Current and Upcoming Exhibitions and Events:
May 9th - June 8th, 2015, "Water Works II", a group exhibition including Gay Summer Rick, at Porch Gallery, 310 E. Matilija Avenue, Ojai, California.
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 9th, 6:00 - 9:00pm
June 6, 2015 - July 7, 2015, "Hot Ten", a group exhibition of work by 10 local artists including Gay Summer Rick, at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, California.
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00pm
November 15, 2014 - May 30, 2015, "I ♥ Maui", group art exhibition featuring the work of 20 artists including Gay Summer Rick, at Art Project Paia, 77 Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, Hawaii.
Ongoing: Bleicher Gorman (bG) Gallery - Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Space G8A, Santa Monica, CA; Hamilton Galleries, 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, California; 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, Abstract Color Field, and Expressionist influences reflect the color, light and atmosphere of her dynamic environment.