, the viewer gets lost in the beauty of Lobo's imagination.

Both artists have found unique ways to blend their modern feminine sensibilities with the images they hold dear. For Malek it is the juxtaposition of pop culture, fashion and classic portraits, while for Lobo it is the world of man clashing with the beauty of nature.