Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 7, 2006
Los Angeles-based gallery owner and outsider artist Dover Abrams @ the "Raw Arts Festival" 2007. This year the festival moves to New York, with such great success in London in 2004,2005 and coming off a great festival in Valencia, Spain 2006 ,Piers Midwinter artist and organizer of the festivals intends to keep moving the festival around the world helping to showcase many great artists thru a non-mainstream art festival.
Dover Abrams floats between the world of unstoppable self-_expression, immeasurable energy, innocent frustration, biting irony and an intuitive comprehension of human relationships and emotions. He is an accomplished self-taught painter, sculptor, musician, and gallery owner from Los Angeles. His paintings have been described as ultra vibrant abstract figurative art with primitive undertones. The former graffiti artist exchanged spray can for artist's brush at the influence of partner/wife Jill Abrams, and in doing so discovered the most creative phase yet in his artistic evolution. Where plastic nozzles once spewed visual statements on concrete and stucco, now tubes of oil paint are blended in bold, sweeping lines on canvas and plywood, applied in a rhythm that finds its pace between the passion of youth and the measured understanding of creative maturity.
Abrams, the co-owner and curator of Infusion Gallery in downtown Los Angeles, along with his wife, artist and co-owner, Jill Abrams are infamous in southern California for single-handedly creating an art scene in North Hollywood's NoHo Arts District with their successful operation of the Lankershim Art Gallery for five-and-a-half years. They moved to their new 3,000 square-foot gallery space located on Los Angeles' Gallery Row where they have been active helping to make LA's downtown art scene an international destination. Visit http://www.infusiongallery.com for more information.
Abrams was involved with the first "Raw Arts Festival" in August 2004 as a participant as well as a gallery partner. This year, he will be displaying some of his recent works on paper. The festival features artists from the worlds of Folk/Intuitive/Marginalized/Outsider/Self-taught/Visionary art. 2004's festival was probably the first festival to openly bring together such a wide variety of 'non-mainstream' top quality raw artists and organizations from around the world. Not to be missed.
Outsider Artist Dover Abrams
"Raw Arts Festival"
New York , New York
Wendsday, January 17th - Friday, January 31, 2007
Opening Reception Thursday, January 18th 6-10 pm
The Carrozzini von Buhler Gallery, Aka "CVB Gallery"
407 West 13th Street, New York, 10014
For more information or to interview Dover Abrams please contact Infusion Gallery at 213-683-8827
Or e-mail info @ infusiongallery.com