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Th3.10 G2 3yranniversarypixe Pick of the Week….is this Saturday, March 10th….G2 Gallery’s 4th anniversary party being celebrated with two amazing earth concious exhibitions. This is why I love G2 Gallery so much.

The party will be held in conjunction with Ansel Adams: Open to the Public, which is an exhibition that explores Ansel Adams’s desire to have his work accessible to the public at large vis-à-vis his work to promote the National Parks lands as common ground for Americans.

See image, above right, from last year’s party. From left to right, Susan Gottlieb (G2 Gallery owner); Jolene Hanson (G2 director & curator); Sarah Helene (G2 events coordinator). Photo by Christa Mae.

3.10 G2 Ansel-Ph-in-Yose-6x8-72dpiBe aware there is an admision charge but it goes to a wonderful environmental cause as always and there will be appetizers and spirits too.

See image left, Ansel Adams in Yosemite by Ted Orland.

The exhibit includes works from The G2 Gallery collection, including Adams’s Portfolio Two: The National Parks & Monuments which he began while working on an assignment for the National Parks Service and completed with assistance from two Guggenheim grants at the close of the 1940s.

The exhibit also pays homage to the work of the Sierra Club, of which Ansel was a member, serving on the Board of Directors for over 30 years.  Admission to both events is $5 at the door and all proceeds benefit the Sierra Club.

G2 3.10G2 AnselAdams Forestfade7Gallery will also be showing Nature LA: Jeff Crandell featuring a collection of work entitled “Seascapes” which is a part of a larger group of work, Elements, in which Jeff explores the use of his camera as a palate for his impressionistic landscape photography.

See image right, Dawn, Autumn Forest, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, 1948, Photograph by Ansel Adams.

Before coming to Los Angeles, Jeff’s photographic style drew from his background in photojournalism, the vibrant street life of his home base in New York, and influential artists like Garry Winograd and Diane Arbus. Frustrated with the lack of street life in Los Angeles, Jeff transposed life on the street to life in the woods.

With his images, Jeff hopes that his images will raise awareness among Angelenos about the diversity of the Southern California landscape. The G2 Gallery will donate 100% of the proceeds from art sales during Nature LA: Jeff Crandell to the Sierra Club.

3.10 G2 CRANDELL AIMLESSSee image left, Aimless by Jeff Crandell

RSVP is required to and a $5 admission at the door will benefit the Sierra Club

What: G2 Gallery’s 4 year anniversary party with opening reception for Open to the Public: Ansel Adams and Nature LA: Jeff Crandell
Where: G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
When: Saturday, March 10th; 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310-452-2842