Mel Greet, The Truth of Consequences at Bruce Lurie Gallery Opening February 9th

Mel Greet, The Truth of Consequences at Bruce Lurie Gallery Opening February 9th

Photography by Ken Pivak for Duane Meltzer art exhibits.

Mel Greet
The Truth of Consequences

February 9-28, 2019
Opening reception Saturday, February 9, 6-9 pm

Bruce Lurie Gallery
2736 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
luriegallery.com

 

https://www.melgreet.com/

 

Bruce Lurie Gallery invites you to discover The Truth of Consequences by Los Angeles artist Mel Greet, opening February 9, 6-9 pm.

Mel Greet, child actor turned movie marketing executive turned artist, pulls no punches when telling it like it is. From gun violence to social media, we are living in a time where the truth is being stretched in multiple directions. Greet demands we take notice and realize there is a consequence for complacency.

“Sculptural social surrealism” best describes the work by combining conventional objects with social concerns we all must grapple with into unique and powerful conceptual art.

The sense of humor and crisp perceptions are inspired from Magritte, along with the multi-dimensions and contradictions of Man Ray, the political and social import of Ai Wei Wei and the stylistic inventiveness of Italian graphic designer Armando Testa. Each has influenced the way in which Greet observes and records the world.

The power of the connectivity is paramount. Greet encourages the viewer to engage, to understand, to commit, and ultimately – to act.

The Truth of Consequences runs February 9 through 28 at Bruce Lurie Gallery in Los Angeles. You can also see Mel Greet’s work at the LA Art Show with Bruce Lurie Gallery # 812, January 24 – 27.

About Mel Greet:

Born and raised in Hollywood, Greet’s show biz experience as a child actor and film studio marketing executive informs his work, allowing it to both entertain and educate through vibrant, powerful imagery. After receiving a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Greet pursued a successful advertising career in New York, then returned to Los Angeles, working in the entertainment industry as a creative director for Twentieth Century Fox and Universal Studio. He relates that these experiences made him bracingly aware of how imagery can impact society, shape communication, and have a profound effect on viewers.

Greet’s past exhibitions include, LA Climate Change Concert, Whiskey A Go Go (2015); Sofa Expo, Chicago (2018), LACDA: Snap to Grid Exhibit (2018) and Art Miami Basel (2018).

Photography by Ken Pivak for Duane Meltzer art exhibits.

Author

Kristine Schomaker is a new media and performance artist, painter and art historian living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles. For over 14 years she has been working with various interdisciplinary art forms including online virtual worlds to explore identity and the hybridization of digital media with the physical world. Whether virtual or physical, the object-based work Kristine creates combines elements of color-based gestural abstraction, animation, pattern and design, neo-Baroque and Populence. Using installation, text, photography, mixed media, video and performance for her ongoing conceptual project My Life as an Avatar, she visualizes a narrative/dialogue with her virtual persona, Gracie Kendal. Kristine then documents her experiences on her blog. In 2012, exploring ideas of community, Kristine turned a local gallery into a modern day creation of Gertrude Stein’s salon of the 1920’s with a live mixed-reality dinner party merging the physical world with the online virtual world. Over the summer she also performed The Bald and the Beautiful in which she had her head shaved as a statement to challenge society’s standards of beauty. Currently, Kristine is working as an Artist-in-Residence through the Linden Endowment for the Arts creating an immersive virtual environment which she is planning to bring into the physical world via sculpture/public art work.

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