Three-artist show set for Oct. 13

LA JOLLA — “Reality and Beyond,” an exhibition of digital art by San Diego artists Mark Donnelly, Carole Deubbert, Dana Levine and John Valois, will be held at La Jolla Art Association Gallery, 8100 Paseo del Ocaso, Suite B.
The exhibition is free and open to the public during regular gallery hours Tuesdays through Thursdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays through Sundays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 13 through Oct. 25.
An artists’ reception will be held at the gallery from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 17. For more information, phone (858) 459-1196.
Digital art is art that relies on computer software to create or significantly modify an artist’s work. The exhibition’s title references a digital transformation of the natural world, either art created by computer graphics or images initially taken with a digital camera. Works in this show range from the abstract to the realistic, from black and white to intense color, and from high impact to quiet contemplation. But no matter what the stylistic differences, all the images in the show leave a lasting impression on the viewer.
Donnelly’s artwork is a reflection of his intense interest in the tropics and encouraging awareness of its incredible beauty and its critical ecological role.
Deubbert uses light and design to capture the essence of a subject. Each image tells a story, often of mystery and surprise, mood, and sensuality. She loves color, which is expressed especially in her food and florals images.
To Levine, transforming reality into a work of art is an exciting, creative adventure, especially when she paints or photographs tranquil, reflective spaces or people with a sparkle in their eye. Her photographs convey vulnerability in people and express ideas in natural and man-made forms.
The conflicts and complementarities of the inner and outer worlds play a significant role in Valois’ work. Ezra Pound defined an artistic image as an “intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time.” Much of his work results in emotional-thought images which are indeed time-captures of these complexes.
For additional artwork or more information, contact Dana Levine at (858) 490-0470 or