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RASHELL GEORGE Downpour


Lora Schlesinger is pleased to announce Rashell George’s second solo-exhibition with the gallery. Downpour features new paintings and collages by the artist. The exhibition opens on Saturday, April and is on view through June 1, 2013. The East Gallery presents Rashell George’s second solo-exhibition, Downpour, featuring two new series of works by the artist. Using landscapes as a central theme, George strips the genre down to its most bare elements. The Framing Foliage series consists of landscape imagery (from books, magazines, brochures, etc.) that George has painted over leaving only the foliage, creating a photographic frame around a solid colored background. In the Downpour series George applies horizontal washes of paint that drip down from the top to the base of the canvas, building an atmospheric haze that fabricates the illusion of space and depth. Rashell George received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in Painting and Drawing. She was the recipient of the Friends of Joe Mugnaini Award in 2004. The gallery is located in the Bergamot Station Art Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, T3, Santa Monica. For additional information please call (310) 828-1133, view our website at www.loraschlesinger.com, or e-mail: gallery@loraschlesinger.com.


Downpour, with Foliage, 2013, acrylic on printed paper, 11-3/4 x 15-5/8”, 15-1/2 x 19-3/8” - framed


Framing Foliage: Blush, 2013, acrylic, collage on printed paper, 19-7/8 x 16�, 24-1/8 x 19-1/4� - framed


Downpour: Lightheaded, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 10-1/2 x 20-1/2�


Framing Foliage: Wish you were here, 2010, acrylic, oil on printed paper, 12 x 16-3/4�, 16-1/4 x 21� - framed


Framing Folliage: Farewell my Love, 2009, acrylic, oil on printed paper, 9-1/4 x 16-1/2�, 13 x 20-3/8� - framed


Downpour: Jaded, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 32-1/8 x 64-1/2�


Framing Foliage: Misty Eyes, 2013, acrylic, oil on printed paper, 12-1/2 x 19-3/4�, 16-1/4 x 23-1/2� - framed


Framing Foliage: Borderline, 2011, acrylic, plastic, collage on printed paper, 8-1/4 x 11�, 12 x 14-3/4� - framed


Downpour June Gloom, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 18 x 48�


Framing Foliage: So Long to Thee, 2010, acrylic, oil on printed paper, 12-1/4 x 16”, 15-7/8 x 19-1/2” - framed


Downpour: Bottom Line, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 13-1/2 x 22-3/8�


Framing Foliage: Sun Shower, 2011, acrylic on printed paper, 12-1/4 x 16�, 16 x 19-3/4� - framed


Framing Foliage: Washed Out, 2012, acrylic and gouache on printed paper, 11 x 16�, 14-3/4 x 19-3/4� -framed


Downpour: Heavy Heart, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 13 x 18-1/2”


RASHELL GEORGE

1982: Born in South Hampton, UK. Currently lives and works in Los Angeles. EDUCATION: 2001-2005: BFA Otis College of Art and Design, Fine Arts: Painting and Drawing. 2000-2001: University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI. SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2013: Downpour, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA. 2007: Blank Verse, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA. SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2012: Summer Group Show, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA. 2010: Small Works, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot station, Santa Monica, CA. Psychic Outlaws, Curated by John Souza and Annie Buckley. Luckman Gallery, Cal State LA, CA. Light is Heavy, Curated by Analia Saban and Kim McCarty. Michael's Restaurant, Santa Monica, CA. 2009: Small (though your heart is breaking), Curated by Kristen English and Kelli Manthei. Gallery 1927, Los Angeles, CA. 2008: In the Round, Curated by Ed Gomez. Andrewshire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 2007: On Death and Drawing, curated by Jessica Minckley. Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. LA><Art Benefit Auction, LA><Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 2006: Otis Graduates, curated by Peter Alexander. Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot station, Santa Monica, CA. 2005: Delusionarium II, organized by Jesse Benson. White Box Gallery, Marina del Rey, CA. Otis BFA Senior Exhibition: Site, Sight, Size, Sighs. Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA.


AWARDS: 2004: Friends of Joe Mugnaini Award, Jurored by Roy Dowell, Meg Linton, Anneta Kappon. BIBLIOGRAPHY: Buckley, Annie. Psychic Outlaws. The Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 2010. George, Rashell. JAB Art Enterprises: In the Studio with John Baldessari. OMAG, Vol 8, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA. 2010, 7 Benson, Jesse. Delusionarium, Grand central press, Santa Ana, CA, 2006, 36 “Delusionarium 2 at White Box Gallery” Artweek, July/ August 2005, 18-19.

Rashell George, Downpour  

Collage and Painting

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