PALM SPRINGS CA — July 2, 2013 – COLLIDING WORLDS, an ART DOCUMENTARY in a 30-minute format, brings AROUND EVERY CORNER
– The work of JAMES SURLS, EINAR & JAMEX DE LA TORRE and MARIE NAJERA
James Surls is a husband, father to seven daughters and grandfather to seven grandchildren and known around the world as a modernist artist. He calls himself “a lucky man.” His work reflects a life that is lived close to the earth. His words speak as a soul that is ageless.
Growing up in East Texas, James Surls built things. Toys and carts gave way to amazing sculptural works, drawings and prints. Presently living in Colorado with his wife, the artist Charmaine Locke, James works reflects pieces of his reality or imagination.
Surls’ work continues to be exhibited worldwide—from the Dallas Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim in New York City, among others. Collectors interested in James’ work often travel to his studio.
The collaborative work of brothers Einar and Jamex De La Torre reflects a life rich in cultural iconography. Born in Guadalajara, México, and dividing their time between Ensenada, México and San Diego, California the De La Torre brothers work in a variety of medium including glass, assemblage and lenticular prints.
Mexican folklore, Southern California surf culture mixed with Catholicism creates the provocative and colorful work of the De La Torres. Their work has been exhibited around the world from Nový Bor Glass Museum in Czechoslovakia to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California.
Marie Najera channels vocabulary combines it with her drawings and creates unique, deeply profound works of art. Small works, large works, Marie’s art is layers of life laid open for all to share.
Marie’s work is not just a glimpse into her life, but a snapshot of each and every one of us. Creating an unspoken dialogue between the artist and her viewer, Marie’s work becomes intimate and personal even in a crowd.