Thursday, November 03, 2005

Group Artist Exhibition
Opens Sat., Nov. 19th, 2005

Artwork above by Dennis Larkins

Please join us at M Modern Gallery for the opening of "BLAST FROM THE PAST" on Saturday, November 19th from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm. The retro theme is based on the mid-twentieth century fascination with the idea of space travel and idealistic futurism – think rockets, flying cars, the Jetsons and the space age. This show is a companion to main gallery “GALAXIE” show with paintings by Chris Reccardi and Lynne Naylor. The opening reception will be on Saturday evening, November 19th, 8pm – 11pm. The show will be up November 19th through January 2nd, 2006.

Artwork below by CrAiger

Participants in this show include:

Alayna Magnan * Allison Casson * Amanda Visell * Andrew Brandou * Angie Mason * Barry Wolfryd * Bosko * Brad Burkhart * Chantal Menard * CrAiger (Jon Craig) * Chris Remmers * Dave Burke * Dennis Larkins * Ewik (Eric Rider) * Frank Stockton *James Garcia * James Naccarato * Jasmine Worth * Jeff Burnette * Joe Chiodo * John Bell * Jophen Stein * Joshua Petker * Korin Faught * Lisa Alisa * Luke Chueh * Lynne Marie Greaves * Misha * Morgan Slade * Naotto Hattori * Natalia Fabia * Nathan Spoor * Plastic God * Robert Pokorny * Ryan Heshka * Sam Gambino * Savanna Snow * Scott Saw * Scott Scheidly * Shaunna Peterson * STONE * Tim Biskup and Thomas Han.

Admission is free and this event is open to the public. Dress is casual and come to enjoy this great art as well as complimentary music, snacks and beverages.

Please call the gallery at 760.416.3611 to be added to the waiting lists of your favorite artists in the show.

Artwort by Nathan Spoor (above) and Naoto Hattori (below)

GALAXIE - exhibition featuring
Lynne Naylor & Chris Reccardi
Opens Saturday, November 19th, 2005

Please join us at M Modern Gallery for the opening of "GALAXIE" on Saturday, November 19th from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. This is an art show featuring original paintings by Lynne Naylor & Chris Reccardi as they present their fantastically mod art from outer space. These paintings will look amazing in any mid-century modern dwelling, intergalactic pad or any other architectural type home.

Admission is free and this event is open to the public. Dress is casual and come to enjoy this great art as well as complimentary music, snacks and beverages.

About Lynne Naylor

Lynne Naylor was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, attended the Sheridan Animation School in Ontario, and began her career in the Animation mecca of Los Angeles.

In the past twenty years, Lynne has worked at nearly every studio in Southern California.She helped create Ren & Stimpy at Spumco, developed features with Brad Bird at ,Turner, worked with Ralph Bakshi on The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse, and designed some very sexy girls in Bruce Timm's Batman. Not to mention her animation on the Rolling Stone's "Harlem Shuffle" video, work on Roger Rabbit and The PowerpuffGirls. In 1997 She produced and directed Universal's direct-to-video Animated Feature "Hercules and Xena: The Battle For Mount Olympus". At Cartoon Network Studios she was a key character designer on the critically acclaimed "Samurai Jack" and the "Star Wars: Clone Wars" micro-series. Lynne is currently at Walt Disney TV Animation, Art Directing on a soon to be announced Animated series.....

In 2000, Lynne began showing work in Burning Brush Art Auctions, where her paintings have been snapped up alarmingly fast. Lynne's work can also be seen in M Modern Gallery, and she is currently painting for a future calendar, and is developing a new line of T-Shirts, now available at her website. Lynne won the very prestigious Reuben Award in 2002, presented by the National Cartoonists Society. In February 2003, Lynne won an Annie Award from ASIFA for her outstanding acheivement in Character Design for T.V Animation.

About Chris Reccardi

Chris Reccardi grew up in the suburban wasteland of Long Island, NY, the youngest of 9 kids. His parents were Catholic.

The principal exports of Long Island are Irish-Italians, drunks, and "art metal" guitarists. And clams.

In 1986 Chris vacated the drunk driving capital of the U.S.A. and headed for California to pursue art, animation, and music. In the last 17 years he has contributed to such award-winning Animated projects as "The Ren & Stimpy Show", "The Powerpuff Girls", "Samurai Jack" and "Shrek 3"(due out in 2006), and has enjoyed the title of Director, Storyboard Artist, Animator, Character Designer and Music composer. He is currently Directing on Disney's "Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go!", created by the highly talented Ciro Nieli. He is also currently co-producing and directing "The Modifyers", a new animated short for Nickelodeon based on an original series concept. It is due for completion in July 2005.

Chris began showing fine art in the Burning Brush Art Auctions, hosted by the great Tim Biskup . His work has sold consistently to collectors of all tastes and has been featured at La La Land and Gallery 1988 in Hollywood, CA and M Modern Gallery in Palm Springs, CA.

Chris has composed and performed music for "The Ren & Stimpy Show" (including the title themes) and for "IMP, Inc." an original Animated short for Cartoon Network. He's played Bass and Guitar in a variety of local groups in L.A. and is currently completing a self-produced Solo Album due out in well as the music score for the aformentioned short "The Modifyers" for Nickelodeon.

In 2002, Chris won a Reuben Award from the National Cartoonists Society for Storyboard on Samurai Jack, and a nomination for a 2005 Annie Award from ASIFA for Character Design.

Chris Reccardi lives in Los Angeles with his wife (and pinup artist extraordinaire) Lynne Naylor.