Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Lora Schlesinger Gallery / Foosaner and Seid

A new exhibition is opening this week at the Lora Schlesinger Gallery located in Bergamot Station. Featured in the main gallery is Judith Foosaner and in the Project Room will be artwork by Carrie Seid. The show opens on Saturday, February 23rd, 5-7 pm.

Judith Foosaner
Glandular Fever
Charcoal on paper on canvas, 42" x 96"
© Judith Foosaner, courtesy of Lora Schlesinger Gallery

Judith Foosaner works exclusively in black and white, using form, rhythm, and energy to create her striking and subtle compositions. The pieces are large in scale and range from oil paintings on canvas to charcoal collages to drawings on paper. This is her second exhibition with the gallery.

Foosaner studied with Elmer Bischoff, David Hockney, R.B. Kitaj, and Mark Rothko at the University of California, Berkeley. Based in the Bay Area for many years, Foosaner taught at the California College of Arts, University of California, at Berkeley and the Wimbledon College of Art in London.

Carrie Seid
Back and Forth, 2007
Birch, silk, copper, acrylic , 12 x 12 x 3"
© Carrie Seid, courtesy of Lora Schlesinger Gallery

Carrie Seid's pieces are constructed using a plywood base, cut and formed sheet metals (copper, brass and aluminum), and silk. The metal forms an understructure, which supports a tautly stretched layer of silk. Modulated color (in the form of underpainting or dyed silk) is sometimes used to enhance depth, structure and dimension. The additional step of oiling the fabric “skin” creates various degrees of translucence, allowing the outer layer to be visually penetrable - a watercolor rendered in three dimensions.

Originally from Chicago, Carrie Seid currently lives in Tuscon and teaches at the University of Arizona. Seid received her B.F.A. from The Rhode Island School of Design and her M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art.


Judith Foosaner
Crossing the Line
February 23 - March 29, 2008

Carrie Seid
Emergent Features: New Sculpture
February 23 - March 29, 2008

Opening: Saturday, February 23rd, 5 - 7pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 - 5:30pm

Lora Schlesinger Gallery
2525 Michigan Avenue T3
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-1133

For additional information contact the gallery or visit their website Lora Schlesinger Gallery.


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