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GRIT: Exploring the Urban Cityscape
“This show is a reflection of the idea that Angelinos collectively experience some cognitive dissonance going about our lives in this city built on glamour and beauty. For all of the excitement and glitz and glam that is Los Angeles, and the true natural beauty of Southern California, there is an inescapable contrast to the grit we all must trod through on the way from fabulous point A to magnificent point B, whether it’s the dirty urban streets, the smog or urban pollution or the gritty homeless, ragged pedestrians, or unsightly oil derricks on an otherwise unspoiled landscape.
Somewhere in there, is a simple analogy for life; No matter how gorgeous or wonderful, we all go through some grit.
The artists for this show will nod to this fact, and ask the question, “Isn’t it all art in the end?” Ideally leading the viewer to the concept of embracing that which we may instinctively turn away from, broadening our perception of beauty, to include more of what and who surround us, if we can look at it artistically, or poetically, and become better at finding the humanity in ourselves and others.
It’s great art, by some highly talented L.A. artists” ~Chuck Wolf, Curator
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April Raber L,A. River Crossing 8 x 16 Oil on linen Framed $1350 Los Angeles' Sixth Street Viaduct, a.k.a the Whittier Bridge was built over the L.A. River is Southeast Los Angeles in 1932. Here, this unsung workhorse of L.A.'s East Side takes a much-needed rest on a lazy, hazy Sunday morning.
Anyes Galleani Emerging City 48x48 Mixed Media on wood Panel $2000
Brooke Harker Taxi 213, Ink, acrylic, oil on canvas 36 x 48 $2600
Wayne Chang Starry Night 18x36 Oil on Canvas $500
Brook Harker Silverlake Crossing Ink, acrylic and oil on canvas 32x30 $2400
Rency Punnose And The Urban River Kept Flowing Oil on Panel 15x24 $1900
Rency Punnoose His First Train Ride Oil on Panel 15x30 $1900
Anyes Galleani Los Angeles Red Bridge 16x24 Mixed Media $700
Stephen Wright Python 3 66x44 oil on canvas $12,000
Wayne Chang The Pier 18x36 Oil on Canvas $600
Anyes Galleani My View 24x60 Mixed Media on Wood $1600
Stephen Wright Mouth 66x30 Oil on Canvas $9000
Mosquito April Raber 6x8 " Oil on Linen Framed $650
Anyes Galleani L.A. Sunset 20x48 Mixed Media Wood Panel $1200
April Raber Monolith II 11x11" Oil on Linen Framed $1050
Matt Aston Bonaventure Street Oil on Panel 120"x74" deep painted sides $10,000
Stephen Wright Lorie 5 36x36 Oil on Canvas $4500
Anyes Galleani L.A. Golden Bridge 16x24 Mixed Media on Wood Panel deep sides $700
April Raber L.A. Morning 48x48 Oil on canvas Framed $8500 With a retro view of downtown Los Angeles in the background, the L. A. River is flowing on an overcast January morning while the city's commerce surrounds it on all sides.
Wayne Chang Griffith 48x24 Oil on Canvas $800
Girl Next Door Stephen Wright 36x36 Oil on Canvas $4500
April Raber Edge of Night 12x24 Oil on Linen Framed $3200
Stephen Wright Cyber Soldier 2 48x38 Oil on Canvas $8000
Stephen Wright Lori 1 38x24 Oil on Canvas $4500
Stephen Wright Cyber Soldier 1 48x38 Oil on Canvas $8000
Brooke Harker Hollywood Innocents 36x36 Ink and acrylic on canvas $2200
April Raber Blacktop 16x20 Oil on Linen Framed $650
April Raber Concrete Crochet 15x30 Oil on Linen Framed $3800
Brooke Harker Abbot Kinney 1 Ink and acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 $1200
Rency Punnnoose A Different Beat Oil on Canvas 24x36 $2900
April Raber Santa Monica Pier III 12 x 12 Oil on linen Framed $1050 It's a warm Summer evening as the sun silhouette's the Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel. We're only 5 minutes away from the cotton candy stand and the ticket window.
April Raber Pacific Wheel 11 x 14 Oil on linen Framed $1400 Circles upon circles. It is a busy day on the Santa Monica Pier. In the background, the origial ferris wheel stops for a moment to pick up the next set of riders up to the top.