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March 14, 2006
DH 06 RH17
Contact: Russ Hudson,
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Ordinary Items Have Lives of their Own in
“Object Lessons” Exhibits
Carson, CA— Fifty ordinary objects, transformed into widely different works of art by Los Angeles artists Maddy Le Mel and Kelly Reemtsen, will be on display in the exhibit “Object Lessons” from April 5 through April 26. The free exhibit, open to the public, will be in the University Art Gallery at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
The artists will conduct a conversation with the public about their art at 6 p.m. on April 5, in the gallery in La Corte Hall, room A-107. The conversation is part of the exhibit’s opening reception, which will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the gallery.
Kelly Reemtsen will exhibit her luscious, brilliantly colored paintings of chairs, dresses, shoes, purses and design objects from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, while Maddy Le Mel will exhibit her ghostly handmade paper assemblages that shroud the ordinary in mystery. The objects range from tools to discarded keys.
Highlights of “Object Lessons” include Kelly Reemtsen’s glowing paintings from her American Chair series, which will include her installation of mini paintings of vintage chairs at different angles, as well as paintings on larger canvases. Maddy Le Mel embeds her found objects in Japanese paper to create such luminous sculptures as those titled Some and Much. Both artists have exhibited extensively in Southern California and their work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions.
The exhibit and its related events are sponsored by the Instructionally Related Activities Committee of the Associated Students, Inc. at CSU Dominguez Hills.
Admission is free to all gallery events. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The campus is at 1000 E. Victoria Street, off Avalon Boulevard between the 91 and 405 freeways. It is east of the 110 freeway from 190th Street, which becomes E. Victoria Street.
La Corte Hall is directly east of parking lot 6, which is accessible by entering at the Tamcliff Street-Toro Center Drive entrance and proceeding to Lot 6. Parking permits may be purchased for $3 at the yellow dispensing machines at the perimeters of the lots.
For more information on the event, call (310) 243-3334 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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