March 24 - April 28, 2018
Opening Reception Saturday, March 24th 4 - 6pm

Richard Heller Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave. #B-5A
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Webster's Dictionary defines "immersion" as: "the act of immersing or the state of being immersed," such as:

a: baptism by complete submersion of the person in water;
b: absorbing involvement (such as an "immersion in politics"); and
c: instruction based on extensive exposure to surroundings or conditions that are native or pertinent to the object of study; especially: foreign language instruction in which only the language being taught is used.

The common thread connecting all of the work in this exhibition is immersion. Images depicting immersion, the complete immersion into other worlds, or that which involve the process of immersion in the creative process itself.

We will be hosting an artist talk with Mark Whalen starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24. Whalen is an Australian-born, Los Angeles-based artist. Whalen expresses narratives that explore seemingly universal situations. In his recent series of sculptural and canvas works he uses the figure, common objects and forms to capture, cordon and compartmentalise the distinctive characteristics of his figures as they shift under the weight of societal anxieties. In their contorted forms we see playful compositions unfold as they sway through these problem solving constructions.



Amy Bennett - Small Changes Every Day

Monograph published by Black Dog Publishing, London with essay by Eleanor Heartney.

Available through Richard Heller Gallery, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Ameringer McEnery Yohe Gallery and other sellers of art books.


Poetry in Motion
MTA | Arts for Transit



86th Street Subway Station Mosaic, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
MTA Arts for Transit

See images here.
Fabrication by Franz Meyer of Munich.

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