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Meet the artist Sept. 28

September 6, 2011 (La Mesa) -- AbEx invades La Mesa Village! Bay area abstract expressionist John Krempel is bringing a selection of larger oil and acrylic paintings to East County for his exciting show September 7 – October 9 at O’Dunn Fine Art.  Art lovers are also invited to meet this talented artist at a reception on Wednesday, September 28 from 5-8 p.m.


Influenced by the 20th century San Francisco abstract expressionist movement, Krempel references the beauty of both natural and man-made landscapes in his work. He has been featured in dozens of bay area shows, and is the founder of the Temporary Artists Group (TAG), which brings emerging artists to the community. With degrees in both the arts and psychology, John's paintings dance at the interface of the physical and psychological worlds.


Krempel was born in Ohio, and developed a close relationship with the environment before relocating to the bay area.


"As his travels continue, expect to see an evolution of style and inspiration as John continues to draw on the external world for the underpinnings and palette of his nonobjective works," said Shannon O'Dunn, owner of O'Dunn Fine Art. "He is off to Europe soon for three weeks, and will have a two-month show of paintings inspired by that adventure at the Sacramento Temporary Contemporary Gallery later this year." (http://stcgallery.webs.com/)


The public is invited to meet John Krempel at O’Dunn Fine Art (http://www.odunnfineart.com/index.php) on September 28 from 5-8 p.m. at 8325 La Mesa Blvd. in La Mesa's downtown village. Also enjoy refreshments and the guitar stylings of Bill Coleman.


"But don’t wait until then to see the paintings: these well-priced pieces are expected to sell from the opening day of the show, September 7," O'Dunn said.  "Two pieces have already been snapped up by local collectors, and John’s latest urbanscape, Skyscrapers in the Night, has been chosen by San Diego Art Guide editor Jocelyn Waters for the cover of the Oct.-Dec. quarterly SDArtGuide, which will have 10,000 copies distributed county-wide.

View a flyer on the show and visit www.odunnfineart.com for more information.

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