Yes POW-Sat-July5-Prohibitionit’s the 4th of July weekend…we hope you continue the party and enjoy the fabulous weather here in LA.

Let’s not forget there are still some amazing art parties out there…our Pick of the week takes place at Prohibition Gallery, which consistently offers provocative art exhbitions.

This Saturday, July 5th….Prohibition Gallery is honored to present Thomas Garner’s ‘American Classic’ from 6pm to 9pm.

Here’s the scoop from the gallery…

Thomas Garner’s paintings are a drive-by snapshot collage of LA. The drive-by blur is expressive of movement, and hence time. The “drive-thru” view is expressive of recurrent memory, in this case, diaphanous, ephemeral space compressed like shiny reflections on glass surfaces. Garner paints in a multiplicity of signs, both literal and metaphorical of our wonderful multi-everything sunset city.

This new body of Urban Paintings is imbedded in work Garner started many years ago, inspired by Classical Venetian painting. The work was about art and art history and how we see art through the perceptual and cultural filters of representation and presentation.

In the present case, our cultural filter is Photoshop, a digital palimpsest that can leave residual traces of what came before, the layering one image over another. Classical oil painting is all about glazing, scumbling, and varnishing transparent layers so that what is underneath is never completely lost. The surface thus becomes rich, dense, and glassy with a great sense of depth. Garner’s urban work tries to bridge these old and new technologies, in turn, blending the past into the present.

POW-Prohibition-AmericanClassicThomas Garner’s ‘American Classic’ is available to view at Prohibition Gallery, from July 5th to August 2nd.

On view: July 5th – August 2nd


What: Opening Reception
Where: Prohibition, 6039a Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Phone: 323-743-3256