C Feign Jr. Gallery Opening New Exhibition: "Arcadia"

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Contemporary Artworks Examine New Viewpoints on Relationship to Landscape

Gary Brewer reaches new forms of abstraction through his larger than life, hyper-real renderings of combined underwater flora

C. Feign Jr. Gallery is pleased to present Arcadia, featuring the artwork of Gary Brewer, Kiyomi Fukui , Flora Kao, Pam Posey, Yevgeniya Mikihailik, Tim Musso, and Erynn Richardson. The gallery will hold a public opening reception on March 8th, 2014, from 6-10pm at 5118 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. The works selected for Arcadia shed new light on the artistic tradition of creation through direct observation and the artist's relationship to their environment.

As societies’ ideas about nature change, so does the artist’s approach to representation. These evolving visual depictions help craft a collective consciousness of an ever changing landscape, where the spectator plays a central role in recording the dynamism of a complex series of relationships, as they happen, in the natural world.

The woodcuts and engravings of Tim Musso abstract natural processes. He attempts to reveal the hidden aspects of the natural world and bring to attention life and decay of the forest. Though the images are in many ways aestheticized depictions, their intent is often one of didacticism.

The tiny rocks that Pam Posey delicately renders in pastoral hues become synechdoche for all of the landscape in which they are found. They are souvenirs of the personal journey, but also take on a monumental aspect in their own right as they’re drawn isolated and cold.

Gary Brewer approaches natural observation from the perspective of an abstract painter. The lichens and orchids that float with almost surreal coloration on vivid, theatrical backgrounds are impossible couplings of above and below sea life, rendered at well above life size.

For additional images and information, please contact Mike Reynolds by email at feigngallery(at)gmail(dot)com

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