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LOS ANGELES, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, "Tints of Majesty" group exhibition, May 24 - June 28, 2008

Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery is delighted to present "Tints of Majesty" a group exhibition including the work of Olga Adelantado, Gina Osterloh and Helen Verhoeven.  The exhibition opens Saturday, May 24th and will close on June 28th.  There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday, May 24th from 6-8pm.

Olga Adelantado´s work comprises a generic reflection on the vital mechanisms that are able to generate reactions and which we can extrapolate and contemplate as examples of everyday actions and destinies. Her pieces, shot through with a kind of private authority and an aura of physical recreation, generate contexts where results may (or may not) be produced, of which the objects will be depositaries.

Thus, there can be escapes, break-ups, private monologues and fights, but also feelings of encounter and harmony. In the works she is presenting at Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, her nostalgia for the past, with her references to a different moments of the history of art and life (the Avant Garde with Sophie Taeuber-Arp and the premises of May 68 in Paris) are used as reflections about time, distances, aspirations and a kind of contemporary emptiness and loneliness.

Olga Adelantado lives and works in both New York, NY and Valencia, Spain.  Adelantado received her fine arts degree at San Carlos, University Valencia, Spain. She has been included in many group and solo exhibitions worldwide such as "Models For a Future Disaster," Casa de America, Madrid, Spain; a project room at ARCO with Galeria Enrique Guerrero, Madrid, Spain, "Love is in the Air," Spanish Culural Center, Brasil and the New Museum, New York, NY to name a few.  A recipient of many grants and awards as well as been included in numerous publications and catalogues.  In 2007 she completed "six impossible things before breakfast" a publication formed by 6 independent books.  She is represented by Galeria Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City, Mexico.

Gina Osterloh treats the body and its surrounding environment as symbiotic physical and psychological spaces. In many of her photographs, the room itself is treated as a second skin, created through hundreds of paper cuts. It is through this misarticulation via mimicry in language, that slippage occurs, and restrained desires misfire. While previous photography insisted upon the use of her own body, this work marks a pivotal shift - as Osterloh’s work expands to incorporate other bodies, and in some photographs, allows the body to disappear altogether, leaving the room empty. 

Gina Osterloh lives and works in Los Angeles, California and Manila. She graduated with an M.F.A. from University of California, Irvine in 2007, and she received a B.A. in Media Studies from De Paul University, Chicago in 1996. She is currently in Manila as a recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Fellowship. She has been represented in major exhibitions in the U.S., Austria, Portugal, Spain and the Philippines.  In 2007 where she participated in the Galleon Trade exhibition curated by Jennifer Wofford at Magnet Gallery-Katipunan, and Trauma Interrupted at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.  Osterloh recently included in the group exhibition, "Body Double," at the Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles.

Inspired by a wide variety of material – childhood phantoms, photographs, clinical research on nightmares and the visual language of filmic surrealism –  Helen Verhoeven’s paintings juxtapose the familiar with the alien, creating an ambiguous collage of narratives that resist categorization

Helen Verhoeven (b. Leiden, The Netherlands, 1974) received her B.F.A. from The San Francisco Art Institute and an M.F.A. from The New York Academy of Art where she was the recipient of the John Alexander Research Fellowship & Residency.  In 2006, Verhoeven completed a residency at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. She has had solo shows at Gallery Fons Welters, Amsterdam and Wallspace Gallery, New York.  She has been invited to participate in group shows at Artist’s Space (NYC), Fishtank Gallery (Brooklyn), and Wallspace (with Isca Greenfield-Sanders and Sabrina Marques). She is represented by Wallspace Gallery in New York.  

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Best, Noah Becker, Editor-in-Chief, Whitehot Magazine

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