Venice Art Forum Group Show @ FAB-gallery, Santa Monica [9 September]

Venice Art Forum Group Show

18:30 - 21:30

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2001 Main St, Santa Monica, California 90405

September 9th – 17th, 2017

An Opening Party will be held in the presence of the Artists on Saturday Sept. 9th, 6:30-9:30pm

Closing Champagne Reception & Artists’ Art Talk on Sunday Sept. 17th, 2-4pm

Venice has always been home to Artists and Art Lovers and under the tutelage of acclaimed Venice artist Linda Jacobson, FAB Gallery is pleased to host a group show of artists under her guidance.

Led by Linda Jacobson, shaman, visionary artist and teacher, the Venice Art Forum creates a community of practicing artists who provide support, artistic critique and inspiration towards each individual's personal vision. Linda believes unleashing creativity, which is a manifestation of the divine spirit flowing through us, leads to a spiritual transformation and artistic expression which brings us in touch with our true essence. She is committed to fostering this creative and spiritual unfolding in others

Participating Artists are: Ciya, Marcia Brager, Maggie Chow, Carole Garland, Barbara Golbin, Steve Hasenberg, Mona Lisa Lind and Jean Wolf.

Painterly styles and subject matter span a broad spectrum although there are communalities in the metaphysical voyage of each artist. More often than not these artists use “nature” and the “force within” as a path to an inner serenity that is shared by both the artist and spectator.

Marcia Brager focuses primarily on portraits of people. She searches through magazines to find faces that portray a strong character to captures the essence of their inner nature and soul. She is influenced by Japanese brush strokes and wood blocks.

Maggie Chow ‘s paintings explore the dynamic interplay between space and boundaries, where everything begins and ends. They point to the defined as well as the indefinable in the vast mystical universe, which is beyond our physical world. Her approach to nature is intuitive and her arrangements symbolic.

Ciya's work is the marriage of the spontaneous, free and intuitive with the precise and detailed. In these works she explores the interplay of form and space — what happens when form fills space and when space, as a participant, enlivens form.

Carole Garland in her Santa Monica Pier: Night & Day oil canvases evokes a kaleidoscope of impressions of the urban landscape of LA, from its mysterious neighbourhoods after dark, to the postcard views of the L.A. River and the forgotten Edgelands. Both subtle and dramatic, her works show her love for this historic landmark captured through memories of ice creams on hot lazy afternoons, hustling crowds, squawking seagulls and the smell of the salt air.

Barbara Golbin’s work reflects her passion for bright colour, graphics and textiles. Greatly influenced by impressionism and expressionism, these elements are omnipresent and her canvases resonate with her soul and that of the viewer.

Steve Hasenberg is inspired by the ecstatic poetry of Rumi and Hafez and his paintings capture the lightness of Being and the freedom that comes from living outside of time, while dancing to the endless songs of the divine. His paintings are intuitive allowing colours to explode onto the canvas and the dancing, rhythmic forms express his inner joy.

Mona Lisa Lind’s abstract art is rooted in her encounters, many years ago, with nature in her organic garden on a Swedish farm. It is not a thinking process as much as it is an action, involving experimentation and an outlet, a connection between the ugly and the beautiful.

Jean Wolff ‘s collages are inspired by intuition, imagination and meditation. The mystery of these painted collages is created through use of many layers of harmonious, vibrant and bold colours, with a variety of textures, that aim to impart on the spectator the same meditative state that was experienced by the artist in their inception.

For further information please contact: Evelyn Cantacuzène-Spéransky Mob. [email protected] Tel. 424 394 8485
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