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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Todd Herbert & Jennifer Nehrbass @ Mark Moore




Todd Hebert " City and Country" (Main
Gallery)

Jennifer Nehrbass " Weep and Wonder "
(Project Room)

Mark Moore Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave A1
Santa Monica, CA 90404

July 11-August 15, 2009

Against the backdrop of panaoramic city lights, Todd combines familiar celebratory symbols like snowmen, Christmas tree lights and fireworks...Los Angelinos' will feel a twinge of nostalgia by his "Chinatownland" drawings on paper.
Duane Slick-from the Rhode Island School of Design, was one of Todd's former instructors.
Jennifer welcomed me into her "chapel" the day of the exhibition. The project room is a custom fit for the consecration of the thematic women represented in Jennifer's eight portraits. This series is influenced by Margaret Attwood's book-"The Penelopiad" which is based on Homer's account in The Odyssey of Penelope, the wife of Odysseus, and her cousin Helen of Troy. Odysseus returns after 20 years and does not believe in his wife's fidelity. He kills her suspected suitors and as a bonus-twelve of her maids.

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