March 17 - April 7, 2018

Opening Reception March 17th 7-11pm

Gabba Gallery is proud to present three simultaneous solo exhibitions by Essi Zimm, Bioworkz, and Amy Smith.  Curated by Jason Ostro and Elena Jacobson.

Essi Zimm returns to Gabba Gallery with another stunning mixed-media exhibition. Entomophily, an insect-themed collection, features large works on panel as well as smaller works on paper. Zimm’s signature layering technique combines oil painting and paper collage. Her dynamic shapes, vibrant colors, and rich textures seem to swarm then coalesce. The results are splendid, teeming with movement and vitality.

Bioworkz presents Ornation, a collection of incredibly intricate drawings of animals. The artist masterfully adorns each creature with ornate patterns using pen & ink, ballpoint pen, fine liners, India ink, and colored pencils on cold press illustration board or watercolor paper.

Amy Smith’s latest exhibition, Power. vol 1, is an exuberant celebration of female empowerment. Inspired by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, this bold series of mixed media portraits explores what it means to be a woman in our current society. Smith utilizes women’s fashion magazines that represent her love of fashion but contempt for consumerism. The strong women she portrays remind us that now more than ever we must teach our girls and self-identifying women to love themselves and be proud of who they are.

All three shows open March 17 and will be on view through April 7. The opening night reception takes place March 17 from 7-11pm. The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. DJ Jonathan Williams spinning. Bar sponsored by Humboldt Distillery. Free parking behind 3125 Beverly Blvd. (enter off Dillon). Gabba Gallery is located at 3126 Beverly Blvd.

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