August 22, 2002

Greg McIlvaine's Anti-Terro...

Greg McIlvaine's Anti-Terrorism Art Show: My pal Greg has a big show coming up August 31, showcasing his exciting new portrait series. He's even put out a press release, under the headline "Los Angeles Artist Pursues Happiness Through Paintings In Response To Sept. 11." Check it out:

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (INTERNET WIRE) -- 08/21/2002 -- Artist Gregory John McIlvaine opens his solo gallery show entitled "The Pursuit of Happiness" at the LA River Lil' Frogtown Gallery this Saturday, August 31 with a reception from 6-9PM. McIlvaine, who received an MFA from Otis School of Art in 1994, was inspired by the tragedy of Sept. 11 to create a series of portraits of friends, loved ones, heroes, and other inspirations. McIlvaine says, "In thinking about what I personally could do to fight the fundamentalism and intolerance that this terrorism represents, I tried to make a series of paintings which express a love of life and creative individualism. I chose to portray friends and heroes in an attempt to celebrate the joy that comes from community, scholarship, inquiry, and creative work. There's also an element of humor which is always present in my work and hopefully makes it more accessible." [...]

"As we grieve, we also remember and celebrate the spirit of freedom and individuality that our enemies are trying to destroy. Hopefully my show can be part of that process."

The press release also talks about blogs, and David Hockney. I highly encourage all Southern Californians, and especially the blog kids, to come out for opening night.

Posted by at August 22, 2002 10:36 PM
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August 22, 2002

Greg McIlvaine's Anti-Terro...

Greg McIlvaine's Anti-Terrorism Art Show: My pal Greg has a big show coming up August 31, showcasing his exciting new portrait series. He's even put out a press release, under the headline "Los Angeles Artist Pursues Happiness Through Paintings In Response To Sept. 11." Check it out:

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (INTERNET WIRE) -- 08/21/2002 -- Artist Gregory John McIlvaine opens his solo gallery show entitled "The Pursuit of Happiness" at the LA River Lil' Frogtown Gallery this Saturday, August 31 with a reception from 6-9PM. McIlvaine, who received an MFA from Otis School of Art in 1994, was inspired by the tragedy of Sept. 11 to create a series of portraits of friends, loved ones, heroes, and other inspirations. McIlvaine says, "In thinking about what I personally could do to fight the fundamentalism and intolerance that this terrorism represents, I tried to make a series of paintings which express a love of life and creative individualism. I chose to portray friends and heroes in an attempt to celebrate the joy that comes from community, scholarship, inquiry, and creative work. There's also an element of humor which is always present in my work and hopefully makes it more accessible.destroy. Hopefully my show can be part of that process."
The press release also talks about blogs, and David Hockney. I highly encourage all Southern Californians, and especially the blog kids, to come out for opening night.

Posted by at August 22, 2002 10:36 PM
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