Saturday, July 22, 2017

CA Open Juried Artists Announced

Congratulations to all!

We will be posting all the accepted art August 6-11.

Exhibition runs August 9 - 26
Reception / Awards Ceremony with juror Scott Canty Saturday, August 12, 5-8pm

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Suki Kuss "Pure and Simple"

Suki Kuss, You Aren't Here, Mixed media collage, 12 x 12"
Suki Kuss’ newest exhibition at TAG gallery, Pure and Simple, is a study of her ever-evolving sensibility as an artist over the past several years. While Kuss’ inspirations, approach, and outlook continue to grow with an embryonic sense of discovery, the content and technique remain constant. The search for the perfect dichotomy between balance and quietude is the foremost theme in her practice.
Suki Kuss, You Aren't Here III, Mixed media collage, 12 x 12"
The death of Kuss’ 100-year-old mother in early 2017 set the tone for the work in this show, casting a reflective shroud on individual pieces. Both dark and illuminating, the work encompasses Kuss’ many emotional moments and thoughts in the process of grieving and rejoicing the many years of her mother’s life. Hand drawn line work, patterns, and texture serve as reminders of Kuss’ delicate connection to her mother, navigating the viewer through an abstract narrative of the mother-daughter relationship.
Suki Kuss, Night Music, Mixed media collage, 10 x 12"
Working in a very pale, austere palette or rich black surfaces, the push and pull of the canvases plays on the thought that opposites seem to attract. Life and death, black and white, smooth and textured, are all examples Kuss explores through this series of canvases.
Suki Kuss, Edges of the World XII, Mixed media collage, 10 x 12"
Pure and Simple is a tribute to the differences and moments that form our lives and how one chooses to navigate those setbacks and opportunities. As such with this exhibition Kuss asks viewers to contemplate, scrutinize, process, and analyze their own narratives.

July 11 - August 5, 2017

Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday, August 5, 4pm

Closing Reception: Saturday, August 5, 6-9pm

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Dan Lencioni "Aggregations"

Dan Lencioni, 2 x 2 #1, Mixed media, 24 x 24"
Aggregations is Dan Lencioni’s debut exhibition at TAG.
Dan Lencioni, 2 x 2 #4, Mixed media, 24 x 24"
Lencioni starts a piece in a chaotic fashion by placing materials of all kinds on the surface. These random textured irregularities interrupt his sketches and mark making, heightening the tensions of the surface structure through instinctive primal expression. Lencioni is not interested in depicting a specific story, but interested in establishing a space to explore.
Dan Lencioni, Grid 5, Mixed media, 48 x 48"
For the artist, each piece is an expression of a feeling. All the basic ingredients become an art form when they come to life in the eyes of the viewer. Each piece is flexible enough to express different emotions to individual viewers. The overall concept is the same, but to Lencioni, the final product is a magical, empathetic and sublime experience.
Dan Lencioni, Grid 7, Mixed media, 48 x 48"

July 11 - August 5, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 15, 5 – 8pm
Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday, August 5, 3pm

Monday, July 10, 2017

Current Exhibition: Anne M Bray, Suki Kuss, Dan Lencioni

July 11 - August 5, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 15, 5 – 8pm

Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday, August 5, 3pm

Anne M Bray – #mycommute
Anne M Bray, 10W x 110, Digital watercolor on paper, 21 x 23"
Suki Kuss – Pure and Simple
Suki Kuss, Asian Quilt VIII, Mixed media collage, 12 x 12"

Dan Lencioni – Aggregations
Dan Lencioni, Gridlock 24, Mixed media, 48 x 48"

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Camey McGilvray's "My Favorite Things"

Camey McGilvray, Geometrica, Powder-Coated Metal, 26 x 68 x 6"
Camey McGilvray’s Favorite Things is a collection of sculptures fabricated from wood and metal -- either wall hung or freestanding. Her work is primarily evocative rather than representational, challenging the viewer with the subtle play of the literal and the illusionistic. 
Camey McGilvray, Sticks and Stones, Oil on wood, 37 x 49 x 5"
The components of these assemblages are specifically created or selected to advance the narrative of each piece. Elements are either created from scratch using sheets of plywood or aluminum, or are salvaged from McGilvray’s large treasure trove of found objects and recycled into new creations.
Camey McGilvray, Warthog, Oil on wood, wire, 12 x 24 x 14"
Favorite Things continues the artist’s strong focus on line and the employment of color fields (mostly primaries) in her work. Ideas are always started as line drawings or purely imagined geometric shapes. McGilvray then translates said concepts into wood and/or metal to form the hard edges of the composition. Rich, broad fields of solid colors are applied to the components in a flat, shaded manner then assembled into the final piece, always taking advantage of  the light and shadows formed by the juxtaposition of each piece’s individual parts.
Camey McGilvray, Deep Purple, Acrylic on wood, wire, 37 x 37 x 2"
McGilvray feels a personal relationship to all of these Favorite Things, as they represent the coming together of the idea and the reality. The joy of creating art is, after all, in the process, which she refers to as a beautiful journey that gives outward expression to what was once only imagined.

McGilvray's work will be up until July 8th.
There will be an Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday, July 1st, 3pm

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Paul Ivanushka's "Carrizo Plain"

Paul Ivanushka, Sunrise for a Falcon, Archival Pigment Print, 11.5 x 18"
The Carrizo Plain is a large enclosed grassland plain, approximately 50 miles long and up to 15 miles across, in southeastern San Luis Obispo County, about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Over the last 3 years it has provided Paul Ivanushka with an environment allowing him to scratch the itch of a passion for landscape photography.
Paul Ivanushka, Harvester and Clouds, Archival Pigment Print, 11 x 16.5"
Once a major producer of grain from 1890 to about 1950, agricultural economics and an alkaline water supply made farming the Carrizo Plain no longer viable. Its equipment and buildings were no longer needed and were left behind -- abandoned and left to the elements to decay.
Paul Ivanushka, Champion in Repose, Archival Pigment Print, 11 x 16.5"
Ivanushka found that the aging process of rubber, wood, and metal on 30 to 80-year-old farm equipment created interesting textures, tonalities and designs. Switching recently from black and white to color film opened a whole new world of visualization. To this end, he now uses the subject as a vehicle for color rather than the color as an augmentation to the subject.
Paul Ivanushka, From Buckets To Breakfast, Archival Pigment Print, 12 x 15.5"
Recent legislation is opening the Carrizo Plain, a National Park, to development, off road vehicles, oil drilling, and such. Through this body of work, Ivanushka is recording its last days as a sublime and remote grassland plain.
Paul Ivanushka, Water Tank & Storm, Archival Pigment Print, 12.5 x 18"
Ivanushka's work will be up until July 8th.
There will be an Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday, July 1st, 3pm

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Go Woon Choi's "Daldongne"

Go Woon Choi, Untitled01, Acrylic, 24 x 30"
Go Woon Choi’s newest exhibition at TAG, entitled Daldongne, explores the purpose and beauty in what she calls "the town of shacks".
Go Woon Choi, Untitled02, Acrylic, 24 x 30"
Exploring and expanding on her interest in the structural and sometimes abstract nature of architecture, the town of shacks symbolizes "the warm memory of my childhood" and "vanished things that will not exist anymore". Buildings and apartments filled out the city, and she painted this in various ways from her perspective.
Go Woon Choi, Untitled06, Acrylic, 24 x 30"
Choi’s interest in mundane, everyday items is rooted in her ideology that “even common objects can appear strong and fantastic under different light conditions and environments" and she transforms ordinary objects into extraordinary visual experiences with both repetition and variation. 
Go Woon Choi, Untitled05, Acrylic, 24 x 30"
The light changes on the surface to give an impression of constant motion, sharing the process of its becoming. Henceforth ordinary objects can provoke intense emotions of strength and energy.

Choi's work will be up until  July 8th.
There will be an Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday, July 1st, 3pm

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Current Exhibition: Go Woon Choi, Paul Ivanushka, Camey McGilvray

Tuesday, June 13th - Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 17, 5–8pm
Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday, July 1, 3pm

Go Woon Choi - Daldongne
Go Woon Choi, Untitled 12, Acrylic, 24 x 48"
Paul Ivanushka – Carrizo Plain
Paul Ivanushka, Primary Water Trough, Archieval Pigment Print, 16 x 16"
Camey McGilvray – My Favorite Things
Camey McGilvray, Body Shop, Oil / Wood / Wire, 37 x 49 x 5"

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Gary Polonsky's Munchies

Gary Polonsky, 2,2,2 (iHop Breakfast), Acrylic on Mixed Media, 17” x 19” x 3”
Our favorite munchies, whatever they might be, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, are all represented in Polonsky’s latest work from his on-going food series. Munchies incorporates large-scale, vibrant, three-dimensional artworks that are dramatic testament to our cravings for our favorite foods and the human desire to consume.
Gary Polonsky, Club Sandwich, Acrylic on Mixed Media, 9” x 12” x 12”
Polonsky continues his exploration of materials and the creative process itself, utilizing engineering, sculpting and painting to create his fully rendered, textured, and sculptured canvases. 
Gary Polonsky, Chocolate Ice Cream Cone, Acrylic on Mixed Media, 23” x 12” x 12”
Polonsky's food series implores viewers to touch and experience each piece as it’s own installation, with every angle offering a new and profound experience of the work.
Gary Polonsky, Onion Rings, Acrylic on Mixed Media, 10.25” x 10” x 5”
From the huge Ice Cream Cone to the more reasonably sized bag of Jack in the Box Onion Rings, to the Gummy Bears, Munchies never fails to celebrate fun in its pieces. 
Gary Polonsky, Gummy Bears, Acrylic on Mixed Media, 12” x 36” x 3"
Are you hungry yet?

The exhibition runs through June 10.
Curious about Gary's process?
Meet him at the Artist Panel, Saturday June 3, 3pm

Monday, May 29, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Jerry Hardin's Bone Sculptures

Jerry Hardin, Ambition, Bone, 52” x 64” x 36”
Jerry Hardin’s debut exhibition at TAG Gallery entitled Bone Sculpture showcases Hardin’s mastery over the complex yet sublime medium of bone. Organic in nature and protected from the sun and water, bone has an unlimited life span which is exploited by the artist as he carves and builds sculpture that reflects our times and concerns. 
Jerry Hardin, Birthing Democracy, Bone, 24” x 18” x 10”
Hardin finds bone innately expressive, where dynamic action and personality can be found in its many grooves, curves, textures and shapes.
Jerry Hardin, Passing Through the Ring, Bone, 14” x 24" x 16”
To this end Hardin utilizes bone to suggest inferences about form that are distinctive and sensational, alluding to structural imagery and subject matter that is both natural and imagined. Consequently, this work touches upon elements of rebirth and resurrection. 
Jerry Hardin, Passing Balance Is All, Bone, 72” x 72” x 50”
Taking what was once alive, Hardin molds and crafts the material with his own mortal touch, breathing in a new found utility for his individual pieces that elevates Bone Sculpture from being an exhibition showcasing sculpture to one showcasing repurposed life. It is Hardin’s desire to bring unique communication and beauty to the viewer with these bones.

The exhibition runs through June 10.
Curious about Jerry's process?
Meet him at the Artist Panel, Saturday June 3, 3pm

Friday, May 26, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Donn Delson's Aerials

Donn Delson,  7:16, Fujiflex Crystal Archive Silver Halide Photographic Print UV Acrylic Facemount,
Edition 1/5, 48” x 72”
Though married to the earth, Donn Delson finds himself perpetually drawn to the sky for the unencumbered, unfamiliar, and consistently wondrous perspective it provides. 
Donn Delson,  Building Blocks, Fujiflex Crystal Archive Silver Halide Photographic Print UV Acrylic Facemount,
Edition 1/5, 48” x 72”
Fortunately, Delson has no fear of heights and loves the adrenalin rush as he shoots from ‘doors off’ helicopters. “I have to regularly remind myself that the only way I can share the magnificence of what I’m seeing is to remember to click the shutter.”
Donn Delson,  546, Fujiflex Crystal Archive Silver Halide Photographic Print UV Acrylic Facemount,
Edition 1/5, 48” x 72”
The Aerial series is a combination of his love of the unexpected perspective, often incorporating the abstract, symmetry, and the enigmatic. For those of us who would tremble at the thought of hanging out of a helicopter from heights up to 10,000 feet, Delson’s images afford the viewer a rarely seen eagle’s eye view of our world below.
Donn Delson,  Keyline, Fujiflex Crystal Archive Silver Halide Photographic Print UV Acrylic Facemount,
Edition 1/5, 48” x 72”
Delson produces high resolution, large format pigment prints, often 48 x 72 inches, face mounted under specially manufactured clear acrylic for maximum clarity, encouraging viewers to immerse themselves visually in his work. 
The exhibition runs through June 10.
Curious about Don's process?
Meet him at the Artist Panel, Saturday June 3, 3pm

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Linda Sue Price's Enlightened Systems

Linda Sue Price, DDT, Neon, 15 x 15 x 10"
In this era of alt-facts there is a systemized effort to delegitimize truth by creating fake news that feeds into conspiracy fears and cynicism. It is an attempt to create enough confusion so that touchstones could be lost. 
Linda Sue Price, All Things, Neon, 15 x 15 x 10"
Enlightened Systems is a response coming from the perspective of civility where there is a sense of inclusivity and respect. Black Elk, an indigenous Great Plains medicine man, speaks of this in his quote, All things are our relatives.

This was not an uncommon perception of the world prior to the Greeks. Around 450 BC, philosophers known as Sophists thought that “man is the measure” of everything. In other words, they thought that the only things that matter are human beings and the way we see the world. As their philosophy developed, human beings were elevated to one of greater importance.
Linda Sue Price, Sage, Neon, 15 x 15 x 10"
The Black Crow quote is a reach back to a different system of thought. All things are our relatives is a form of the golden rule but is more inclusive—a system of thought and enlightenment that asks us to be kind, tolerant and respectful of all life.
Linda Sue Price, Weeds, Neon, 15 x 15 x 10"
In this series, the artist represents elements that make up the whole from healing plants, chemicals that destroy and the out of control—weeds. Respect is the bottom line.
The exhibition runs through June 10.
Curious about Linda Sue's process?
Meet her at the Artist Panel, Saturday June 3, 3pm

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Grand ReOpening and Current Exhibition: Donn Delson, Jerry Hardin, Gary Polonsky, Linda Sue Price

May 16 to June 10, 2017
Artists Reception: Saturday, May 20, 5-8pm
Artists Panel: Saturday June 3, 3pm

TAG has a new location:
5458 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Donn Delson -- Aerial
Donn Delson,  Upward Mobility, Fujiflex Crystal Archive Silver Halide Photographic Print UV Acrylic Facemount,
Edition 1/5, 48” x 72”
Jerry Hardin -- Bone Sculpture
Jerry Hardin, On the Wind, Bone, 32” x 31” x 28”
Gary Polansky -- Munchies
Gary Polonsky, Tomato Soup, Mixed media
Linda Sue Price -- Enlightened Systems
Linda Sue Price, Wild Flowers, Neon, 15” x 15” x 10”