The Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Gallery

Harriet & Charles Luckman
Fine Arts Complex
Contact: Diane Turner
Phone: (323) 343-6616
Fax: (323) 343-6423
Date: March 20, 1996

LINKING ETHOS II: THE MILLENNIUM PRINCIPLE
AT LUCKMAN FINE ARTS GALLERY APRIL 9-MAY 22

A collaborative installation by California artists Katy Brooks and Myrella Moses
invites guests to explore art in a new way -- using flashlights!

Linking Ethos II: The Millennium Principle, the second in a series of collaborative installations by California artists Katy Brooks and Myrella Moses, opens April 9 and continues through May 22, 1996 at the Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Gallery. It is located at Cal State L.A.'s Luckman Fine Arts Complex and is free to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to each theatre performance.

Linking Ethos II offers a fresh new way of looking at art. In a large space almost void of light except for a few dim spots, guests are invited to discover the individual artworks and participate in the installation with the aid of available flashlights. Families are encouraged to attend this unique exploration of art.

Twelve blackboards yielding insights into the state of the world/humanity, a chair, a sand pit and pendulum to mark the earth's rotations, a self-portrait sculpture and a narrator, ask Myrella Moses' questions about the "big picture."

Fourteen handmade intimate artist books by Katy Brooks, illuminated by suspended flashlights, reveal glimpses, replete with original artifacts, into a world foreign to us. Inspired by her extensive exotic travels, artist/explorer Brooks offers us her observations and questions about our collective humanity.

A band of black paint which runs along the entire gallery provides space for guests to express themselves and react to the works around them with the aid of chalk and flashlights. Writings on the wall remind one of civilizations' communicative beginnings on cave walls, to the graffiti covered walls of today. They evoke the manifestations of observations, questions and the search for the elusive answer.

Myrella Moses, originally from Berlin, Germany, with a background in photography, theater and filmmaking, has been an independent curator of exhibitions such as last year's popular "In the Black," at the Irvine Fine Arts Center and the Luckman Fine Arts Gallery.

Katy Brooks is a California native who graduated from Otis Art Institute. With a background in painting, writing, anthropology and documentary filmmaking, Brooks' extensive study of humanity and her resulting art explores issues of "who we are" and "where we're going."

The exhibition is curated by Dr. Patricia Woodlin, Luckman Fine Arts Gallery director.

The Harriet & Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex is noted for its integrity in bringing the arts in their most creative and innovative forms to Southern California. The Complex is located at the Eastern Avenue exit of the I-10 (San Bernardino) freeway, on the California State University, Los Angeles campus. Luckman's striking red brick structures house one of the newest performing arts theatres and fine arts galleries in Los Angeles. For additional information about the Linking Ethos II exhibit call (323) 343-6610.


WHO:
Harriet & Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex presents Linking Ethos II

WHAT:
A collaborative installation by California artists Katy Brooks and Myrella Moses which offers a fresh new way of looking at art. In a large space almost void of light, guests will discover the individual artworks and participate in the installation with the aid of flashlights. Families are encouraged to attend.

WHERE:
Luckman Fine Arts Gallery at Cal State L.A.
Junction of I-10 (San Bernardino) and I-710 (Long Beach) freeways.

WHEN:
April 9 through May 22, 1996--Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to each theatre performance.

TICKETS:
Free admission.

INFO:
Luckman information--(323) 343-6610.

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