The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery will present White Nights, Double Vision: The Fictive Worlds of Wes Christensen and Marina Moevs, an exhibit of paintings by the two Los Angeles artists, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 30 through Oct. 8.

A reception for the exhibit is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 at the gallery, located in the SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., Room 101, Santa Monica.

A gallery spokesperson says the two artists’ works “contrast pictorial visions and diverging points of view.”

The exhibit represents the first extensive survey of work by Christensen, who has exhibited locally over the last three and a half decades, and it will include a number of his works not seen since they were first exhibited in the early 1980s, the gallery spokesperson said. Moevs’ paintings have been exhibited locally and nationally, both in museums and galleries. The paintings in the show span the last decade of her work.

Christensen’s work has been shown extensively throughout the U.S., including solo shows at Koplin Del Rio Gallery in Los Angeles and group exhibitions in Southern California, Seattle, and Texas. He has won several awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship and his work has been featured in a wide range of publications, including the Los Angeles Times, L.A. Weekly and American Arts Quarterly.

Moevs has had her art displayed in solo and group shows throughout the U.S., including New York, Oregon and Los Angeles. Her work has been the subject of many articles in such publications as Art Ltd. and L.A. Weekly. She has also taught at several universities, including USC and Loyola Marymount, and has lectured at several galleries.

Two art lectures have been scheduled in conjunction with the exhibit in the SMC Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery. Moevs is scheduled to talk at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 and Christensen at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Information, (310) 434-3434.

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