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.