‘Up Close and Impersonal’, Jan. 25-Mar. 14. 2004

 

Up Close and Impersonal, an exhibition featuring the work of Gary Brewer, Roger Marshutz, Richard Parker, and David Schoffman opens Jan. 25th and runs through March 14th at the University of Judaism’s Platt and Borstein Galleries.

Gary Brewer’s oil paintings are inspired by the up close minutiae of lichens, moss, coral and sponges. Motivated by the beauty and intelligence of nature, the artist uses these extravagant forms as points of departure. In their forceful designs, these ancient life forms convey a powerful statement about endurance and adaptability.

Roger Marshutz transforms views of the ocean through digital ink jet printing. His photographic compositions include waves and flotsam.

 

Richard Parker’s Pastel Sticks Series derives its abstract beauty from the appreciation of common working materials as objects of art. The actual pastel sticks are arranged and then used as a model for these drawings.

David Schoffman uses oils on linen that depict patterned fabric with decorative frames. The artist’s work is inspired by the marginalia of sacred Jewish texts, especially Rashi’s text found in the Talmud and under the margins of the Bible.

 

Up Close and Impersonal opens Jan. 25th and runs through March 14th at the University of Judaism’s Platt and Borstein Galleries. Exhibition hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4p.m. The public is invited to meet the artists at the opening reception on Sunday, Jan. 25th from 3-5 p.m.

 

For more information or to arrange a docent tour, please call (310) 476-9777, Ext. 201.