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ALL HANDS ON DECK: WORKS BY HARRIET ZEITLIN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Laurie Steelink
310.264.4678
Images available upon request

ALL HANDS ON DECK: WORKS BY HARRIET ZEITLIN

JANUARY 10–FEBRUARY 21, 2009
Opening reception on Saturday, January 10, from 6–9 PM

5 December 2008, Santa Monica—Track 16 Gallery is pleased to present ALL HANDS ON DECK: works by Harriet Zeitlin. The exhibition will be on view from January 10 through February 21, 2009, with an opening reception on Saturday, January 10 from 6 to 9 PM.

Harriet Zeitlin’s artwork, spanning over three decades, deeply conveys her “…humanist concerns, technical expertise and sensitivity toward materials” (Ruth Askey, Art Critic). She moves between painting, traditional printmaking, sculptured fabric, collage, and found objects to visually depict her personal, social, political and universal concerns.

ALL HANDS ON DECK is selection of Zeitlin’s work, from her well-known prints from the 1970s when she was a full time printmaker to her more recent sculptures and fabric pieces.

In the 1970s Zeitlin was active in the Artists Rights Movement serving as President of Artists for Economic Action and Executive Director of a CETA Program funded by the US Government.  She employed 10 artists for a year to create public art for the City of Los Angeles. During this time she also served on the LACMA Graphic Arts Council as artist representative.

Harriet Zeitlin’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and is included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California; Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Fluor Corporation, California; Cedars Sinai Medical Center, California; University of Judaism, California; United States Embassy, New Delhi, India. Among her honors, she was invited to participate in the Arts in Embassies Program in Hong Kong; and Namibia, Africa. 

ALL HANDS ON DECK will be shown concurrently with HYPERBOLIC CROCHET CORAL REEF by the Institute for Figuring and Companions, curated by Margaret and Christine Wertheim. For more information, please visit our website at www.track16.com.