Quintet of artists host show through June 6

LA JOLLA — La Jolla Art Association announced “Visual Variations 2010” at its gallery at 8100 Paseo Del Ocasa through June 6. The gallery will be open from noon to 6 p.m. most days and by appointment.
The art exhibit showcases five award-winning San Diego artists: Jeffrey R. Brosbe, Dana Levine, Caroline Morse, Gwen Nobil, and John Valois.
The title of the exhibition refers to each artist’s unique vision, ranging from the abstract to the realistic, from black and white to intense color, and from high impact to quiet contemplation. No matter what the stylistic differences, all the images in the show leave a lasting impression on the viewer.
“As an artist and a scientist I can tell you that art and science are not an unlikely combination,” Levine said. “Both strive to see nature with a fresh eye. In my work, I explore the inner richness of nature and the human form in a visual medium, looking for the structure beneath the surface using the original colors our eyes combine together. My style is impressionism; my ideas expressed in pigments and through the camera lens.” Caroline Morse’s style is representational and focuses mainly on landscapes and the figure. Her paintings are interpretive realism with an emphasis on color, space and light. She seeks to capture energy and emotion, combining substance and meaning with aesthetics.
“I have turned to the world of art as means of expression,” Valois said. “The flexibility and range of possibilities afforded by the digital medium are truly amazing and an excellent means for expressing one’s creative ideas and feelings.”
“Capturing the moment in an outdoor setting is one of my favorite ways of painting,” Nobil said. “I like the challenge of plein air painting: changing light, shadows, weather — all combine to push the artist to a higher level of concentration than might otherwise take place.”
Brosbe’s images are fine art photographic prints in extremely limited editions. He considers the creation of an image the same as the creation of a Haiku. “It should be whole and meaningful in itself while providing greater insight when pondered further,” he said.
Call Dana at (858) 490-0470 to make an appointment. For more information, visit www.lajollaart.org or e-mail danabet@yahoo.com.

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