Lisa Bebi is The Gallery at The Brooks Featured Artist for December. Bebi was asked to interpret the upcoming performance of , Marley, Jacob's story from "A Christmas Carol". With a minimum amount of information or prompting, Bebi has pulled the heart and soul from the story and made it visible in a two dimension fine art representation.This is a must see interpretation!
All Bebi's works are for sale at her recession prices. If you are interested in owning one of her original works, I suggest you do so now, while she is still quite affordable, it shouldn't last.
Mother, 36x36", mixed media Best Friends, 24x20" mixed media
Currently on exhibit in The Gallery at The Brooks are works by Ellen Dieter, Julia C R Gray, Diana Carey and Lisa Bebi. A special mask exhibit features artists, Donna Butnik, Mary Fleener and Diana Carey. For more information on the artists and the works, to view or to purchase paintings or sculptures, please contact the gallery for an appointment.
Life Playing Into Existence, 45x45", mixed media
S.C. Baja Norte exhibit 2014
Will and Ziggy, 36x48", soft pastel and graphite
Fly Away, Stay, 6x4', mixed media 2014
Julia C R Gray
Body Memories,ceramic sculpture, 3.5' x 24", 4 piece, painting on interior
doors triptych, 8x4.5', thrown paint on wood doors, 2008
The November First Friday Art Walk featured painter, Ellen Dieter and sculptor, Julia C R Gray. Other works were exhibited by Lisa Bebi and Diana Carey. A mask exhibit is currently on display featuring the works of Mary Fleener, Donna Butnik and Diana Carey.
The art walk was held in conjunction with the performance of, The Island, by The Cesar Chavez Middle school performers.
On the walls are works by Ellen Dieter. The compilation sculpture is by artists from the Casa de Amparo Shelter, expressive arts group.
On exhibit are works by Ellen Dieter and Diana Carey
Join us for Oceanside's First Friday Art Walk November 7, 6-9pm
The Gallery at The Brooks will be featuring artist Ellen Dieter and sculptor Julia C R Gray, other artists include, Diana Carey, Lisa Bebi and masks by Donna Butnik, Mary Fleener and Diana Carey please join us.
September's artists, Julia San Roman-Naughton and Chuck McPherson and this month's featured sculptor, Julia C R Gray
Lisa Bebi is a contemporary visual fine artist who works
predominantly with paint, papers and mixed media, with a strong inclination
toward creating personal works and color. Her award winning artwork has been
featured widely in magazines, galleries and is held in private collections all
over the globe. Her work has been shown in solo and group shows nationally.
Lisa Bebi received her B.A. in fine art from San Diego State University in
1977. Later studied art at the College of Art in London.
Ellen Dieter has
cultivated a lifelong synthesis of aesthetic vision, innate talent, and
technical expertise that has helped her become a prolific and admired artist
here and abroad. Dieter discovered a thirst for creative exploration early in
life. As a natural master of texture and color, Dieter has nurtured her gift
for artistic expression that has earned her international recognition and taken
her around the globe.
A native of
Cleveland, Ohio, Dieter began her studies at the Cooper School of Art. Her work
there earned her a place at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Upon
completing that phase of her education, her artistic passion carried her across
the Atlantic to Paris, where she studied at L’Ecole des Arts Appliques. During
the next ten years, Dieter’s work was successfully represented at several solo
exhibitions throughout France and established for her a reputation for elegant
forms, economy of line, and remarkable control of the brush.
In 1989 Dieter
moved to San Diego. The change of environment revitalized her unending quest
for artistic expression and communication. She immediately began creating
provocative and innovative pieces for both her own solo shows and for
multiple-group exhibits. She also began to immerse herself in the local
creative and performing arts communities such as City Moves and The Old Globe
Dieter’s style has continually
evolved. The richness of her contemporary palette has developed over years of
artistic inquiry, and she counts O’Keefe, Modigliani, Kandinsky, and others as
equally powerful influences. Her work glows with rich and vibrant color and
evokes timeless themes juxtaposed with reflections of memory—memories from her
extensive travels throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Africa as
well as her interpersonal journeys closer to home. Dieter’s paintings are a
rare and extraordinary fusion of technical skill and artistic abandon. Her
organic compositions capture the ephemeral vitality of modern life.
Dieter relates; experience upon
experience, color on color, line over line, creating a metaphor for life.
Without the experience of the past, today wouldn’t be today. Without the
continued painting over days, weeks, months and years, her painting wouldn’t be
where it is now.
“This work comes from a place within
yet is very much about the world as she sees it, past, present and future.
Color is the experience as shapes form through application of color and line.
Mark making, adding on, taking away, nestling in, finding balance.
Julia C R Gray
has shown her work publicly in galleries, group and solo shows across the U.S.
since 1996. Gray's artwork has been exhibited at the American Museum of
Ceramics, Pomona, the Women's Museum of California, San Diego, at CSU Dominguez
Hills, Los Angeles, California and San Francisco Art Institute. Gray's
paintings and sculptures are collected by private and corporate
collectors.Gray received a Bachelor's
Degree in Fine Art from San Francisco Art Institute in 2014.
My art praxis,
which includes 2-D media, sculptures and installations, conveys an inquiry into
identity and memory. Body Memory, an oversize ceramic torso, explores the
concept of memory held in the body. Body Memory is based on the experience of
identity, of being a particular "self," that is found in the
structures accrued in bodily memory. We carry memory in our body. It appears in
different forms: situational, inter-corporeal, and traumatic memories are
comprised of more than just explicit recollections of the past. They are also
embedded in the habitual structure of the body, evidence of one's lived
experience. Sometimes the evidence is conveyed through the physical scars,
muscle and sinew formation, while other times it is invisible to the
viewer.2-D images are hidden in the
interior surfaces of Body Memory, challenging the viewer to consider what is
hidden. Fragile/Strength also explores identity and memory through the body and
multiple masks of self