Von Lintel Gallery debuts “Miles Regis: What A Time To Be Alive,” the artists second solo exhibition with the gallery. An opening art party will be held on January 28, 2023 from 4-7pm.

Regis, a black immigrant in America, is known for his intricate mixed media paintings that make astute social and cultural commentaries on race relations, with a positive and unifying message. This exhibition of paintings and drawings is contextualized around the hot-button topic of abortion. Its visual anchor is a bare canvas featuring nothing but the distinctive image of a wire coat hanger, dripping with blood. The presence of this iconic symbol automatically forces an uneasy dialogue with the surrounding works, which depict hopeful and humanistic portraits.

This connection is based on the notion that acts of legislation and decisions by lawmakers are part of our everyday life, and they affect everyone. This dichotomy is exemplified by the title of the show, “What a Time to Be Alive!,”which can be read negatively as a reaction to political turmoil, or conversely it could be interpreted as being grateful for what we have and hopeful for change to come.

On view: January 28 2023 – March 23, 2023

What: “Miles Regis: What A Time To Be Alive”
Where: Von Lintel Gallery, Bergamot Station Unit A-7, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, 90404
When: January 28 2023, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Phone: 310 559-5700
Website: http://www.vonlintel.com/