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Long-Overdue Solo Exhibition by John U. Abrahamson at Bert Green Fine Art
John U. Abrahamson, Puddle (detail). Oil on Panel, 5 x 7”, 2009. Photo: Courtesy Bert Green Fine Art.
LOS ANGELES, CA.- Bert Green Fine Art presents a long-overdue solo exhibition by San Francisco based artist John U. Abrahamson, and the gallery debut of the works of Paul Guillemette.

John U. Abrahamson’s “Flesh and Blood” includes 20 oils on wood and paper with a central installation work of the same title. The installation is steel, glass, wood, journals, blood and flesh: 650 suspended vials of the artist’s own blood and flesh create the shape of a prone human form that hovers 3 feet over 30 journals, 220 pages each, opened upon a table for the viewer to destroy—15 years worth of the artist’s daily writings. This is an interactive experience — the public is encouraged to tear and keep pages from the journals to assist in the purging of the artist's history.

In the artist’s words, "'Flesh and Blood' is catharsis. From the flesh and blood letting needed for the installation work to the subjects I gave form to in paint culminating in the destruction of 15 years worth of writings. An artist in midlife contemplating the waste, sloth and slowly approaching mortality of his life framed by moments of self-flagellation. My figures seem to have a resigned appreciation of their own personal hells."

Paul Guillemette uses found wood to create compositionally-driven sculpture, both free-standing and wall mounted. The act of “finding” is integral to the process, and the resultant artworks signify personal catharsis and inner joy. Finely crafted and sealed in clear resin, these works celebrate simple materiality as inspiration.

In the Project Windows, Jerico Woggon’s The Four Seasons is a four-part installation which will change with each season. Made of custom shapes and fluorecent paint, The Four Seasons interprets seasonal fluctuations in Woggon's signature graphic style, using color and black light.

Bert Green Fine Art | John U. Abrahamson | Paul Guillemette |




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