June 2-23, 2018

June 2 – 23, 2018
Opening Night: Saturday, June 2nd 7-11pm

Gabba Gallery is proud to present four simultaneous solo exhibitions by Alex Achaval, Jim Donnelly, Christina Ramos, and Septerhed. Curated by Jason Ostro and Elena Jacobson.

Seattle-based artist Alex Achaval presents Altered Panorama, a collection of enchanting contemporary portraits. He brings a fresh approach to the classic art form by incorporating three dimensional objects like paintbrushes, sequins, or rhinestones into the pieces. The results are unexpected and delightful.

In his debut solo show, Just Deserts, Los Angeles photographer Jim Donnelly exhibits stunning shots of deserts across the western United States. These haunting landscapes are uninhabited but feature artifacts of human presence: an abandoned truck, a crumbling shack, a graffiti-covered boulder, a tattered couch. The poignant photographs feel almost portrait-like, prompting the viewer to wonder about these objects’ past and the people who deserted them.

In her latest solo exhibition, Manipulating the Masters, figurative realist painter Christina Ramos showcases her love of art history, her remarkable technical ability, and her keen sense of humor. In one series of paintings she skillfully recreates works by Hans Holbein, the renowned 16th century portraitist, but injected with her own 21st century comedic twists (think selfie sticks, tattoos, fast food).  In another series, she paints impressive portraits of Master painters in front of their famous work.

In describing his most recent show Nervous Lines, artist Septerhed states, “Life is an endless vibration of love, hate, death, and life. My work is a tribute to this frequency.” His black and white illustrations as well as his brightly colored paintings on canvas and panel radiate this energetic vibration through his signature street art style.

All four shows open June 2 and will be on view through June 23. The opening night reception takes place Saturday, June 2 from 7-11pm. The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. DJ Jonathan Williams spinning. Bar sponsored by Humboldt Distillery and Auspicion Wine. Free parking behind 3125 Beverly Blvd. (enter off Dillon). Gabba Gallery is located at 3126 Beverly Blvd. After the opening, normal gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 12-3pm.