The geometric abstract paintings of Santa Monica artist Edith Baumann will be exhibited Saturday, January 30th through March 6th at Santa Monica College’s Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery.

The exhibit entitled “Edith Baumann: Collective Pattern,” features paintings from her Jazz series. An opening reception is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. January 30th at the gallery in the SMC Performing Arts Center at Santa Monica Boulevard and 11th Street.

The artist, who has been described by art critic Frances Colpitt as “a uniquely sensitive hard-edge painter,” will give a free gallery talk at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 18th.

“Baumann is known for infusing the flat and sharply defined ‘colorforms’ of Los Angeles’ homegrown style of geometric abstraction with grace and vitality,” Colpitt says. “In her paintings, color is radiant, monochromatic fields breathe, and crisp edges quiver almost imperceptibly.”

Baumann’s art has been exhibited in the Beatrix Wilhem Gallery in Stuttgart, Germany, the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach and Modernism in San Francisco. Her paintings have also been the focus of writings and reviews in numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Artweek and Art in America.

Gallery hours, between February 1st and 11th, are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. From February 16th to March 6th, the gallery will be open noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The gallery will be closed February 12th through 15th.

Information, (310) 434-3434.

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