REMEMBRANCE DAY is saturday november 11
L.A. British Consulate Acquires "War Poppy 1" by Giles Revell
Oculus Gallery and British artist Giles Revell are pleased to announce the donation of “War Poppy 1”, Revell’s 2015 artwork, to the Los Angeles British Consul General. The artwork will take place of prominence in the office of the recently–instated British Consul General, Michael Howells. Following Mr. Howells' tenure in Los Angeles, the work will be acquired by the United Kingdom Government Art Program which displays artwork in British Government buildings around the world, promoting British art and culture.
Oculus Gallery is pleased to present Meg Franklin's contemporary still life paintings depicting found objects, arranged in conversation with each other, in oil and acrylic over canvas or alternative surfaces like Mastonite or velvet.
Meg Franklin is a Brooklyn-based painter originally from rural Northeast Georgia. She paints still lifes made up of objects that fall just short of identifiable. Reminiscent of everyday items, her objects feel recognizable, but ultimately have no known name or function. Franklin's current body of work uses geometrical enclosures and limited color palettes to isolate her objects into self-contained worlds. She has a MFA in painting from New York Academy of Art.
Oculus Gallery is thrilled to introduce you to Scottish photographer Ivar Wigan's Young Love series. His documentary-style photographs of his time deep in the Jamaican dancehall scene reveal his special ability to embed himself in specialized subcultures. Through imagery culled from intimate relationships and interactions with his surroundings, the artist aims to break down barriers that society has built up around minority and youth cultures.