Allen, Campbell and Shapiro at LA Louver Gallery, Venice / California

Three exhibitions opened last week at LA Louver Gallery in Venice, California, presenting works by Terry Allen, Rebecca Campbell and Joel Shapiro.

Titled “Ghost Ship Rodez: The Momo Chronicles“, Terry Allen presents a new multimedia work that includes two video / sculpture installations, a sound-based environment, and multi-paneled works on paper. The basic idea behind the exhibition is a fictional investigation of what may have happened in the mind of French artist, playwright and actor Antonin Artaud during his journey on a freighter in 1937 from Ireland to France. Terry Allen was born in 1943 in Wichita, Kansas. He studied at Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles.

The second exhibition at LA Louver, “Romancing the Apocalypse” presents new paintings by Los Angeles-based artist, Rebecca Campbell. Campbell’s subjects are drawn from both nature and the man-made: The paintings show the ephemeral light of rainbows and the radiance of young girls as well as the spectacular light of fireworks and the mushroom cloud of an atomic bomb. Rebecca Campbell was born in Salt Lake City. She earned her B.F.A. at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon.

Finallly, LA Louver presents Joel Shapiro’s bronze sculpture Untitled, 2005-2006 in the Skyroom of the gallery. An installation of new and preexisting works is currently on view at the Museum Ludwig (until May 29, 2011).

Allen, Campbell and Shapiro at LA Louver Gallery, Venice / California. Opening reception, March 10, 2011.

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