FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 1996
The Harriet & Charles Luckman
Fine Arts Complex
Contact: Diane Turner
Phone: (323) 343-6616
Fax: (323) 343-6423
GALLERY EXHIBITS FOR 1996-97
new season on July 13
From the colorful Chinese brushstrokes of artist Jacqueline Han
to the multicultural traditions and varied media of the Arroyo
Arts Collective, the Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Gallery
season for 1996-97 offers a wide perspective of art shown during
eight scheduled exhibits. All exhibitions are curated by Patricia
Jessup Woodlin, Ph.D. (except where indicated). The Gallery is
located in the Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex at
the northeast corner of the Cal State L.A. campus. The Gallery
is open Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays from 12 noon to
5 p.m. and one hour prior to theatre performances. Admission
is free to the public.
Jacqueline Han's Impressions/Expressions, July 13 - Aug.
19, 1996, with an artist's reception on Saturday, July 13, launches
the Gallery season. The paintings, ink drawings and watercolors
of this Chinese artist are endowed with a vitality and life through
the use of brilliant and innovative colors. Han is well known
as a television celebrity in Taiwan and a movie star across Southeast
Asia. She began to learn Chinese painting and calligraphy in
1978, studying under five famous Chinese instructors. Building
on traditional black ink painting, Han has now won national acclaim
for her lively and innovative use of colors.
In 1993, Han and her family immigrated to the United States.
At her farewell exhibition in Taiwan, the Honorable Tung-Min
Hsieh, the former vice-president of the Republic of China, wrote
an article on her work which was later published in her book of
artworks. Her current exhibition is sponsored by Pacific Cultural
Foundation of The Republic of China.
Han resides in Los Angeles where she is learning more about western
art while bringing Chinese art into the international art world.
Additional Gallery exhibits include Point of View by Shirley
Chernitsky and Franco Ciuti from September 7- Oct. 11, 1996.
The paintings of Chernitsky and sculpture of Ciuti represent two
abstract and diverse, yet complementary, artistic points of view.
Panoramas of Passage: Changing Landscapes of South Africa
takes place Oct. 19 - Dec. 7, 1996. Co-sponsored by Los Angeles Cultural
Affairs, this exhibit looks at the art and history of South Africa,
using landscape as its subject and metaphor, in a rich and imaginative
way. It will be curated by Clive van den Berg.
Abstraction/Symbolism, a presentation of works by Marion
Stiebel Siciliano, can be seen from Jan. 6 - Feb. 28, 1997. Marion
Stiebel Siciliano's paintings of geometric perceptual abstractions
represent pages of a diary of inner and outer landscapes which
are expressed in symbolism, shape, color and iconography.
Form/Synthesis: Group Exhibition, March 12 - May 10,
1997, showcases the talents of internationally recognized sculptors
Carlo Alfano, Renata Boreo, Alberto Burri, Paolo Cotani, Ramon
de Soto, Dicrola, Tommaso Durante, Nagasawa, Nettor Pisani, Giuseppe
Pulvirenti and Michele Zaza. This exhibit reflects a broad range
of artistic expression through the innovative use of form and
Vicci Sperry's The Art Experience, May 24 - June 30, 1997,
features abstract expressionist images of color, imbued with a
timeless vitality, which document Sperry's artistic experiences
Humanity and Love, July 11 - Aug. 9, 1997, these dramatic
paintings by Li Zi Jian convey a message of man's tenderness which
touches the viewer with the power of the artist's expression of
The rich, multicultural tradition of the Northeast Los Angeles
community is presented in In the Neighborhood: A Juried Exhibition
of Works by Members of the Arroyo Arts Collective, Aug. 16
- Sept. 30, 1997. The exhibit reflects the variety of Arroyo
Arts Collective member artists who work in all media.
The Harriet and 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, east)
freeway, on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles.
Luckman's striking red brick structures house the performing
arts theatre and fine arts gallery which opened fall of 1994.
For additional information about the Fine Arts Gallery exhibits
call (323) 343-6604.
WHO: The Harriet & Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex
presents its 1996- 97 Fine Arts Gallery season, beginning with
an exhibit by Chinese artist Jacqueline Han.
WHAT: The paintings, ink drawings and watercolors of Han
are endowed with a vitality and life through the use of brilliant
and innovative colors.
WHERE: Luckman Fine Arts Gallery at Cal State L.A., at
junction of I-10 (San Bernardino) and I-710 (Long Beach) freeways
WHEN: Han exhibit: July 13 - Aug. 19, 1996
Han reception: Saturday, July 13, 1996
Gallery season: July 13, 1996- Sept. 30, 1997
TICKETS: Free admission
INFO: Luckman Gallery - (323) 343-6604