GBGLA presents two new exhibitions “Wonderland” by Danny Heller and “Lisa Golightly: Summer’s Over.” The gallery hosted an artist reception on October 15, 2022. The exhibitions will remain on view through November 12, 2022.

“Wonderland” is the gallery’s seventh solo exhibition of paintings by Danny Heller. Well known for his paintings of mid-century residential and commercial architecture, Heller focuses on a new subject for the current series: influential projects around Los Angeles from the 1920s through early 1940s. In these paintings, Heller covers monumental and lesser-known works starting with Frank Lloyd Wright and tracing his design principles through his son Lloyd Wright, and students Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, and John Lautner. Heller uses his refined artist’s eye and virtuosic ability with oil paint to emphasize the groundbreaking hard-edged geometries used in these designs. Light and shadow play off the structures – creating new geometries – which further emphasize these architects’ outside-the-box thinking.

“Lisa Golightly: Summer’s Over” is the gallery’s fourth solo exhibition of works by the Portland-based realist painter. The starting place for Golightly’s work is decades old found photos. The stillness of a photo belies an anticipation to know what happened before and what is to come next. These images are a literal look back but also force the viewers to evaluate the present and future.

On view: October 15, 2022 – November 12, 2022

What: New Exhibitions, Danny Heller, Lisa Golightly
Where: George Billis Gallery LA, 2716 S La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90034