M L Y Gallery - Art For CHANGE is a nature inspired, eco-conscious art and design gallery in the exclusive Malibu Lumber Yard Center.
It is dedicated to people, diversified art mediums and the environment, facilitating change by bringing attention to a variety of social and environmental issues through the power of the ARTS.
MLY Gallery shares this passion with both celebrated and emerging environmental artists, architects & visionaries who use their work as a tool to inspire earth's conservation and the betterment of the human condition.
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UPCOMING EVENT :
MLY HOLIDAY ART SHOW
Artist : SEDA SAAR
Saturday, Dec 14th
2 pm- 5 pm
Celebrating Earth ...
MLY Gallery is pleased to present ECO ART - A juried exhibition of accepted entries for Eco- Conscious Art for Living- A Juried Call of diversified Artworks to promote and support the vital role that art and creation play in raising awareness, supporting ideas and encouraging solutions to our planets sustainable ways of living.
Eco Artists include: Sharon Brooks, Daniel Chavira, Eeench, Bijian Fan, Jennifer Glassman, Anne Hunt, Maureen Haldeman, Heather Lowe, Eleni Maureas, Shaun Murphy, Keri Rosebraugh, Shawn K. Riley, Eugenie Spirito, Sarah Stone, Seda Saar, Bonita Tabakin, Monica Wyatt.
Goals are to promote and support the vital role that art and creation play in raising awareness, supporting concrete solutions and encouraging a culture of eco-conscious living. The exhibit is open to an artists’ creative vision. Artwork made from recycled materials, or portraying an aspect of the environment, an idea for the earth's conservation and adaptability by human nature is eligible. Artwork can be 2d or 3d, max size 36 x 36 x 36 inches, & can be in any media including video. The use of design, recycled materials, and minimum waste is highly encouraged. A portion of proceeds to benefit Wiser Earth. (a 501c 3 non profit organization)
Celebrating Earth ...
OLD CYPRESS 16 x 12 Oil on Panel © SEDA2013
MLY Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Malibu Artist Seda Saar in celebration of land & sea, with over fifty paintings painted directly from life, of the Malibu and the California Coast all the way to Big Sur.
A portion of proceeds to benefit Wiser Earth. (a 501c 3 non profit organization)
Oceans: Dedicated to the Seas...
A solo exhibition of works by Malibu artist & gallerist Seda Saar. View the Exhibit HERE
42 x 32 Oil on Canvas
© SEDA 2012
Malibu Lumber Yard Gallery is an environmental gallery started by the artist and is dedicated to the environment.
MLY Gallery is happy to support Sea Shepherd California and profits from sales of artwork, will benefit Sea Shepherd, an organization making all the difference in the quest to protect marine mammals and the seas locally and around the globe.
The artist is dedicating the entire exhibition to the Seas...The subject matter of many of Seda's canvases deal with the local environment, capturing from life the essence of its beautiful landscape. Many moods of the ocean and especially nocturnal full moon paintings are depicted in expressive colors, familiar scenes to many of us, yet viewed in a different and new way. " I have always loved the ocean! As a young child, we spent the summers at a resort by the Caspian Sea. Experiencing the change while traveling in a car from the crowded city of Teheran, to the beauty of the green coast and seeing the change, the sight and sound and smell of the ocean, struck me as the most magical experience in the world."
...Whether visiting an island in Hawaii, or living on the coasts of England and France, as well as spending holidays, in exotic locations, like Fiji and the Galapagos, instilled in me, a great deal of concern, for preserving the beauty of the land.
Living on the shore in Malibu and observing the sea, as the waves rolled in gently and withdrew, I had a sense of touching eternity ... ever changing, yet ever the same.
Seeing development engulf the beaches, in places, wherever I was exposed to them, brought the issues of preservation to my attention. Our ecosystems are all self-sustaining environments, forever evolving.
The biosphere (air land and water where life exists), has three main ecosystems: freshwater, terrestrial and ocean. These ecosystems have been stable for long periods of time, defying our imagination, however, since the stone age, humans have shaped the world, on which we depend. Since the development of the engine in the 1700s, we have learned to harness fossil fuels, first coal, later oil and gas to multiply our will by thousands and millions of times.
No part of the world, from the remotest arctic tundra to the ocean floor, now escapes human impact. Thousands of chemicals that never existed in nature are ubiquitous. PCB's can be found in bodies of polar bears, whales and dolphins at concentrations that endanger their future. Plastics are present in virtually every part of the environment from the soil to our seabeds.
Our beloved ancient California Condor, one of the world's rarest bird species, is almost extinct, from the digestion of poisons.
This is a first of a series of exhibits for change - (Oceans, Forests and Rivers)
In this exhibit, "OCEANS, A Coastal Journey", I would like to first share the beauty & appreciation for the environment and hopefully with the support of the community living and visiting the beautiful coast of Malibu, I can bring awareness of our 'Human Activity'.
May you always walk in beauty...
Houses of the Sundown Sea:The Architectural Vision of Harry Gesner MLY Gallery Exhibit and Book Signing April 2012-
Please view the Documentary Film HERE
Houses of the Sundown Sea:The Architectural Vision of Harry Gesner By Lisa Germany, New Photography by Juergen Nogai – "My basic philosophy and approach to architecture is from somewhere primeval. It comes from the heart as well as the head." Harry Gesner
For more than sixty years, observers and architectural aficionados alike have strained to catch glimpses of maverick architect Harry Gesner's spectacular homes in Southern California. Cantilevering over a sixty-foot drop-off in the hills above Calabasas; and another, tucked away on the grounds of the Getty Museum Center in Los Angeles. A self-taught architect and green design pioneer, Gesner (b. 1925) is still inventing, still creating, still designing. Houses of the Sundown Sea: The Architectural Vision of Harry Gesner (Abrams; April 2012; U.S. $75.00/Can. $86.00; ISBN 978-1-4197-0049-1) by Lisa Germany is the first book to examine Gesner's architecture, tracing his long life and his career from 1945 to the present and opening the doors to fifteen intriguing homes, all located in or near Los Angeles and built, for the most part, during the 1950s through the 1970s. An insightful and revealing text accompanies new photography by Juergen Nogai along with historical photographs and Gesner's own drawings, floor plans, and blueprints drawn from his remarkably rich archive. Gesner's utterly unique, often eccentric and unorthodox designs are outside the canons of doctrinaire modernism, yet he is undoubtedly a Modernist, and one whose romantic, quixotic nature has caused his truly extraordinary body of work to be overlooked by many—until now. Malibu, Calif.- On Saturday, April 28th, Chocolatebox Café & MLY Art Gallery hosted a reception and book signing for "Houses of Sundown Sea: The Architectural Vision of Harry Gesner" by Lisa Germany and new photography by Juergen Nogai, based on the captivating life journey of one of California's most legendary architects, Harry Gesner. Harry Gesner draws inspiration from nature and the energy of having lived by the ocean in Malibu all his life. Gesner, an avid surfer, whose Malibu Wave House has given inspiration to such architectural icons as the Sydney Opera House, describes his experience in 1956, sketching the ideas right onto his balsa-board with a grease pencil, sitting out in the ocean facing the beach where he camped for a few nights to get to know the elements. The book signing event took place from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the Malibu Lumber Yard, 3939 Cross Creek Road. MLY Gallery invites the Malibu community and beyond to join her in celebrating the life of Harry Gesner and his great contribution to modern architecture. The exhibition of the same name will continue at the MLY Gallery will through June 2nd.
ELEMENTS: THE CIRCLE OF LIFE
Mary Wright: Over 250 Mixed media & Watercolor works.
Exhibition conceived & curated by : Seda Saar
August 30th - October 13th
Featuring Warhol's most prolific works including Marilyn Monroe, Liz Taylor, Campbell's Soup Cans, Muhammad Ali, Jane Fonda, John Wayne, Flowers, Mao, and many many more.
Vision 2013 Our Becoming ...
The Collective Dream , Mixed Media on Paper SEDA2013
Malibu Lumber Yard Gallery is pleased to announce
Vision 2013: Our Becoming ... A collaborative exhibit of artworks including: Painting, Photography, Film, Video art, Poetry & Prose, Performance Art, Architecture & Design; by diverse Malibu & Los Angeles area artists and visionaries: Jon Rasmussen Shaman and Visionary, Eric Lloyd Wright,Architect, Mary Wright, Artist, Leigh J. McCloskey, Visionary Artist, actor and philosopher, Barbara Kolo, Artist, Eric Minh Swenson, Artist, Filmmaker & Photographer, Fu-Ding Cheng, Visonary Artist & Spiritual Coach & Filmmaker, Maureen Haldeman, Photographer, Kio Griffith, Video Artist, Sue May, Filmmaker and photographer, Mear One, Graffitti artist, and Seda Saar, artist, curator, art director.
Exhibition Dates: February 2nd - March 16th, 2013
Art Talk Event : March 15th, 6-9pm
Vision 2013 - Our Becoming...
Exhibition curated by Seda Baghdasarian
View Video of artist Leigh McCloskey, at Vision 2013 Opening by Mr. Malibu.
Be the change that you want to see in the world. Gandhi