This Saturday, May 24th “Three-Winged Chrysalis” Opens at bG Gallery at Bergamot Station!

This Saturday, May 24th bG Gallery hosts a grand opening exhibition entitled “Three-Winged Chrysalis” featuring an eclectic mix of artists. 

Curated by Om Bleicher the group show with include various mediums.  Bleicher talks about the exhibition…“This show includes most of our gallery artists that we have been working with for years, some new artists that made a splash during our Bergamot preview shows before the space became permanent as well as a few artists like Burton Gray that we sought out specifically because their work delves deep into metamorphic subject matter.”  

See image:  Hadiya Finley, After Han Yan Ling, papier mache, wood, Chinese paper, 24” x 9” x 6”

Sculptor Hadiya Finley has worked with Bleicher before and is excited to show her work once again. She recently created a sculpture for a public space in China. It was for a residential/business complex in Guangzhou, which kept her in China for a while.  This was a happy excuse to stay as the artist frequently spends time there to visit her son and his family. She enjoys interacting with the locals and has found that bronze casting is financially very reasonable to do in China. She will be here in LA for opening of “Three-Winged Chrysalis” then will return to China. “I have a show scheduled for 2015 in a gallery in Guangzhou, China.” She has also been accepted for a temporary project with LA Airports.

Stephanie Visser is another accomplished artist who is happy to be included in the upcoming exhibit. “I have been drawing and painting since I was a child but took my first actual class as a senior in high school,” recalls Visser. She continued to pursue her dream and attended an art school at age eighteen.  
See image: Stephanie Visser, water color on paper, plein air in Kauai…inspired by the water, the light, the color and the surroundings.   
Visser spent a week in Kauai...She recalls the inspiration for her painting (left)..."Watching whales breeching and chickens crowing and flowers blooming. I wuld go to the beach during the day and spent my evenings on the patio painting...lovely moments."

She is an active painter, working on her art almost everyday. Her studio is located in Venice and has recently participated in the Venice Art Block. She has big goals for her art and professes, “As grandiose as this might sound, I want to be viewed as one of American's best painters…and have that happen in my lifetime….not after I die.” The work of Stephanie Visser will be on view at FABstudio, as part of a group show in June. For more info on Stephanie Visser’s art, see her website at http://stephanievisser.com/

Another participating artist, Gay Summer Rick has been working with gallerist Om Bleicher for the past five years. “Om is a thoughtful and creative curator. I think that he inspires and engages visitors to his galleries with his selection and placement of diverse works of art, and his ability to communicate about each piece, whether it is regarding emotional or conceptual interpretation, or from a purely technical perspective.”

See image: by Gay Summer Rick, Moon Ahead, 12"x12", palette knife painting, Oil on Canvas

“As a painter of iconic LA and the urban coast,” explains Gay, “I find endless beauty on my frequent travels along the Santa Monica Bay. I paint the images that stay with me - images that make an impression as I pull over along PCH to take it all in - in night and day, fog and sun.” http://gaysummerrick.com/

A couple of works by Airom, aka Om Bleicher (curator), will also be on view. Originally from Australia, he relocated to Los Angeles nine years ago.

See image:  Airom, Fruits  36 x 48in

Airom has been painting since he was young and works in several mediums…oil, ink, installation, sound works and sculptural elements as well. 

For more info about his art, visit his website http://www.airomworks.com/

This Saturday, May 24, enjoy an opening reception from 6:30pm-10pm, for “Three-Winged Chrysalis” at bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, G-8A 2525 Michigan Ave SM, 90404. On view through June 16. (310) 906 4211; http://www.bGartGalleries.com

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