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A fully working and active Fine Art Studio, Goldhammer paints a convergence of color and emotion and seeks to build and layer organically as the painting allows it to happen. There is no analyzing, conceptualizing or judging that takes place. It all happens in the moment as a union between her, the canvas and the paint.
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April - Early May: Day Dreamers
Late May: Yaron Dotan (solo) Word Jumble (group)
June: Spectrum Gestalt 4
August: Mike Saijo
BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE
Tami Bahat's first solo show
Curated by Marisa Caichiolo
“Bahat looks to the Renaissance and Neoclassical conventions of still-life and chromatic symbolism, adding fine telling details to animate her compositions and hint at the contours of her models’ inner lives.“ - Shana Nys Dambrot, Art Critic.
Hosted by Erika Christensen
January 6th, 2018 6pm - 9pm
Building Bridges Art Exchange (BBAX) is a non-profit (501) (C3) contemporary art organization. Our mission is to help cultivate cultural understanding through the arts. We work to engage local communities and contemporary artists across the globe by facilitating workshops, educational programs, international art exchanges and artist residencies. We work in partnership with museums, galleries, Ministries of Culture, cultural art centers, art organizations and foundations from around the world—at present over 27 countries
BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE
2525 Michigan Ave, Unit F2, Santa Monica
Copro Gallery presents artist MENTON3 solo exhibition 'KATABASIS 2'. For this exhibition brand new oil paintings and works on paper will be featured.
Katabasis or catabasis is a descent of some type, such as moving downhill, the sinking of the winds or sun, a military retreat, a trip to the underworld ,The term has multiple related meanings in poetry, rhetoric, and modern psychology.
Menton has had a lifelong interest in the relationship between symbols, signs and images and that part of ourselves we most commonly refer to as "unconscious". Though he has always drawn and painted, his first methodical exploration of this field was through music, which he saw as a tool enabling a composer to bring to light 'interior' imagery in the listener and reveal frozen phantasmagoric instants, realized subjective memories and encapsulated emotions.Says Menton, "Many of the mythological, religious, alchemical, and historical icons, symbolic figures and shapes stimulate, if not summon, internal functions."
In gallery 2 a group exhibition 'The UNDERWORLD' is a mytheme of comparative mythology found in a diverse number of religions from around the world. The hero or upper-world deity journeys to the underworld or to the land of the dead and returns, often with a quest-object or a loved one, or with heightened knowledge. The ability to enter the realm of the dead while still alive, and to return, is a proof of the classical hero's exceptional status as more than mortal. A deity who returns from the underworld demonstrates eschatological themes such as the cyclical nature of time and existence, or the defeat of death and the possibility of immortality.
Wake by Gordon Dahlquist
November 10 – December 17, 2017 / Saturdays @ 8:00pm and Sundays @ 3pm
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Irene awakes from a cryogenic chamber into a future where her terminal cancer has been cured but the world as she knew it no longer exists. She is welcomed by curious humans who command and are commanded by “Platform,” a vast computer network which appears to have replaced all known reality. Has the Singularity occurred? Is there still a recognizable planet where earth once was? In Wake Dahlquist examines society and sociability when lives are long, wants are met, and no need for cooperation beyond the response to solitude.
World premiere by the author of the international bestseller The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters.
Fourth Sunday Q&A: After the 3:00pm performance on Sunday, December 3, please join us for an informal discussion with the cast and crew.
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A Spirit Knows A Shadow Shows
December 2, 2017 - January 13, 2017
Reception: Saturday, December 2, 5-7pm
In her photo-based mixed media, she considers communication and the significant technology changes. “My work is a negotiation between the sentimental comfort of analog media, and our shift from ten digits to two thumbs,” she explains. Although the digital age owes much to its low-tech ancestor, Marler illustrates a further admiration for the older system. The younger generation will notice a different, trendy art form that is visually striking. The older cameras displayed in this exhibition are used in the narration that reveals the transition. Her series also demonstrates poetry, motivating the viewer with its positive messages. The variations in language, texting and abbreviations and website coding are an emphasis of LA Marler’s artwork.
“Keywords” asks conflicting questions about the different times.
LA Marler is an American Contemporary Photographic Pop Artist based in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. from the Southeast Missouri State University. Marler then continued her education at the Santa Monica City College making more photography. She began in commercial graphics as a part-owner of New Era Printing. Her combined mixed media pieces have been shown extensively throughout the Southern California, with other exhibitions in Missouri and New York. In 2016, she was included in an exhibition at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. at the National Museum of American History. Her work has appeared in several publications, and has been shown in numerous, well-known films and prime time television shows (such as: “Two and a Half Men,” HBO’s “The Newsroom,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “The Mentalist,” “Criminal Minds,” “Rules of Engagement” and more). This is Marler’s first solo show at dnj Gallery.
CLOSING RECEPTION: Saturday, December 9th, 5pm -7pm
Exhibition dates: October 31 - December 16, 2017
September 16th through December 2nd
Reception - September 16th from 6pm to 8pm
Australian vintage photography works from Max Dupain, Wolfgang Sievers, Olive Cotton, David Moore, Jeff Carter, Carol Jerrems and others.
FIG - First Independent Gallery
Bergamot Station D2
Lorraine Lubner "New Paintings"
January 3 - January 27
While known as an abstract painter, Lorraine Lubner has deep roots in landscape painting. Like most abstract painters, Lubner investigates formal painterly issues and in recent years she has explored the powerful impact of horizontal bands on our visual perception. The artist has centered her attention on the dynamic interaction of these bands which read as animated waves of light and color. At first glance these works might appear to some as compositions of simple stripes. However, the paintings quickly unveil themselves to be complex layerings of color where paint and brushstrokes work together to create flowing abstractions. These works pulsate and shimmer, a visual movement suggestive of ocean waves, or fields of grass swaying in the breeze, or the undulating striations of geological formations. These are landscape paintings as the painter’s eye sees, stripped to the essentials, pure and transcendent.
The artist writes of her recent work: “I am fundamentally a landscape painter having always been stimulated and curious about the shapes and colors of the outside world. In abstracting the colors of nature to the simplest form of lines one against the other I am fascinated how the placement of one color next to another changes each time the colors are shifted, expanded, darkened or intensified. It becomes an enhancement for me to then look outside and renew my experience, ever changing, ever moving.”
Lorraine Lubner is a graduate of U.C.L.A. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally since the early 1960’s.
THE ARTS MUST GO ON
Jun 21 - Aug 16
Laura Korman Gallery is pleased to announce The Arts Must Go On, a group exhibition benefitting the Frostig Collection, running from June 21st-August 16th. This exhibition will also mark the final show for the gallery in this space - after two years at Bergamot Station, Laura Korman will be closing her gallery storefront to pursue new paths.
Fully devoted to continuing her active role in the arts, Korman will maintain an online presence for the gallery, work as a consultant for private clients, and act as a counselor for students interested in pursuing careers in the arts. Due to the continued success of the gallery’s representation of Washington DC-based artist Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Korman will be working in collaboration with Lia Skidmore of Skidmore Contemporary Art to maintain Tzu-Lan Mann’s presence at Bergamot Station.
The Arts Must Go On, is guest curated by Kate Stern of the Frostig Collection. The show will feature works by Larry Bell, Ed Moses, Charles Arnoldi, Alison Saar, Eric Johnson, Gary Baseman, David Buckingham, Kenton Nelson, Mike Stilkey, Ray Turner, Michael Kalish, and Brad Howe.
Conceived by Celia and Chris Piazza, The Frostig Collection launched an unprecedented concept - an ongoing series of works created by well-known California artists to benefit programs that aid children with learning disabilities, Asperger’s and High-Functioning Autism. Proceeds support the renowned Frostig Center’s Social Skills Program in Pasadena, CA. Frostig is recognized throughout the world as a leader in both research and education of students with learning disabilities.
With this exhibition, Laura Korman continues her family’s tradition of fundraising for the Frostig Center, as her late father Harvey Korman did before her. A comedy icon, Korman’s father remains a huge influence on his daughter, both professionally and personally. As a nod to the senior Korman, the title of this exhibition is a play on the Hollywood phrase, “the show must go on”, and perfectly sums up Laura’s determination to keep the arts alive and thriving in our city. As a native Angeleno raised in a creative environment, Laura understands the invaluable role that artists play in cultivating a vibrant society.
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"Moldando Pedra Dura" (Molding a Hard Rock)
Opening Reception January 13, 2018 6-9pm
January 13 - March 3
Lois Lambert Gallery is pleased to present new works by the Brazilian painter and mural artist Rodrigo Branco in his rst solo exhibition in the Los Angeles area, titled “Moldando Pedra Dura”. Rodrigo Branco has gained a reputation throughout Brazil for the eclectic and colorful compositions of his murals. The paintings
in this exhibit will continue that aesthetic. In this series of paintings, Rodrigo explores his own life’s narrative through the discovery of a
box of family photographs which his father had saved throughout
his lifetime. Branco uses the images as inspiration by painting small fragments of them and layering the images with abstractions, patterns and colors. Through this visual retelling of his family’s narrative, Branco creates a new vision for the future while still honoring his origins. According to Rodrigo: “they are fragments of the past that speak about the future”.
As a child, Branco suffered from vision problems which resulted in
an altered perception of the world around him. Rodrigo’s condition allowed him to see the world with more contrast, more color, more complex borders and mixed forms. The strong in uence of these childhood memories can be seen throughout his works. Branco reconciles the vision of the world he knows now through the lens of his childhood imagination thus creating his own visual language.
Rodrigo’s relationship to art started at the age of 13 with the graf ti scene in Brazil and was speci cally in uenced by Pixação, a form of tagging done in a distinctive, cryptic style found only in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Encouraged by his family Rodrigo continued to grow as an artist and began to move into creating the abstracted portraits that comprise his recognizable aesthetic. Rodrigo’s use of this graf ti style, blended with the expressionist tradition of distorting images for emotional effect, creates both disconcerting and compelling images.
Each portrait that he paints represents a whole universe that is dictated by the stories the subject carries with them. Rodrigo re-paints the people, the places, and the moments in time that are connected through him in an attempt to recreate the sensorial experience they provide to his everyday life. In the painting “Graduation”, Rodrigo re-paints a graduation photograph of himself at the age of 7 or 8. He is dressed in a red and white graduation uniform. This was a standard photograph taken yearly in elementary school in the 90’s in Sao Paulo. In this painting Branco mimics the molding process by abstracting
the face into a mixture of paint that resembles a mass of rough-hewn clay molded with bare hands. The title of the show is in Portuguese and means “molding a hard rock”. Like a hard rock rolling through the ground, Branco feels he has been shaped by life’s experiences. As an artist, Rodrigo feels he has been molded by his experiences.
Rodrigo’s large murals have been a part of art festivals world wide including the Vision Art Festival in Switzerland. Branco’s paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Brazil, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Mexico, Peru and the United States.
"Tools of the Trade"
Opening Reception January 13, 2018 6-9pm
January 13 - March 3
Lois Lambert Gallery presents a series of common object glass sculptures by artist Carmen Spera, titled “Tools of the Trade”.
This series of hyper-realistic glass sculptures is based on the tools
that Spera uses every day. The work plays with the idea of magic and illusion by taking these items out of their typical context. The pieces invoke a sense of wonder by giving a glimpse of a common object, followed by the discovery that it is glass which adds a layer of unreality to the work. Spera notes that it’s important to leave some translucency in his work to give the audience a hint of the true nature of the object.
Similar to Spera’s previous reverse glass paintings, these works are focused on examining his process, taking a material as fragile as glass and transforming it into sturdy hardware. For Spera, glass is a truly unique medium, as its translucency can reveal entirely different forms based on the perspective from which it is being viewed.
Carmen Spera received his MFA from New York University, and has
a collective body of glasswork spanning over thirty years. He has exhibited in galleries and museums across the world, and is on view in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Carmen Spera’s pieces have also been featured in numerous publications such as the International Design Yearbook and Artist Design Furniture. Spera also participated in the 1993 exhibition “6 Glass Artists” at the American Craft Museum in New York City which showcased the works of groundbreaking artists such as William Morris.
Lora Schlesinger Gallery is pleased to present Small Works Group Show. The exhibition will include small paintings and mixed media works by select gallery artists and more. Among the artists included are Miya Ando, Richard Bruland, Laurel Bustamante, Ann Chamberlin, Gershom, Roberto Gil de Montes, Adonna Khare, Raymond Saunders, and Mark Stock.
The exhibition opens Saturday, December 2nd and and runs though Saturday, January 6, 2018. The gallery is located in the Bergamot Station Art Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue B5b, Santa Monica. For additional information please call (310) 828-1133, view our website at www.loraschlesinger.com, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXHIBITION DATES: December 2, 2017 - January 6, 2018
Lora Schlesinger Gallery exhibits contemporary art, both figurative and abstract. Focusing primarily on California based painters and sculptors, the gallery represents established and emerging artists.
We also act as art advisors to designers, architects, corporations and private clients.
Patrick Painter Inc. is pleased to present The Xenomorph’s Egg, a group exhibition featuring artworks by Bas Jan Ader, Justin Bower, Chaz Guest and Earnest Lor.
October 21st - December 2nd 2017
October 21st, 2017 (6 - 8pm)
2525 Michigan Avenue, B-5A
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Richard Heller Gallery is proud to present Russell Tyler, Altered State. This is Tyler's second solo exhibition with the gallery.
About the artist:
Russell Tyler's recent paintings are a playful, method-based approach to abstraction, as opposed to his earlier series which captured an expressionist bravura or cool geometry. In these new works, Tyler uses mid-sized canvases that are deceivingly large in scale with outlined marks that act as drop shadows and compositions that stretch edge to edge. Alternating between a vertical and horizontal format these works flirt with references to weeds, trees, and ponds without veering into representational territory. Rather, they read as graphic, punchy abstractions painted with close value ranges, about 5 colors to each work, overlapping washes with thick impastoed handling.
Some works, like "RMP" fashion themselves as dynamic, sensual contrasts. Here, two large, dark curvilinear forms are balanced by a light, salmon-colored one that cuts through the center of the canvas. Other works, like "RV," "FLP," and "YP," feel celebratory as multi-colored tendril-like marks splinter off from the center toward the edge of the canvas. The value contrasts combine with the compositional treatment to create an explosive effect reminiscent of fireworks against a night sky.
Tyler received his M.F.A. from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and his B.F.A. from Concordia University in Montreal. He has had solo exhibitions at Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles, Denny Gallery in New York City, Galerie Bernard Ceysson in France, Ribordy Contemporary in Switzerland, DCKT Contemporary in New York City, Freight + Volume in New York City, Alon Segev Gallery in Tel Aviv, Gordon Gallery 2 in Tel Aviv, and EbersMoore Gallery in Chicago. He has been included in group exhibitions at the Savannah College of Art and Design, the Torrance Art Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, Anonymous Gallery, Retrospective Gallery, The Fireplace Project, Ana Cristea Gallery, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, ACME (Los Angeles), among others. His work has been reviewed or featured in Artforum, Hyperallergic, Modern Painters, T The New York Times Style Magazine, NY Arts Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail and Le Monde.
And, in our West Gallery, presenting a Group Show, featuring new work byTrudy Benson, Farshad Farzankia, Benjamin Klein, and Jean Isamu Nagai.
We will be hosting an artist reception on Friday, January 26, and Tyler, Benson, Klein and Nagai will all be in attendance.
Incorporating the appearance of digital graphics into her decidedly handmade work, Trudy Benson makes paintings for the 21st century. She describes her abstract pieces as “inspired by old imaging software,” but also expresses a desire “to prove that painting is better than computers.” She builds up her mid- to large-scale compositions in layers and uses a range of paints, including enamel, acrylic, spray paint, and oil. The richly textured surfaces feature geometric shapes, stripes, and other flattened forms interwoven with exuberant, sweeping scribbles and thick impasto lines that read as sculptural reliefs. Benson does not shy away from drips, scratches, and errant globs of pigment; she considers accidents an important part of her process and, by extension, the finished piece.
Benson has held solo shows at Lisa Cooley (New York), Half Gallery (New York), Galerie Bernard Ceysson (Luxembourg), Horton Gallery (New York) and Freight + Volume (New York). Benson has previously been featured in group shows at Johannes Vogt Gallery (New York), Denny Gallery (New York), Halsey McKay (East Hampton), Saatchi Gallery (London) and the New Britain Museum of Art in Connecticut. She has been featured in The New York Times, Art in America, ARTnews, ArtInfo, Time Out London and Whitewall Magazine.
Benson received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MFA from the Pratt Institute. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
Inspired in part by the language of Neo-Expressionism, Farshad Farzankia remixes cultural references from the 1980’s to the present to tell powerful narratives of migration and power relations. The artist lovingly renders icons of personal importance to build a lexicon of meaning through symbols. Cameras reference the artist’s love of film and film direction, shoes become understood as symbols of migration, and red tulips that surround faces reference iconic posters from Farzankia’s childhood in Tehran.
Farzankia holds a bachelor degree in Visual Communication and worked for 15 years as a graphic designer in the field of poster and music design before he retired as a graphic designer and started painting full-time.
Copenhagen-based artist Farzankia made his U.S. debut with Richard Heller Gallery at UNTITLED, ART in December, 2017, and this show marks his first gallery exhibition in the U.S.
Benjamin Klein was born in Chicago and grew up in Montreal. He holds a BFA from Concordia University (Montreal, 2005) where he graduated with great distinction and was awarded the Guido Molinari prize in Studio Arts. He completed his MFA in Studio Arts at the University of Guelph (Ontario, 2013). In 2010, Klein was a semi-finalist in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition. His works are part of many private collections in North America. In 2014, his work was presented simultaneously in two solo exhibitions, at Joyce Yahouda Gallery and McClure Gallery in Montreal. Klein lives and works in Montreal.
Jean Isamu Nagai:
Jean Isamu Nagai is a visual artist living in Los Angeles, CA. Born in 1979, in Olympia, Washington, he is inspired by the abundant natural world of the Pacific Northwest, the contemporary pop cultural landscape and the subtle areas of the color gradient. His work is often abstractly representative of complex patterns imbued with the texture and movement of seaweed, clouds and embroidery.
Current work explores the intersections of vanishing Northwest textural landscapes and pop culture themes. It is a contemporary iteration of the Japanese aesthetic tradition of Ukio-e, or, ‘floating world’, which refers to a “conception of an evanescent world, impermanent, fleeting beauty and a realm of entertainments.”
Expanding bodies of work include “Color Stratum,” which utilizes multitudinous layers of paint sanded into psychedelic patterns, “Red Earth,” a series exploring intuitive representations of Northwest topography, and “Celestial Bodies,” a series including huge, meticulously drawn portraits of divine, symmetrical bodies.
He has developed a visual vocabulary reflecting the confluence of nature and mass culture, manifested utilizing traditional and experimental techniques. He received his B.A. in Fine Art at The Evergreen State College.
ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY will be showcasing artworks that the gallery has been showing since 1979 at his first Santa Monica gallery. On view will be select works from two of the important historical exhibitions/books Hispanic Art In the United States: Thirty Contemporary Painters and Sculptors (1987) and Le Demon Des Anges (France, 1989). Works in the exhibition will start from the 1950's with works by Martin Ramírez (in conjunction with RICCO/MARESCA Gallery), then on through the 1960’s with works by Fulgencia F. Corral, then to the 1970's with works by Carlos Almaraz and will go through important works by other Chicana/o and Latino artists including Robert Graham, John Valadez, Frank Romero, Richard Duardo, Harry Gamboa and others up through the 21st century. Also featured from the Hispanic Art in the United States exhibition will be unique works by Cuban artists Paul Sierra and Carlos Alfonzo. Aside from major paintings and works on paper from these seminal artists, the show will include much of the ephemera and documentation of the L.A. Chicana/o artists from the last quarter of the 20th century and on into the 21st century.
A special featured exhibition of the works by Martin Ramirez will be on view courtesy of the Martin Ramirez Estate and RICCO/MARESCA Gallery.
Featured artists in alphabetical order include:
Carlos Alfonzo, Carlos Almaraz, Sol Aquino, Sergio Bustamante, Oscar Castillo, Fulgencio F. Corral, Richard Duardo, Rudy Fernandez, Elsa Flores, Diane Gamboa, Harry Gamboa, Margaret Garcia, Roberto Gil de Montes, Yolanda Gonzalez, Robert Graham, GRONK, Wayne Healy, Luis Jimenez, Roberto Juarez, Leo Limon, LOS FOUR, Gilbert "Magu" Lujan, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Jesus Moroles, Manuel Ocampo, RETNA, Frank Romero, Rafael Serrano, Paul Sierra, Eloy Torrez, John Valadez
REVOLVER GALLERY INVITES YOU TO EXPERIENCE ITS COLLECTION.
ANDY WARHOL: REVISITED is a touring exhibition celebrating the iconic artist’s work. The exhibition begins on February 14th, 2017, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of Andy’s untimely death. Warhol Revisited includes over 200 works of art in rotation. The exhibition is free to the public (by reservation only).
Revolver Gallery has a one-artist program exclusively dealing in Andy Warhol prints and paintings, making it the only of its kind. Revolver also has the largest gallery owned collection of the artist’s works worldwide, with over 250 works in inventory. Revolver Gallery is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Andy Warhol’s legacy.
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ROSEGALLERY presents PhotoGRAPHIC, an exhibition of theupcoming graphic novel PhotoGRAPHIC: The Life of Graciela Iturbide, published by the J. Paul Getty. Accompanying works by the legendary photographer, ROSEGALLERY will present the novel in its entirety, with original drawings by Zeke Peña and prose by Isabel Quintero. Photographs, illustrations and prose come together to illuminate the artistic power of Iturbide’s life and work. Presenting the multifaceted manifestations of her story, the exhibition opens on 8 September 2017 and runs through 23 November 2017.
Just as in the graphic novel about her life, Graciela Iturbide’s work exists at the intersection of captivating imagery and poetic language. Born in Mexico in 1942, Iturbide studied photography under the Mexican icon Manuel Álvarez Bravo, a contemporary of Tina Modotti, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. With the uniqueness of her own eye, Iturbide captured her surroundings in intimate and empowering expressions. Often highly metaphorical, Iturbide’s photographs visually and poetically connect her own surroundings with a deeper understanding of the world.
Told through text, illustrations and Iturbide’s photographs, PhotoGRAPHIC: The Life of Graciela Iturbide delves into Iturbide’s history and photographic works with the guiding vision of the artist herself. From the Sonora Desert to Juchitán, India and the American South, the graphic novel tells of Iturbide’s explorations throughout the world, all caught through the lens of her camera. In the beginning pages of the graphic novel, it states, “Graciela Iturbide is a photographer. She is an icon. Orgullo mexicano. Maestra.” With her masterfully crafted photographs, Iturbide proves each title true. Iturbide’s exploration of often overlooked and eclectic subjects brings a range of perspectives to her work and her own story. Each image transcends the border between reality and myth. Birds come to her through many of her dreams and often reappear in flight in her photographs, tracing a line through her imagination and her world in the poetic language of their collective motion. Following the trail of birds on the walls of PhotoGRAPHIC, one may glimpse into the rhythm of Iturbide’s vision as her story unfolds.
Isabel Quintero lives and writes in the Inland Empire of Southern California, where she was born and raised. She received her B.A. in English and M.A. in Composition from Cal State San Bernardino. Her first novel, Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, was one of School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014, and won the American Library Association’s William C. Morris YA Debut Award prize for a debut YA novel. Her second book, Ugly Cat & Pablo (Scholastic), was published in April 2017. (© Getty Publications, 2018)
Zeke Peña is an artist and illustrator whose work about the U.S./Mexico border community explores universal themes by remixing contemporary and historical narratives. He received a degree in Visual Studies (Art History) from the University of Texas at Austin and has exhibited at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, Albuquerque Hispanic Cultural Center, Houston Center of Photography, El Paso Museum of Art, Museo de Arte Ciudad Juárez as well as galleries in Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Antonio, Houston, and Mexico City. (© Getty Publications, 2018)
Phillip Griswold Fiat Lux
October 22 - November 26, 2016
For this exhibition, Phillip Griswold continues his focus of fracturing images of the urban landscape to articulate the complex make-up of our surroundings. Originating in photographs and sketches made out in the field, Griswold paints landscapes abstracted into spaces that contain softly articulated, brushy forms intersected with bold geometry.
Rather than developing a sense for a specific place, Griswold uses the landscape as a way to explore the structure and effect of light. While there is a definite spatial quality to the work and a discernible horizon, he gently diffuses recognizable elements with planar interventions. He structures the paintings in a manner that creates dynamic formal tensions, but allowing the two forces to work in tandem, as if they occur naturally together.
This new body of work moves further yet from the representational nature of his older work, where lozenge forms, planes and cubes jostle within the landscapes, always focusing on light and spatial interplay. In one piece, a scene that references a streetscape that simultaneously alludes to strong movement while keeping a highly structured composition. In another piece, an array of variously colored, ordered planes fractures an otherwise moody clouded sky. In these and the rest of the paintings in the exhibition, the varied compositions always bring focus back to light – its architecture and the way it arcs and refracts in and out and between paintings.
Phillip Griswold received his MFA From Claremont Graduate University and lives and works in the Los Angeles area.
Jennifer Faist - Friends, Acquaintances, and Strangers
October 22 - November 26, 2016
Over the course of her career, Jennifer Faist has created artwork by bringing together two unlikely companions: fabric and high-gloss formalism. At first glance the work aligns with a version of the slick Finish Fettish works of the past, but Faist's meticulously crafted work merges pure materiality with personal resonance. As in previous series, Faist appropriates patterns from clothing with which she has personal associations. In this current body of work, she used apparel from friends and acquaintances, rather than material that she had collected over several years.
To create the vibrant, sculptural pieces, Faist draws her chosen textile design in fine detail and gradually envelopes the original form beneath layers of colored acrylic glazes. Each painting, suspended in resin on thick wood supports, becomes a relic of her encounters with other people. The perfectly smooth, reflective paintings draw viewers into their vibrant, shimmering depths, making onlookers a part of the material and emotive journey that the pieces reveal.
“The patterns in my latest grouping of paintings come from textile designs from the apparel of friends and acquaintances or other people I meet. They encompass a spectrum of social relationships from fleeting exchanges to everyday encounters. The relationships can be close or distant, but yet there is always a thread that weaves between one person and another, creating the fabric of our social networks. The paintings serve as mementos, little fragments of intimacy, something to remember them by.”
Jennifer Faist received her MFA from Claremont Graduate University. She lives and works in Los Angeles.
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A third generation Californian, Dennis Doheny was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and currently resides in Santa Barbara. Growing up with an innate love of art, he spent much of his childhood drawing and painting. Although he studied some art in school, Doheny is largely self-taught. After graduating from Pacific Palisades High School in 1974, he exhibited with Petersen Gallery of Beverly Hills. From 1986 until 1996, Doheny supported his family with a steady career in commercial art until his passion for fine art painting prevailed.
Since 1996, his fine art career has developed a strong following both locally and nationally. Collectors are drawn to his beautiful, heroic renderings of the western landscape. Taking the best from the great California and Hudson River School artists of the past, Dennis has fused and reinterpreted the genres, combining dramatic light, rich color and specifically selected and finely crafted detail to create a unique and distinctive vision of the American West.
Doheny is the recipient of numerous awards. Most recently, he received "The Iriving Museum Prize" (the only award presented) at the California Art Club's 105th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition. Previously, he was awarded the Irvine Museum Gold Medal at the California Art Club's 2013 Exhibition. At the same show, he also received the American Art Collector Award of Excellence. In 2009, Doheny was honored to be chosen for the Edgar Payne Award for best landscape at the California Art Club's 2009 Gold Medal Juried Exhibition. Dennis is proud to be featured in the Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition. In both 2006 and 2008 at the Prix de West, he received the Frederic Remington Award given in recognition of "exceptional artistic merit". Also in 2006, he was honored with the Inaugural Purchase Prize at the Eiteljorg Museum's "Quest for the West" Exhibition and is proud to be a part of their permanent collection. In 2003, he was recognized by the Autry National Center and awarded the Master's of the American West Award. His painting was acquired by the Autry for its permanent collection as well. He received the Grandville Redmond Memorial Purchase Prize in 2000 for his painting "New Dawn" at the California Art Club's Spring Salon and upon his return to fine art in 1998, he received First Place in the Carmel Plein Air Competition.
Doheny is a proud to be a Signature Member of the California Art Club.
JIMI GLEASON: REFLECTED & ABSORBED
November 11, 2017 - January 13, 2018
The William Turner Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Southern California based artist, Jimi Gleason. Intrigued by the interlinking phenomena of perception, environment and engagement, Gleason presents two distinct bodies of work, Reflected and Absorbed, inviting the viewer to experience the paintings in this exhibition in entirely different ways.
The Reflected paintings are consistent with the ultra sleek, silver deposit pieces that Gleason has been producing for the past decade, but, in a departure from his previous work, the artist has invoked the grid as a way to re-order and disrupt these luminous surfaces. While the grid marked a radical way for the avant-garde artists of the early 20th century to break free from the tradition of representational painting, Gleason’s interpretation is fascinating because his reflective surfaces actually re-introduce the human figure into these abstractions. Gleason’s multi-textural surfaces are broken up into hard-edge geometric fields that oscillate between blocks of mirror-like sheen and gritty texture. The effect is dazzling - the pieces act as fractured mirrors that simultaneously reflect and obscure the environment around them. The tumbling, rectangular forms shimmering across Gleason’s Untitled, echo the elegantly stacked shapes of Kazimir Malevich’s Suprematist compositions, while the asymmetrical checkerboard surface of one of his lustrous silver pieces recalls the reductive constructions of Piet Mondrian, though Gleason’s pieces feel entirely contemporary due to his masterful use of non-traditional materials.
Like the Reflected paintings, the Absorbed pieces are achieved using Gleason’s signature technique of deploying a thin coat of silver nitrate deposit over acrylic on canvas. Diverging from their ultra-gloss predecessors, however, Gleason has mutated the surface of the Absorbed pieces so that the reflective quality of the silver nitrate is transformed into a pearlescent glow. Applying a prismatic array of hues, these paintings become all about color and texture. By obstructing any reflected imagery, these pieces are in essence, pure abstraction. Gleason’s application of thickly impasto acrylic coupled with the delicious spectrum of vaporous jewel tones that seem to float just above the surface delight the senses. The colors appear to shift as the viewer moves around the paintings while the churning surface textures make them appear as if they are perpetually in motion.
Born in Newport Beach, CA, Gleason received his BA from UC Berkeley in 1985. He studied printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute before relocating to New York City, where he worked as a photo assistant and photo technician. Returning to California, Gleason was employed in the studio of Ed Moses for five years. Combining the disparate technical and compositional skills developed during his exposure to printmaking, photography and mixed-media painting, Gleason is now the subject of considerable curatorial and critical applause. His work is exhibited in significant public institutions, including the Armand Hammer Museum, the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Seattle Art Museum, the Tucson Museum of Art and the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation.