Building Bridges Art Exchange at Bergamot Station Arts Center Presents Artists Petra Eiko and Rachel X Hobreigh

Santa Monica, CA (PressExposure) August 11, 2014 -- September 6 - October 7, 2014
Opening Reception September 6th, 6pm-9:30pm
Curated by Marisa Caichiolo

Building Bridges Art Exchange
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Ave, Unit F2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Petra Eiko: an observer of life, movement and energy. Eiko's first body of work of this series shows the force, power and feeling of life that rises within us. Installations, objects and paintings tell stories and of mirroring make connections within the collective mind. Eiko has a special way of mirroring our surroundings using Plexiglas as media. Her organic forms: sometimes monochromatic, serve as the perfect vehicle to visually present the physical and the emotional, the outside and inside. With each circle and movement she is engaging the viewer to the conditions of time, emphasizing the "return to the universal energy". Her very unique imprint of fluidity with a rhythmic movement take the viewer on a long, deep and profound journey with unexpected connections to the universe and the reality that surrounds us. Eiko takes us on a journey, where this isolated island of images, surrounded usually by a black area, create very unique, self reflected images, demanding a certain attitude from the viewer. Deep Transparencies, is an exhibition where you will find a hidden universe...magical and self-reflective. Layering of meanings and significances where the viewer will describe the final scene.

Artist and author, Petra Eiko was born and educated in Germany. Since 2005, Eiko's focus is on reverse paintings, sculptural three-dimensional painted pieces and installations. Petra is the author of an inspirational, philosophical book series "Seeds of Truth". She has been widely exhibited internation

The latest work of Los Angeles-based artist Rachel X Hobreigh is a series of Shadow Portraits, self-portraits without self. Hobreigh photographs her own shadow falling dramatically onto many and varied surfaces, then abstracts the form to become any woman. Her work is concept based and considers representations of yin and yang, the feminine and masculine in all things. Past works include sculpture, photography and painting.

Hobreigh is a muralist, painter and sculptor with an MA in Public Art from California State University, Northridge. Her work has been included in recent group exhibitions in Germany, the Skirball Cultural Center, and at the Brewery in Los Angeles. She has also shown at the SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco.

-Marisa Caichiolo

About Building Bridges Art Exchange

BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE is a Non Profit Organization 501 (c) 3 dedicated to cultivate an understanding among cultures worldwide through international art exhibitions (workshops-lectures), art exchanges and artists residencies.

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