Are You One of the People who are Talking About What They Have Seen "BENEATH"?

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Due to the enthusiastic response to its unique character, the photographic exhibition “BENEATH” will be extended through August. Two different artists explore the underworlds of the urban environment and of the ocean, revealing the grace and dignity of their respective "endangered species". The Extraordinary Photographic art which results is being exhibited at Sulkin / Secant Gallery in Santa Monica, California.

Artists Wayne Hanson and Bruna Stude each explore the power of photography to connect us to our surroundings. One sees under the surface of the sea and the other sees under the surface of the everyday urban setting.

Art-making begins with choices. First must come the will and commitment to look beyond the obvious; to look through the surface; to look "Beneath". In presenting what is under the veneer of the city and under the surface of the sea (both sometimes dark and sometimes glittering), these artworks are not documentation, but rather an artistic choice to illuminate.

The arts community has responded particularly strongly to this exhibit. Other artists have commented on “… the gallery’s masterful combination of these 2 artists’ work; and also these artists’ masterful combination of craft with a wise investment of their talent and time on a socially significant endeavor.” A neighboring gallery director noted that “… anyone who admires creativity and the artistic struggle for identity should see this show. They will acknowledge and honor the courage of these two artists; who, though accomplished in their own right, are willing to contribute their work to a broader context and theme, yielding a greater message about human existence and our planet’s.”

Sulkin / Secant Gallery

Space T-6 at Bergamot Station Arts Center

2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404

Continuing through August 2006

Admission Free

Wed. - Sat. from 12 pm until 5 pm

Tel: 310-453-8411    

Fax: 310-453- 4334


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