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Bright Lights and the Hollywood Hills:
California Watercolors

May 14 through June 25, 2005

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 14, 2 to 5pm


California artists have long been drawn to the medium of watercolor, in part because the translucent, jewel-like colors that can be achieved

using this medium were so adept at capturing the sparking aura of the California climate.  The show at the Tobey C. Moss Gallery explores

watercolor techniques through a wide range of works from the 1920s through the 1990s in landscapes, still-lifes, abstractions.

The Pacific Rim influences are felt in NICHOLAS P. BRIGANTE’s 1920s Arroyo Seco landscapes; Falcata & Vase, an exquisite still-life

from 1930s; and 1940s pieces depicting workers shoring up the Hollywood Hills. Urban landscapes by DAVID P. LEVINE capture life

in Los Angeles during the 1930s Depression, Rooftops of Paris by PETER KRASNOW painted in the early 1930s during a sojourn in France,

and the majesty of the Grand Canyon by BEN BERLIN are also featured.

Among the abstract works featured are YNEZ JOHNSTON’s moody Summer Storm, ELISE SEEDS sensuous Untitled (Amoebic Abstraction),

LEONARD EDMONDSON’s otherworldly Fantasy and CLINTON ADAMS Counterpoint V, an abstraction that eloquently captures the

Mediterranean climate.

Falcata & Vase
Summer Storm
Counterpoint V
Untitled (Amoebic Abstraction)
Home on Wheels, Los Angeles
Houses - Paris
Pepa's Horse: Multiples
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Also showing: Linda Shaffer: For the Bride

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