No Crisis Here!
Our best Modernism show ever (yay, it's our second!), "Modernism Mayhem," was a hit Saturday night, and we're very thankful to so many people who came out on such a crazy night, was a blast--and not just from the past.
Local legend and painter Roger Groth, whose whimsical, mixed-media new works ("Modernology") conjure up an era when Lucy and Desi might be cocktail-sipping, poolside, have already sold its biggest pieces from the show. Just a few remain. Was sweet and so in-sync for TCG friend Lucie Arnaz to stop by and admire Roger's genius.
LA-based self-portrait photographer Monica Orozco resurrected her big TCG hit from last year's Modernism exhibition with "Mid-Century Crisis," an emotionally daring group of shots Palm Springs Life is as enamored with as are we. Several Orozco shots have also already sold, as well. Please visit us and enjoy them all, as they are limited editions.
TCG staples Bret Philpot and Zanne Hochberg also remain on exhibition--the former as a sophisticated, updated reinterpretation of desert Modernism, the latter as female painter who flourished back when men dominated the scene, during mid-century Expressionism.
The two above artists are primarily in the back galleries currently (save Bret's phenomenal main-gallery "Piedra Lumbre), and it's no coincidence those are the galleries during our opening this weekend everybody was caught...well, let's just say they're fun pieces.
We were also honored to have so many important folks stop by, Mayor Rob Moon, JR Roberts, Carol and Steve Morgan, Jim Cox, David Lee, Andy Linksy, Bella da Ball, and TCG artists James Baran and Johnny Nicoloro and so many more.
The two above artists are primarily in the back galleries currently (save Bret's phenomenal main-gallery "Piedra Lumbre), and it's no coincidence those are the galleries during our opening this weekend where the revelers were on a par with those in front. It was an equal-oppurtunity consortium of high spirits, all the way around.
We can see why.
Thanks again, everybody, for making our second year at TCG such a stellar start. We look forward to helping you this year in any way we can.