I LOVE the Citiscape shows at George Billis. No surprise given that several of the participating artists are either personal friends or artists about whose work I have previously written or presently own. Danny Heller, Alex Blas, Rick Monzon and Matthew de Mosier (who kindly credits me with his inclusion in the show) are among the many artists whose work is featured.
Citiscape Show VIII
Opening tomorrow in Culver City, Los Angeles, the Citiscape Show VIII at George Billis exhibits contemporary paintings of Los Angeles – from suburbs to city and beaches to bars – in various mediums, sizes and styles by some of the most talented contemporary and emerging artists.
The group show, now in its eighth iteration, is a visual exploration of the environs we inhabit. Los Angeles is a unique city in many regards – in its architecture, geography, and natural environment.
Spanning a space that includes mountains, ocean, and desert, Los Angeles and Southern California are a source of immense inspiration to many artists. This exhibition brings together a group of artists whose individual works together show a multifaceted and fascinating city.
These pieces illustrate the ever-changing urban landscape. From the downtown skyscrapers and iconic landmarks to the graffiti-ed back alleys and vast freeway networks, from the bright lights of the Hollywood Hills and clean lines of mid-century modern architecture to the train bridges and gritty rail yards, Southern California is striking in all its extremes.
The exhibition includes works by Adco, Alex Blas, Derek Buckner, Patricia Chidlaw, Larry Cohen, Bruce Everett, Elizabeth Gahan, Lisa Golightly, Hans Habeger, Harrison Halaska, Kenny Harris, Adam Harrison, Danny Heller, Eric Hesse, Peter Hiers, Lynda Keeler, Mary-Austin Klein, Raymond Logan, Deborah Martin, Rick Monzon, Matthew de Mosier, Judy Nimtz, Gregory Prestergord, Gay Summer Rick, Ben Schwab, Barbara Strasen, Terry Thompson, Deborah Martin, and Lindsey Warren.
George Billis Gallery opened its second location in the Culver City area of Los Angeles in 2004 and marks its 18th year in the Chelsea arts district in New York City. George Billis shows work by both emerging and established artists.
THE CITYSCAPE SHOW VIII
June 30th – July 21st, 2018