1/22/2018

February 2nd, Marjorie and Bob Moskowitz Set to Show at 643 Project Space


“Free Or Best Offer” opens at 643 Project Space in Ventura, California, Friday evening, February 2, 2018 featuring longtime artists Marjorie and Bob Moskowitz, who happen to be a husband and wife team who have been married for thirty-seven years. They are both talented artists with successful careers, who choose to collaborate on a variety of projects.

Margie grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and now has lived in California for 20 years. Currently she spends months on the east coast every year. Bob grew up and lived in Philadelphia, lived in the Midwest and in California for equal amounts of time. As a couple they have been colored by diverse geography and experiences and have produced a unique body of work.

Fried Dough 2018  oil on canvas   40" x 60"   

This exhibition is a collaborative effort, featuring the paintings of Marjorie and Bob Moskowitz. Both have been creating art all of their lives…but have been working together for the past three years. The artists approach their work with a different point of view and process but they have consistently worked through any obstacles. Each paint on their own schedules. “I try to paint every day. My best painting time is different from Bob’s. He can start right after coffee in the morning and get in his hours of work. I, on the other hand, start at 3PM and can go on until late at night or until I finish what I was trying to accomplish for that day.” Bob paints as often as he can while he arranges his schedule around teaching at Ventura College.

Queen Of The Desert, oil on canvas, 35" x 45"
 
The artists plan and compose all of their collaborations, but never work on them at the same time. “One of us starts and we alternate. We critique each other’s work every day after a certain amount of work has been done by one or the other.”

Bob went on to say, “One afternoon I came home and Margie said, ‘By the way, I painted over everything you did yesterday.’” He continued, “I looked at the painting and it had vastly improved. We realized early that we would have to be all over each other’s work. As a result, we sign the paintings, MB Mosk.”

“The first painting we collaborated on focused on the unusual juxtaposition of a nude standing in a field with seven curious and friendly beef cows from Maine,” said Bob. “We exhibited this painting at the bG Gallery in Santa Monica as part of its first show of the season in 2015.”  

Natural Gas 2016  oil on canvas  40" x 60"

The artists continue to work on their own individual paintings as well. “Our work is quite different and we continue to produce and exhibit our own paintings,” said Bob. Marjorie said since they come from different orientations, there is never a conflict with their individual work. “Bob comes from a figurative tradition and I have moved from abstraction to landscape.”

The opening reception will be held from 6-9pm on Friday, February 2, 2018. 643 Project Space is located at 643 Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA. “Free Or Best Offer” runs through February 24th, 2018.

Visit the art by appointment, or call for more information 805-289-6273 or email mfurmanski@sbcglobal.net.

12/20/2017

"Color of Money" On View at huZ Galleries



"Color of Money" is currently having a successful run at huZ Galleries in San Pedro. Attracting much attention, the solo exhibition by artist Huss Hardan is the second exhibit of a three-part trilogy named “Anguish and Obsession” which he began in 2016. Hardan is an advocate of women. He is moved by the tragic plight of females who are abused and abducted as part of human trafficking. 
  "Insurrection of the Innocent" 35mm film, 12 by 18 matted/framed to 20 by 28 silver halide print.

His first of the three-part series “An American Love Story” dealt with fetishistic obsession that many have with firearms in a shocking but pointed way. Last year, it garnered much acclaim at both his shows at HuZ Galleries and the international photo fair photo l.a. where he was a featured artist. “It is the second installment, said Hardan. “The third “Mother Earth” has already been shot and will be shown in 2018.”

In his exhibition, "Color of Money," the photos were shot on film to bring about awareness of the issue. The exhibition combines a stylized technique with a jarring and yet emotional touch. The artist chooses to look at the situation with a renewed hope of change. “I want my viewers to feel the emotion that not all is lost, that shouting out and fighting back can change the outcome.”

Hardan said that the trilogy took a few months for him to finalize on paper, and the actual shooting time was about three days. “What took longest was creating a concept that worked. I would brainstorm while exercising, I find that that gets my creative juices flowing for some reason! Perhaps due to the increased flow of oxygen to the brain.” He created story boards to help speed up the process.

Also on view is the solo exhibition entitled "Urban Dilemmas” featuring the work Randi Matushevitz.
It's A Gas, 2017, charcoal, pastel, spray paint, acrylic on canvas, 54" x 64"

The artist strives to illustrate how each individual’s point of view impacts his or her everyday experience. “I explore uncertainty, reflecting the reactive mania or calm surrounding political polarization, and the realities of our changing natural environment as they are reflected in the indifference or involvement of the populous.”

huZ Galleries will host a closing reception on Saturday January 27th from 3-6pm, with an artist talk at 4pm. huZ Galleries is located at 341 West 7th St San Pedro;  Visit the website at https://www.huzgalleries.com/

Find out more about the artists on their websites - http://husshardan.com/   https://www.randimatushevitz.com

11/06/2017

Harrison Love Featured at the Upper West November 19th, 2017!


On Sunday, November 19, 2017...Santa Monica restaurant, the Upper West celebrates the art of Harrison Love. The opening reception for his solo exhibition will take place from 4- 7pm.    
  
As a frequent diner of the restaurant, Love said he is excited to see his paintings exhibited on the walls. “The Upper West is definitely a cut above other restaurants. It has beautiful d├ęcor and a classy ambience. As far as the food… everything coming out of that kitchen is delicious.”

Love will exhibit approximately sixteen paintings. The exhibition will feature works from two series. His Calligraffiti series offers a combination of traditional calligraphy and American graffiti styles. His other series includes original illustrations from his upcoming book, The Hidden Way, which is a fiction inspired by Amazonian Myths and Folklore, generated from his own personal research into Amazonian Tribal Cultures.

A graduate of The Rhode Island School of Design, Harrison Love, is a painter and author of illustrated books. Born in New York but having spent his childhood in Brussels Belgium; Harrison started his arts education early in European schools as well as under the tutelage of his family; who are all artists.

Love is a well-traveled person. As a young adult he lived and worked in New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore, Peru, Colombia, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Harrison has created murals for Google, The City of Detroit, and for The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. His work has been shown around the world and a good portion of his art is currently in the collection of The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artist's Gallery. He currently works out of his studio at the Brewery Arts Complex in downtown Los Angeles.

Stop by the Upper West Restaurant on Sunday, November 19, 2017...and make a toast to Harrison Love. The artist will be in attendance. The opening reception runs from 4-7pm. Visit the artist’s Instagram at @harrisonlove and @brightfuturism, as well as his website at BrightFuturism.com

Don’t miss this fantastic opening at Upper West Restaurant in Santa Monica on Sunday, November 19, 2017, from 4-7pm.  http://www.theupperwest.com/