360 Magazine: An Exhibition Celebrating LA Women at Andrew Weiss Gallery
Reprinted from 360 Magazine
June 24th, 2016 Through September 1st 2016
Los Angeles, Ca: June 2016: Andrew Weiss Gallery presents, in its Los Angeles premier, a collection of paintings capturing free spirited, alluring, LA women on canvas. This newly curated collection features Australian Artist David Bromley’s talent of illuminating the personalities of these women on canvas, each with their own unique qualities. This collection presents alongside, and is a companion to, Marilyn Monroe: Through The Lens and With The Brush.
The exhibition opens Friday June 24th, 2016 with a private opening event for credentialed media (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm) and opens to the public on Saturday, June 25th, 2016, through September 1st 2016.
WHAT: LA Women through the Lens and with the Brush
WHEN: June 25th – September 1st 2016
WHERE: Andrew Weiss Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Bromley captures the essence of LA women:
Bromley emerged as a painter in the mid-1980s. In the early stages of his career, he held solo exhibitions in Sydney and Adelaide and represented works in state and regional galleries. His recognitions include finalist nods in the Archibald Prize, AGNSW, in 1999, 2001, 2004 and 2008.
He has emerged as one of the most innovative and recognizable artists in Australia.
In his practice, David Bromley has developed themes for distinct and unique styles of painting; the female portrait, the children’s series and the butterflies and bird series. In the portrait series, Bromley explores the female form. Commonly, the paintings are life size poses, whether provocative or demure, of models from fashion and film. The portraits are commanding and seductive, the females attractive and bare breasted.
However diverse in his subject matter, Bromley’s work is enduringly figurative, daringly colored and executed with a graphic intention, reminiscent of Warhol’s Pop Art from the 1960s. He credits Warhol as an early influence demonstrated in his reductive colors, graphic style and the simplified forms of his nudes.
Over the past 20 years Bromley’s work has fostered widespread acclaim and notoriety in Australia and internationally. He has exhibited on nearly every continent including Asia, Europe, Africa and America. Bromley’s design eye and his ability to create mesmerizing environments has allowed him to engage, to design, and to decorate major spaces throughout Australia and abroad: everything from residential skyscrapers to iconic venues.
Exhibition presents: June 25th through September 1st, 2016 at Andrew Weiss Gallery in Los Angeles.
ABOUT ANDREW WEISS GALLERY
Specializing for over 40 years in the works of Picasso, Chagall, Miro, and Dali, the Andrew Weiss Gallery offers an extensive collection of original paintings, drawings, prints, and ceramics to its exclusive international private clientele, and galleries worldwide. Located in Santa Monica, California, this gallery is the latest of four previous galleries owned by Weiss in major cities nationally. The gallery also specializes in Hollywood fine photography, featuring rare photographs from the 1930’s to present as well as the world’s largest archive of Marilyn Monroe original photographs. A third generation art dealer, Andrew Weiss is a founding member of the IFAA, International Fine Art Appraisers, and is well renowned worldwide for his expertise.