"A Life Well-Traveled"

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Transcendental #2, 2006 Raw Material Road Collage 8" X 8" © Margi Scharff & OVERTONES gallery
"A Life Well-Traveled"

12703 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066
January 26th, 2008 - March 8th, 2008
Opening: January 26th, 2008 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

wednesday through saturday, 12noon to 6pm, and by appointment


OVERTONES gallery is pleased to open its new location with a retrospective exhibition of Margi Scharff’s work, in an exhibition entitled “A Life Well-Traveled”.  The exhibition tracks the life and work of the artist, who lost her battle to ovarian cancer in July 2007.  Scharff’s art estate is represented by OVERTONES gallery.

Margi Scharff was a mixed-media artist who has worked in a wide range of both traditional and non-traditional materials in installation, drawing, photography, sculpture, assemblage and collage.  “A Life Well-Traveled” chronicles her journey from her installations of the early 90s, sculptures from the mid-90s, to her last pieces created in 2006.  

Margi Scharff gained prominence with her jewel-like collages, which she assembled on the road, while traveling from Mexico to India, Nepal, Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Taiwan.  She collected found materials, traveling on a ten-dollar-a-day budget, creating and exhibiting her collages along the way.  

Margi Scharff was a recepient of the Pollock-Krasner Grant that helped her win her first battle against 4th stage ovarian cancer in 2006.  Her art is in numerous public and private collections and has been exhibited internationally.  

In commemoration of Margi Scharff’s art and life, OVERTONES gallery has published a book of her art and writing from her journeys in India.  The book, entitled “Margi Scharff: On India Time” will premiere at the opening of Scharff’s exhibit on Saturday, January 26, 2008.