Monday, September 6, 2010

"Somewhere In-Between: A Celebration of the Departed"- At Flazh!Alley Art Studio

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 27 - November 6, 2010



"Somewhere In-Between"

A Celebration of the Departed 




A New Photo Series By Liezel Rubin


Flazh!Alley Art Studio's first "Day of the Dead" exhibit will highlight the new series by innovative art photographer, Liezel Rubin.

Traditionally, Day Of the Dead celebrations follow the Mexican ritual of skeletons engaged in recreating the same day-to-day practices that they did when they were alive. Ms. Rubin brings a new and fresh twist to Day of the Dead by bringing them back to life as ghostly phantoms from all nationalities, walks of life and points of views

The series is based on Cabinet Cards which was the style of photograph which was universally adopted for photographic portraiture in 1870 and dates back as far as 1866. The last cabinet cards were produced in the 1920's, perhaps as late as 1924. Cabinet Cards were generally exclusive to the Wealthy but eventually became more popular to the Sideshow circuit as a souvenir sale as well as to capture important moments like funerals (post-mortem). 

This series is an exploration of photography which brought together many levels of this world both physical and spiritual, living and dead, past and present. "My recent work involves extensively layering together many photographs that are interwoven to create a tapestry that integrates different elements. In my work I challenge myself to explore the realms within realms, to explore when past, present and future collide. To me, it is to look beyond the surface of things."

The only public receptions will be on San Pedro's 1st Thursdays Art Walk Nights, October 7 & November 4, 2010 from 7-11 PM, ADULTS ONLY, (18 and over) "Somewhere In-Between" can also be seen by appointment. Please call  310.833.3633  310.833.3633 0r flazhalley@aol.com .



Flazh!Alley Art Studio is located at 1113 S. Pacific Ave., Suite B, San Pedro, CA. Park in the large city parking lot behind the Ramona Bakery at Pacific & 11th Street. Enter Flazh!Alley from the alley, of course.



FLAZH!ALLEY ART STUDIO REPRESENTING


BOB BARRY'S DIANE ARBUS COLLECTION:  "HOROWITZ BY ARBUS"

RICHARD B. CHAUDAVIS
DANIEL DEROUX
WIM GRIFFITH
JOHN MIDDELKOOP
MIRIAM PREISSEL
LIEZEL RUBIN
DON SABAN

CRISTY THOM
MAX UBER
 

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