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ART IS LIFE (May 30-June 30)

This exhibition is presented exclusively on Instagram and mobilizes the power of social media to transport collectors to artists at home around the world while contributing to a good cause.

Curator Om Bleicher invited artists discovered mainly through the Instagram discovery feature for this exhibition.
Art is Life is a second phase that carries on from Art is Love curated by Kate Stern. The two exhibits will run concurrently on the galleries instagram page “@bggallery”


By harnessing the power of social media, the gallery will facilitate introductions to these artists during the live reception and take a look at the artists’ works in situ.
The live streaming event will be held on May 30th at 5-8pm, Los Angeles time.

With support from sales from this exhibit, the gallery will contribute to United Way Worldwide’s Global COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. A representative from United Way will be joining the festivities on Instragram Live.

LA Art Show 2020 (Feb 5-9)

Dates: Feb 6-9

Location: LA Convention Center, South Hall, Booth 825

bG Gallery is excited to present a booth at the 25th anniversary edition of  The LA Art Show. The gallery will present a selection of work by contemporary and gallery artists. 

Featured artists will include: Linda Vallejo, Gay Summer Rick, Philip Vaughan, Shizuko Greenblatt, Lionel Kahn, Walter Impert, Mark Hix, Barbara Kolo, Susan Lizotte, G.K. Austin, Daniela Schweitzer, Allois, Natalie Berglund, Jimmy Reagan, Vera Arutyunyan,  Gregory Horndeski, Fred Tieken, Susan Moss, Meghan Hedley, Bob and Marjorie Moskowitz, Hung Viet Nguyen, Brigit Coons, Jessica Darke, Michael Turchin and more .

There will be a special feature booth of photographer Ryan Schude and a circle built from circles of individual artists as the gallery’s gestalt project in the booth. 

About LA Art Show

Los Angeles has emerged as a global epicenter of art & culture, with a distinct, interwoven multi-cultural influence unique to the city. Diversity is our strength and art is most impactful when it includes or transcends all borders. As LA rises as the world-class destination for art, LA Art Show continues to lead the way with innovative programming and one-of-a-kind experiences for an expanding collecting audience.

More than 200,000 square feet of exhibition space is committed to today’s prominent galleries. These domestic and international galleries, beyond their booths, curate special exhibits that are at the forefront of the burgeoning contemporary art movement. The fair offers an extraordinary array of works and experiences in specialized sections.

Art Palm Springs, Feb 13-17

Exhibition Dates: Feburary 13th – February 17th, 2020

Friday 11:00AM-7:00PM, Saturday & Sunday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Monday 12:00PM-5:00PM

Opening Night Premiere Party: February 13, 2020, 5 – 9 pm

bG Gallery is excited to be participating in the 2020 Art Palm Springs. bG Gallery will be featuring artists: Susan Moss, Lena Monross, Max Ernst, Diego Rivera, Gay Summer Rick, Barbara Kolo, Philip Vaughan, Vera Arutyunyan and More. 

About bG Gallery: bG focuses on accomplished artists who have crossed traditionally contentious art world ideologies. 

About Art Palm Springs: Art Palm Springs is the premier art fair in the Southwest presenting post-war and contemporary art. This years edition will brings galleries from Asia, Europe, North and South America representing hundreds of artists to the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Fair is strategically scheduled over the extended President’s Day Weekend coinciding with Palm Springs Modernism Week at the height of the Coachella Valley’s season. Art Palm Springs and Modernism Week turn the Desert into a cultural mecca over this weekend, attracting close to 15,000 acquisition oriented art lovers to the Fair year after year.

Since its early editions, Art Palm Springs has been a draw for curators, collectors, designers and celebrities that include Cheech Marin, Jodie Foster, Alexa Davalos, Udo Kier, Shelby Lynne, Rain Phoenix, and award-winning designers Christopher Kennedy, Dann Foley and Erin Valencich.

 

https://www.art-palmsprings.com

Palm Springs Convention Center

277 N Avenida Caballeros

Palm Springs CA 92262

Dates and Times

Opening Night Preview 

Thursday, February 13, 2020  | 5 – 9 pm

General Admission

Friday, February 14, 2020  | 11 am – 7 pm

Saturday, February 15, 2020  | 11 am – 6 pm

Sunday, February 16, 2020  | 11 am – 6 pm

Monday, February 17, 2020  | 12 – 5 pm

John Kilduff at Superfine! LA (Feb 6-9)

Tickets available here!

Magic Box 1933 South Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90007

bG Gallery presents John Kilduff’s Portrait Studio. An installation and performance by artist and maverick painter John Kilduff, the bG booth will be set up as the artist’s rendition of an old timey portrait studio. Guests will choose a background and props and have the opportunity to have Kilduff  paint their portrait.


General Admission Schedule:

Friday, February 7, 2020, 12 – 10PM 

Saturday, February 8, 2020, 12 – 10PM

Sunday, February 9, 2020, 12 – 8PM

Champagne Vernissage:

Thursday, February 6, 2020, 7 – 10PM 

VIP Early-Access Hours:

Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10AM – 12PM 

Representational Abstract 3 (online exhibit Now-July)

Artworks crossing the boudries between abstraction and representation. An exclusively online exhibit.

Leah Smithson

Outsider Art Fair, New York, Jan 17-19, 2020

WHERE: NY Outsider Art Fair: Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th Street
New York, NY 10011

WHEN: January 17-19 2020 11-8pm Fri and Sat, 11-6pm Sunday

Visit the Outsider Art Fair, New York this January to enjoy a collection of works created by the self-taught artist Gregory Horndeski. Working in an expressionistic style, Horndeski primarily uses acrylic paint and moves the paint while it is still wet to create unique and intricate images.

Born in 1948, Horndeski holds a B.S. in Physics, as well as a Master’s and Ph.D. in Applied Math. He began painting in 1981, and his work has been exhibited throughout North America and Europe, in galleries and museums including the Groninger Museum in Holland and The National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. His works can be found in the permanent collections of universities and museums as well as the corporate collections of the Dallas Morning News, Home Box Office, and GTE Corporate Headquarters.

Gregory Horndeski is a self-taught painter with gifts in mathematics as well as art. Horndeski got frustrated with the fast drying times of acrylic paint and began mixing more water in to slow the process. This led to his signature style of painting by pouring the paint onto a horizontal canvas and moving the paint around while it is still wet. He uses this technique to create expressive and intricate images, his mathematically trained mind creating tiny details hidden in the swirls of expressive painting. The works sometimes open up and are interactive. They often contain personal stories, mathematical theorems, and musical notation written around the frames. 

Gregory Horndeski’s work has been exhibited throughout North America and Europe, in galleries and museums including the Groninger Museum in Holland and The National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. His works can be found in the permanent collections of universities and museums such as the Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX, the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, the University of New Mexico at Las Cruces and the Groninger Museum, Groningen, Holland.


TITUS WELLIVER, New Paintings

JANUARY 30-February 5, 2020

ART REP-DG and bGGallery of Santa Monica proudly announce a new show of Titus Welliver paintings.

The show opens with a reception Thursday, January 30, 2020, 5:00-9:00 pm at bG Gallery Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Space A2 Santa Monica, California

These new paintings are all landscapes painted in Connecticut over the summer. Their meditative images reveal intimate and sacred spaces for the artist. While best known for his long career as a working actor, currently starring in Amazon Prime Video Bosch, he comes by his significant painting skills from his father. Neil Welliver, a blue chip artist, began teaching Titus when he was 12 years old.
Earlier this summer, with publisher/printers Stewart & Stewart from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, ArtRep-DG and Titus Welliver produced a fine art print called “Sam’s Moon” which was purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and placed in an exhibition in the Mezzanine Gallery. 

The Art of the Square (January 16-28th)

Group exhibit: “The Art of the Square”

When: January 16 – January 28, 2020

Opening reception: Saturday, January 18, 2020, 3:00-5:00 pm (

bG Gallery presents an exhibition by Women Painters West, “The Art of the Square”.  Artists have created works using only a square format, limited in size to 24 by 24 inches. 

About Women Painters West

Women Painters West is a Southern California organization of over 200 professional women painters.  The organization’s members are nationally and internationally recognized. They will be celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2021. www.womenpainterswest.org 

About bG Gallery

bG Gallery, located in Santa Monica, California, specializes in accomplished artists that have crossed traditionally contentious art ideologies. Operating in Santa Monica for many years, the gallery is located at an important hub for the arts, Bergamot Station. Further information can be found at the bG Gallery website bGArtGalleries.com

bG gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM at Bergamot Station, across from the Bergamot Café.

Location: bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Ste A2, Santa Monica CA, 90404 T:  +1 310 906 4211 E: info@bgartdealings.com Web: bgartgalleries.com

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am-6pm


Gloria Stroock-Stern ‘Sculpture Meditations’ (January 7-13)

Curators: Nancy Larrew and Kate Stern

When: January 7th through January 13th, 2020

Special receptions: Saturday, January 11th, 4:00 – 7:00 PM

& Sunday January 12th, 12:00 – 3:00PM

Location: bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Suite A2, Santa Monica CA, 90404

T:  +1 310 906 4211 E:  info@bgartdealings.com W:  bGartGalleries.com

Gloria Stroock-Stern has been sculpting in private for over 30 years, though few have seen her work. Being in the limelight as an actress whose early career included Broadway and touring companies and then numerous television and film roles as well as local theater, Gloria’s life as a sculptor was something only friends and family had born witness to. Now, at 95 years young, Stroock Stern displays her clay and bronze figurative sculptures in a solo exhibition at the bG Gallery in Santa Monica.

A natural storyteller, Stroock-Stern has recently published her memoir, A Cast of Characters and will be telling stories about her life at a special reception at the bG gallery on Sunday, September 12th, the event will go from 12:00pm – 3:00pm, with storytelling beginning at 1:00pm 

About Gloria Stroock-Stern:

A veteran of radio and T.V.’s Golden Age, made her Broadway debut with young Marlon Brando in Truckline Cafe. Highlights of a long career include playing Rose Kennedy in ABC’s Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy. She has performed in many plays at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills, CA.  Among her favorites are the title role in Driving Miss Daisy, again as Rose Kennedy in another playThe Color of Rose and the homeless woman in Eastern Standard. For ten seasons, she appeared in The Manor, at Greystone Mansion. She served for seven years on the artistic committee at Theatre 40 and currently serves on their Board of Directors.  She has also done solo performances

Most recently, Stroock-Stern has been performing one woman shows – telling stories from her memoir “A Cast of Characters”