Wilde’s newest ART Installation is provided by wallspace – a dynamic gallery in our neighborhood on La Brea that shows art in an unconventional setting. They represent up-and-comers as well as more established Los Angeles based artists, and have installed a fabulous salon wall at Wilde.
And yes, all pieces are for sale so you can take a piece of art home with you!
Don’t forget you can meet wallspace and the artists at our special afternoon event on March 19th @ 2pm
Additional works may be viewed at www.wallspacela.com | wallspace 607 nth la brea la, ca 90036 | tel. 323.930.0471 | email@example.com
Her work is collected privately and is included in the major art collections of Thyssen, Deutsche Bank, Tennessee State Museum and The Matisse Family Collection. Her technique features many studied layers of oil paint, inspired by the complex colors and textures of our environment and the atmosphere.
Melinda has studied drawing and painting at UCLA, USC and Mission Renaissance program in Los Angeles. Her commissioned fine art can be seen in studios, theatres and private homes throughout the United States. Melinda lives with her family in Los Angeles, California
Born and raised in Los Angeles, the city has served as his muse from the onset. He is one of the featured artists in the book Contemporary Chicana/Chicano Artists. Along with galleries throughout the country, institutions that have exhibited his works include Boise State University, the Carnegie Art Museum, the Fowler Museum at UCLA, the Mesa Southwest Museum in Arizona, Ohio State University, Queens University at Charlotte, the Snite Museum at the University of Notre Dame, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Woodbury University in Burbank, CA.
Oct 2015 – Mar 2016
Apr 2015 – Oct 2015
This alchemical process which transforms the commonplace into the extraordinary is mirrored in Wray’s technique: “Using a utilitarian working-man’s aesthetic inspired by my subjects, I paint on wood panels from home depot and use cheap plastic brushes from the hardware section of Ralph’s to prevent the refined rendering that using a sable brush encourages.” Breaking his subjects down into abstract shapes, Wray strives for a perfect balance of “realistic abstraction” – viewers can identify the scenes and objects, yet a strange haziness dominates his works, blurring edges and the delineations between shapes. Stepping closer exaggerates this effect, each object drifts apart like water in oil into strangely satisfying smears of color and texture. As is the case with memories, with prolonged contemplation the detail in Wray’s paintings fades into vague impression which against the odds bear all the weight of feelings and significance.
After a nomadic childhood traveling the world William Wray began working in the animation business as a teenager, eventually enrolling in The Art Students League in New York to study fine art in the late eighties. Not empathetic to the conceptual art world all around him in Soho, William went back to work in the commercial field. He is best known for his painting style on the Ren and Stimpy Show, comic books and his work in Mad Magazine.
After a concentrated series of oil painting workshops over the last ten years and a maturing reformation of his realistic art style into a more abstraction based approach, William has turned his attention to documenting the decay of the urban environments in California which he grew up with – ‘Before Present’.
William’s works are represented by LAUNCH GALLERY. Wray has four monographs published of his work and a fifth one titled: Fortress Los Angeles available at the gallery. A museum show for the Carnegie Museum in Oxnard is scheduled for late 2015.