In collaboration with the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA), bG Gallery is proud to present California: Now & Then, an art exhibition celebrating the indelible impact and legacy of California’s artists. An opening art party was held on Saturday, July 15, 2023, but not to fret, the group exhibition runs through August 15, 2023. If you would like to see a quick video of the opening, visit LAArtParty’s Instagram

California Now & Then

Gloriane Harris, Evening Shade, 1973

California Now & Then

California has long been a beacon for artists, its diverse landscapes and vibrant communities inspiring generations of creatives. The exhibition showcases works from artists who have deep historical or current ties to the state. These artists, whether they have lived here, kept a studio here, or sought inspiration from the state’s unique spirit, have each left their distinctive mark on the artistic landscape.

This exhibition presents a unique opportunity to engage with and appreciate the artistic evolution that has taken place in California. From works from the early 1900s to up-to-the-minute pieces, the “California: Now & Then” exhibition invites viewers to explore the continuity and transformation in the works of artists who have made California their home or their muse.

Artists include: Sam Francis, Charles White, Lilly Fenichel, Ulysses Jenkins, Betty Saar, May Sun, Peter Alexander, Gloriane Harris, Edmund Teske, Llyn Foulkes and over 30 others from throughout California art history.

About VICA

The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) is an arts organization devoted to identifying, protecting and sustaining the unique stories, history and culture of Venice. It is one of the most important centers of American independent artistic expression. Through its exhibitions, events, research facilities, and education curriculum, ViCA celebrates the world of art. Additionally and most importantly it honors the art and culture of Venice Beach/Southern California.

About bG Gallery

bG Gallery opened in 2009, and has been located in various locations through the years. The Santa Monica area has been a constant, with additional galleries located on La Brea and in Malibu. Additionally, bG Gallery offers art consultation services to help individuals and organizations build their art collections at all levels.

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On view: July 15, 2023 – August 15, 2023

What: California: Now & Then, group show
Where: bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave #A2, Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: Running through August 15, 2023