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Al Longo

Art Reception

Al Longo

Inner Landscapes

Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 , 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Presenter
Al Longo
EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Rd
Petaluma CA 94952
US
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Join us for an artist reception with painter Al Longo.

INNER LANDSCAPES: Paintings by Al Longo
Exhibit: April 13, 2012 - July 12, 2012
Reception:  Sunday, April 22, 3-5 PM

Artist's Statement:

All my work is a reflection of nature. Not a representation of nature but rather my feelings of and response to it. The shapes and colors digested and reformed to reflect my reaction to the spirit of the trees, rocks, hills, and waterways from which I create my forms. I use the vibrant colors to express the life flow within my ecological surroundings, which is the substance of all natural things. Some of the canvases are shaped so that the viewer may perceive the forms from different perspectives within the same work, just as it might be viewed in real life. The backgrounds blend, flow and intertwine with the forms, like wind or fog, caressing and sweeping, undulating through and beyond. Beginning with only the slightest idea of the forms I intuitively reshape them, changing the colors as I proceed; almost akin to the changing colors and appearance of the foliage seen from a path through woods, mountains or along the seashore at different times of the day or different seasons. These works are not meant to be a representation or reflection of nature but rather the sense of its spirit and energy.

Education:

University of Hawaii
Honolulu Academy of Art
Whitney Art Studio

Selected Exhibitions:

  • “Living With Nature," Solo exhibition, IONS (Insitute of Noetic Science) & Lucid Art Foundation, Petaluma, CA
  • Reflexiones/Organicas, 2 Person Exhibition, CEARTE (Centro Estatal de las Artes), Ensenada, Mexico
  • “Side By Side," 2 Person Exhibition, Marion Meyer Contemporary Art, Laguna Beach, CA
  • “Reemergence," Quicksilver Mine Co, Forestville, CA
  • “Building Bridges,” CEARTE (Centro Estatal de las Artes), Ensenada, Baja, Mexico & Tijuana, Baja Mexico
  • “Shaped Canvases,” Evolving Art Gallery, Vallejo, CA
  • Arte Contemporaneo, Museo del Historico, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
  • AH Gallery, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
  • Asto Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Rajamangala University Gallery, Thanyaburi, Thailand
  • Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
  • JeJeu Museum, JeJeu, Korea
  • Modern Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, Ca
  • Lynn Kottler Gallery, New York, NY
  • "The Figure," Laughing Raccoon Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • "Mindful Message," Unicorn Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • “A Christmas Package,” Unicorn Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • “Visions,” Fourth Dimension Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Sun Gallery, San Francisco. CA
  • Book Mark Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Morrison Fine Arts, New Haven; CT

Reviews/Publications:

2011 - Side By Side, Marion Meyer contemporary Art, Laguna Beach, CA

2005 - Lantern of the East-Los Angeles, 14th International Art Exhibition, Burapha Museum, Bangkok, Thailand

2004 - 2nd Pyongtaek Harbour International Arts Festival, Pyongtaek, Korea

2004 - “LELA 2nd International Art Exhibition,” Modern Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003 - “LELA Inaugural Exhibition” Modern Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002 - 10th International Art Festival, Los Angeles, CA

2001 - “Link of New Wave From the East,” Los Angeles, CA

1969 - San Francisco Chronicle, October 14, 1969; San Francisco, CA: Thomas Albright

1969 - Westart, October 3, 1969; San Francisco, CA: DeWitt Rabeloth

1963 - Garden News, July 24, 1963; Kauai, Hawaii

1952 - New Haven Register, September, 1952; New Haven, CT


Residencies

2005 Sept. - Artist in Residence, Arte Praxia, Ensenada, Mexico
2004 Aug. - Artist in Residence, Tagua-pa, Thailand
2004 Aug. - Artist, Art therapy team, Tsunami relief, Bon Namkhem, Thailand

Keywords:
art, artist, painting, reception
Related Links:
Al's Website
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