September 8 - 29, 2018
MIKE HABS | OLGA PONOMARENKO | CANTSTOPGOODBOY | NICHOLAS BONAMY
September 8 - 29, 2018
Opening Night: Saturday, September 8th 7-11pm
LOS ANGELES, CA – Gabba Gallery is proud to present four simultaneous solo exhibitions by Mike Habs, Olga Ponomarenko, CANTSTOPGOODBOY, and Nicholas Bonamy. Curated by Jason Ostro and Elena Jacobson, all four shows open September 8.
Chicago-native Mike Habs diverges from his previous expressionist work with (gas)Lit, his latest solo exhibition. In this highly conceptual collection the artist uses small zip lock bags commonly used to sell drugs to create provocative mosaics. Habs calls attention to both positive and negative aspects of modern culture by focusing on themes of fantasy, luxury, and death.
Adorable animals abound in Olga Ponomarenko’s delightful new show Angelos. Each canvas features a woodland creature standing in front of a wall painted with graffiti angel wings. The collection was inspired by street artist Colette Miller’s Global Angel Wings Project and Renaissance painter Fra Angelico’s brightly colored angels. Ponomarenko’s angelic creatures convey a simple yet vital message, “You have a paradise here on earth you just need to stop wrecking it.”
CANTSTOPGOODBOY returns to Gabba Gallery with Eleven, his newest collection of mixed media pop art. David Bowie, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and a Native American chief explode off the canvas thanks to the artist’s trademark combination of layered grayscale painting, vintage comic book collage, splattered backgrounds, and sparkling diamond dust. In a series of smaller works on paper, Snoopy irreverently flips the bird atop one color field after another.
In Gray, his latest collection of mixed-media cityscapes, Nicholas Bonamy continues to celebrate the quiet beauty of Los Angeles. He begins each piece with an image captured from the freeway or on walk through residential hills then treats it with his signature layering of paint and collage. Bonamy’s gauzy vistas ooze grace and elegance, reminding us that serenity can be found in unexpected places if one is willing look carefully enough.
All four shows open September 8 and will be on view through September 29. The opening night reception will take place Saturday, September 8 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) or street parking or Uber/Lyft. Gabba Gallery is located at 3126 Beverly Blvd. After the opening, normal gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 12-3pm or by appointment.