The Harriet & Charles Luckman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 1996

The Harriet & Charles Luckman
Fine Arts Complex
Contact: Diane Turner
Phone: (323) 343-6616
Fax: (323) 343-6423

HARRIET AND CHARLES LUCKMAN FINE ARTS GALLERY ANNOUNCES
GALLERY EXHIBITS FOR 1996-97

An exhibit by Chinese artist Jacqueline Han launches the 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 texture.

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 and expression.

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 life.

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

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