At Bergamot Station…“Better Days Ahead,” which opened on January 8, 2021 is currently on view Von Lintel Gallery. The exhibition runs through March 5, 2022. Remember to confirm with gallery all covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required).
Miles Regis is known for his intricate mixed media paintings which often fuse image with text, making astute social and cultural commentary. His visual narrative is firmly based in the rich tradition and evolution of masquerades in his native Trinidad. Regis’s work is an emotional response to his life as a Black immigrant in America of 31 years. He has been painting commentary on race relations with a positive and unifying message his entire career.
Regis grew up in a large artistic family, which nurtured his creativity. He excelled at painting, singing and writing. After a fledgling music career in Trinidad, he moved to Los Angeles where he began his studies at USC in 1989. His creativity soared in this new environment which lead him to pick up painting again. Music is still a significant part of his creative process today. Poems and one-liners inspired by every day events incite his paintings. Regis’s canvases are a dynamic visual narrative that transforms the pain and ugliness of our contemporary world into an idiosyncratic beauty.
Miles Regis has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums such as the California African American Museum, the Peel Art Gallery in Ontario and the Santa Monica Museum. His work is in public collections such as the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History, the Californian African American Museum, the Intel Corporation and other notable collections such as Halle Berry, Mariah Carey, Spike Lee and Russell Westbrook to name a few. Miles Regis lives and works in Los Angeles with his wife and children.
On view: January 8, 2022 – March 5, 2022
What: “Better Days Ahead,” Miles Regis
Where: Von Lintel Gallery, Bergamot Station Unit A-7, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, 90404
Phone: 310 559-5700