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for immediate release

November 29, 2003 - January 3, 2004

Works by: Jedediah Caesar, Matthew Johnson, David X. Levine, Antonio A. Puleo, Gregory Santos, Suzanne Ulrich
opening reception: Saturday, November 29, 2003; 7-11PM

OVERTONES is pleased to present WHERE NOBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME-a showcase of 6 artists who have a vital connection, through their lives and art, to Boston, Massachusetts. The show will feature:

Jedediah Caesar - Received his B.F.A. at The Museum of Fine Arts School and his M.F.A. at U.C.L.A. Jedediah lives, works and exhibits his work in Los Angeles. Caesar's sculptures are personal mediations of form as well as compositions of surface in a surrounding space. Jedediah was one of the artists featured in the second project of High Desert Test Sites, a series of experimental art sites located along the stretch of desert communities of California.

Matthew Johnson- born in NYC and raised in Boston, Matthew received his M.F.A. from U.C.L.A. In this exhibition he has included "Forgotten", a sculpture consisting of a seemingly real cigarette, originally sculpted in clay and then cast out of plastic and painted with acrylic paint. The cigarette rests in its faux stone ashtray, after having been forgotten, leaving only ash in the place of where the tobacco once was, slumping to conform to the shape of the ashtray, convincing in its simulacra. Matthew recently has an exhibition of his work at Taxter & Spengemann Gallery in NYC and Angstrom Gallery in Dallas, TX.

David X. Levine - A Boston Native, who for the last three years has been living and working in Manhattan. In his work, David relates his experience of listening to music through drawings that have an underlying structure which functions as an abstract parallel to the structure of music. David's work can currently be viewed at Bodybilder & Sportsman Gallery in Chicago and OSP Gallery in Boston.

Antonio Adriano Puleo - A Boston Native, Antonio received his B.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art and his M.F.A. from U.C.L.A. Antonio's work includes a juxtaposition between day-glow color and collaged elements--ranging from images from the National Audubon Society to floral patterns from the 50's. Antonio's work will be a part of the exhibition "From Italy" that opens this month at the Flash Art Museum in Italy.

Gregory Santos - A Boston native, Gregory received his B.F.A. in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. He left Boston to pursue an M.F.A. degree from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Gregory's work incorporates a bizarre and fantastic assemblage of ideas and imagery. Through use of reflective tulle over layers of transparent and holographic paint, Gregory creates paintings that are analogous to our relationship with electric media - tactile, but conceptualized as intangible and ephemeral.

Susanne Ulrich - Currently lives and works in Boston. In this exhibition, Suzanne is presenting work that was built from remnants of older work salvaged from a recent fire that recently destroyed her entire body of work created in the past 25 years. These collages also include sections of old postcards, gold-leafed envelopes, correspondence from friends and found papers. Suzanne is represented by galleries in Boston, New York, North Carolina and Marblehead. Her work is a part of art collections worldwide.

OVERTONES is a creative venue that supports and promotes visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the diversity of Los Angeles communities, social responsibility and good times. OVERTONES is dedicated to searching outside the confines of established art institutions and presenting work that has the potential to engage a wide range of audiences.