James Verbicky. “Divisionaire 8.” Mixed Media with Resin on Panel. 40″ x 70.”
JoAnne Artman Gallery, Presents in the Main Gallery:
“Semiotics” Featuring James Verbicky
July 1, 2016 – August 31, 2016
Artist Reception: August 4th, 2016 from 6-8pm
The study of signs and symbols as elements of communicative behavior
Existing in a Verbicky state of mind: derive meaning from his iconic images and textual vibrancy to expose your own state of mind. React and define your existence by reflecting on what you see and what makes ‘meaning’ for you.
James Verbicky’s striking multimedia works defy easy description, deftly combining elements of collage with layers of resin and dye to form panels that burst with color and texture. Verbicky’s appropriation of vintage advertising imagery invites viewers to contemplate a culture of media bombardment, while his masterful sense of proportion and color stimulate the senses.
“The media paintings bridge the gap between sculpture and painting by binding fragments of vintage media to one another, double-exposing language and image and melting them in upon themselves. By unearthing and layering the remnants of dozens of decades of disparate generations, the media paintings transcend simple words and images and become objects containing the essence of human culture.” – James Verbicky
Please RSVP: 949.510.5481 by August 1st, 2016
Peter Krasnow, K-14, 1966 (detail). Oil on board, 30 ½ x 53 inches. Laguna Art Museum. Gift of the Peter Krasnow Arts Foundation
Peter Krasnow: Maverick Modernist
The Wave Portfolio: Photographs by Anthony Friedkin
Selections from the museum’s collection of California art.
Exhibitions are on view from June 26 through September 25, 2016
Laguna North Gallery Paints Laguna Beach
July & August 2016
Award winning artists will be displaying their paintings of the Laguna Beach areas.
Through out the months of July and August the artists will be bringing in new paintings.
So stop in the gallery and check out the artwork and keep coming back in to see the new
paintings as they are brought in.
AUG 2 – 29
Stream of Conciousness, abstract expressionist oil paintings on canvas by Jong Ro will be featured in the Front Gallery along with Figures in the Abstract, acrylic and oils on canvas by Hyatt Moore, in the Skylight Gallery. Introducing, new to the gallery, the figurative sculpture of Marie Pierre-Philippe in the Front Gallery. Exhibiting artists are Cindy Beatteay, Ann Kim, Sunny Kim, Dominique McKenzie, Anne Moore, Hyatt Moore, Marie Pierre-Philippe, Jong Ro, Lawrence Terry, and Lynn Welker.
Meet the artists during the Art Walk on Thursday, Aug 4, 6-9 pm. Complimentary refreshments offered.
Avran Art + Design distinguishes itself among the vibrant art scene in Laguna Beach by offering its clients a unique perspective on contemporary art. The gallery exhibits museum-quality glass sculptures, original paintings, and a variety of sculptures from a select group of artists: Lukácsi László, Péter Borkovics, Shayna Leib, Father Bill Moore, Pan QiQun, Stephanie Paige, Nina K, Jennyfer Stratman, Michael Hall, Andy Baird, Tom Marosz, and more.
Nina K Solo Show on September 10th from 6-9 PM
Hungarian Glass Show on October 1st from 6-9 PM
Artist Spotlight: August Saturday, August 20, 2016 5:00pm – 8:00pm Featured Artists: Stephanie Hager, Photographer Sukhdev Dail, Sculptor.
Women in Art – Summer Edition
August 4 to August 27, 2016
Artist Reception: Thursday August 4 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Since ancient times, women artists have been creating alongside their male counterparts. Throughout history, women artists have been creating incredible artworks. Mary Cassatt, Marie Bracquemond, Mary Beale, Mary Cassatt and Camille Claudel helped pave the way for the contemporary giants, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Rachel Whiteread, Joan Mitchell, Bridget Riley, Agnes Martin, and Jenny Holzer.
Las Laguna Gallery received hundreds of artist submissions from across the nation and for this exhibition we selected a wide variety remarkable, fascinating, and perfectly executed artworks. We feel this selection provides a snap-shot of what successful women artists are creating today; and a peek into the various subjects and mediums to expect to see in galleries and museums in the years to come.
Artists for this show include: Tina Anderson, Kymberly Bednar, Jess Davis, Leslie DuPratt, Maria Luisa Pflucker, Rhea O’Neill, and Jane Terzis.
Works within these selections include Acrylic, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Illustration, Mixed Media, Oil, and Digital Photography.
Las Laguna Gallery is opened every day from 11am to 5pm and by appointment.
Thursday, August 4th, 6pm-9pm
The Signature Gallery presents: Vince Broglio “Catch A Wave” Show
During this Artwalk, meet resin artist Vince Broglio at The Signature Gallery, on 220 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach.
Surfboard resin artist Vince Broglio will be unveiling a new series of wave-inspired resin sculptures and paintings. Inspired by his love for surfing, each resin wave represents a unique surf spot from around the world. Full of color and movement, every sculpture and painting has its own extraordinary story.
To create his unbelievable sculptures, it takes Vince roughly two years to collect the resin that drips off surfboards during the glassing process. Approximately 1,000 to 1,200 surfboards are needed to generate enough resin to create a series of colorful multi-layered sculptures. This may seem like a long time to wait for resin, but once you see those 1,200 brightly colored, individual layers in each sculpture, you’ll simultaneously be amazed and awed. Vince then cuts and carves away at each block of resin, creating large, intricate sculptures inspired by the ocean with its majestic waves.
While most of the colors of Vince’s sculptures are left up to chance, for his paintings, he makes bold, deliberate color choices. This is most evident in his ability to perfectly capture how sunlight reflects and absorbs the ocean water. Using a variety of tools, Vince is also able to manipulate the resin to create the difficult illusion of riptides and effervescence in his wave-inspired paintings.
Join The Signature Gallery, Thursday, August 4th, from 6pm-9pm to meet Vince, see his newest collection, and enjoy a live band and cocktails.
John H. Stewart Featured Artist for August
August 1 through August 31, 2016.
Artist Reception 6-9 p.m. Saturday, August 20, 2016
Stop by to see a wide variety of John’s bronze and stone sculptures, and his remarkable photography during First Thursdays Art Walk, from 6 – 9 p.m. Thursday, August 4. In addition, you are cordially invited to attend an Artist Reception for John from 6 – 9 p.m. on Saturday evening, August 20, featuring live music by David Lally. All the way from Galway, on the West coast of Ireland, San Diego based singer/songwriter David Lally will play a wide variety of contemporary and traditional Irish, original and folk/pop tunes throughout the evening.
John H. Stewart is an award winning Southern California artist who is also a world traveler and adventurer. Being an avid scuba diver and naturalist has prompted John to create beautifully crafted works of art since 1996. His love for animals and marine life along with his masterful ability to see and bring to life the most delicate and subtle details in his creations, has allowed him to share the beautiful wonder of nature with others. Through John’s masterful and carefully crafted bronze and stone sculptures, one is able to experience a special frozen moment in time that is able to mesmerize the viewer and allows them the unique opportunity to feel both the majesty and fragility of nature at the same time.
July 10th-October 10th
foaSouth, a Festival of Arts sponsored gallery, is proud to present an exhibit of artwork created by historically acclaimed artists that are represented in the Festival of Arts Permanent Art Collection. Coastal Dreams illuminates the beauty of the coastline environments.
Curated by Pat Sparkuhl – 949-290-2057
**pictured – Coastline with Surf, Ben Kutcher
Flower Fields is a delightful display of bright light and color. Possibly the first true impressionist painter in Southern California, Benjamin C. Brown’s (1865-1942) painting Wildflowers is featured along with poppy fields by contemporary artist Gregory Hull.
Please join the Art Hotel and the brand new Randy Morgan Collection Gallery for next week’s art walk pool party. Artist Randy Morgan and legendary surfer Ian Cairns will be rolling out their “Hall of Fame Surf Series” and giving a talk on surf art and surfing. Also, come and see the “Laguna Panorama” mural. And the brand new 30′ by 10′ mural “Friends of the Sea Lion” a whimsical mural celebrating our historical landmark in Laguna, Seal Rock. Come join us for a pool party from 4-7 pm music, food and drinks.