Cella Gallery invites you to a world of daydreams and nightmares in “Bon Nuit, My Sweet”, their final show of 2008. Magical places, mystical beings, haunting thoughts and dark notions weaved together in a visual telling of our mind’s wanderings. 

Wendy Crabb studied photography at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. After graduating, she moved to NYC where she worked for Oliphant Studio painting large-scale backdrops, all the while continuing to work on her own artwork. Since returning to Los Angeles in 2006, her paintings have been shown in galleries and magazines from coast to coast. From the elaborate fairy tales of her mind, her current work explores dreamy narratives of majestic animals and their myths.

Karen Locke attended The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, with coordinating courses at New York University. Her intricate line-work drawings and paintings are a balance of gentle directional strokes and strong hard shapes.  Her work has been astutely described as “a living line” and her attention to, and execution of the finest detail may be painstaking, but for her, the most rewarding aspect of her craft.

Jerome Prieur was brought up in a family of artists and always encouraged to celebrate his artistic vision and goals. His work examines the profane elements of day-to-day life that define us.  He questions the human body’s relevance to our incomprehensible society, our limits, our abnormalities and our mortality. His subjects, transformed by the fusion of science, genetics, mechanics, madness and humor become impossibly detailed and intricate new visions.

Thea Mohr Saks studied fine art and illustration at Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her work is inspired by drawings and prints from centuries past and explores her interest in folklore, fantasy, and classic tales of haunted houses and graveyards. She and her husband, set designer Daniel Saks, founded The Mighty Squirm, a company utilizing letterpress and screen-printing to produce "T-Shirts and Art with Romance and a Slight Chill," Many of the original drawings from The Mighty Squirm designs are included in this show.

What: Bon Nuit, My Sweet: a collection of daydreams and nightmares

Who:  Wendy Crabb, Karen Locke, Jerome Prieur, Thea Mohr Saks

When:  Friday November 14th, 2008, 7-11 pm

Where:  Cella Gallery, 5229 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601

Cost:  Free, open to the public, please RSVP: info@cellagallery.com or 213-291-7908

“Bon Nuit, My Sweet”

a collection of daydreams and nightmares


Wendy Crabb     Karen Locke     Jerome Prieur     Thea Mohr Saks

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday November 14th, 2008, 7 – 11 pm

Exhibition on View:  November 14th – December 23rd

Karen Locke                                Wendy Crabb                                                                Thea Mohr Saks                                  Jerome Prieur