Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Moving On Up -- TAG is Moving to the Miracle Mile!

TAG Gallery has called Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station home for nearly a decade. 
The gallery has now found a new, bigger 5,400 sq. ft home!

TAG is proud to announce that we will be relocating to Miracle Mile!
Our new space is located on 5458 Wilshire Blvd, blocks away from LACMA, the Craft & Folk Art Museum, The Petersen Automotive Museum and more. Renovations are now underway at our new location, with the grand opening scheduled for mid-May. Stay tuned for details.

As TAG Gallery leaves Bergamot Station, we wanted to show our appreciation and gratitude for your continued support for our gallery and the arts.

As such, we are hosting a huge moving sale March 21 - March 28.
All pieces are marked with deep discounts.
Stop by, call, or email to inquire about any pieces/artists of interest!
Thank you for all of your continued support.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Sunae Aum's "Noise for the Future"

Sunae Aum, Noise for the Future, Mixed media, 30 x 24"
Sunae Aum’s debut exhibition at TAG, Noise for the Future, tackles philosophical questions that garner answers in the form of her rich and textured mixed media abstract paintings. To empty a mind is not to secure an empty space, but to fill it with something unnamable, to achieve something unnamable and objective. Aum’s compositions respond to this call with swirling forms, patterns, and a cascading application of paint on canvas, creating a murky, misty effect, utilizing abalone, jade, fixed pigment, stone powder, and other mixed media to give texture to her pieces.
Sunae Aum, Noise for the Future - M -2, Mixed media, 36 x 24"
Noise for the Future finds Aum responding to a battle deep within herself regarding her own artistic inclinations. “To make my mind empty is not as difficult as keeping it that way. Is it possible to produce work without pretensions and self-assertion? How far can one flee from his or her prejudices about things”? Every brush stroke, splatter of paint, and decision comes into question, which makes the creation process an intimate, yet arduous experience.
Sunae Aum, OLED-1, Mixed media, 36 x 24"
The ancient Chinese philosopher Chuang Tzu once said, “Non-doing does not mean doing nothing and keeping silent. Leave everything as it is by nature. Then, its nature will be fulfilled.”
Sunae Aum, Noise for the Future - W 2, Mixed media, 36 x 24"
Aum equates emptying ones mind to disposing of a heavy burden, where there is no need for suffering. Entering and existing the state of non-doing while creating, however, is not as simple. This body of work is the result of the artist’s acceptance of allowing thoughts, ideas, and techniques into her state of non-being, filling her mind and transfiguring her mentality into a state of active doing.

The exhibition runs through March 17.
Meet Sunae at the Artist Panel, Saturday March 11, 3pm

Friday, March 3, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Ernie Marjoram's "Landscapes of New Mexico"

Los Angeles artist Ernie Marjoram’s current exhibition of paintings, Landscapes of New Mexico, focuses on the majestic grandeur and subtle beauty of the American southwest.
Ernie Marjoram, Ghost Ranch, Oil, 16 x 20"
On a recent visit to Santa Fe, Marjoram was awed by the massive geological formations in the area around Ghost Ranch, sometimes referred to as O’Keefe country. He found it easy to understand Georgia O’Keefe’s fascination with the bold geometric forms and varied colors of the natural landscape. “I decided to paint the same subject,” said the artist “but in my own less abstract, more realistic yet still impressionistic way.”
Ernie Marjoram, Pueblo Ghosts, Oil, 16 x 20"
Recognizing that the environment is beautiful but can be harsh, Ernie was also inspired to paint the mysterious ruins of adobe pueblos abandoned by their native builders. “As I painted, I tried to imagine who built these structures and how they lived,” Marjoram explained, “it was like looking back into history.”
Ernie Marjoram, Chimayo, Oil, 16 x 20"
The elegance of primitive yet functional architecture of surviving adobe structures, such as the chapel at Chimayo, also caught Ernie’s attention. Even simple details of shadows on adobe walls become the subject in this wide-ranging exhibition of oil paintings.
Ernie Marjoram, Vista de Pedernal, Oil, 16 x 20"
The exhibition runs through March 17.
Meet Ernie at the Artist Panel, Saturday March 11, 3pm