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Time 4 Art Presents: Family Plot

Curated by Homeira Goldstein, Chairman of the Board, TIME 4 ART

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Time 4 Art Presents: Family Plot
Curated by Homeira Goldstein, Chairman of the Board, TIME 4 ART
Exhibition Dates: May 26, 2016 through July 2, 2016
Opening Reception:
Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM; program starts at 7:00 PM
Time 4 Art: Family Plot
Time 4 Art is thrilled to present “Family Plot”, a three artist exhibition highlighting new works by Los Angeles based artists: Ed Moses, Andy Moses, and Kelly Berg.

The exhibition will celebrate three generations of painters that are all related. This exhibition will feature works ranging from the emerging to the established, from the representational to abstract, from flat to dimensional, and from black and white to explosions of color. All of this work also deals in gesture of mark making as well as pursuing organic processes and imagery that relates to the organic world.

At the top of the Los Angeles art scene for the past 50 plus years gracing national and international private and museum collections, legendary Ed Moses is regarded by many as a cultural icon. He refers to himself as a painter rather than an artist. He repels adherence to any one movement, preferring instead a practice that is immersed in the moment. Such commitment has led to a uniquely varied body of work that is invigorated by restless re-invention and willingness to take risks.

“I am not interested in expressing myself; Ed Moses says; I am interested in discovering things through meandering and chaos in the confusion of painting.”

 Encompassing a futuristic amalgam of abstraction and landscape, Andy Moses continues to explore the natural world not to replicate imagery, but to mimic nature itself. The enigmatic pieces with manipulated surfaces and alchemical reactions evoke a sense of dynamic movement capturing the viewer with a sense of pulsation and tension of the mysteriousness and the unknown below the surface. He has developed his work over decades and it has ranged from being extremely monochromatic to working with paint and color in extremely complex and varied ways, with the notion of physically transmuting one type of material existence into another through keen and relentless observation and understanding.

Andy Moses says: “I have always been interested in fractal like patters that exist in nature, those that repeat on a wide range of scales though never precisely the same. These types of patterns simultaneously suggest both the interconnectedness and complexities of nature.”

Riding in the jagged edge between beauty and destruction, Kelly Berg creates textured gestural surfaces with accents of delicate line work through the use of acrylic paint, enamel inks, metal mesh, and plexiglass shards. The paintings invite the viewer in to explore chaotic abstract constructed reliefs and mysterious cataclysmic scenes in both faraway and familiar landscapes. Berg’s lifelong obsession with nature began in her native state of Minnesota, and has continued to inform the works she creates in Los Angeles today.

Kelly Berg says: “I’ve spent quite a bit of time out on the road. When you drive there is a unique combination of motion, sound, and imagery coming together forming an all-encompassing cinematic experience. Out of that momentum begins my explorations in the studio.”

 Family Plot is an exploration into the unveiling of the latest works by three artists. Download the Time 4 Art: Family Plot flyer (PDF) for more information.

Manhattan Beach Art Center
1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday through Saturday: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday, Tuesday, and Holidays: Closed

For more information on past, current, or future exhibitions, please contact the Manhattan Beach Art Center (310) 802-5440.
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