Gallery C Fine Art celebrates the art and life of painter Warren Long…”THE WARREN LONG COLLECTION – Historical, Biological, Beachy, Humour and Fantasy.” Tonight’s event is a very important Collectors Reception and Fundraiser created to help raise college funds for Warren Long’s Daughter, who passed away suddenly.
The artist’s individual style defies pigeonholing. American Outsider art, folk art, Latin Renaissance and Impressionism are all obvious influences. His original degrees were in ecological systemic biology, a study of life and his paintings incorporate historical context with biology, personal fantasy and a beach-life ethic unique to southern California. Warren never lived away from the ocean and surfing was his big passion and, in the sea, he felt you become a part of nature. Long expressed a startlingly wide breath of influences not only through subject matter and materials, but also with his distinct use of bold sunlit color. Long’s signature is highly saturated colors and rich, three-dimensional texture. His funky use of assemblage is rightly inspired from the earth and is an organic process. A humorous anarchist his paintings reflect the poignancy of our own lives and captivate viewers and collectors worldwide.
Enjoy appetizers, refreshments with live music. Parking Options: A parking lot is located behind and just to the northwest of the gallery. It can be accessed via an alleyway, turn left just before Hotel Royal (the hotel is at 431 E Broadway).
On view: October 12 – 27, 2019
Where: Gallery C Fine Art, 441 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802
When: October 26, 2019; 6:00pm – 9:00pm