bG Gallery is back showing at the LA Art Show. Taking place January 27 through January 30, the annual art fair has evolved. Gallerist Om Bleicher explains, “There's been more and more international involvement progressively there was a big attendance boost with the new ownership and an very interesting addition to the last two fairs is Littleopia very cool to see a fair incorporate this sort of work which is a very important aspect of the LA art scene it now truly shows the full spectrum of the LA art world.
Artist Stephanie Visser has exhibited her paintings at bG Gallery before, but this will be the first time that she will be showing her work at the LA Art Show. “I have shown with Om several times now and I enjoy his approach to the work he likes to include in his shows. It's eclectic and unique but it is always studied and educated. He is very easy-going and singularly friendly…which I think is very appreciated by both the artists and his clients.”
Stephanie Visser, Querencia Series, Untitled # 10, acrylic on paper, 11.5 x 14.5 framed
Bleicher has chosen two of Visser’s newest paintings from her Querencia Series, which describes a place where one feels safe. Both of her works (in the show) were created while visiting her hometown in Michigan.
Visser has been included in group exhibitions at Santa Monica Art Studios, bG Gallery, FABstudio, TAG Gallery and more. To find out more about the art of Stephanie Visser, visit her website at http://stephanievisser.com/
“Stephen Anderson’s text based works are like visual puzzles,” said Bleicher. “Many disparate pieces comprised of found objects, wood framing and the like, are fit together to create a whole entity either representational or abstract. He then uses text to suggest an idea to the viewer who is now called upon to break the code.“
Stephen Anderson, The Difference Between Wondering and Knowing, 2013 ‘Pop-Up’ collage on hand cut wood, plastic, wood frames, 41 × 44 × 8 in.
Stephen Anderson will be showing his large 'pop-up' 3D sculptural collages, and some works from his Burned Fingers series of 1,000.
Los Angeles artist Linda Vallejo has been recognized by The California/International Arts Foundation’s L.A. Rising: SoCal Artists Before 1980 and the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980.
“Linda Vallejo had been coming to the gallery as a guest for a while but we hadn’t met, explained Bleicher. “When we were finally introduced we figured out that my wife had collected a signature work of Linda’s in the early 2000. Linda had been trying to find the artwork in hopes of buying it back. Linda ultimately traded a couple of works from her Electrics series for the painting.”
Linda Vallejo. El Chiloso, 2014, Acrylic, metal flake, repurposed aluminum, 40 × 18 × 16 in. (101.60 × 45.72 × 40.64 cm)
The work of Barbara Kolo will also be on view. “I will be showing 3 of my latest paintings. They represent 3 different series explored over the past year. One of the paintings is titled “Life”, and is part of my “On White” series. All the paintings in this series are on a white or light field of color.”
Kolo has been part of various group exhibitions at bG Gallery since 2012. “One show that comes to mind is last year’s ‘Grayscale Wonderland’ which was an exhibit of artists working in different mediums and styles without the use of overt color,” said Kolo. “This February, the gallery is planning a sequel “Grayscale Wonderland II.”
Barbara Kolo, Life, 2015 Acrylic on Canvas, 18 × 24 in. (45.72 × 60.96 cm)
This year bG Gallery will feature artists: Michelle Kingdom, Dan Busta, Stephanie Visser, Linda Vallejo, Ellen Schinderman, Christopher Mudgett, Tatiana Botton, Campbell Laird, Corey Sewelson, Stuart Rapeport, Susan Lizotte, Allois, Susan moss, Stephen Anderson, Bob and Marjorie Moskowitz, Barbara Kolo, Gay Summer Rick, Simone Gad, Ted Gall, Burton Gray, Gregory Horndeski, Linda Smith and Brian Cooper
Visit bG Gallery’s booth at 909. http://santamonica.bgartdealings.com/
Don’t miss the LA Art Show which kicks off this Wednesday, January 27th, with an opening gala at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall A, 1201 South Figueroa Street, 90015. The opening event will benefit St Jude’s Hospital. Tickets for the gala run from $125 - $250.
Single day passes are available at $20. The show takes place Thursday, January 28th – Saturday, January 31st from 11am-7pm. Sunday hours are 11am-5pm. For more info, see http://www.laartshow.com