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hOt summER Exhibits L.A. Louver shows of ceramic sculpture May 3 through May 31: Gustavo Pérez: New Work and Cheryl Ann Thomas: Relics. An opening reception will be held May 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. Some of Pérez’s vessels with bold patterns resemble the work of ancient cultures, while others with undulating curves are decidedly modern. His ceramics were the subject of a major survey exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City and are part of the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Long Beach Museum of Art, among others. Thomas’ sculptures are an experiment in the creative process. She deliberately overfires the porcelain, allowing the pieces to collapse in the kiln and take on spontaneous shapes. The complex process produces works that are both delicate and intricate. Frank Lloyd Gallery represents major West Coast artists working in painting, sculpture and ceramics. The gallery works with museum curators as well as private collectors. Its Frederick Fisher and Partners-designed space is located in Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station, Southern California’s largest art gallery complex. Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, B5B, Santa Monica. 310-264-3866, Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. L.A. LOuVER Continuing through May 17 at L.A. Louver is Oceania, a solo exhibit of new paintings by London-based artist Jason Martin. For this series, Martin has painted with oil in rich purples and lustrous blues on square aluminum panels to the scale of the human body (approximately 68 by 68 inches and 76 by 76 inches). The artist says that there is no fixed meaning to these paintings, but hopes that they suggest to the viewer “a sojourn into a belated naturalism, a Rousseau fantasy.” Martin’s work is in private collections and museums around the world, including the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. martin, Sweet 38 Luxury Life & style May/June 2008 Photos courtesy of L.A. Louver.

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