Opening Reception: July 5th, 2012 from 6-8pm to coincide with Laguna Beach Art Walk
Please RSVP: 949.510.5481 by July 1st, 2012
JoAnne Artman Gallery is thrilled to welcome James Verbicky for his Third Solo Exhibition! Respecting the great artists before him such as Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, Verbicky forges ahead with his unique style paving the way for a new direction. A self-taught artist James is always experimenting and taking chances, making new what was once old. The complexity with a certain familiarity in James' work, specifically his newer paper pieces, pique the viewer's interest in both Verbicky's process and motivation resulting in the common theme of "How Does He Do That?" James experiments with ease, his ability and inventiveness will surely solidify his mark on the art world.
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1973, from Polish descent, James lived the majority of his early life between Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia, however, as an adult he relocated to the U.S. James Verbicky has developed a strong presence in the contemporary art market and was selected for a 110 year-old juried exhibition at the Louvre, in Paris, France with the Societie Nationale des Beaux-Arts.
"The media paintings bridge the gap between sculpture and painting by binding fragments of vintage media to one another, double-exposing language and image and melting them in upon themselves. By unearthing and layering the remnants of dozens of decades of disparate generations, the media paintings transcend simple words and images and become objects containing the essence of human culture." - James Verbicky
In this exhibition James creates a rich and complex body of work, always challenging technical and artistic possibilities!
James Verbicky’s work will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize.
JoAnne Artman Gallery is located at 326 N. Coast Highway in Laguna Beach and is open Wednesdays-Sundays from 11-5, and by appointment. Visit the first Thursday from 6-9 pm of any month to coincide with the Laguna Beach Art Walk. Street parking is available directly in front of the Gallery as well as the Downtown Parking structure located at Glenneyre Street. Take a stroll through the galleries and studios. See art come alive in North Laguna!