Current and Upcoming Exhibitions and Events:
August 20th - November 30, 2015, "Nature", a group exhibition including Gay Summer Rick, Art Project Paia 77 Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, Hawaii
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 20th, 2015, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
September 8th - October 1st, 2015, "Water Works II", a traveling group exhibition including Gay Summer Rick, GCC Art Gallery, 1500 North Verdugo Road, Glendale, California 91208
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 12th, 2015, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
September 12th, 2015, "An Odyssey: Torrance Art Museum 10 Years of the Torrance Art Museum", 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, California 90503
Reception and Museum Fundraiser: Saturday, September 12th, 2015, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Ongoing: Bleicher Gorman (bG) Gallery - Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Space G8A, Santa Monica, CA; Hamilton Galleries, 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, California; Art Project Paia, 77 Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, Hawaii, and Malibu Gallery, 22625 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California. Work available in the gallery.
About the Artist:
Gay Summer Rick, currently residing in Southern California, was born and raised in New York. The artist received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Alfred University's School of Art and Design in New York, and a Masters degree from the University of Puget Sound in Washington. Her work has transformed from painting and sculpting images on clay vessels, to layering oil paint on canvas using only palette knives. She creates unexpected vibration in the juxtaposition of color and light. Moved by raw coastal and urban beauty, the artist's melding of Impressionist and Abstract Color Field influences reflect the color, light and atmosphere of her dynamic environment.