The G2 Gallery in Venice is presenting Nature LA: Jeff Crandell, a photography exhibit featuring a collection of work entitled “Seascapes” through April 1.

Crandell is scheduled to attend the opening reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at G2, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice.

Crandell’s “Seascapes” is a part of a larger group of work, Elements, in which he explores the use of his camera as a palette for his impressionistic landscape photography. In a project that began in the crawl of a daily commute on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles, Crandell said he began experimenting with movement, slower shutter speeds, and the low light of evening rush hour. These combined factors reduced the natural forms to their basic elements, blurring the details to foreground shape, he says.

Crandell adds that he sees in these images a scene broken down into its basic iconic images.

With his images, Crandell hopes that they will raise awareness among Angelenos about the diversity of the Southern California landscape.

“Before we can really protect nature properly, we have to know it,” he says.

The G2 Gallery will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from art sales during Nature LA: Jeff Crandell to the Sierra Club.

The opening reception for the exhibit will be part of an evening celebrating the G2 Gallery’s fourth anniversary as well as the opening of Ansel Adams: Open to the Public, G2’s first full-scale exhibition of work by Adams. Reservations are required and a $5 admission at the door will benefit the Sierra Club.

Information, (310) 452-2842, or www.theg2gallery.com.

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