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November 2nd – December 29th, 2013
This November, Blackball Universe is hosting URBAN OUTSKIRTS, an exhibition exploring the vibrancy and dislocation of urban landscapes. The show features the works of artists Seren Moran, Lorna Strotz, and Lauren Scherf-Srivastavav. Each artist uniquely explores the beauty, emotion, and opinions of our surrounding environment; questioning our utilization of space. The exhibit opens November 2nd and runs until December 29th. On November 15th, we will be hosting an artist reception party. Visitors will have a chance to casually meet the featured artists while enjoying free drinks, music, and hors d’oeuvres.
Seren Moran is from Berkeley, California. After graduating from San Diego State University, Moran ventured to Brazil, aiming to capture the country’s vibrant culture in her art. Much of her painting focuses on the architecture in the Brazilian city of Indaiatuba. Layering colorful shapes and textures, Moran reflects the city’s vivacious spirit in her paintings of its urban landscapes.
Lorna Strotz works primarily with watercolors and encaustics. Her work has been juried in local and national exhibitions, garnering awards from the Eastbay Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition and Blackhawk Gallery. Color is a fascination for Strotz, not just as a component of her paintings, but as the subject itself. Her abstract work uses unusual tones and arrangements to explore the emotions evoked by everyday surroundings.
Lauren Scherf-Srivastava teaches painting in the Berkeley area. For this series, Lauren drew inspiration from Indian architecture. Using strokes of bold colors combined with empty space, Scherf-Srivastava conveys the intrinsic beauty of her subjects, which range from towering palaces to humblest of shacks.