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bG Gallery presents the latest body of work by artist Simone Gad, Fu Dogs on Black. Fu Dogs are Chinese guardian lions often seen at the entrance to buildings. Simone’s earlier Fu Dogs were representational depictions that have become more and more abstract reaching an apex for this current series appearing an expressive swirling paint very loosely forming the Fu Dog form. The paintings are accompanied by a new body of Fu Dog drawings.
After being introduced to the Fluxus movement in 1972 by Al Hansen, Gad began making collage and assemblage painting collages on vinyl. With these assemblage and collage works, along with painting and performance, Gad rose to prominence in the Los Angeles art scene throughout the 1970’s. An actress herself, Gad’s work focuses on Hollywood, exploring ideas of celebrity and stardom and providing unique insight into the world of fame, along with a not so flattering view of the soft white underbelly of Hollywood. Her career includes numerous exhibits throughout California and beyond, showing in Los Angeles at LAICA Downtown and Molly Barnes Gallery, among others. Gad is highly regarded in the Southern California art scene, being the recipient of numerous awards and grants, as well as being included in many publications and texts.
Simone Gad: Fu Dogs on Black
Where: bG Gallery, 3009 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica CA
Phone: +1 (310) 906 4211
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am-6pm
Press Contact: Om Bleicher email@example.com (310) 237 6423.
Opening Reception: May, 12 6-8pm
The show runs until early June 2018