Skidmore Contemporary Art celebrates the art of David Ashwells. “A Different Point of View” & “Yesterday’s Children” are two concurrent shows featuring two different bodies of work by the acclaimed Los Angeles artist.
See image: Tall Palms, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 42” x 49”
“A Different Point of View” highlights Ashwell’s most recent depictions of the local scene. The paintings record familiar and unfamiliar parts of Los Angeles, as seen through his poetic eye. Yesterday’s Children presents a special project where Ashwell painted portraits of prominent people from all walks of life based on their childhood photographs.e who have influenced popular culture). The paintings are based on photos of them as children.
Ashwell’s landscapes reveal his unique way of seeing the world. As a successful director of television commercials, he learned how to frame a shot perfectly. This special talent gave him the ability to capture familiar scenes at their best moment, creating timeless iconic images. He also has the singular skill of finding beauty in places we often overlook. Whether he is painting Zuma Beach or East L.A., his canvases capture the distinctive aura of Los Angeles in a way that is riveting and unforgettable.
On view: January 21 – February 25
Where: Skidmore Contemporary Art, Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Avenue, B-4 Santa Monica, 90404