June 3-24, 2017
Opening Reception June 3rd 7-11pm
Gabba Gallery is proud to present four simultaneous solo exhibitions by M. Christy, Keith Dugas, CANTSTOPGOODBOY and Rene Gagnon. Curated by Jason Ostro.
In Real American Fantasy, M. Christy delivers some of his most accessible and fun paintings to date. The artist’s signature whimsy and electric color palettes remain but his narrative choices are simpler and more poetic than much of his deliberately complex past work. The show is appropriate for audiences of all ages.
The title of Keith Dugas’ show, Would It Kill You to Smile?, perfectly captures the artist’s sardonic world view. Often inspired by music, his work can be cynical, dark, ironic, political, serious, humorous, sarcastic, or playful but it is always intelligent, provocative, and exquisitely executed.
Los Angeles wunderkind CANTSTOPGOODBOY continues to delight viewers with his playful pop concoctions. His latest exhibition RealFake: Wannabe features brightly colored mixed media pieces of a Native American chief, Marilyn Monroe, and others using spray paint, acrylic, and his trademark strips of vintage comics.
Rene Gagnon’s lively paintings explode with bold street art style. His endearing vignettes are simply but powerfully rendered using spray paint, stencils, acrylic, and brightly colored frames. The show, cleverly titled WiFi is A Girl’s Best Friend, perfectly captures the essential spirit of modern culture.
All four shows open June 3 and will be on view through June 24. The opening night reception takes place Saturday, June 3 from 7-11pm. The event is free and open to the public. DJ Jonathan Williams spinning. Sponsored by Original New York Seltzer. Street parking or $8 at 3001 Beverly Blvd or Uber/Lyft. Gabba Gallery is located at 3126 Beverly Blvd.
Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday Noon-3pm and by appointment.