"Iconoclassic" is a survey of artists working in a variety of medium and genres with a common desire to push the envelope and develop work in new directions. Engaging contemporary approaches to classic subject matter or avant guard subject matter explored through a traditional approach, these nine artists and their divergent paths will now converge and converse in a unique exhibition at Bleicher/Golightly Gallery in Santa Monica. Work includes both formal and more unusual forms of process including : kinetic art, pyrography (blow torch), manipulated photography, 3-D college (pop-up), lightworks, found object, conceptual, mixed media (ie. plastic, LED), sculpture and painting.
Combining lynocut and monoprint styles, print maker Joy Shannon utilizes the human form to create emotive, visually charged, personal mythologies. Multi media artist Stephen Anderson creates psychologically poignant, detail obsessive pop up colleges and paints with flame in his emotionally visceral and colorful pyrography series. Sculptor Michael Giancristiano works wood and wood grain to create roar shack imagery that is conceptual, organic and painterly. Artist Melissa Meyer creates austere assemblages with both whimsy and macabre. Multi-media artist Dianna Cohen uses plastic bags as both her canvas and palette to create conceptually poignant and visually beautiful, objects and installations. Photographer Lacey Terrell creates unique, elegant and surreal narrative 3-D college, (dream stills) utilizing manuscript and vintage wallpaper. Kinetic sculptor David Brokaw know for large scale installations combines low brow mechanics with equal amounts of humor, wit and imagination. Painter Mee Kyung Shim creates psychologically drenched portraits and integrated imagery cultivating a personal and dynamic surrealism. Kinetic artist Joella March's liquid 'Waterfiles' integrate whimsy, function and dysfunction. Her led text chandelier is the latest in her series of light based sculptural work.
"Iconoclassic", curated by Joella March,will be on view at the Bleicher/Golightly Gallery at 1431 Ocean Ave in Santa Monica. This exhibition will run from February 11 through February 24, 2010. The artist reception will be held on Saturday February 13 from 6 to 9 pm. A free concert event will be held at the gallery tba.
Bleicher/Golightly specializes in investible works by artists that have crossed traditionally contentious art ideologies, including expressive-conceptual, insider-outsider, high-low and figurative-abstract. A schedule of events and exhibits is available from BGArtDealings.com
Bleicher/Golightly Gallery is located at 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Gallery hours are 1-7pm Sunday-Wednesday, 1-11pm Thursday- Saturday, or by appointment For further information, see www.bgartdealings.com, or call the gallery at +1 310 878 2784