Gallery owner and director Jill Hari and Glenn Fischer, both full time metals artists and Topanga residents, wanted to expand their involvement in the arts community and the result is Irony Gallery located in the Topanga Creek Market courtyard.
They are introducing themselves and the gallery with a Grand Opening on Friday, January 12 with an artists’ reception from 7-9 p.m. and an after-party next door at Corazon Performing Arts from 9-midnight.
Hari is an art and objects conservator specializing in sculpture and metalwork restoration, and Fischer is a structural welder specializing in large-scale steel sculpture and custom architectural steel design and fabrication.
Irony Gallery exhibits fine art and sculpture, performance art, installation art, and provides a space for artists to work and sell. The gallery space was recently completely refurbished by the artist-owners and designed with a gritty city arts district vibe.
The gallery’s first show features artist Matt Aston, a Los Angeles-based artist working in commissioned Portraits, Set and Stage Design, as an Artist to the Entertainment Industry, and an Educator. He paints in acrylics and oils with incredible achievement in layering, texturing and color. His style ranges within abstract expressionism and realistic figurative work, with an interest in conscious decision, chaos and order, giving the viewer an experience of near realism from a distance that changes to chaos as you move in on the canvas. His large-scale works bring the room to life and take the viewer in with movement, warmth and curious contemplation.
The exhibit runs through February 12.
Irony Gallery is located at 127 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga CA 90290. For more information: Jill@ironygallery.com; (406) 980-1789.