“No Hard Feelings,” Contemporary Art Exhibition, Los Angeles

 No Hard Feelings
February 18 – March 17, 2023
Opening: Saturday, February 18, 2023, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Focusing on artworks with soft palettes, Artplex Gallery presents No Hard Feelings, a group exhibition exploring the interplay between color, form, and texture in the creation of serene compositions. The delicate hues and subdued tones of the works on display invite the viewer to slow down and appreciate the subtle beauty of the natural world. Through their respective works, the artists in this exhibition challenge us to consider the role of color in our perception of nature, and they invite us to engage in a deeper contemplation of the relationship between beauty and tranquility.

The delicate and poetic artworks of painter Frederic Paul reference his Asian roots in expressive and elaborate compositions. Born into an artist family in Germany, Paul expresses the connection to his heritage in the Philippines with reverence. His artworks are abstract and inspired by the bold colors, spices, flora, and landscapes of Asian cities and his process creates an expressiveness and depth. Raw Chinese rice paper is dyed with pigments and individual leaves are coated with oil and acrylic then refined and collaged. While the young artist continues to live and work in Munich and Landsberg am Lech, he has exhibited many solo and group shows in Germany, London, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Sweden, and the USA.

Canadian artist Peter Colbert’s traditional, figurative paintings exhibit a whimsical, yet mysterious sense of wonder. He portrays the figures in his works with their backs toward the viewer, allowing the viewer to vicariously experience the figure’s perspective of the surroundings and his or her emotional state. As the subject’s pose invites the viewer into the scene, each painting creates a new adventure. Peter Colbert’s work is exhibited and collected internationally.

The organic aesthetic of Peter Kuttner’s original boho-minimalist artworks is the result of patient layering and original uses of media. Born in Massachusetts, Kuttner employs the use of clear colors, subtle textures, and contrasting appliques to give his works life. Kuttner’s artworks were featured in Architectural Digest Magazine as well as in popular films and television shows including Two and a Half Men, Californication, and Nashville. Peter Kuttner’s work is on display in many private, royal, museum, and corporate collections worldwide.

German sculptor Nando Kallweit works with bronze and oak using the “lost wax process,” allowing the artist to create intricate and finely detailed sculptures. The strength of ancient Egyptian sculptures, the dynamic forms of the modern Cubist movement, and an observation of contemporary life are all inspirations for aspects of his aquiline figures. Combined with a considerate approach, Kallweit renders archaic materials, such as blackened oak and bronze, with a palpable sensitivity. Kallweit’s work has been exhibited and collected across Europe and the United States.

Since the opening of Artplex Gallery in 2018, the gallery continues to be one of the world’s leading art galleries specializing in high-quality, original contemporary art representing a broad spectrum of major international artists. Right at home in West Hollywood and within immediate proximity to its sister gallery Artspace Warehouse, Artplex Gallery is an expansive modern space that specializes in international urban, pop, graffiti, figurative, and abstract art catering to the visual impact.

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Contemporary Romance by Cheryl Eager, “A Kiss to Wake Me,” Released by 5310 Publishing in Bookstores Worldwide

 5310 Publishing is delighted to announce that Cheryl Eager’s debut contemporary romance, A Kiss to Wake Me, was released worldwide on Tuesday, July 19.

Cheryl Eager’s new romance carries themes of love, hope, optimism, and overcoming challenging obstacles—all things our world needs. Cheryl has people from around the world that contact her after feeling touched by something she wrote or thanking her for giving them a fresh perspective with her writing.

A Kiss to Wake Me is a modern-day love story. Three days before high school graduation, 18-year-old Cara mysteriously delivers a premature baby boy at home in her bathroom. The novel begins with her frantic 911 call and flashes back to unfold the beautiful and romantic first-love story between Cara and Jamie, the new tall and handsome student from California. They are two clever, level-headed teens who strive to do the right things but make one big mistake leading to dire consequences.

Their romance takes off at record speed but just as quickly crashes into a wall of disbelief when a figurative bomb is dropped into their lives, upending the world as they knew it: Cara is pregnant, even though they never slept together and she is a virgin. When these unforeseen circumstances threaten the couple’s future together, everything comes into question. Is Jamie the father of her baby? Will he still love her and the baby if he’s not? How did Cara even get pregnant?

A Kiss to Wake Me is told from alternating points of view through the eyes of Jamie and Cara. Fans of romantic first love who desire to see love withstand seemingly insurmountable obstacles will devour this sweet yet intense novel.

Kirkus Reviews was kind enough to review this novel, calling it “A high school romance full of love—and turbulence. The novel highlights different family dynamics that readers may resonate with…” The editor at Kirkus also said the book is “a story of trust, love, and family.”

Eric Williams, editor and publisher at 5310 Publishing, commented that he’s very excited about this release, and “can’t wait to see what readers have to say about Cheryl’s debut romance! It explores themes of coming-of-age, identity, belonging, and life-changing choices. Anyone who reads high-school romances and likes reading books about first experiences, dating, and growing up, will enjoy this novel.”

To get a copy of this novel and also to see where it is available, readers can refer to the publisher’s website. The book is also available through all the major retailers online and through select bookstores in person. The book will be released in paperback, ebook, hardcover, and audiobook. A large print edition will be made available later this year.

About the Author: Cheryl Eager writes young adult novels about older teens striving to navigate tough, real-life issues. When not writing, Cheryl enjoys reading and discussing literature with her students and colleagues, preferably while drinking coffee with a dash of cream.

About the Publisher: 5310 Publishing is a family-owned business dedicated and committed to helping authors get their books published and discover new and original ways of promoting their stories and views in front of an audience. Based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 5310 Publishing now specializes in speculative fiction, romance, and thriller books.

Go to 5310publishing.com to learn more about us.

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