Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Current Exhibition: Sally Jacobs, Ernie Marjoram, Toni Reinis, Jenny Revitz Soper

Tuesday, April 17 - Saturday, May 12
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 21, 5-8 p.m.
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 28, 3 p.m.

Sally Jacobs - Sunday At The Farmers Market
Sally Jacobs, Hydrangea, Watercolor, 17 x 19"

Ernie Marjoram - Selected Paintings
Ernie Marjoram, Eye Candy, Oil, 12 x 12"
Toni Reinis - Looking But Not Seeing
Toni Reinis, LaShanda, Clay with patina and steel wool, 18 x 13 x 11"
Jenny Revitz Soper - Twisted Visions
Jenny Revitz Soper, Metal Face: Yellow, Digitally twisted photograph, 24 x 18"

Sunday, April 15, 2018

CA Open -- Call for Artists

The 13th Annual 2018 California Open is a juried exhibition celebrating contemporary and modern art. Artists 18 years and older may submit Computer Art, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, & now Video Works. Accepted work will be exhibited at TAG Gallery from August 8 - 25, 2018. All work will be for sale. The deadline for entry is June 23rd, 2018.

The Juror this year is Kim Abeles, an artist whose community-based projects explore biography, geography and environment. She has created projects with the California Science Center, air pollution control agencies, health clinics and mental health departments, and natural history museums in California, Colorado and Florida. Abeles received the 2013 Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, and has received fellowships from J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, California Community Foundation and Pollack-Krasner Foundation.

For more information and/ or to apply please click HERE


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Daniel Rutkowski -- Strange Flora: A Foray Into Romance & the LED Dream

Daniel Rutkowski, If It All Burns, Archival Pigment Print, 12 x 16"
TAG is proud to host Daniel Rutkowski’s Strange Flora: A Foray into Romance & the LED Dream. This photographic series guides the onlooker down a visual odyssey where the concepts of our gorgeous, palpable, & fragile world merge with the strange digital flamboyance of our screens -- the death of romance, as told through pixels of our world’s flora.
Daniel Rutkowski, To Ooze, Archival Pigment Print, 20 x 16"
Technology and digitalization have truly infected and encapsulated our modern lives to a frightening extent. Like shadow to light, and yin to yang, they come in two disparate forms: the good and the bad.
Daniel Rutkowski, Naked & Blue, Archival Pigment Print, 20 x 16"
With newfound ease and rapid-fire knowledge, this computerized realm has the ability to provide wisdom in a fraction of a moment, able to heal, teach, inspire, and connect. It has the potential to sow and reap the greatest of all human cognition in the world... but under the beauty and unyielding strengths, comes another world, a world that holds its fair share of poisons in the form of pixels so utterly intriguing and distracting that we lose place in our own existence.
Daniel Rutkowski, Bomba, Archival Pigment Print, 12 x 16"
A form of absurd hand-held escapism, this LED facade allows for a window into a world where nothing can come close enough to harm or love you, where there is safety in the fact that the window remains closed. Where human interaction, genuine social awareness, and love don’t exist.
Daniel Rutkowski, Trigger Green, Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20"
See the exhibition through Saturday, April 14th.
Meet Daniel at the Artist Talk: Saturday, April 7, 3 p.m.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Artist Spotlight: NELA -- Paintings

NELA, Portrait Fragment Series: AA2015, Watercolor and india ink on Yupo paper, 17.5 x 23"
Paintings is the inaugural exhibition of Yugoslav-born visual artist and educator NELA. Comprised of water media work on Yupo paper, NELA’s paintings are presented in various series and groupings, all inspired by different facets of the human psyche and imagination.
NELA, Distorted Series: A Protester, Mixed media on Yupo paper, 25 x 19"
Themes vary from raw and emotional, or meditative, to distorted twisted realities that subvert their source inspiration. NELA melds her particular cultural sensibility with thoughts and events of a contemporary nature. 
NELA, Spiritual Series: Golgotha, Watercolor and acrylic ink, 13 x 19"
As a contrast to her often-crude subject matter, NELA uses a sleek  painting surface, Yupo Paper. As such, uncommon swirling textures fill her canvas, leading the viewer through a visual journey, narrated by the drips and brush strokes that fill the paper.
NELA, Wolf Series: Pack Mentality, Rage, Watercolor on Yupo paper, 19 x 12.5"
These works celebrate the marriage of the elusive and unpredictability of Yupo Paper with equally fugitive water-based media, effectively mirroring the artist’s philosophies and her ever-changing, living spirit.
NELA, Spiritual Series: Virgins of the Rocks, Watercolor and acrylic ink on Yupo paper, 19 x 13"
See the exhibition through Saturday, April 14th.

Meet NELA at the Artist Talk: Saturday, April 7, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Claudia Kim -- Ripple

Claudia Kim, Ripple 108, Mixed media, 31.5 x 47"

Living in a scenic area, Claudia Kim could see and experience the ocean and the mountains daily. She could sense and hear the surf and the wind. She always wondered what was beyond the sea. What kind of world was under the sea? What did it look like? What causes a ripple in the water? Those curiosities fueled the motivation for her paintings, Ripple, a depiction of conflict intermingling with harmony. 
Claudia Kim, Ripple 103, Mixed media, 30 x 40"
Using a process of attachment, Kim creates different layers of paint and materials. This repetitive process creates depth and abstract shapes in her paintings. The compositions may appear to be random, but each line, shape, and color is balanced against a corresponding one to form a tapestry whose expression is calibrated and intense. To her, beauty is not always harmonious shapes pieced together, but set against turbulent, uncertain backgrounds. Despite conflicting forces, her paintings show the ripples of life’s pain and struggles, and in turn, reveal life's hidden glory. 
Claudia Kim, Ripple 1502, Mixed media, 45 x 60"
Kim’s paintings help us to understand what it means to be an individual with all the trials, tribulations, sorrows, and successes. Her works invites us to explore and search our own souls. It reconciles despair with hope, doubt with faith, darkness with light, and grief with joy. Because life is precious, we must embrace the moments of peace and live life to its fullest each day. 
Claudia Kim, Ripple 102, Mixed media, 28 x 28"
Kim’s paintings present the ever changing and complex nature of life from childhood to adulthood. Despite the pain, grief, and heartache she has experienced in her life’s journey, her paintings have become her rhythm and language, sending forth a ripple of hope for all to experience.
Claudia Kim, Ripple 1029, Mixed media, 20 x 72"
See the exhibition through Saturday, April 14th.

Meet Claudia at the Artist Talk: Saturday, April 7, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Current Exhibition: Claudia Kim, NELA, Daniel Rutkowski

Tuesday, March 20 - Saturday, April 14, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 24, 5-8 p.m. 
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 7, 3 p.m.

Claudia Kim – Ripple
Claudia Kim, Ripple 104, Oil on canvas, 36 x 60"
NELA – Paintings
NELA, Portrait Fragment Series: Self Portrait, Watercolor on Yupo paper, 25 x 19"
Daniel Rutkowski – Strange Flora: A Foray Into Romance & the LED Dream
Daniel Rutkowski, Nebulous, Archival pigment print, 16 x 20"

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Brian Reed - From Semi to Abstract And Back

Brian Reed, Beyond the Circle, Oil, 60 x 48"
Growing up in northern Canada, Brian Reed would traverse the cold environments to travel to school in the dark in the winter months. The silver lining through his commute was the famed Northern Lights, Reed’s first introduction to color on a grandiose scale. The Aurora Borealis served not only as natural inspiration, but an organic and swirling kaleidoscopic dance of color. This experience set in motion Reed’s journey to investigate color theory and apply his ideas to canvas.
Brian Reed, Nebulus, Oil, 36 x 48"
Reed’s exhibition, From Semi To Abstract and Back, is a collection of abstract and semi-abstract paintings that encompass his relationship with color, form, and the ways in which they intersect. Bold blotches of paint and energetic strokes cover the canvases, referencing the abstract expressionists of the 20th century. Color is also in abundance here -- including vibrant reds and bold blacks, making each painting a visual pathway for the viewers with nooks of unexpected texture.
Brian Reed, Sunset Over Whitehorse, Oil, 36 x 48"
Reed cites his Norwegian grandfather as an inspiration for his work, not to emulate, but to stray away from. As his grandfather rarely diverged beyond somber blacks and grays, Reed takes a bolder approach to color.
Brian Reed, Migration, Oil, 48 x 60"
From Semi To Abstract and Back invites the viewer to see the progress that young boy viewing the northern lights has made. This body of work is a color study, but more so than that, an expression of the artist’s childlike imagination that he has never lost.

Meet Brian at the Artists Panel: Saturday, March 10, 3pm

Exhibition runs through March 17

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Artist Spotlight: #Camolords – UNSEEN

#Camolords, Matter, Metal Wood, Paint, Vinyl, 71 x 41"
Camolords first exhibition at TAG Gallery, UnSeen, creates a conversation about race in society and the way people view one another in the US.
#Camolords, Jealousy, Metal Wood, Paint, Vinyl, 23 x 15"
By using two colors, the viewer is forced to examine the pieces to see what is being said in front of them and what is being said subliminally. As a result, these works are meant to be seen and experienced, not described.
#Camolords, Love Soul, Metal Wood, Paint, Vinyl,47 x 31"
#Camolords, Installation view
Meet #Camolords at the Artists Panel: Saturday, March 10, 3pm

Exhibition runs through March 17

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Anahid Boghosian – HERE NOW

Anahid Boghosian, Here, Mixed media, 39 x 47"
Anahid Boghosian’s debut exhibition at TAG Gallery, HERE NOW, surveys the complexities of imperfections of womanhood, and the beauty, vigor, and strength that those imperfections carry.
Anahid Boghosian, Breathe, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 40 x 30"
Boghosian’s work is often female form centric, orbiting around women who are core staples and bedrocks in the lives of their communities and those around them, but who are also often unheard and unseen. HERE NOW is passionate, and Boghosian does not shy away from intensity, but instead revels in it.
Anahid Boghosian, Private Prison, Acrylic and ink on canvas, 20 x 12"
The word “now” has often infiltrated and lingered in the unconsciousness mind and daily life of the artist for the last ten years. Inspired by the #metoo movement and accounts of the daily abuse, harassment, and misconduct conducted in the workplace, Bogohosian feels a sense of urgency to acknowledge this movement in her art practice NOW.
Anahid Boghosian, Wonderment, Mixed media, 40 x 20"
HERE NOW is a call to arms, a celebration of being unapologetically female and vocal. This exhibition aims to start lasting conversations that will lead to changed behaviors. Boghosian says “I feel NOW is our moment as women to be part of a very large conversation and to not trivialize but to take advantage of the fact that we are being heard. The pieces in the exhibit are meant for you to look deeper and hear what they are saying.”

Meet Anahid at the Artists Reception: Saturday, February 24, 5-8pm
Artists Panel: Saturday, March 10, 3pm

Exhibition runs through March 17

Monday, February 19, 2018

Current Exhibition: Anahid Boghosian, #Camolords, Brian Reed

Tuesday, February 20 - Saturday, March 17, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 24, 5-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, March 10, 3pm

Anahid Boghosian – HERE NOW
Anahid Boghosian, Eyes If Green, Mixed media on board, 21.5 x 17"
#camolords – UNSEEN
#Camolords, Doves, Vinyl, 72 x 48"
Brian Reed - From Semi to Abstract And Back
Brian Reed, Barges on the Rivers Thames, Oil, 36 x 48"

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Joan Horsfall Young -- Cottages

Joan Horsfall Young, Cottage, Oil, 8 x 10"
Canadian born artist Joan Horsfall Young has been blessed with the opportunity to return to her child-hood cottage each summer. Built by her grandfather, and then owned by her mother, she now presides as her children and grandchildren enjoy many of the same childhood experiences. The cottages in this small community are as diverse as the people that occupy them, sharing a common reality of collective dreams and inherited traditions.
Joan Horsfall Young, Cottage, Oil, 10 x 10"
Joan Horsfall Young, Cottage, Oil, 10 x 10"
These noble cottages are rustic, ornamental, grand, and/or humble. The cottages, homely in nature, have screened porches, draughty rooms, latticed doors, leaks, and bats. Some overflow with children and bikes. They become cozy when we shelter from the howling winds of a thunderstorm. Most are old and lived in and are surrounded by the beauties of nature with woods teamed by wildlife. Some have weeds, choked gutters and spiders. All are loved.
Joan Horsfall Young, Cottage, Oil, 8 x 10"

Meet Joan at an informal reception, Tuesday, February 13, 10am - noon.
Cottages will be on view until February 17.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Fielden Harper -- Continuum

Fielden Harper, Sunday Afternoon, Mixed media, 60 x 25"
Fielden Harper dives into narrative driven assemblages that depict the development of Los Angeles from something small to a booming megalopolis. In her series, Continuum, each piece depicts three stages of growth: town, city, and metropolis. Harper's assemblages juxtapose form, shadow, and texture, utilizing painted wood, automotive beauty rims, and assorted found objects.
Fielden Harper, Century City, Mixed media, 86.5 x 21.5"
Fielden Harper, Santa Monica, Mixed media, 61 x 25"
Fielden Harper, Invictis II, Mixed media, 57 x 17"
Harper both pays homage to ever-changing Los Angeles and offers commentary on our all-encompassing culture of consumption, waste, and urban life.

Meet Fielden at an informal reception, Tuesday, February 13, 10am - noon.
Continuum will be on view until February 17.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Anne M Bray -- Road Trip

Anne M Bray, I-81, Virginia, Pastel on paper, 27.5 x 37.5"
Anne M Bray’s exhibition Road Trip takes the viewer out to the wide open uninhabited spaces of the American highway. In this selection of pastel paintings, Bray depicts vistas that she experienced on various solo drives crossing the continent.
Anne M Bray, Sonora Desert, Pastel on paper, 19 x 31"
Anne M Bray, I-80, Nevada, Pastel on paper, 28 x 29"
Anne M Bray, Into Darkness, Pastel on paper, 28 x 37"
Overall, an aura of serenity permeates the work, opening windows for contemplation.

Road Trip will be on view until February 17.