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Jim Gentry and Leia Jervert at HAPPY

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Jim Gentry and Leia Jervert at HAPPY

4675 hollywood blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
July 3rd, 2009 - August 30th, 2009
Opening: July 3rd, 2009 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.happyonlinestore.blogspot.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
other
EMAIL:  
paul@happylosangeles.com
PHONE:  
323.661.2200
OPEN HOURS:  
Sunday-Friday 12-6, Saturday 11-7, closed Tuesdays
TAGS:  
mixed-media, installation, conceptual, sculpture
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

 July 3 - August 30, 2009

 Opening reception: Friday, July 3 from 6-9pm

 HAPPY is pleased to present "Never Odd or Even", an exhibition of new work by Jim Gentry.  Gentry uses image and language to lure the viewer into his "drawings" of birds.  Creating idiosyncratic gestures with sewn thread and contrasting this erratic style with subversive and stealth messages, Gentry's seemingly innocent works are at once contemplative and visually arresting; static victims of the artist's hand yet ultimately uplifting.  Gentry's subjects are manipulating in their simplistic beauty: soaring, dripping, electric and almost sculptural. www.gentry.ws

 Showing in Happy's closet is "Cut Back", a site-specific installation by Leia Jervert.  Jervert creates a life size hedge, composed of leftover material - refuse, odds and ends, scraps, things that were cut away in the past - to form an ornamental sculpture. What was once discarded will now be incorporated in the construction of something new. Where the hedge becomes unruly, viewers are encouraged to gently prune Jervert's bittersweet reminder of what is lost and how to come to terms with it. www.leiajervert.net