JUNE 22 - JULY 31

JCO'S is pleased to present "Dead or Alive," a duo exhibition from action painter Lou Bermingham and color realist Charles Tersolo, on view from June 22 through July 31, 2016 at 45 N. Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos CA. 
This exhibition, the gallery's first show for both Bermingham and Tersolo, 

For additional information and images, please contact Bridget McMahon at bridget.jcosplace@gmail.com 

Join us for several events throughout the course of the exhibition: 
OPENING RECEPTION // Thursday, June 23th // 6:00p - 9:00p
ARTIST TALK + DEMO with Charles Tersolo // Sunday, June 26th // 12:00p - 3:00p
ARTIST TALK + DEMO with Lou Bermingham // Saturday, July 3rd // 12:00p - 3:00p
ARTIST TALK + DEMO with Lou Bermingham // Saturday, July 30th // 12:00p - 3:00p

ncludes work from her ongoing dissonance series through which she vividly depicts discordant and often absurd situations, using humor and empathy to convey how these situations can feel. The works begin with photography (her own and found photos) and are executed with UV cured and coated inks, acrylic paints and glazing on framed wood panels.
“I hope to imply that while the situations may be real, the mindset of the characters that there is no escape and that their situations are impossible to resolve, is often a matter of choice.”
Drawing inspiration from personally felt or observed moments of frustration the artist sees the abstract and surreal imagery in her dissonance work as a call to change, a time to assume a new point of view, creating attitudes based on hope, and for taking determined action.
She states: “How many of us have stayed in bad situations for too long? We need to acknowledge reality, and then ask the questions, "Is this OK?" and, if not, "What can I do to change it? I hope that these images speak to you and create insight about where you've been and where you are in your life. I hope that they'll inspire you to do what you can to improve the quality of your life and to forgive your fallibility. I hope that they'll be reminders of how your mindset can make all the difference."
The power and effect of our moment-to-moment choices is a prevalent theme for Coates, which she explores uniquely in each of her three lifelong series. She is a pioneer in creating hybrid mixed media work incorporating painting, photography and new media, using a combination of materials based on a lifetime of research and experimentation. Her work has appeared in galleries and museums both nationally and internationally.
Join us for the opening reception Friday May 13 from 5-7pm. The artist will be present.
For additional information and images, please contact Tilly Badham at tilly@tanseycontemporary.com.