EXHIBIT: “These into That (2010-2015): Art from Found Objects”

Saturday, May 9 thru Saturday, May 30, 2015
Gallery H @ 12619 Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90250
Open during special events and by appt  (310) 869-4992

OPENING: Saturday, May 9, 2015 @ 4-8pm
ARTIST TALK: Saturday, May 23, 2015 @ 4-7pm

Gallery H is proud to present Ben Zask, a Palos Verdes artist who converts found objects into original pieces of art. Curated by Gloria Placencia, the exhibit is Zask’s first solo show and includes over 30 three-dimensional unique works created by the artist during a five-year period.

Zask begins with an object to which he is emotionally attracted and that cannot stand on its own. He handles and works with the item, finding other objects that match up physically and visually. He contrasts elements: rough with smooth; organic with geometric; and as the piece builds, the story builds. Objects that he uses range from those of the pre-plastic era of the early 20th century to wood and metal objects that have gone brown or green with age.

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Untitled by Ben Zask. Photo by Gloria Plascencia

As Zask’s artwork takes shape, it starts to tell a story that may be interpreted in many different ways depending on a person’s life experiences. He likes to say about his finished work: “I stop working on my art when I have an emotional connection to it that is similar to meeting a long-lost friend.”

About Phantom Galleries LA: PGLA transforms vacant commercial properties into temporary art galleries organized by local arts organizations, independent curators, and artists. For more information, send an email to Liza Simone.

Gallery H is organized by curator Gloria Placencia and is a project of the Phantom Galleries LA stART up program. For details, contact Gloria Placencia via email or at (310) 869-4992.

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