bG Gallery presents a special night of live music and art to celebrate its third solo exhibit by Malibu painter Gay Summer Rick. For her new ‘Series in Night and Day’, Gay has painted prominent local coastal scenes in day view and then revisited the scene to paint it from a night perspective. Painting with only a palette knife, Gay illustrates the contrast in atmosphere between daylife and nightlife.
Gay’s signature overlay of colors, which meld impressionism and abstract color-field painting, speak as much about the emotion evoked by a place as they do about the place itself. Two different cities are evoked through paint: one bathed in color and sunlight between veils of fog, and one where the color seeps in behind the darkness of night.