Art Scene • “This Land Is…” at Arcadia Contemporary

April 27, 2018 Uncategorized 8 Comments

My boss, Linda Wehrli and I were ecstatic for another group art show at our favorite gallery, Arcadia Contemporary in Culver City! “This Land Is…” is an exhibition of landscape paintings by over 50 contemporary realists from around the world.

The opening was held on Saturday, April 21 from 6-9pm at Arcadia Contemporary. Exhibitors were Megan Aline, Raquel Alvarez-Sardina, Rich Bowman, Dina Brodsky, John Brosio, Rob Browning, Michael Chapman, Alexander Chistov, Matthew Cornell, Brent Cotton, Kevin Courter, Stephen Coyle, TJ Cunningham, Dimitri Desiron, Stephen Fox, among other acclaimed international artists.

My boss had the privilege of photographing details up close and personal at the gallery opening. Here are the faves she wanted to share with you, as well as some photos of the artists with their work.

Arcadia Contemporary, Pastimes for a Lifetime

“Start of the Day” by Stephen Coyle, Oil on Canvas

Arcadia Contemporary, Pastimes for a Lifetime

“Bright Days” by Dimitri Desiron, Oil on Canvas

Adam Hall, Arcadia Contemporary, Pastimes for a Lifetime

“River Rush” by Adam Hall, Oil on Panel

Alexander Chistov, Arcadia Contemporary, Pastimes for a Lifetime

“Getty Museum” by Alexander Chistov, Oil on Panel

John Brosio, Arcadia Contemporary, Pastimes for a Lifetime

“Beware of Dog” by John Brosio, Oil on Canvas

Brad Kunkle, Arcadia Contemporary, Pastimes for a Lifetime

“Communion” by Brad Kunkle, Oil and Gold Leaf on Linen

Jessica Hess, Arcadia Contemporary, Pastimes for a Lifetime

Jessica Hess with her painting, “The Last Stop”, Oil on Canvas

John Brosio, Arcadia Contemporary, Pastimes for a Lifetime

John Brosio and Me with his “Beware of Dog”

Adam Hall, Arcadia Contemporary, Pastimes for a Lifetime

Adam Hall with his paintings.

Denis Sarazhin, Arcadia Contemporary, Pastimes for a Lifetime

“Evening” by Denis Sarazhin, Oil on canvas

Jeff Gola, Arcadia Contemporary, Pastimes for a Lifetime

“Morning at the Elgin ” by Jeff Gola, EggTempera on Panel

Megan Aline, Arcadia Contemporary, Pastimes for a Lifetime

“Inward” by Megan Aline, Acrylic on Panel

Scott Prior, Arcadia Contemporary, Pastimes for a Lifetime

“Bonfire Near the Harbor” by Scott Prior, Oil on panel

Stephen Fox, Arcadia Contemporary, Pastimes for a Lifetime

“Riverside” by Stephen Fox, Oil on linen

Fortunately, one of my favorite artists, John Brosio, and three other exhibiting artists attended the opening night: Alexander Chistov, Adam Hall, and Jessica Hess.

It was such a privilege and honor to meet these master painters. As I was admiring Alexander Christov’s artwork, he actually approached me and asked what I liked about his paintings! I immediately complimented him on his attention to detail and reflections. Such a humble, talented artist. Moreover, both he and Adam Hall are self-taught! That blew me away (and gave me hope!).

Thanks to Arcadia Contemporary owner, Steve Diamont for hosting these inspiring gallery openings and supporting great artists. “Keeping great art alive in this culture” is a mantra close to my boss’ heart.

“This Land Is…” will be on display until May 10, 2018.
Can’t make it to the exhibit? Here’s a link to the online catalog.

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