Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Finding new art to love at Bergamot Station

Bergamot Station is one of my favorite places to spend an hour alone in LA. It always ends with a trip to the cafe for the BEST mint lemonade on the planet and starts with a short jaunt through 5 or 6 galleries. When the kids were really little, I remember taking them in their double stroller into 1 or 2 of the galleries and just trying to see a little tiny bit of art for myself.
Today I decided I'd go through galleries until I found something that was upbeat that really made me happy. I finally found it at the Ruth Bachofner Gallery in Michel Alexis pieces. Oh how I loved these! They are breathtaking... The quilter in me loves the patchwork choppiness and pieced nature... The fine artist in me was loving the fabric and paint, cut paper and hand drawn portions... The poet in me loved reading that the artist started these based on a poetic text that is now all but missing and only hinted at by the huge cursive style swoops of enlarged text traipsing through the enormous canvases.
These are also gritty and aged feeling, something I also treasure. I love that yellowed tint.
I could definitely see these influencing some of my own ideas someday.

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