GDCA Gallery celebrates “VISUAL ADVENTURES (Dimensions + Time)” featuring the art of internationally renowned, Turkish multidisciplinary artist Bedri Baykam. A first generation Neo-Expressionist, Baykam, a leading figure in political art & activism, who has long been struggling for non-western artists’ rights, launches his first Los Angeles Solo-Show at Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts.
Bedri Baykam, “Power Poker” 4D Lenticular, (190 cm x 125 cm), 2013.
Central to the exhibit are his lenticular works, labeled 4Ds (three D + time factor), alongside recent canvasses, as well as one of his groundbreaking “EmptyFrames”, launched in 2013 as an answer to several generations of “ready-made” artists. Visual Adventures is Baykam’s 141st international solo exhibition.
Marking its US debut, Baykam reveals his “Art History Map” at GDCA, (launched in Turkey this April). Baykam’s map achieves an extraordinary feat, comprising all art movements and artists from Renaissance till today, as well as all related connections of art movements among artists from different centuries & different decades, paralleled with global explorers, philosophers, statespersons, scientists, musicians, filmmakers, etc. providing socio-political context & dimension.
Baykam is World President of the International Art Associations/IAA (Official Partner of UNESCO), and instigator of “World Art Day” (April 15). After Baykam’s proposal, World Art Day has now become one of the “International Days” marked officially by UNESCO.
The Downtown Art Walk is always a fun event. This month’s happening takes place on
Thursday, December 12, from 6pm – 10pm. Stop in to see the art of Bedri Baykam.
On view: December 7th – 30th, 2019
What: Opening reception
Where: GDCA Gallery, 727 S. Spring Street, (bet 7th & 8th Streets), LA, 90014
When: December 7, 2019; 5:00 – 10:00pm
Phone: (323) 309-2875