RAY CAROFANO: Time Out of Mind

Los Angeles Harbor College Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present Time Out of Mind, the nature photographs of Ray Carofano. The exhibition will open with an Artist’s Reception on Saturday, March 17, from 4 – 7 PM.

Ray Carofano’s nature images have been variously described as transcendent, mystical, emotionally resonant, hauntingly beautiful – the combination of superb craftsmanship and artistic intuition. All true.

The images comprising Time Out of Mind adhere to the edict “Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.” These new works display a compositional and spatial dynamic reminiscent of classical Chinese landscape painting executed in ink on silk with soft, rubbed brushwork, striving to reveal nature’s inner spirit over outward appearance. Up close, or at distance, intimacy is the shared cornerstone of these ethereal works. Ansel Adams’ analogy that “The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance” can be fittingly applied to Carofano’s decades long practice. As an acknowledged master of darkroom technique, it’s not hard to imagine his labors paralleling those of the master painter.

Ray Carofano’s photographs have been widely exhibited in the United States and abroad including solo exhibitions at Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba, the Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego, CA, and Galeria de Arte Fotografo, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Fototeca de Cuba, Nat’l Archives, Havana, Cuba, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas, U. of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, among others. He is represented by Couturier Gallery in Los Angeles.

Curated by Ron Linden and funded in part by generous support from Linda Lee Bukowski, Time Out of Mind runs through May 4. Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 11 AM – 4 PM, and by appointment. For visuals or add

itional information please call 310-600-4873 or 310-233-4411

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Fall 2011 Exhibit

PRESS RELEASE

COLEEN STERRITT  rehab Recent Work

October 1 – December 8, 2011

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, October 1, 4 – 7 PM

Los Angeles Harbor College Fine Arts Gallery

1111 Figueroa Place FA 101, Wilmington, CA 90744

     Los Angeles Harbor College Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present rehab, Recent Work by Coleen Sterritt. The exhibition will open with an Artist’s Reception on Saturday, October 1, from 4 – 7 PM.

     For 30 years sculptor Coleen Sterritt has stacked, piled, slathered, and glued a great variety of materials together creating forms indicative of nature/culture conundrums. From plaster and tar, pinecones and fishing line, found furniture and studio detritus, she’s fashioned a visual language both acutely formal and awkwardly evocative. Combinations of form and material focus on the interaction between organic and geometric, stable and precarious, intimate and remote, with the work acting as a barometer for lived experience.

     Sterritt’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. Prominent public and private collections include The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Crocker Art Museum, Scripps College Collection, The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Capitol Group Companies, Los Angeles, New York, and London.

     Sterritt is a recipient of residencies, grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Matters, The Roswell Museum and Art Center, the J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts/California Community Foundation, and the City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship (COLA) from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

    Curated by Ron Linden, rehab runs through December 8. For visuals or additional information please call310-233-4411 or 310-600-4873. Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 11 AM – 4 Pm and by appointment.

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