Trippy bubbles – ‘Surface Tension’ at Gallery 169

Trippy bubbles – ‘Surface Tension’ at Gallery 169

Untitled work by Alex Hoerner - "Surface Tension."


Huge, trippy soap bubbles are the subject of a locally based photographer”™s latest exhibition.

Report by Pauline Adamek

Gallery 169 is displaying these works by photographer and Santa Monica Canyon resident Alex Hoerner until late September.

The spooky, spacey yet dreamy and surreal images of massive bubbles floating against sparse landscapes, such as beach scenes on an overcast day, transport the viewer to a simpler time evoking childhood memories.

For the artist, they symbolize the “˜everyday”™. “˜Bubbles are very fleeting and very real,”™ Hoerner says.

Alex Hoerner


Surface Tension, by Alex Hoerner

Gallery 169

169 W. Channel Rd., at Short St.,

Santa Monica CA


Runs until September 21st 2011.

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.

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