Sneak Peek of The Citiscape Show VIII at George Billis

citiscape show VIII

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.

Citiscape Show VIII
works by Matthew de Mosier, Danny Heller and Lisa Golightly in The Citiscape Show VIII

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.

Rick Monzon, The Newcastle
Rick Monzon, The Newcastle, oil on panel, 15 x 33.5 inches, $4,500

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.

Raymond Logan, Martha's Donuts, 2018
Raymond Logan, Martha’s Donuts, 2018, oil on canvas 12 x 18 inches, $1,700
Derek Buckner, LA river 2
Derek Buckner, LA river 2, oil on linen, 24 x 36 inches, $9,000
Mary-Austin Klein, Hollywood Sign from Griffith Park, 2018,
Mary-Austin Klein, Hollywood Sign from Griffith Park, 2018, oil on duralar mounted on panel, 6 x 24 inches, $1,800
Danny Heller, El Rancho Vista Estates Sunset, 2018
Danny Heller, El Rancho Vista Estates Sunset, 2018, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches, $6,800

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.​

Eric Hesse, Sunset Sign II, 2018
Eric Hesse, Sunset Sign II, 2018, encaustic on panel, 6.5 x 10 inches, 8 x 11.5 inches framed, $1,700
Hans Habeger, BEER
Hans Habeger, BEER, Oil on panel, 23.75 x 23.75 inches, $3,000
Matthew de Mosier, Servo State 6
Matthew de Mosier, Servo State 6, Formica on plywood, 24 x 24 inches, $3,200
Elizabeth Gahan art
Elizabeth Gahan, Embellished, acrylic and oil on clayboard, 12 x 12 inches, $700

​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.

Ben Schwab, Knowing We Not Give Up, 2017
Ben Schwab, Knowing We Not Give Up, 2017, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 inches, $5,000
Lisa Golightly, Midsummer, 2018
Lisa Golightly, Midsummer, 2018, high gloss paint on aluminum, 24 x 24 inches, $3,200
Harrison Halaska, Untitled (GB1), 2018
Harrison Halaska, Untitled (GB1), 2018, oil on canvas, 24.5 x 23.5 inches, $950
Patricia Chidlaw, Busted
Patricia Chidlaw, Busted, oil on linen, 33 x 24 inches, $5,500
Lindsey Warren, Northeast
Lindsey Warren, Northeast, 36 x 44 inches, $5,800

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.

Judy Nimtz, Venice Boardwalk from the Water's Edge,
Judy Nimtz, Venice Boardwalk from the Water’s Edge, 2018, oil on panel, 15.75 x 15.75 inches, $1,800
Bruce Everett, View From Foxen Canyon
Bruce Everett, View From Foxen Canyon (Santa Ynez Valley,CA), oil on canvas, 25 x 42 inches, $6,500
Rick Monzon, The Hampstead
Rick Monzon, The Hampstead, oil on panel, 17 x 36 inches, $4,950

THE CITYSCAPE SHOW VIII
June 30th – July 21st, 2018

George Billis Gallery

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