Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Katie Crown - Waterworks

Katie Crown, Impending Zoom, Watercolor and gouache, 32 x 37"
TAG Gallery is proud to present Waterworks, a series of works by Katie Crown. This series stretches what can be achieved with watercolor paint. You will not find traditional watercolors here. Seeing these mainly non-objective paintings provides direct sensory excitement. “I hope viewers feel like they’ve just gotten off a roller coaster. Watercolor works for this. I love the free feeling that watercolor allows, finding its own surprising, unexpected forms as it dries,” Crown says.
Katie Crown, Mountain Bubblebath, Watercolor and gouache, 47.5 x 49"
Using water-soluble pigments in non-traditional ways, the colors are intensely saturated and expressive. Crown juxtaposes patterns to build excitement, such as combinations of angular and circular shapes that deliver strong masculine and feminine energies. She sometimes puts her brushes away and sprays the paint to get a wild edge reminiscent of graffiti.
Katie Crown, Sedona Arizona, Watercolor and gouache, 31.5 x 38.75"
Crown is a native of Southern California. Some of her abstract watercolors, such as “Memory of the South Bay,” draw from her experiences growing up in Manhattan Beach in the 1950s and ‘60s. Some paintings in this show started out decades ago as landscapes and have now been reworked and enlarged into non-objective works that celebrate the art of painting. “Sometimes I add paper to expand my statement until the painting cries, ‘Mercy,’ she says. “I want my paintings to be visually exciting in and of themselves.”
Katie Crown, Memory of South Bay, Watercolor and gouache, 32.25 x 38.25"
The show runs through November 17.
Artist Talk: Saturday, November 10th, 3 PM

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Go Woon Choi -- Metaphor

Go Woon Choi, Untitled 02, Oil, 40 x 30"
Metaphor is a collection of new paintings by Korean-born artist Go Woon Choi investigating the beauty and possibilities of everyday objects. The idea came from interpreting interesting forms comprised of light and shadows of common objects around her. This exploration led Choi to crumpled foils and eventually to make compositions with what she calls abstract metals.
Go Woon Choi, Untitled 04, Oil, 40 x 30"
“If someone were to ask me why I paint metal, I would say I love the strong feeling and my one of my old past times was welding sculpture. I will continue to work on these series to make more layers or more variety shapes or colors.”
Go Woon Choi, Untitled 09, Oil, 40 x 30"
Choi’s interest in common objects is rooted in her idea that “even common objects can appear strong and fantastic under different light conditions and environments”. She transforms ordinary objects into extraordinary visual experiences, with repetition and variation. The light changes on the surfaces to give an impression of constant motion. Sharing the process of their becoming, ordinary objects can provoke intense emotions of strength and energy.
Go Woon Choi, Untitled 06, Oil, 30 x 40"

The show runs through November 17.
Reception: Saturday, October 27, 5-8 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, November 10th, 3 PM

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Current Exhibition: Go Woon Choi, Katie Crown, Camey McGilvray, Damon Reinagle

October 23 – November 17, 2018
Reception: Saturday, October 27, 5-8 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, November 10th, 3pm

Go Woon Choi - Metaphor
Go Woon Choi, Untitled 01, Oil, 30 x 48
Katie Crown - Waterworks
Katie Crown, Fly Away, Watercolor and gouache on paper, 47 x 41"
Camey McGilvray - Wire World
Camey McGilvray, Rapunzel, Powder coated steel, 75 x 30 x 3"
Damon Reinagle - Hidden Agendas
Damon Reinagle, Her Royal Magesty, 32 x 18

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Marion Wood - Field Notes

Marion Wood, Tryptic, Acrylic, 60 x 60"
TAG Gallery is proud to present Field Notes, a series of paintings from Marion Wood focusing on the simplest elements of artistic expression. In order to capture and depict delicate terrains, Wood experiments with color fields and the use of gravity as a catalyst to portray the force of nature that pulls the rain to the roots within the earth.
Marion Wood, The Three, Acrylic
“I often find myself bombarded with technology. Cellphones, internet, social media, news media, and a president who tweets his every whim; It causes me to seek introspection, solitude and solace in nature, or a quiet space to ruminate. Personal reflection and self-assessment are the tools I use to keep my head amidst the constant bombardment. By looking within ourselves we intuitively know how to treat out fellow humans of any race, gender, or economic stature, and how to protect our environment.”
Marion Wood, A New Day, Acrylic, 48 x 60"
"There is an overwhelming sense of peace when I see and experience something raw and beautiful in the wilderness and I strive to wander through these canvases with that same connection, an excitement toward life and hope for the future."
Marion Wood, Winter Forest, Acrylic, 72 x 48"
The exhibition runs through October 20.
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 13, 3pm

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Sunhee Joo - Message of Love

Sunhee Joo, Return of the Prodigal Son, Digital painting on paper, 9.5 x 7.5"
Sunhee Joo’s first solo exhibition at TAG Gallery features poetic digital works on paper, featuring her favorite subjects: God, humanity, and nature. This exhibition is a compilation of her digital work since 2011.
Sunhee Joo, Gethsemane, Digital painting on paper, 5 x 9"
Sunhee Joo’s works have evolved since her MFA in Abstract Painting at UCLA in 1987. Her work is a mixture of abstract and representational forms, marrying her unique expression of Bible stories and people with nature. Joo aims to convey her soul searching spiritual journey in America after her immigration in 1970, showcasing her bicultural heritage, the East and the West.
Sunhee Joo, Mother and Children, Digital painting on paper, 12 x 10"
The exhibition, Message of Love, evokes layers of memories, emotions, and feelings. Joo conveys these many facets of love through depiction of different people in real life, characters in the Bible, or imagined people with simplified lines, shapes and colors.
Sunhee Joo, Mother Washing, Digital painting on paper, 6 x 6"
The exhibition runs through October 20.
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 6, 5-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 13, 3pm

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Cheryl Dimant - Looking Closer

Cheryl Dimant, Clear Blue Day, Archival print on paper
TAG Gallery is proud to present Looking Closer a body of work by photographer Cheryl Dimont. The exhibition uses photography as a catalyst to investigate the various nuances and complex structures of the natural and man-made worlds.
Cheryl Dimant, Sky Scraper Sky, Archival print on paper
Dimont has always subscribed to the belief that beauty can be found everywhere in life. As such, she atttempts to cut through the periphery and concentrate on what really matters.
Cheryl Dimant, See Me, Archival print on paper
“I see pockets of design and pattern everywhere. They add a spark to my day. They give me little moments of quiet and help me find some order within the chaos.”
Cheryl Dimant, Salmon Run, Archival print on paper
The exhibition runs through October 20.
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 6, 5-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 13, 3pm