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Femme Fatale Preview ~ Opens February 25th

Encouragement of the Heart Growing Fonder ~ Gail Potocki

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 25th 2012 from 7-11pm
Cella Gallery, 11135 Weddington St. #112, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Untitled ~ Roman Cho

On Saturday, February 25th, Cella Gallery is pleased to present “Femme Fatale”, a group exhibition
featuring the works of over 35 innovative artists handpicked by Nicole Bruckman and Stephanie

Fated Innocent ~ Chrystal Chan

An archetype in history and art, the femme fatale is a timeless figure whose mysterious beauty has
inspired artists for generations. Although this seductive character is constantly evolving to represent
the social views of the times, she remains a symbol of female independence and a welcomed
challenge to traditional gender roles.

“Femme Fatale” gathers some of the most powerful contemporary artists whose inherent aesthetic
is heavily influenced by the beauty of the female figure. The exhibition explores how individual
perceptions of feminine allure can be expressed through each artist’s specific genre. Expect to be
seduced, ensnared and dangerously dazzled as though in the crosshairs of a femme fatale herself.

Drift ~ Aaron Nagel

Participating artists include Aaron Nagel, Apricot Mantle, Anna Chung, Aunia Kahn, Casey Weldon,
Cate Rangel, Charles Ketcham, Chris Peters, Christopher Umana, Cristina Natsuko Paulos, Crystal
Chan, David Bray, Dave MacDowell, Delphia, Douglas Alvarez, Edith Lebeau, Gail Potocki, Jason
Rudulph Pena, JAW Cooper, Jeff Ramirez, Jessica Ward, JoKa, Jose Carabes, Ken Garduno, Korin
Faught, Kris Moore, L.Croskey, Lily Mae Martin, Linnea Strid, Morgan Slade, Nicole Bruckman, Nom
Kinnear King, Paul Chatem, Roman Cho, Sara Haase, Sarah Folkman, Stella Im Hultberg, Ted von
Heiland and THH70.

The opening reception for “Femme Fatale” takes place Saturday, February 25th from 7-11pm, at Cella
Gallery. The reception is open to the public, and the exhibition will be on view through March 17th,
2012. To request a VIP online preview, please email

About the Curators:
Upon receiving her B.F.A. in illustration from Columbus College of Art & Design, Nicole Bruckman
began working as a freelance illustrator, which eventually led to exhibiting with Cannibal Flower,
La Luz de Jesus, WWA Gallery and Gallery 1988. Along with her artwork, Nicole has co-curated
exhibitions featuring numerous artists including Ben Kehoe, Dan May, Lindsey Carr, Kozyndan and
Tim Biskup.

Stephanie Chefas is founder and curator of the art website Platinum Cheese as well as an
online contributor to the highly regarded art magazine, Hi-Fructose. In addition to her online ventures,
Stephanie has co-curated several exhibitions featuring numerous contemporary artists such as Annie
Owens, David Ball, Jim Darling, Julian Callos and Mario Wagner.

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