Collective Art Gallery: Laguna Beach Gallery Spotlight
Collective Art Gallery: Laguna Beach
Though a coast line away, the Collective Art Gallery in Laguna Beach is a site for sore eyes. An upcoming exhibition, titled The Love Exhibition, holds a broad array of artistic styles, backgrounds and mediums. So too does The Gallery. Their current collections include: abstract, figurative, landscape, photography and more. At its core, the Collective aims to “provide a platform that recognizes and embraces a wide variety of artistry and cultures.”
This is an integral essence to the concept of artistic collectivity. One can apply for artistic representation and exhibition at any time through online submissions.The Love Exhibition will be on view at the gallery beginning February 1st through the 28th. There are hundreds of feature artists and artworks currently available for online viewing and purchasing.
Diverse Artist Spotlights
“Conjunción Con Marte” by Julian Lorenzo, pictured above, is an acrylic on canvas piece that calls on cubist and futurist techniques as inspiration. Lorenzo, a Spaniard currently based in Barcelona, creates multidisciplinary works. Ranging from film, to music to graphic design, Lorenzo onlys strives to search for balance in his paintings.
“Who Unplugged The Heart” is a work that speaks to the immense range of works commissioned by this gallery. A sculpture made of tarnished resistant wires and professional grade Sawatzke crystals by Time Mcclendon. Pictured below, the piece is part of the artist’s broader body of unconventional wire play. Other sculptures of his featured at the gallery are “The Lady and the Sax,” and “The Flight of the Trumpet.” Both are also works of wire and crystal.
Last but not least, “Self Healing,”, this piece’s feature image, is a graffiti style work of acrylic on canvas by artist Jack D. A self taught artist originally from Toronto, Ontario, his work began on brick walls. Large scale murals are Jack D’s expertise, those which manage to blend realist and modern abstract themes. The distinct visual appearance is thanks to textured backgrounds, palette knife layering and splatter finishing touches.
Plenty of work remains to be seen on the Collective’s website!