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 décor 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/


SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS Hosts its Fall Auction, November 18th & 19th, 2017

It’s time for the fall edition annual SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS.  Due to popular demand, the event will be held on two days…Saturday, November 18th and Sunday November 19th where art lovers and collectors gather for exceptional deals.

Robert Berman; Photo by RBilow Photography

Owner Robert Berman has a longstanding reputation as an established art dealer. SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS was founded in 1984 offering the general public unlimited access to fine art in all media such as paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures, drawings, etc.

This event offers a timely feature. A good percentage of the work being auctioned is by artists who fall under the jurisdiction of the Getty Museum's initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. The initiative explores Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Artists include: Carlos Alfonzo, Richard Duardo, Elsa Flores, Diane Gamboa, Margaret Garcia, Gilbert “Magu” Lujan, Frank Romero, Robert Graham, Manuel Ocampo, GRONK, Salomon Huerta, Luis Jimenez,  Leo Limon, Los Carpinteros, Los Four, and Vik Muniz.

Hawaiian Nocturne, a work by Carlos Almaraz painted in 1983 is one of the works up for auction. This timeless pastel on paper is currently on view at the prestigious LA County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Carlos Almaraz (NOW on view at LACMA), Hawaiian Nocturne, 1983, Pastel on paper, Signed and dated on recto, 18.75 x 24.5 inches, Provenance: Acquired directly from the Artist by present owner; Currently on view/on exhibit at LACMA’s Playing with Fire; Illustrated: Playing with Fire, Paintings by Carlos Almaraz, p. 37 - Estimate: $25,000/$30,000

Other works garnering attention include: The American Way II, by Ed Kienholz, Llyn FoulkesReturn Here, Robert Graham’s Lori and works by additional renowned artists such as Peter Alexander, John Baldessari, Banksy, Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, David Hockney, Mike Kelley, Patrick Nagel, Andy Warhol, and more.

New art collectors and pros come from all over...don’t miss the chance to purchase rare and fine collectible art at unbelievable prices. Consumers are encouraged to stop by prior to the auction and ask questions.The staff at SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS will answer questions to help enlighten new collectors about the ins and outs of collecting art.
Andy Warhol, Flowers, 1970, Silkscreen, From the numbered edition of 250, Signed in ballpoint pen on verso, stamped on verso, Sheet: 36 x 36 inches; Framed: 36.5 x 36.5 inches Provenance: Acquired from Ronnie Greenburg Gallery by Frank Jacobs ca. 1975 - Estimate: $20,000/$25,000
The auction preview is currently on view now at the A-5 & B-7 galleries at Bergamot Station (Tues-Fri 11-6pm) and will remain on view through Friday, November 17th 2017, until 8:00pm.
The SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS event will take place across two days… Saturday, November 18th, 6:00 p.m. and Sunday November 19th, at 1:00 p.m. at the ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY (B-7), Bergamot Station at 2525 Michigan Avenue in Santa Monica. For additional info call 310 315-1937 or email the gallery at  info@smauctions.com. View all works on  www.smauctions.com.


November 18th, 2017, “Mirrors of the Mind 6” opens at Art Share LA!

Created out of a love for the arts and psychology, the annual exhibition “Mirrors of the Mind” was co-founded by colleagues Pamela McCrory, PhD, and Terry Marks-Tarlow PhD.

The event is sponsored by the Community Outreach Committee (COC) of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA), and has attracted talented artists working within the psychology community. 

Natalia Boucher, LMFT, The wind, 
(Metallic Paper + Acrylic 15x20), 
Navajo Point, Arizona

Natalia Boucher, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Originally from Uruguay, she first fell in love with photography about ten years ago. “During my work at a private school as a teacher and a videographer of events, my mother-in-law bought me my first camera. I used to capture the special moments during school events, such as the nurturing of a mother or the different developmental stages.” This will be her third time exhibiting for Mirrors of the Mind.

Milla Zeltzer, PsyD, has been working as a psychotherapist for the past six years. 

Milla Zeltzer, PsyD, Untitled 1 
oil on canvas, board
16 x 20
I was born in former Soviet Union to a family who endured multiple generational traumas, losses and  illness. Throughout much emotional, situational, and political turmoil, through multiple migrations, I had always been able to carve out a safe haven from reality, by filtering it all through the lens of my dreams projected onto the canvas. I have processed my experiences and seen the psychological aspects of daily life as a natural source of inspiration. I am fascinated by the human nature. I am feeling respectful of individual processes explored in my practice and through art."

Zeltzer has exhibited at multiple galleries throughout Los Angeles as well as the Tel Aviv Museum in Israel. She has also illustrated numerous books and participated in Anifest International Film Festival with her short animated film City-e-Scape.

Lolita Sapriel, LCSW, has been a psychotherapist for forty years and has been creating art since she was seventeen years old. “A friend took me to an art studio in West Hollywood in the 1960’s run by an artist called Vito…I started working in clay. I’ve been hooked ever since.” In the 1980’s she started experimenting with stone carving, first with alabaster and then moving to marble. “I’ve been mostly carving marble ever since.” She will be exhibiting two sculptures in the Mirrors of the Mind exhibition…one marble and one alabaster. 

Lolita Sapriel, LCSW,
Winged Seated Figure, 
Black Belgian marble base

Don’t miss "Mirrors of the Mind 6" on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 5-10pm at Art Share LA, 801 E 4th Place, LA, 90013.  There is a $10 admission charge $5 for students and LACPA members. Gallery Hours Wed-Sat 1- 6pm. Enjoy poetry, dance and musical performances. The exhibition runs from November 15 – 26, 2017. Gallery Hours Wed-Sat 1- 6pm.
For additional info, visit the FB Page. http://artsharela.org/  http://www.lapsych.org/