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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.

February 26 - March 13, 2011

Los Angeles, CA

Antebellum Gallery
presents:

Architectural
3 Artists Exploring Form, Landscape & Body


PHILIP PIROLO

Opening Night: Saturday, February 26, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Free Event — Donations Accepted with Joy!

Nathan Horner — Jose de Juan — Philip Pirolo

Antebellum is proud to present three Los Angeles artists exploring form, shape & structure in imagery of landscape, architecture and the male body. Each artist brings their unique vision. The mediums of watercolor, acrylic, oil painting and photography are used to create the common theme of "Architectural."

— special salon events —
Inquire about time and fees.

PAINTING SALON
With Nathan Horner
Sunday, February 27, 2011

CAMERA CLUB
With Philip Pirolo

Sunday, March 6, 2011

WATERCOLOR SALON
With Jose de Juan

Sunday, March 13, 2011

— ABOUT THE ARTISTS —

Nathan Horner was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on February 6, 1967, and was raised by his Mother and Grandmother in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

It was apparent Nathan had a creative gift at an early age. Acknowledged by his teachers and peers as an Artist, he was inspired to further develop his talent. Through his desire to paint and draw, he received many local awards, TV, and press coverage. Influenced by Andrew Wythe, Horner’s early works were done in a Photo Realistic Neo-Folk style using Color Pencils. Horner attended U.S.I.U. School of Performing and Visual Arts.

"I paint in oils as the masters of impressionism, loosening my techniques, painting with less concern for detail, allowing the paint in all of its manifestations to convey my individual painterly illusion of a realistic image. The painting becoming its own reality, a product of the creative process. As a contemporary artist, I am inspired by the substance of life, emotions, a muse, and my surroundings. Each painting is passionately, romantically and energetically executed, each descriptive brushstroke a bold deliberate respected flowing action. After the point of inspiration, the execution of the work becomes a game of chess."

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Jose de Juan was originally from Madrid, Spain, Jose L. De Juan he has been living in Southern California for the last 14 years. He graduated in Graphic Design at the School of Art in Madrid.

Mostly a landscape painter, Jose uses a classical atelier approach to his artwork and he likes to integrate his subjects in their environment. Jose's appreciation for the human body as artistic subject, and specially, the angular and sensual masculine form, is evident in his figure studies. His nudes are neither an excuse for mere artistic practice nor simply a vehicle for sensual complacency. Jose sees the male beauty as, imbued with both spiritual and erotic qualities. Eroticism as an everyday state of the mind and a longing of the spirit.

Jose rarely uses direct sexual depictions but rather a more subdued, even melancholic depiction of Eros.

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Philip Pirolo is an artist and award winning photographer living and working in Los Angeles. Through photography, Pirolo explores issues of sexual identity, social norms and ways in which surface, beauty and form become potent metaphors for control, desire and loss.

Pirolo uses the body and elements of nature as instruments of formal expression and seduction to articulate not only our fragile and temporal existence, but also the visceral nature of being.


About the gallery:

Antebellum Gallery is located in the heart of downtown Hollywood. The term antebellum is Latin for "before war". While it commonly refers to a more romantic Gone With the Wind era, we find ourselves again today with American culture at odds with political / religious / social agendas that threaten to blow the lid off its foundations at any given moment.

Steeped in Victorian nuances with a salon style, Antebellum is intended as a hybrid of artistic, cultural, and political iconoclasm.

Antebellum Gallery
General Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM -- or by appointment.
1643 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood CA, 90028  Map 
323.856.0667
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"Whenever I was depressed or disgusted, I would feel him, that spirit inside, urging me back to living, back to drawing, I believe there is a lot to the world that can’t be seen or touched, and if you turn away from that — especially if you are an artist — you are avoiding an important part of life, maybe the very heart of it.” — Tom of Finland