GBGLA is pleased to present two new exhibitions…”Raymond Logan: Icons: Public and Personal,” and “Karen Woods: Watermarks.” An opening reception was held on Saturday, January 8, 2022 – the exhibition runs through February 19, 2022. Remember to confirm with gallery all covid protocols and guidelines –(proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required).
“Icons: Public and Personal,” is the gallery’s third exhibition of works by Raymond Logan. The exhibition features the Los Angeles-based artist’s new portraits in oil and continues through February 19, 2022.
Raymond Logan is painter of recognizable subjects but adamantly not a realist. While the content of his paintings is wide ranging, he renders each with a deep reverence for its unique subtleties of shape, shadow, and most importantly, color. Working in thickly applied paint and a rich color palette, Logan uses deft strokes, in effect carving his paint, in surprising colors extrapolated from what he sees. Using this unique technique, his paintings become fully abstract up close. Logan writes, “My work is born through solid draftsmanship plus a liberal application of paint via a brush or a knife or anything I can get my hands on, plus plenty of color experimentation.”
This will be the gallery’s third solo exhibition of paintings by Karen Woods. The exhibition features the Idaho-based artist’s new representational oil painting and continues through February 19, 2022.
Karen Woods paints a traveler’s view through the window of a moving vehicle rendered in subtly nuanced gestures in oil on canvas or panel. These views from the front seat of a car looking through an often rain-splattered windshield or side window, are always about water: water from above, as a rainstorm, or from below, as a man-made sprinkler system. She is drawn to the interplay of water and light, and how it affects our perception of reality through reflection, distortion, and transformation.
On view: January 8 – February 19, 2022
What: New Exhibitions, Raymond Logan, Karen Woods
Where: George Billis Gallery LA, 2716 S La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90034