Saturday, February 6th, “Grayscale Wonderland II” Opens at bG Gallery!

bG Gallery presents “Grayscale Wonderland II” featuring an exhibition of grayscale works on Saturday, February 6th, 2016. 

This is the 2nd rendition of the exhibition, which asks the artists to create spectacular worlds without the use of overt color. Co-owner and curator Om Bleicher explains, “This year we have also put the call out to try out mostly new artists to the gallery though we'll still include a couple from the roster who've done some work for the show specifically.”

Dreamcatchers 01
48" x 48"
Archival ink on gloss canvas
Created 2015
Digital Surrealism
The art of Scott Horton will be included in the group exhibit. Born in Washington State, but raised in Seattle Horton has been an artist most of his life. Horton has worked with various types of media, but he was first inspired to use illustrative (or scratch) board by his college professor. The medium is a layer of black ink rolled over white chalk; a reverse of pen and ink. He continued to work with the scratch board throughout his career as an artist, but found a way via new technology to update and integrate his work into larger formats. His black and White series entitled Dreamcatchers uses both his surrealist and pop approaches to his art. 

Horton will be exhibiting works from his Dreamcatchers series in “Grayscale Wonderland II.” He explains how the work came to be, “I spent almost a year collecting images to use for the series, then developed a method to mimic etching / illustration. From there, each piece took weeks to assemble. There are currently 10 pieces in the series, with plans for more, and even selective color and full-color work. Visit Scott Horton’s website at http://dreamscolor.com/

Artist Terry Marks-Tarlow will also have one of her works included in the show. “I love working in simple black line on white paper. I aim to distill the whole of the human body down to its barest essence. Line Fantasy 2, like many of my figure drawings, reveals the same model in different poses. Overlapping lines seek synchronicities of placement and help to blur the distinction between one pose and another. By putting multiple poses together, I can capture changing dynamics and moods.”

Terry Marks-Tarlow
 Line Fantasy 2 
17" X 21" framed.

To find out more about the art of Terry Marks-Tarlow, visit her website at http://www.markstarlow.com/Art%20Prints/index.html

Photographer Huss Hardan will also have one of his prints in “Grayscale Wonderland II.”

At just ten years old, Hardan knew he wanted to be a photographer. He started shooting early while living in England. His first interaction was with a Polaroid instant camera. He then branched out to 35mm film, digital and more. 

Huss Hardan
12”x12” print 
matted to 20”x20, framed
 Limited 1 of 15

Hardan’s work in the show was taken on a drive. “I was driving up the coast to San Francisco and while in Cayucos I saw the light changing and a huge fog bank roll onshore. I waited until the moment was right and took the shot with a Rolleiflex.

Additional information about the art of Huss Hardan’s work can be found at http://www.huzgalleries.com

Artist Johnny Naked has a work included in the exhibition as well. This is his first time showing at bG Galllery. 

“This piece actually began as a color work, but it felt over-worked as such. The human figure and the rock he sits on, become one in this grayscale interpretation, creating a visual metaphor for how we as humans are not separate from Nature, but rather a part of it.” 

Johnny Naked
Nude Boy on Rock

See Johnny Naked’s website for more info   http://www.johnnynaked.com/

Additional artists are: Yaron Dotan, David Dumo, Melissa Wilkinson, Jeehye Shin, Andrea Castillo, Mary McGill, Mick Phelan, Daggi Wallace, Domenico Foschi, Johnny Naked, Pascaline Doucin-Dahlke, Marion Wood, Allan Peach, Harry Wilson, Peta Orbach, DOSSHAUS, Robert Zagorski, Steve Paulsen, Susan Moss, Barbara Kolo, Kim Kimbro, Thomas Whittaker Kidd and more.
The opening reception for “Grayscale Wonderland II” takes place on Saturday, February 6th from 6-9pm at bG Gallery (space # G8A) at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica (2525 Michigan Ave in Santa Monica, 90404). http://santamonica.bgartdealings.com/

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