June 27, 2010 - Timeless Realism featured in the LA Times



By Ellen Olivier

‘Timeless Realism’

Through her gallery, the LA Art House, Margie Perenchio has found an unusual way to support good causes. All profits from the current show, "Timeless Realism," will go to the Women’s Endowment, earmarked for research into early detection, prevention and treatments of women’s cancers.

The show features Perenchio’s own paintings and those of portraitist Laurent Dareau. Kelly Day, whose portrait by Dareau appears on the invitation, is the charity’s chairman. Stopping by the gallery to oversee the show’s set-up, Perenchio said that the new show is not the norm. Typically, the gallery exhibits works by new artists, alongside those of an established artist, and donates all profits to the Hammer Projects series, which showcases emerging artists at the Hammer Museum in Westwood.

In this way, the museum gets funding and Perenchio gives young artists a place to show their work, she said. The buyers benefit, too as their money helps the museum and they get a painting, she said, "instead of rubber chicken."

"Timless Realism" continues until July 24.

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