Thursday, 21 May 2009

Los Angeles

I'm now back in Melbourne. I had such a great time in LA, just hanging around, going to shows and getting a feel for the art scene over there. The highlight was definitely seeing my work up on gallery walls in person for the first time. Also seeing the new LeBasse Projects gallery - it's such a great space.

Thanks to Beau, Kim and Christine for putting the show together, putting up with my hanging around the gallery (and drinking all the coke from the fridge...if you're wondering where it all went :) and driving me around to see some sights. And thanks to Yoskay and Nate for letting me stay with them.

If you are in LA and haven't seen the show, it's on at LeBasse Projects or you can view it online (although it looks better in person). I took a few photos before the show opened:







I was showing in the project room, so to give some context here's a photo of the main gallery where Yoskays show being hung. I wish I had taken the photo when the show was up, rather than when it was on the floor and everything was a mess, but oh well:


I took the bus around LA and did some sight seeing on my own - here is Santa Monica Pier:


The Beautiful gardens at the Getty Center:


And my favourite painting at the Getty, a still life by Jan van Huysum. The details are amazing, with the fruit overly ripe and covered in insects:


I can't wait to start painting again, but for the next few days I'm organising and cleaning my flat so that I don't get dust in the oil paint.

10 comments:

My Charlie Girl said...

WOW, your work looks so awesome, im in awe, you are amazing !!

Anna Lloyd said...

Your artwork at the exhibition looks gorgeous!

K. Sundari said...

Oh your work looks so beautiful. Whimsical and yet there is a strength to it. I love how you used white frames. Beautiful. Welcome back by the way!

drak 1986 said...

i love your work ,,,,,u got a nice style,,,,,

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Lexy. said...

I love how your work is spaced out, and they look good all framed together! Must have been great for you to see. Hope you had fun :)

Jaz said...

Congratulations on your LA Show! x

Laura B said...

congratulations! your exhibition looked fab and i hope you get lots of new customers :)

Sarah Knight said...

your work is gorgeous!

Veronica said...

You have absolutely gorgeous works!

zoe said...

your work is beautiful, and those getty gardens are fantastic! thanks for posting...