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LIBERATOR: GEORGE NAMA & GEORGE A. ROMERO
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Date(s): 10/28/2017 to 12/23/2017
Day(s): Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Time(s): Tue - Fri 10AM - 6PM; Sat 10AM - 5PM
Address: 357 N. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036
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LOS ANGELES – Jack Rutberg Fine Arts will present an exhibition of works by New York artist George Nama and the late legendary filmmaker of Night of the Living Dead fame, George A. Romero, in an exhibition titled “LIBERATOR”. The exhibition will open with an artist’s reception from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on October 28th 2017, with George Nama in attendance, at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, located at 357 North La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles. The exhibition extends through December 23, 2017.
“LIBERATOR” draws its title from one of George A. Romero’s final works – a short story written specifically for his friend, artist George Nama. The centerpiece of the exhibition of more than 40 works revolves around Romero’s poignant story inspired by the Golem – an ancient folkloric legend – and George Nama’s related etchings, drawings and watercolors. Their collaboration has resulted in a newly published limited edition, “LIBERATOR”, which includes Nama’s hand colored etchings and Romero’s evocative short story, published for the first time in this rare limited edition of 35 numbered portfolios, signed by both artists. The exhibition is accompanied by a 38 page fully illustrated exhibition catalogue, with brief writings by George Nama and Christine Forrest Romero.
George Nama has long been known for important collaborations whereby he created etchings, drawings and sculptures in dialogue with the writings of such luminaries and friends as Poet Laureate Charles Simic; the venerated French poet and art historian, Yves Bonnefoy; and renowned pianist and writer/poet, Alfred Brendel. Nama has exhibited internationally. His works are included in significant collections such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Morgan Library & Museum, The Smithsonian Institution, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris and others.
George A. Romero, the renowned filmmaker of the 1968 cult movie Night of the Living Dead is regarded as the most influential filmmaker of his genre. Increasingly, his films are recognized for their sociopolitical messages, and his writing “LIBERATOR” is no exception.
The exhibition of “LIBERATOR” was conceived by Romero and Nama to celebrate their 60 year friendship. Produced in tandem with Shepherd W&K Galleries in New York, the exhibition was originally planned to coincide with the anticipation of George A. Romero being honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star. Romero’s recent death on July 16, 2017 precluded that possibility, and the gallery exhibition will now be presented in memoriam for George A. Romero, with George Nama in attendance.
“LIBERATOR” opens October 28 at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, located at 357 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90036. It is presented in tandem with a major exhibition of paintings – “Hans Burkhardt in Mexico”. Both exhibitions extend through December 23. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For further information, phone (323) 938-5222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CANTER'S DELI AND THE KIBITZ ROOM
419 North Fairfax Ave Los Angeles, 90036 (323) 651-2030 - Canter's Has Been An Institution On Fairfax Forever ( Since 1948 Anyway - They Started Out In Boyle Heights In 1931) And The Restaurant Is Still Going Strong 24/7 Everyday. Deli, Dining, Full Bar And ....
LACMA FILM PROGRAM
5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, Ca 90036 Bing Center At Lacma. 323 857-6010 - The Film Department Celebrates The International Art Of Cinema, Past And Present, With Thematic Film Series, Retrospectives And Tributes Devoted To The Work Of The Art Form's Greatest Practitioners. ....
PAGE MUSEUM - LA BREA TAR PITS
5801 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, Ca 90036 Between La Brea And Fairfax (323) 934-Page (7243) - - The Page Museum Is Located At The Rancho La Brea Tar Pits. Rancho La Brea Is One Of The World’S Most Famous Fossil Localities, Recognized For Having The Largest And Most Diverse Assemblage Of Extinc ....
CRAFT & FOLK ART MUSEUM
5814 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles Ca 90036 (Between Curson & Fairfax) 323-937-4230 - - The Craft & Folk Art Museum Pioneered Recognition In The Los Angeles Area Of The Aesthetic And Cultural Merit Of Traditional Arts And Contemporary Crafts. It Was One Of The First Museums In The Count ....
THE ORIGINAL FARMERS MARKET
6333 West Third Street, Los Angeles Ca 90036 3Rd And Fairfax 323-933-9211 - Since 1934 A Place For Fresh Produce, Meat, Seafood And Poultry Plus Gift Shopping And Dining. Www.Farmersmarketla.Com
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WILSHIRE/NORMANDIE STATION - PURPLE LINE METRO
3510 Wilshire Bl. Los Angeles 90005 - - There Are Three Wilshire Stations That Are Served By A Separate Line Running From Wilshire/Western To Downtown Los Angeles. So If You Are Traveling From One Of The Wilshire Stations Toward Downtown, ....
WILSHIRE/VERMONT STATION - PURPLE LINE METRO
3191 Wilshire Bl. Los Angeles 90005 - - There Are Three Wilshire Stations That Are Served By A Separate Line Running From Wilshire/Western To Downtown Los Angeles. So If You Are Traveling From One Of The Wilshire Stations Toward Downtown, ....
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3790 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, Ca 90010 213.388.1400 - Historic Art Deco Entertainment Venue From The 1930'S Located In The Mid-Wilshire Area. The Theater Was Renovated In 2002 To Create A Standing Room Area Infront Of The Stage And Seating For About 100
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