Lifeguard with Giraffe by Kit Plumridge. Photo courtesy of the artist
Outside the Big Top by Lois York. Photo courtesy of the artist
Lenny Bruce by Toby Salkin. Photo courtesy of the artist
Topanga Gallery’s opening reception for Cirque d’Artistes, replete with popcorn and cotton candy, drew an enthusiastic crowd. Photo by Aden Frank
Prepare to behold an amazing array of never-before seen spectacular objects! You won’t believe your eyes. A machine that draws. Nudes, Nudes, Nudes! Contortions of glass that bedevil the mind. Tightropes and circus rings, explosions of color, tent tops and tigers! Paintings of the famous and infamous, Contraptions that Confound, Wild Animals!
Come one; Come all to the amazing Cirque d’Artistes at Topanga Canyon Gallery. Four artists have taken over the gallery and created an outside-the-circus tent experience.
Artist Kit Plumridge, and his alter ego, Kitnonius V Plumii, will be showing fantastical paintings of unexpected animals in California beach scenes, along with landmark signs of yesteryear and amazing steampunk creations.
Lois York is taking you on a journey of the imagination in her series of abstracts that evoke memories of the circus. And what would a circus be without rings? Beautiful rings and other fine jewelry created by Lois York will be for sale at Cirque d’Artistes.
Nudes, Nudes, Nudes like you’ve never seen them. Artist Toby Salkin has created a series of brilliantly colored nudes, as well as her portrait collection! See PT Barnum, Jackson Pollock, Lenny Bruce and more, redefined to their essence.
Illusions of faces in glass, the Fortress of Solitude, and more are presented by eco-artist Sari Scheer, using recycled wine bottle glass as the medium for enchanting sculptures.
Cirque d’Artistes runs March 6-March 31.
Topanga Canyon Gallery, founded in Topanga in 1989, is an artist-owned mutual benefit corporation. It is located at 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga CA 90290. For more information: (310) 455-7909; TopangaCanyonGallery.com. Gallery Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 12:30-4:30 p.m.; Friday 12–8 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.– 6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.