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"A Summer Fantasy"

  • Aug 18, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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Join us for a panel discussion on Abstract Art, "The Narrative Behind the Image," at “The Summer Fantasy“ exhibit at the Terrell Moore Gallery, on SUNDAY AUGUST 18TH, 4 – 6PM.

The discussion, moderated by Curator Dale Youngman, engages four contemporary abstract artists, including this month’s featured artist in the exhibit, Scott Forrest. Other panelists include Artist and Gallery Owner Terrell Moore, and Abstract Painters Clara Berta and Suzan Woodruff.

The conversation will center on the narrative and meaning behind contemporary abstract art, as painters discuss storytelling through their work. Ever looked at a painting and wondered what it meant? Listen and learn how an artist conveys messages and the meaning of their work through abstraction and a myriad of techniques in the absence of imagery. RSVP requested for seating purposes.

“A Summer Fantasy” is the first major exhibition by Los Angeles artist Scott Forrest, with new works from renowned metal sculptor Leon Leigh for the month of August.

Following several successful group shows, Scott has completed some exciting new large-scale work, which is best described as "Exuberant" - in color, depth, and emotion. It is joyful and luscious, in bold cheery colors, often touched with metallics, in carefully built- up layers with a textural depth inherent in each piece. Sweeping brush strokes and a deftly-worked palette knife are utilized to create a sense of movement, a purpose, or perhaps, a tranquil meditation of monochromatic color. Influenced by his extensive travel as a talk-show host and correspondent), Scott's work exudes a sense of tropical splendor. Exploring exotic and remote locations, he has experienced many diverse cultures, which is evident in his color combinations, sensual textures, and materials.

British sculptor Leon Leigh's contemporary steel sculptures are waif-like whimsical creatures, elongated forms that are at once delicate and substantial. Creating each piece individually, no two are exactly alike, as he forges each piece by hand, utilizing only a naked flame and no foundry. The figures are composed of solid steel rods of different diameters, creating the bare skeletal forms. Molten steel balls are then liquefied, fused and molded to each piece, as Leon completes his creations with wayward hair, oversize hats, and perfect shoes. From the fire of his imagination, the figures appear to dance, swirl, flirt and beckon, with energy, personality, and a surreal existence.

This exhibit can also be viewed at the DTLA Artwalk on August 8th, from 7-11pm, and by appointment throughout the month of August. Free parking in the adjacent lot. Please contact Dale Youngman at[masked], or [masked] for more information and to make an appointment.

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  • Dale Y.

    I was very happy to have such great attendance on a Sunday afternoon at this meet-up. Everyone seemed very interested in the work, the art, and the topic. Good questions were asked, and I think everyone had a really good time. I hope to host another event soon!

    September 25, 2013

  • Dale Y.

    A big THANK YOU to all who attended ! It was a lovely afternoon- and the positive feedback from attendees assures that we will do this again. For those who missed it - we are having a closing reception on Sept 7. 7-10pm. NO RSVP required.

    August 19, 2013

  • Chris

    This was a lot of fun. Glad I ignored the lengthy attending members list and just showed up! It's a shame so many flaked, I think they would have enjoyed the art and discussion.

    August 19, 2013

  • Henry

    Excellent art and conversation.

    August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was not knock over by the art work but I was knock over by the space and Laura's effort to bring it to us. If you want to learn about la 's art scene this is it.

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Jeannie

    Lots of great Art! And artists!

    1 · August 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I was not knock over by the art work but I was knock over by the space and Laura,s effort in bringing this To us.If you want to support the art community and art before it hit Main Street this is it.

      August 18, 2013

  • Hypatia

    Where is this place? Could someone tell me please?

    1 · August 18, 2013

    • Laura

      1601 south Hope st. Corner of Hope and Venice

      August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I have to cancel, I can't wait to hear about it

    August 18, 2013

  • Henry

    Is the address of Terrell Moore 1601 S Hope as above or 1221 S Hope as on the map?

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Flick

    If someone is looking for a space, my +2 just became +1, so I can give up one of the seats I reserved.

    August 18, 2013

  • Dale Y.

    Confirming a Closing Reception Saturday Sept. 7, 7-11 pm. Also, any Scott Forrest, Terrell Moore or Leon Leigh purchases made TODAY after the panel discussion will receive a 20% DISCOUNT!!

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Kathy

    Hows the parking in this area

    1 · August 18, 2013

    • Clara

      there is parking at the end of the street, so a few doors from the gallery on the right side...

      August 18, 2013

  • jessica

    Sorry, I have to back out at the last minute. On deadline with a project. Hope y'all have a great time.

    August 18, 2013

  • lib

    I'm looking forward to tonights event!

    August 18, 2013

  • Randy

    Too much work before the semester starts.

    August 18, 2013

  • Simran

    Would anyone like to carpool from or around Santa Monica?

    August 16, 2013

  • Dale Y.

    Wow, okay due to popular demand we will have some kind of other evening event. Perhaps a closing reception on either Sept 6 or 7 . I will know better tomorrow after speaking to the gallery owner. Stay tuned, and thank you all for your interest!

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Dale Y.

    I am astounded at the response here - and excited! Please, if your plans change or you think you cannot make it , release your seat so others may attend. Thank you !

    1 · August 12, 2013

  • moni

    Hi Clara, this is excitedly a wonderful occasion! I don't know why I didn't get early notification about it. That's why I RSVP late. Any how, hope to come and Liston to panel discussion. Thanks.

    1 · August 12, 2013

    • Clara

      Looking forward to meeting you and I know you will be inspired by the art and panel discussion.. Hugs, Clara

      August 12, 2013

  • Nancy A L.

    Hi I know I will enjoy the art, and the people that make it.

    August 11, 2013

  • lee

    first time. looking forward to it.

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • Phyllis B.

    I went to the LaLouver last evening and enjoyed it. Ill see you all sunday

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • Dale Y.

    WOW I can't believe there are so many people coming to my panel discussion! I am looking forward to meeting you all, sharing the work of Scott and Leon, making new friends, meeting more artists, and maybe selling some art !

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sound lovely...looking forward to it :)

    August 7, 2013

  • Ferrell M.

    Looking forward to discussions on interpretation

    August 6, 2013

  • bellezza

    I am a designer-painter based in LA.

    August 6, 2013

  • Ashley K

    So excited!!

    August 6, 2013

  • Phyllis B.

    Hi fellow art lover, I'm looking forward to meeting you all, the exibits and the conversations after. Ill be there. I hope we can find some on the west side too.

    1 · August 6, 2013

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