Street Level Art Exhibition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/24/96

Contact: Margie Yu
Public Affairs Assistant
(323) 343-3047

Street Level Exhibition Opens on October 28 at Cal State L.A.

Featuring local artists Roger Marshutz, Sandra Varos, Daniel Trevino and Bernardo

Los Angeles, California -- October 24, 1996 -- From October 28 through November 21, the Fine Arts Gallery at California State University, Los Angeles will display Street Level, an exhibition that focuses on the more overlooked people and objects found on the city streets. This show features works by Los Angeles artists Roger Marshutz, Sandra Varos, Daniel Trevino, and Bernardo. Although traditional art materials are used in some of the imagery, the resultant art works are definitely unusual and non-traditional. A reception will take place on Saturday, November 2 from 3-5 p.m. and the artists' talk will be on Tuesday, November 12 at 6 p.m.

Roger Marshutz is a nationally recognized photographer. His current work features photographs of homeless individuals or gang members. Each photograph includes an interview with the subject played through a small tape recorder. This technique adds a personal dimension to each subject and brings that person into the art gallery. These are the visages and voices of marginalized populations, often seen but rarely heard.

Sandra Varos, Daniel Trevino and Bernardo are local artists who work and exhibit collectively under the name "Three Friends." For this exhibition they have retrieved furniture, trash and other objects abandoned on the streets of Los Angeles. This detritus is recombined into new sculpture and aesthetic compositions. Like the photographic work of Roger Marshutz, this work draws attention to elements always present in the city, but rarely noticed or contemplated. The exhibit is curated by Ed Forde, professor of Art at Cal State L.A.

For more information, please call the CSLA Art Department, (323) 343-4010.


CALENDAR LISTING

Who & What:
Cal State L.A. Fine Arts Gallery presents the Street Level exhibition, featuring local artists Roger Marshutz, Sandra Varos, Daniel Trevino, and Bernardo. Curated by Ed Forde.

When:
October 28-November 21, 1996.
Gallery hours: Mon.-Thu., 12 noon - 5 p.m.
reception: Sat., Nov. 2, 3 - 5 p.m.
artists' talk: Tue., Nov. 12, 6 p.m.

Where:
Cal State L.A. Fine Arts Gallery. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways.

Info:
For more information, call the CSLA Art Department, (323) 343-4010.

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