FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Harriet & Charles Luckman
Fine Arts Complex
Contact: Diane Turner
Phone: (323) 343-6616
Fax: (323) 343-6423
Date: April 15, 1997
THE ART EXPERIENCE, ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST PAINTINGS BY VICCI SPERRY, AT LUCKMAN GALLERY FROM MAY 24 TO JUNE 30, 1997
The Art Experience, abstract expressionist drawings and paintings by Vicci Sperry, comes to the Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Gallery at Cal State L.A. from May 24 to June 30, 1997. Patricia Woodlin is curator. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to every performance at Luckman Theatre. It is free to the public. For information call (323) 343-6604.
An exhibition reception will take place on Saturday, May 31 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Abstract expressionist images of color, imbued with a timeless vitality, document the artistic experiences and expression of Sperry. More than 45 drawings and paintings in a variety of mediums, including charcoal, ink, watercolor, acrylic and oil, archive the artist's 95 years (1900-1995) of an engaging life and involvement in important American art movements.
Sperry has exhibited in Paris, New York, Los Angeles and numerous other cities in the United States. During her life, she touched many of the significant artists and art movements of this century. She began her career as an avant-garde Abstract artist in 1930s Chicago. Sperry was inspired by the unconventionality of Cezanne's technique and by the work of French colorist Matisse, which is evidenced by her radiant use of color. After studying with Hans Hoffman, she became involved in the Greenwich Village art ferment of the '40s and '50s as a close associate of such noted artists as Franz Kline, William De Kooning, Jackson Pollock and many others.
Her years of drawing, painting, teaching, lecturing, collecting, and loving art and artists, generated her book, The Art Experience, produced by master printer Andrè Sauret. Sperry was the only American and the only woman for whom Sauret produced. Directed primarily to the painter, the book also opens new paths to all those involved with creative challenge.
The Vicci Sperry collection will be loaned to the Luckman Fine Arts Gallery by Marjorie Braude and Carol Moss.
The Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex, now in its third season, brings the arts in their most creative and innovative forms to Southern California. The Luckman Fine Arts Complex can be accessed through Cal State L.A.'s home page /sites/default/files/_for updates in its scheduling, or call (323) 343-6610._