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Ross Sonnenberg – Up Til Now – Art Exhibit and Opening Reception
September 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Born, raised in Long Beach artist Ross Sonnenberg has been published in numerous magazines and featured in many online articles.
Exhibit runs Tuesday, Aug 15th thru Saturday, Sept. 30th
OPENING NIGHT on Saturday, Sept 2nd, 7pm-10pm
Meet the artist, Cash Bar, and more TBD
“My life has been defined by chaos. 24 years ago I was getting ready to start film school, and embark on a career in the film industry. That dream came to a crashing halt when I became ill with a debilitating disease, It took over eight months for the doctors to figure out what I had. It turned out to be Systemic Lupus. I had to undergo chemotherapy to stop my immune system from killing me, and I had to say goodbye to my dream of film-making.
It took several years to get my disease under control. When I was finally able to get back to being functional I still had all these creative ideas in my head, but no outlet for them. I started painting, abstract forms with tons of color. Some were expressions of pain that still wracked my body, some expressions of loss, and yet others were expressions of love.
Lupus turned my life into chaos, changing the direction forever. My art has allowed me to give expression to that chaos.
I’m pleased to be able to show the many series of art I have created over the past 30 years for the first time.”
– Ross Sonnenberg