Of the many, many openings yesterday I only managed to get to TAG and to George Billis Gallery. I have a small cold, not much but enough to slow me down.
At George Billis Gallery we saw Alexandra Eldridge, Carol Es, and Suzan Woodruff. I like that there are more galleries in Culver City these days and on a Saturday evening there are people strolling from exhibit to exhibit.
At TAG we saw Rhoda Holabird's paintings inspired by her visits to Santorini and the molten forces that inhabit the depths of the Aegean Seas.
Also exhibiting there is Anne Ramis. Her work looked like ink on paper and they had that ink blot characteristic of taking on projections of the viewer. I saw, among other things, a rocking horse, a tricycle, lots of animal faces and trees and wind and water.
It was a really nice evening. On the way back to the car there was a gentleman sitting in a hammock type chair hanging from a small tree in his front yard. I remarked that he looked comfortable. He said he was and went on to say that he could even lie down in it. I said that was a nice feature and he went on to say that he got the hammock chair for $80.00.
From San Diego to Vancouver, 100 Artists of the West Coast II covers 100 artists with over 400 full color photographs of their work. The collection includes art from private as well as public collections and installations, including the collections of LACMA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art New York, and the New York Public Library to name just a few. I'm happy to be included.