Berberian Solo Exhibit to Begin on Oct. 21

LOS ANGELES–Gallery Saint Germain announced today it will present an exhibition of paintings by Armenian, LA-based artist Vahe Berberian. The exhibition, called Nursing Notes, will run from October 21 to November 11. In his most recent works, Berberian focuses upon blending his abstract style with personal inscriptions— offering a glimpse into his own psyche. These figurative compositions have a more whimsical and playful quality in comparison to his earlier works. The forms are more simple and raw, as Berberian focuses upon translating his own insight onto his canvas. "A constantly pulsing and growing array of cultures coexist inside me and are in constant search of dialogue, intercourse and expression through my art." Berberian explains the context of his work, "The deportation of my Armenian parents from Turkey, the war in Beirut, where I was born, the European counterculture of which I became a part in my tens, life in Los Angeles, where I have lived for the past 30 years, my bladder cancer at 38 and the more than dozen surgeries that followed–all of these, and so much more, have taken and given space in my processor." Berberian’s work has been exhibited internationally in over 30 individual and group exhibitions. His work has also appeared in films such as Adaptation, Spiderman 1 &2, Jersey Girl, Permanent Midnight, Jawbreaker, Executive Power, Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her, and The Big Brass Ring. The exhibition will be on view from October 21, 2006 to November 11. There will be an opening reception on October 21 at the gallery.

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