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L.A. Art Collector Caps Two Year Pursuit of Artist with Exhibition of New Work

BEVERLY HILLS, CA.- Two years ago, long before opening his Camden Drive gallery space in Beverly Hills, art collector Herair Garboushian became acquainted and enamored with artist John Seery’s work of the early 1970s—but it’s Seery’s most recent work that has had Garboushian courting the artist ever since. “The only other artist that has had the same powerful effect on me is Rothko,” says Garboushian. Seery is an oft-cited prime example of the Lyrical Abstraction movement in New York and Los Angeles—a movement that encompassed work by artists such as Brice Marden, David Reed, and Larry Poons in the late 60s and 70s, also has been applied at times to the work of Arshile Gorky, Richard Diebenkorn and Robert Motherwell, and by definition could feasibly extend to the work of many abstract artists to this day. It’s a painterly, emotional and decidedly