Join us for a panel discussion on Abstract Art, "The Narrative Behind the Image," at “The Summer Fantasy“ exhibit at the Terrell Moore Gallery, on SUNDAY AUGUST 18TH, 4 – 6PM.
The discussion, moderated by Curator Dale Youngman, engages four contemporary abstract artists, including this month’s featured artist in the exhibit, Scott Forrest. Other panelists include Artist and Gallery Owner Terrell Moore, and Abstract Painters Clara Berta and Suzan Woodruff.
The conversation will center on the narrative and meaning behind contemporary abstract art, as painters discuss storytelling through their work. Ever looked at a painting and wondered what it meant? Listen and learn how an artist conveys messages and the meaning of their work through abstraction and a myriad of techniques in the absence of imagery. RSVP requested for seating purposes.
“A Summer Fantasy” is the first major exhibition by Los Angeles artist Scott Forrest, with new works from renowned metal sculptor Leon Leigh for the month of August.
Following several successful group shows, Scott has completed some exciting new large-scale work, which is best described as "Exuberant" - in color, depth, and emotion. It is joyful and luscious, in bold cheery colors, often touched with metallics, in carefully built- up layers with a textural depth inherent in each piece. Sweeping brush strokes and a deftly-worked palette knife are utilized to create a sense of movement, a purpose, or perhaps, a tranquil meditation of monochromatic color. Influenced by his extensive travel as a talk-show host and correspondent), Scott's work exudes a sense of tropical splendor. Exploring exotic and remote locations, he has experienced many diverse cultures, which is evident in his color combinations, sensual textures, and materials.
British sculptor Leon Leigh's contemporary steel sculptures are waif-like whimsical creatures, elongated forms that are at once delicate and substantial. Creating each piece individually, no two are exactly alike, as he forges each piece by hand, utilizing only a naked flame and no foundry. The figures are composed of solid steel rods of different diameters, creating the bare skeletal forms. Molten steel balls are then liquefied, fused and molded to each piece, as Leon completes his creations with wayward hair, oversize hats, and perfect shoes. From the fire of his imagination, the figures appear to dance, swirl, flirt and beckon, with energy, personality, and a surreal existence.
This exhibit can also be viewed at the DTLA Artwalk on August 8th, from 7-11pm, and by appointment throughout the month of August. Free parking in the adjacent lot. Please contact Dale Youngman at[masked], or [masked] for more information and to make an appointment.