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December 1-31, 2016

Arcadia Contemporary 9428 Washington Boulevard | Culver City, CA 90232 (424) 603-4656 |

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s the holiday season arrives, many galleries host small works exhibitions featuring new pieces by their roster of artists. Culver City, California-based Arcadia Contemporary will present a new twist on the theme with their exhibition 12 x 12 in 12. Gallery President Steve Diamant explains, “The 12 x 12 in 12 came about as we wanted to create an end-of-year exhibition that we thought would be challenging to our roster of painters. By limiting their ‘talents’ to just one square foot, we think we will be seeing many ‘surprises’ of creativity.” On view will be work by gallery artists such as Michael Chapman, Johannes Wessmark, Carlo Russo, Nicolás Uribe and Dan Quintana. There also will be special guest artists participating in the show. The mediums, styles and subject matter will vary from figurative to landscape to still lifes. Among the pieces is Wessmark’s pool painting Ripples, which is an underwater view looking up at a woman in a red bikini—her head above water and her body submerged. “My inspiration was the rippling water making a realistic painting quite abstract,” says the artist. There also will be Chapman’s Luminous Morning that shows an everyday scene nearby a beach. Chapman explains, “I’m always searching for the poetry of Hopper and de Chirico in the early morning and late afternoon sunlight of Southern California.” In his still life Cool Yarns, Russo pairs three skeins in varying 1





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