Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “transition” as a passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another.
Transition is a common occurrence for patrons of The G2 Gallery. Every eight weeks or so, G2 bids adieu to one exhibit as we transition into another; proving “every exit is but an entrance to somewhere else.”
Transitions to “somewhere else” are exhilarating, even cleansing – for, as Picasso reminds us, “art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
On August 8th, The G2 Gallery invites you to wash away the dust of everyday life by entering into a New Wilderness – the latest photography collection from Jennifer MaHarry. Here, you will experience a bold new take on traditional nature photography through stunning animal portraits in subtly manipulated backgrounds that will stir your deepest emotions.
“Great art picks up where nature ends,” exclaimed French artist, Marc Chagall. Cheyne Walls: Miles from Los Angeles demonstrates this truth through a collection of great artistic photographs taken in places where nature still thrives – and not so far from LA. Cheyne’s awe-inspiring shots celebrate the transition from nature to great art. While at G2, be sure to see Cheyne’s “Yosemite Valley” – a black-and-white Ansel Adams-esque photograph that earned him the prestigious International Memorial Maria Luisa Photography Award.
It is the custom of The G2 Gallery to donate proceeds from purchased art during an exhibit to a wildlife or environmental charity. The proceeds from these exhibits (Aug 8 – Oct 8) will be donated to the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). For over 80 years, NWF has united Americans in protecting wildlife in a rapidly changing world. In California, NWF leads the urban conservation movement through programs that immerse people in nature, that find ways to link urban areas and open space, and create corridors to provide wildlife safe exit from one habitat to somewhere else… Their most prominent California priority, #SaveLACougars, seeks to build the largest wildlife crossing in the world over a Los Angeles freeway to help save a population of mountain lions from extinction.
To learn more about our amazing artists and this incredible charity, you are invited to the opening Reception for Jennifer MaHarry: New Wilderness and Cheyne Walls: Miles from Los Angeles on Saturday, August 12th 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 National Wildlife Federation. Please let us know you are coming; RSVP to G2reception.Eventbrite.com.