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January 17th, 2009 - February 28th, 2009
Opening: January 17th, 2009 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

wednesday through saturday, 12noon to 6pm, and by appointment
mixed-media, installation, video-art, sculpture


Connections” is a group exhibition of ten Los Angeles-based artists from OVERTONES and den contemporary art, featured at the OVERTONES gallery exhibition space.  The artists are linked through a sequence of visual dialogs in art making, and the exhibition will include painting, work on paper, sculpture, and video.

Each artist has a singular vision and style, yet one connects to another in visual discourse reflecting contemporary consciousness about subjects ranging from nature to domesticity, and through use of text, patterning, collage, and craft, in works that include both abstract and representational imagery.

Landscape and nature are represented in detailed paintings by Amir Fallah, Stas Orlovski, and Amanda Sefton Hogg.  Elements from nature are also found in the sensitively assembled sculptures by Coleen Sterritt and Alexis Weidig. Use of craft in Nicola Vruwink’s crocheted cassette tape piece relates to Margi Scharff’s intimate collages of discarded materials.  Scharff’s arrangements are fashioned into mandala patterns, which connect to Corina Gamma’s four videos of kaleidoscopic images of moving objects and people. The images layered in Gamma’s videos link to the layering of patterns and lines in the abstract works of Carole Silverstein’s meditative ink paintings on mylar and Tim Forcum’s dynamic oil paintings.

“Connections” provides the audience with a sense that, if one is open to seeing, relationships exist everywhere. In times of change like the World is experiencing today, the links between us are pathways to new opportunities and growth.  The collaborative nature of the exhibition “Connections” and the artists presented, offer a visual space within which we can play, explore and find delight in the challenges that often come with the uncertainty of change.