TheWaytoLA copySkidmore Contemporary Art will host two simultaneous solo shows of Southern California-based realist painters, Eric Nash and Bradley Hankey. Eric Nash presents: City of Dreams. Bradley Hankey presents: California.

See image: Eric Nash, This Way to LA, Oil on canvas 36″ x 48″ 2015

In these solo shows the artists showcase their vision of the unique light and noir beauty that is Los Angeles and Southern California in a series of oil paintings.

Skidmore Contemporary Art, a leading Los Angeles gallery specializing in realism, is proud to host this event as a kick-off to the 2015-2016 Los Angeles art season. Eric Nash and Bradley Hankey are contemporary California realist painters who use Southern California as their point of inspiration. Both artists are represented by Skidmore Contemporary Art.

Eric Nash paints iconic moments of the LA experience. Mysterious and graphic, his oil paintings are often in large format. He has been featured in many solo shows and noted publications. He counts numerous prominent LA citizens and celebrities as collector in addition to those around the globe. He is an art graduate of the University of Illinois and he has lived in Los Angeles since 2000. www.ericnashart.com

Skidmore-Hankey Two PalmsSee image: Bradley Hankey, Two Palms, Oil on wood panel, 20″ x 20″ 2015

Bradley Hankey uses his iPhone photos as inspiration for his iconic, saturated and moody Southern California square-format oil paintings. He has been featured worldwide on numerous art and lifestyle blogs showcasing his unique visions of Southern California. He is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and he has lived in Los Angeles since 2009. www.bradleyhankey.com

Save the date…Saturday, September 26th, 2015, enjoy a joint artist talk at 4:00 pm

On view: September 5th – October 3rd, 2015

What: Opening reception
Where: Skidmore Contemporary Art, Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Avenue, B-4 Santa Monica, 90404
Phone: 310-828-5070
Website: www.skidmorecontemporaryart.com