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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”

LADY LIBERTY: UNSHACKLED (January 4th)

When: One night exhibit Saturday January 4th 5-8pm at bG Gallery

Lady Liberty is an iconic image.  She is portrayed in art, is a metaphor, a political tool, a commercial vehicle and even satirized to deliver a multitude of messages.

This exhibition, by the octogenarian Santa Monica artist Sara Taft, at bg Gallery, Bergamot which opens on Saturday Janurary 4th, 2019, explores the little- known relationship between Lady Liberty and the black soldiers who fought in the Civil War, Lady Liberty’s ancient roots and her legacy for today.

“Liberty is Universal.  I am dedicating my work to all of those who have suffered under dictatorships, and have been deprived of their liberty or lost their lives from tyranny: to the Blacks, to the Indians, Holocaust survivors, to the victims of the massacre in China’s Tiananmen Square, and to the current victims in Venezuela – the list is endless”.                                                                -Sara Taft                                                                              

Lady Liberty: Unshackled should be thought of as more of an installation, a fable told in photographs, paintings, poetry, and interventions, referring to her ancient roots and relevance today.  Your reaction to Lady Liberty is a barometer of the time.

 “How do you betray Liberty? Do you hide in comfort? Are you afraid to risk, doing something new that you have dreamed of since you were a child? What excuses do you make to not take advantage of what has been given, and then judge others who are fulfilling their dreams? Do you want Liberty on your own terms?

We need to ask ourselves some deep questions. It is time! I want to bring Lady Liberty out of the Harbour of New York, and infuse her into our own embodied lives. Thomas Paine uttered some hopeful words long ago, “We have it in our power to start the world all over again.” We can! It starts in our hearts and minds.” –Sara Taft, 2020

About Sara Taft

Sara is a transformational counsellor, and artist. With degrees in Psychology, English and Social Relations, she combines her passionate interest in the humanities with more than four decades of study and practice in the symbolic and mythic language of astrology and Jungian psychology.

She began painting after the death of her mother in 1980; her first experience with the healing power of art. This led to group work, in which she used art and the imagination for spiritual and emotional guidance. She was the co-founder of the cooperative art gallery, The Artists’ Gallery in Los Angeles, also known as “T.A.G.”

Sara has explored the universal divine feminine through travel.  She lived briefly with Australian Aboriginals, listened to the poetry and songs of the Celts, witnessed the majesty and mystery of Isis in Egypt, Demeter in Greece, and walked the sacred ground at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

It is no accident that her exploration of the divine and healing spirit of the feminine has led her to Lady Liberty, a goddess of our time.

In her ninth decade, Sarah lives in Santa Monica where she continues to paint, offer astrological consultations, and participates in group dream work.

SCOPE: Miami Beach, December, 2019

Click here to view works from the booth online.

bG Gallery presents Mike Saijo’s Portrait Factor and paintings by Shen Li and Milan at this edition of Scope Miami. Featuring an installation and performance by artist Mike Saijo, the bG booth will be set up as Saijo’s factory where guests will be able to have an instant multimedia portrait created. Also on display will be Shen Li’s elaborate line drawings and works by dark artist prodigy  Milan. 

About bG Gallery

bG Gallery, located in Santa Monica, California, specialises 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. 

About SCOPE Miami Beach

The 19th edition of SCOPE Miami Beach returns to Ocean Drive and 8th Street in its bespoke pavilion on the sand. Honored by the City of Miami Beach Mayor’s Office and Commission for its extraordinary cultural impact, SCOPE Miami Beach features 140 International Exhibitors from 25 countries and 60 cities, and welcomes 60,000 visitors over the course of 6 days. Amidst an unprecedented outpouring of critical acclaim from press, curators and collectors, and a digital and social media outreach campaign garnering over 450 million impressions, SCOPE Miami Beach is once again poised to lead the charge for the emerging contemporary art market.

Nathan Cartwright: Waking Glimpses of Wolf Boy’s Mystic Playground

When: October 26 – November 18

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 26, 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Second Event: Saturday, November 2, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Third Event: Play and Answer Night: Friday November 15, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Cartwright invites people working on sculptures to bring in their work, and he will work along with participants while chatting about pieces in the exhibit.

Enter a psychedelic world of mythological dreams with the art of Nathan Cartwright. This new body of work includes interactive kinetic wall sculptures and drawings following the adventures of Cartwright’s Wolf-Boy archetype. Partially inspired by his travels throughout South East Asia, the exhibit opens up a mysticism of moments of play in troubled times. 

Cartwright is a Los Angeles mixed-media artist and curator. His work explores the journey of artistic creation and authentic awakenings through themes of adventure, success, failure, death, and rebirth. This philosophy is expressed in his sculptural relief paintings, which combine a Technicolor phantasmagoria with the texturally additive components of sculpture in intricate and nearly pinpoint detail. 

bG Gallery is located in Bergamot Station, next door to the Bergamot Cafe, 2525 Michigan Ave. #A2, Santa Monica, CA 9040. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment.

Floating Worlds (Online Exhibit)

November 12-18 preview at the gallery then exhibit continues online on Artsy through December with new works added weekly.

New contemporary art from Japan and America. It’s about the world we live in – the floating nature of life – and the way artists depict this challenge. Whether sublime or active, contemplative or extroverted, real or imagined, this exhibition speaks to our times directly.

BG Gallery, in collaboration with the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art, present “Floating Worlds” a survey of new contemporary art from Japan, alongside American artists who roots or work that speaks to our theme. While “floating worlds” is a phrase art historically connected to Ukiyo-e art from Japan from around 1630 to the mid 1800s, we are using it here to refer to the major changes happening in the world we live in – the fleeting, floating nature of life – and the way artists depict this challenge. Indeed, the period when this phrase was used in Japan was one of tremendous upheaval, and our exhibition coincides with this fact of life. Whether sublime or active, contemplative or extroverted, real or imagined, this exhibition speaks to our times directly.

Japanese artists in the show – rarely seen in the US – are Yoko Umemoto, Motoko Oyamada, Sugimuru, Akira Nakamura, Kumiko Suzuki, and MIchiko. American artists are Sam Francis, Gloriane Harris, Peter Alexander, Robert Nelson, Juri Koll, MB Boissonnault, and others to be announced.

Ryan Schude: Give Us The Wind (Late November through December)

When: November 23- December 31. 

bG Gallery is pleased to present a long awaited, 2nd solo exhibition of photographs by Ryan Schude. Schude is known for his large-scale, single-frame tableaux that are packed with sophisticated action – mingling surrealism and Americana with a touch of contemporary humor. In this latest body of work, Schude’s subjects intermingle with monumental exterior environments. Often viewed from a heightened perspective, forces of nature become part of each character’s open narrative.

Schude has recently collaborated with Laura Miner on a Tableau Vivant for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art which highlighted the employees and their artwork created outside the museum as the subjects of the narrative. He intends to extend this approach to organizations around the world and has begun with CENTER in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

The gallery is open from Tues. to Sat. from 11:30am – 6 pm at Bergamot Station, across from the Bergamot Cafe.

Representational Abstract 2 (Online Exclusive)

Artists: Tm Gratkowski, Pamela Mower-Conner, Walter W. Impert, Gwen Pryor, Colleen Sandland, Will Knight, Jeanne Wilkinson, Claudette Losier, Dana Xedos, Linda Price-Sneddon, Marlaya Charleston, Kellie Lehr, Dustin Davis, Christine Rasmussen, Sakinno Wu, William Taylor, Serge Hamad, Vian Borchert, R.D. & Kathryn Wakeman, Mimi Herrera-Pease, S. P. Harper

bG Gallery presents an online exclusive exhibit of talented artists who create work that is both representational and abstract at the same time.