The Natural World/Diverse Perspective

Platt and Borstein Galleries  


THE NATURAL WORLD/DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES, an exhibition of paintings, sculpture, and photographs, opens May 25 and is on view through July 20, 2008, in the Platt and Borstein Galleries at American Jewish University, located at 15600 Mulholland Drive, adjacent to the 405 freeway in the Sepulveda Pass. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 10am to 7pm. The public is invited to meet the artists at a free reception, Sunday, June 1 from 3 to 5 pm.

Caroyl LaBarge, photographer, Bea Mego, sculptor, and painters, Roxanne Norman and Dale Weiss, explore dramatic and tranquil views of nature through their chosen media. LaBarge moves in very close with her photo lens capturing the subtle and the graceful abstract form contained inside the flower and the seed bud. Mego carves the soft curved forms of nature in hard, resistant and highly polished marble. Norman, engrossed in contemporary culture, seeks man’s interaction with nature in her color-filled abstract paintings overlaid with pattern. Weiss works directly from nature in the landscape. Her painted forms are simplified, color is highly saturated, and the play of light and dark is dramatic.

For more information or to schedule a guided tour, call (310)476-9777 ext. 201.


Oil on Canvas

Roxanne Norman


Pink marble

9.5" x 16.5" x 9"

Bea Mego

Birth of Venus

Caroyl LaBarge

Lagoon at Solstice, 2006

24H x 18W x 2D

Acrylic on Canvas

Dale Weiss