Skidmore Contemporary Art Presents the Art of Eric Nash
“Western Noir” featuring the work of Eric Nash opens this Saturday, October 19th at Skidmore Contemporary Art.
By Leslie Reed | October 16, 2013
Eric Nash Glow 76 Oil on canvas 36
Skidmore Contemporary Art presents the work of renowned artist Eric Nash in a new exhibition entitled “Western Noir.” The show opens this Saturday Oct. 19 from 5-7pm.
Skidmore Contemporary Art has been offering quality post-war contemporary art since 1998. Originally located in Malibu, the gallery relocated to Bergamot Arts Station in 2009. Eric Nash’s much anticipated new exhibition “Western Noir” will feature ten paintings plus two charcoal drawings.
Nash was destined to be an artist. Although raised by a military family, he found himself in art class by age four. He threw himself into his painting due to his personal circumstances and disruptive family life. This creative force led him to working in advertising later in life, then of course back to his personal journey with his art. He finds inspiration in the work of Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Richard Avedon, Diane Arbus and Gerhard Ric.
The Noir genre has influenced Nash’s less is more style of painting, allowing the mystery of the moment to be featured in each of his works. Nash uses the light and it’s shadows as an important dimension in his work. His affirmation of the simplistic beauty of iconic structures many of us know resonate deeply with collectors.
Hollywood actors are clamoring after his work. Stars such as Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Jerry Bruckheimer, Orlando Bloom, Mena Suvari, Hillary Duff, Alexandra Balahoutis are all the proud owners of an Eric Nash painting. His works are also owned by many well-known filmmakers, producers and Hollywood style-makers such as Adam Blackman and David Cruz of Blackman Cruz. He has private collectors in New York, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Europe.
An artist reception will be held at Skidmore Contemporary Art Saturday, October 19th from 5 - 7pm. Skidmore Contemporary Art is located at Bergamot Station (D-2) 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. The Show will remain on view through November 19th.
For more information: http://skidmorecontemporaryart.com/
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