Oil is History, an eco fine art exhibit of photographs by Louise A. “L.A.” Marler, will be presented from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 3rd at L.A. Marler Studio and Gallery, 3000-B Airport Ave., Santa Monica.

Marler is a Santa Monica based photographer, environmentalist and curator, known for the “Oil Is History” grassroots campaign she has created from her junkyard cars photo series. Her work has been shown in galleries nationwide.

Marler’s artwork aims to reach individuals through conceptual junkyard photos about their current form of transportation — cars, and how they affect the environment, a gallery spokesperson says. Through her photography, Marler has created an insightful and playful experience with a purpose, the spokesperson says.

Her photography focuses on the connection between these “dying” vehicles and the beauty of nature.

Oil is History features gicleé prints — archival, limited editions. Some images are in custom-made frames of reclaimed moldings and unframed prints are available.

Digital and note cards of recycled stocks will be for sale, as well as various other novelties. Eco-friendly merchandise is also available for sale including water-based silk-screened with selected photos from the series printed on organic cotton T-shirts.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Coalition for Clean Air.

Free parking is available.

Information, (310) 449-4477.

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