Cityscape Show IX Opens at George Billis Gallery. And Here Are 28 Pieces From It.

Citiscape Show IX George Billis

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

Cityscape Show IX Opens at George Billis Gallery
Victoria MacMillan, Downtown, Around the Palms, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, $3,500

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.

terry thompson art
Terry Thompson, 2018, Santa Fe Motel, oil on canvas, 28 x 42 inches, $6,800
Taylor Montague, Street Scene
Taylor Montague, Street Scene #4, 2018, oil on panel, 18 x 24 inches, $3,600
Raymond Logan art
Raymond Logan, 99¢ Store, oil on panel, 6″ x4″, $350

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.

Danny Heller, Oldsmobile and A Frame, 2019, oil on canvas, 30 x 22 inches, $5,000
Scott Yeskel, Accommodations, 2019, oil on panel framed, 18 x 24 inches, $2,600

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.

Lindsey Warren artwork
Lindsey Warren, Downtown Twilight, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches, $6,200
Matthew de Moiser artwork
Matthew de Moiser, Servo (State 8), formica on plywood, 24 x 24 inches, $3,400

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.

Derek Buckner paitings
Derek Buckner, Freeway, oil on linen, 24 x 36 inches, $9,000
Harrison Halaska artwork
Harrison Halaska, Untitled, oil on panel, 12 x 12.5 inches
Roland Kulla, Golden Gate
Roland Kulla, Golden Gate, acrylic on canvas, 45 x 68 inches, $12,500.
Ana Medina, Overlook, 2019
Ana Medina, Overlook, 2019, oil on panel, 16 x 22 inches, $1,500

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.​

Lisa Golightly artwork
Lisa Golightly, Early in the Day, high gloss paint on aluminum, 42 x 42 inches framed, $6,400
Eric Hesse paintings
Eric Hesse, Sunset Parking Lot, encaustic on panel, 24 x 30 inches, $4,800
Bruce Everett artwork
Bruce Everett, Buckeye Pass, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches, $5,000
rick monzon artworks
Rick Monzon, Southland, oil on panel, 15 x 25 inches, $3,500
Sharon Feder and Craig Marshall Smith
Sharon Feder and Craig Marshall Smith, Gasoline Alley, oil on panel, 30 x 40 inches, $4,600
Adam Harrison art
Adam Harrison, Arizona, Oil on three panels, 31 5:8 x 45 1:8 inches, $9,000
Phillip Ludwig artwork
Phillip Ludwig, Overpass, 2016, Oil on wood, 36 x 36 inches, $6,500
Scott Yeskel artwork
Scott Yeskel, Valley Taco Truck, 2019, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches (framed), $6,800

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.

Hans Habeger artwork
Hans Habeger, A-Entrance, 2018, oil on panel, 30 x 30 inches, $4,000
Patricia Chidlaw, View from the Vista Dome, oil on linen, 42 x 28 inches, $7,800
Taylor Montague, Sunset Over Marshlands, 2018, oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, $2,200
Mary-Austin Klein artwork
Mary-Austin Klein, Echo Park Stop, 2018, oil on duralar mounted on board, 12 x 12 inches, $1,800
Lynda Keeler, Araby Cove Map 5, 2019
Lynda Keeler, Araby Cove Map 5, 2019, mixed media on canvas, 24 x 36 inches diptych, 24 x 18 inches each canvas, $2,800
Robert Landau
Robert Landau, Sun Bathers Billboard, 2019, archival inkjet print, 20 x 24 inches (framed), edition 11 of 45, $950
Tom Garner, 6th Street Bridge, oil on denim, 36 x 36 inches, $8,000


June 29th – August 3rd, 2019
George Billis Gallery, L.A.

all images and information courtesy of George Billis Gallery