DUCK BLIND, an oil on panel painting by Ron Rizk, is one of the artist’s works that is featured in the New Paintings exhibit at the Lora Schlesinger Gallery in Santa Monica.

DUCK BLIND, an oil on panel painting by Ron Rizk, is one of the artist’s works that is featured in the New Paintings exhibit at the Lora Schlesinger Gallery in Santa Monica.

The Lora Schlesinger Gallery in Santa Monica is presenting Ron Rizk’s New Paintings, a solo exhibit featuring 13 of the artist’s oil paintings.
The exhibit opened March 2 and will be open through Saturday, April 13 at the Bergamot Station gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. T3, Santa Monica.
Rizk’s new paintings continue a longtime consideration of man-made small objects, their uses, and their intimate history both actual and fictional or invented, a gallery spokesperson said. Strange tools that have become obsolete in a mechanized age, worn and forgotten toys and fragments of torn photographs and paper are all reborn on his panel.
Through each of his paintings, Rizk aims to reveal a glimpse into the imaginary world he has created for each object and its environment, the gallery spokesperson said.
Rizk, who was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, is a professor of fine arts in painting and drawing at the University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts. He has exhibited nationally since the late 1960s in galleries across the United States.
Schlesinger’s East Gallery is presenting Patsy Krebs’ Parable of the Oxherder, featuring new aquatint etchings by the artist. Parable of the Oxherder is based on the Zen parable the “Ten Oxherding Songs.”
Krebs has received numerous awards including the Pollack-Krasner Foundation Artist’s Grant and The National Endowment for the Arts Grant. She currently teaches at Dominican University of California.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Information, (310) 828-1133, or http://loraschlesingergallery.com.

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