Wednesday, May 09, 2012

If you in NELA Saturday night the 12th check out my pal's shows at the NELA Art Walk.

CACTUS GALLERY is proud to present "In Light of the Dark," a solo exhibition by multimedia artist Patricia Krebs. For this - her fifth annual solo show at Cactus Gallery - Krebs presents a series of mixed media pieces primarily created with collage, ink and acrylic on canvas.

These new works reflect how polar opposites, or seemingly contrary forces, are interconnected and feed each other. She depicts how contraries (dark and light, feminine and masculine, good and bad, life and death, etc.) are all part of a universal balance, often times exploited by humans' need for strict classifications that often lead to prejudice.

The reception, which coincides with Northeast Los Angeles' (NELA) Second Saturday Gallery Night, is free and open to the public and will take place on
Saturday, May 12th, from 7-10 pm. For a map:

New works by Krebs can be seen on our blog - FRIDAY, MAY 11, NOON:

If you have a question regarding availability of work, please contact Sandra @ or 323.256.6117.

Opening: Sat. May 12, 2012 • 7 to 10 pm

Come meet the SF-based artist Liz Mamorsky (this is her third solo show with us) at the opening and enjoy Mel Knox's Uvaggio wines! These paintings are practically vibrating off the walls--they're super colorful and lively--and so LIZ!

“Painting is a surreal adventure. I prepare only by shedding preconceived ideas. Like Alice through the looking glass I enter the looming canvas. Filling its surface with fast, gestural marks, I fracture the oppressive whiteness. These frenetic brushstrokes allow my eyes to approach the canvas as they would profiles in the clouds or the animated branches of gnarled trees. They are my visual contours, the setting for my voyage.

“As I step into the vibrant world of oils the marks give rise to forms. Uncensored they swell, recede and disappear. Hypnogogic imagery streams across the canvas. Layers and levels of meaning and color build upon each other, my first strokes still visible in the pentimental landscape. My arms sweep right, left, up, down, my entire body stirs within the painting. The canvas records my actions, a menagerie of movement.

“The story evolves as the painting progresses. I try to hold on to reappearing figures, the narrators of my Wonderland. The journey is intense, sometimes frightening, sometimes funny, but always exciting. There is no end to the painting adventure.”

If you can't make the opening, the show is viewable by appointment until June 1 (call 323-254-4565 or email

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