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In this month's newsletter we wanted to share our three top art experiences for you. As the nights get hotter find a cool place to enjoy some culture.

Mary Corse: A Survey in Light

at Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Through November 11th, 2019

Corse emerged in the mid-1960s as one of the few women associated with the West Coast Light and Space movement. She shared with her contemporaries a deep fascination with perception and with the possibility that light itself could serve as both subject and material of art. This focused exhibition will highlight critical moments of experimentation as Corse engaged with tropes of modernist painting while charting her own course through studies in quantum physics and complex investigations into a range of “painting” materials.

at Ronald Regan Library
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Through September 8th, 2019

The World of da Vinci, featuring 2 rare folios of the authentic, 500-year-old Codex Atlanticus. This remarkable exhibition also features over three-dozen reconstructions of Leonardo da Vinci’s fantastic machines, including over a dozen that are built life size including his Mechanical Lion, Mechanical Bat and Great Kite.

at OTI
833 East 3rd St.
Los Angeles CA 90013
August 4th - August 31st

Two First Names presents emerging artists, Ana Benaroya and Anna Park together in their inaugural exhibition in the Garey Gallery at OTI Los Angeles.Born in New York City and raised in New Jersey, Ana Benaroya combines the visual language of caricature, illustration and narrative to create hyper scenarios where highly muscular and seemingly powerful, deviant women dominate. 

Drawing influence from comic books, Saturday morning cartoons, imagery of athletes and body builders, Benaroya depicts these mighty figures as extensions of her own body, constantly pushing the physical and emotional limits that rival not only the physical strength, but also the sexual aptitude commonly associated with masculinity or men.

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Balinese Art
This beautiful piece of Traditional Balinese wood work was turned into an amazing piece of wall art decor. The intricate details are crystal clear because the client went with Museum Glass which is UV protected as well as anti-reflective. The piece was brought in Bali from honeymoon trip by our client so the memory will always be preserved. 

Design with Monicain at our Brentwood FrameStore location:
11911 San Vicente Blvd, Brentwood, CA 90049
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In the Studio

Works on paper need to be mounted clearly away from the glass to allow for air circulation and movement. Pastels and chalk drawings should be held at least 5-6mm from the glass, using either double or triple mounts. If the picture is to be 'close framed' (without a window mount) it should be held away from the glass with a small slip, card or fillets (4-6mm deep) tucked under the rebate. There is a range of glazing materials with different optical properties. Where appropriate historic glass should be reused. Reducing light exposure Museum level framing must use UV filtering glass and it should be strongly considered for conservation level. Light exposure has a pronounced effect on paper condition and pigments. The harmful effects of light can be reduced by using ultra violet filtering glass or UVA Acrylics . Ideally the glass should have the least amount of radiation below 400nm (invisible UV radiation) and the maximum amount of visible light transmission. 

Plexiglass can be useful because they are lighter and unlikely to break on impact. However, these materials do scratch more easily and because of static, they should never be used to glaze pastels, chalks or any other friable materials.The mounted picture/glass sandwich can be sealed around the edges with gummed paper to prevent thunder flies or pollution from penetrating the frame. The back board and final assembly The back board should be made of a stable, rigid material, such as pH neutral conservation backing board. 

It should be secured into the frame with sufficient non-rusting nails or fixings. The air gap should be sealed with a good quality gummed paper tape only. Pressure sensitive tapes fail and leave a sticky residue. The fittings for hanging All hanging fittings should be strong and secure. The tension of the cord or wire should be checked to ensure that there is no strain on the frame when it is hanging.

Riveted D-rings which go into the back board should be avoided: they may cause pressure against the art or admit dust if not well sealed. 

Screw-eyes, hanging plates or rings should be attached to the frame itself and must be of sufficient strength to carry the weight involved.

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