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BERGAMOT STATION 2015 OPEN HOUSE 12-4 PM

OPENING RECEPTION

THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER 2015

5 PM

 

BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE

/BERGAMOT STATION ARTS CENTER

2525 MICHIGAN AVE, SANTA MONICA

You are invited to the opening reception of

FRANCO MARROCCO

THE RED STUDIO & OTHER WORKS

 

Presenting a solo exhibition curated by Giovanni Iovane & Marisa Caichiolo.

 

"The red studio evokes a famous painting by Henri Matisse, The Red Studio (L'atelier rouge, 1911), currently exhibited at New York's MoMA.  

 

In English the word "studio" refers to the working space where a painter, a photographer or a sculptor brings his or her creation to life.

In Italian, however, "studio" also refers to a study on a certain subject, a drawing, an elaboration, as well as a model for a future application. It also means space for either a private or public exhibit.

 

"Red Studio" is the name of the exhibit and of the large-scale painting hanging in the gallery's main space.

 

The exhibit's key piece is part of Franco Marroco's recent body of work, who turns his daily painting practice into a "study." The study is an original and singular characteristic of the pictorial process and space.

 

A space with a view."

 

Giovanni Iovane.

 

 

J.J L'HEUREUX

ETICHETTE

An exhibition curated by  Marisa Caichiolo.

 

The work of artist J.J. L’Heureux has been shown in museums around the world. A painter and photographer, she also creates collage and mixed media. For this show her collages have been chosen…L’Heureux calls them Etichette.

Her collage series, Etichette was born in Italy, while she was staying with friends in Italy. “My studio in San Francisco was “red tagged” after the 1989 earthquake. Italian friends invited me to stay with them and I wanted to leave each with a gift. As we enjoyed meals I noticed everyone had a favorite cheese.

Soon she started collecting labels from these cheeses. She went on to explain that her idea was to use these colorful labels as motifs, which would then become pop art collages. “I painted a color field background on heavy rag paper and stitched the labels on the background.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The artist consistently shows her work in museums and galleries all over the world. Just this year alone, she has been featured in solo exhibitions at Kansas University Natural History Museum, Lawrence, Kansas, Detroit Zoo, Ford Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan, SoZo Gallery, Dothan, Alabama, Madison Children’s Museum, Madison, Wisconsin. Her work has also been featured in 2015 in group shows at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. (Catalogue), Women In Photography International, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, the Porch Gallery, Ojai, California. (Catalogue), and the LA Art Show.

 

www.jjlheureux.com

www.penguinspirit.com

 OUR SUPPORTERS 

Supported in part by a grant from the City of Santa Monica

National Performance

Network (NPN)

Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York

OUR PARTNERS

QATAR VISUAL ARTS CENTER 

 

MINISTRY OF CULTURE, ARTS AND HERITAGE QATAR

KATARA ART CENTER 

 

NATIONAL AFFAIR

FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS

MUSEO DE LAS ARTES UNIVERSIDAD

DE GUADALAJARA

IFITRY RESIDENCY OF ARTISTS

UNIVERSITY OF ARTS BAJA CALIFORNIA

CULTURAL INSTITUTE

OF BAJA CALIFORNIA

CONTEMPORARY ART

PLATFORM - CHILE

ARTE AL LIMITE

CENTER OF THE 

ARTS ESTACION 

ANTOFAGASTA - CHILE

BICE BUGATTI

CLUB

CENTRE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN

ESSAOUIRA 

REDLINE

CONTEMPORARY 

ARTS CENTER

LA ART SHOW

CONTEMPORARY

EXPRESSIONS OF ART

MAROC PREMIUM

FOUNDATION

THE BROAD

KAI 10 ARTHENA FOUNDATION

INTERNATIONAL 

BIENNIAL

OF CASABLANCA

MOPLA

CENTER OF THE ARTS

ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO

SANTO TOMAS

CULTURAL ART CENTER

ART SCI CENTER UCLA

VILLA AURORA +

THOMAS MANN HOUSE

IASAS

UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED

ARTS VIENNA

CONSULATE GENERAL

OF POLAND

SENATE OF BERLIN

NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION

ITALIAN CULTURAL

INSTITUTE OF

LOS ANGELES

LUCIE FOUNDATION

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