On View October 12 – December 23, 2017 | Opening Reception Oct. 14, 6:30–9:00 PM

Venice, CA — On October 12, The G2 Gallery will present Designed Environment, a group photography exhibit exploring apophenia, the human tendency to perceive and assign meaning to patterns in our environment.

Commonly occurring shapes, sequences and designs are everywhere in nature. From mineral striations in bedrock and austere monadnocks, to billowing fog and windswept sand dunes, Designed Environment centers on the abstract and uncovers meaning, often revealing beauty in apparent chaos.

“Frequently, architecture borrows from nature,” says Curator Monika Basse. “Designed Environment turns that notion on its head by finding ways nature mimics architecture. In a metropolitan city like Los Angeles, it’s normal for urban environments to feel more familiar. By highlighting geometric shapes and undulating patterns in this exhibit, we can become reacquainted with the natural world.”

Designed Environment features 36 captivating photographs by 28 artists, including photographic luminaries Ansel Adams and Art Wolfe. This exhibition welcomes 11 new photographers to The G2 Gallery, such as Wasim Muklashy, a veteran of the music and publishing industries turned professional photographer, and self-taught landscape photographer Moshe Levis. Popular G2 artists Kevin Ebi, Holly Peskin, Beverly Houwing, and a dozen others will also exhibit.

Featured Artists:
Ansel Adams, Jan Bell, Robin Black, Alex Cederquist, Titano Cruz, Tom Daniel, Doug Dolde, Kevin Ebi, Jeremy Evans, Beverly Houwing, Rick Kattelmann, Nathan Kelley, Matt Kuhns, Moshe Levis, Adhika Lie, Wasim Muklashy, Jonathan Nourok, Mike O’Hara, Andrew Peacock, Holly Peskin, Dale Reid, Michelle Valberg, Jory Vander Galien, Michael Villa, Buddy Weiss, Don Whitebread, Art Wolfe, Carol Zulman

The opening reception for Designed Environment, in conjunction with The Gottlieb Native Garden: A Closer Look, will be held Saturday, October 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres and valet in front of the gallery. All proceeds from admissions and art sales will be donated to the California Native Plant Society and Theodore Payne Foundation. Please RSVP to G2reception.Eventbrite.com.


The G2 Gallery (www.theG2gallery.com)
1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
310.452.2842; info@theG2gallery.com


Laurie O’Hara
Public Relations & Marketing Manager


The G2 Gallery is an award-winning nature and wildlife photography gallery that facilitates change by bringing attention to environmental issues through the persuasive power of photographic art. G2 shares this passion with both celebrated and emerging environmental photographers, who use the camera as a tool to inspire conservation.