Gesture + Structure
The Collage Artists of America:
Featured Artists: Marthe Aponte, Susanne Blecher, Ulrica Bell, Sharon Brooks, Alan Mac Christopher, Marian Devney, Joan Foster, Susan Geller, Sylvia Hamilton Goulden, Vicky Hoffman, Barbara Jones, Hariett Lahana, Mathilde Lombard, Kwei-lin Lum, Barbara Margolies, Helen, Merken, Nancy Crandall Phillips, Shawn, K. Riley, Sandy, Rooney, Toby Salkin, John Selleck, Erella Teitler, Mara Thompson, Anita Van Tellengen, Melinda Warren, Carolann Watterson, Le Monte Westmoreland, Kelly Brumfield-Woods, Barbara Zanger, Jeanne Zinniker
Harry Gesner :
Houses of the Sundown Sea
April 28- June 2nd, 2012
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-
opening the doors to fifteen intriguing homes,
all located in or near Los Angeles and mostly built 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 Gallery. MLY invites the Malibu community and beyond to join in celebration of 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 at the meditation Circle at Wright Land, Malibu
MALIBU LUMBER YARD GALLERY - Oct. 27- Nov 30
Mary Wright: ELEMENTS
Over 250 Mixed media & Watercolor works.
Exhibition conceived & curated by : Seda Saar
Mary Wright opens the inner portals to nature in her solo exhibit ELEMENTS-
the new Malibu Lumber Yard Gallery. Committed to what she calls
‘environmental sanity’ all her life, she achieves Zen-like clarity in her mixed
media watercolors, taking us on an unmistakable journey, through Earth, Air,
Fire, and Water, reconstructing the circle of life. Wright uses
elements from the land, natural and man-made that mimic nature. Sometimes
these are remains of objects processed and conceived by natural forces such as
fire and water, other times they are simple skeletons of natural life-forms,
elements from the sea and sand, sky and air; common elements
In ‘AIR’ Wrights silk paintings are complex
portals to cosmic grace, allowing the
unsettled eye to discover a myriad of faint textures and nuances that draw the
into a meditative, blissful trance. Some hang from the ceiling, floating in
space like the
element of air that encapsulates them,
allowing the movement to
float into a
tunnel, as if this possibly were the portal to another world. Woven into the serene
landscape of Water are the silent brushstrokes
inhabitants of earth- at once primal and futuristic, promoting us to contemplate
the time continuum and our place in the web of life – Water element composing
most of us and the planet…Interchangeable by abstraction.
Click below to watch the video
Written & Produced by: Seda Saar
ANDY WARHOL : ICONS & SYMBOLS
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.