Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2006
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
Wed. - Sat. from 12 pm until 5 pm
Fax: 310-453- 4334