Marc Selwyn Fine Art is pleased to present “Time and Place,” curated by visionary LA-based artist William Leavitt. In this exhibition, the artist has paired his most recent work with that of his San Diego-based colleague and friend, painter Raul Guerrero.
Leavitt and Guerrero first crossed paths in Los Angeles during the 1970s. Leavitt, a native of Washington D.C., graduated from Claremont Graduate Center in 1967 and Guerrero, born and raised just miles from the Mexican border in National City, completed his studies at Chouinard in 1970. Both artists were heirs to a generation of art makers who mined the regional environment in the formulation of their images. The artists share a willingness to forego pictorial logic in exchange for the disorienting quality of Surrealism in the tradition of Magritte. Additionally both came of age professionally when the banner of conceptual art sanctioned the use of multiple mediums within the artist’s practice. In this installation, the artists are represented in a more traditional two-dimensional mode: oil on canvas or linen, acrylic on paper. Scale, palette and content vary dramatically, but the feel of these precisely imagined, meticulously rendered almost classical ‘still life’ compositions speaks eloquently to the disquieting nature of the current moment.
On View: January 30 – March 13, 2021; CLICK HERE to preview the exhibition; Current hours: Thursday – Saturday, 11am to 5pm or by appointment.
What: Opening, “Time and Place”
Where: Marc Selwyn Fine Art, 9953 South Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, 90212
When: See above