Today is the opening reception for the ninth Cityscape Show at George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles, an annual favorite of mine (see ourpost on last year’s here). The group show features depictions of Northern and Southern California’s natural and man-made surroundings, capturing everything from the state’s urban elements and lifestyle to its vast geography ranging from mountains to deserts.
Cityscape Show IX Opens At George Billis Gallery
Despite the show’s name, the works are not only of city scenes, bridges, industry and storefronts but also capture beach scenes, mountain views, sunsets and surrounding neighborhoods. Multiple artists working in everything from oil paint to formica include several artist’s subjects about which we’ve written before such as freeways and swimming pools and suburbia.
The press release: George Billis Gallery is pleased to present The Cityscape Show IX, a group show of works by gallery artists and invited guest artists. The exhibition runs from June 29th to August 3rd with an opening reception on Saturday, June 29th from 5-8pm.
The Cityscape Show IX is the gallery’s ninth exhibition of its kind. The show 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 for 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 the works shown in this post and more by ADCO, Melinda Smith Altshuler, Derek Buckner, Patricia Chidlaw, Bruce Everett, Sharon Feder, Tom Garner, Lisa Golightly, Hans Habeger, Harrison Halaska, Adam Harrison, Russ Havard, Danny Heller, Eric Hesse, Peter Hiers, Bryan Ida, Lynda Keeler, Mary-Austin Klein, Robert Landau, Raymond Logan, Phillip Ludwig, Victoria MacMillan, Ana Medina, Taylor Montague, Rick Monzon, Matthew de Moiser, Jim Murray, Gay Summer Rick, David Thompson, Terry Thompson, Lindsey Warren, and Scott Yeskel, among others.
THE CITYSCAPE SHOW IX
June 29th – August 3rd, 2019
George Billis Gallery, L.A.
all images and information courtesy of George Billis Gallery