“So Cal Culture” Opens at Topanga Canyon Gallery

What do you think of when you think of So Cal? Is it the beaches, the cars, the environment? “So Cal Culture,” currently showing through April 16 at Topanga Canyon Gallery (TCG), covers the feeling of Southern California.  

Beaches and lifeguard towers and the colors and rhythm of the coast are captured in acrylic and oil paint by Kit Plumridge, a local Malibu resident. Kit captures the spray of the waves and pulse of the seaside in his dynamic and fluid compositions. As an avid surfer and sailor, Kit is able to capture unique perspectives of our coast in his paintings.

Old Chevys, and Buicks, the cars that roamed our coast and inland roads, are captured in all their former glory by oil painter Toby Salkin. Abstract, colorful new work expresses the tempo of Los Angeles, from the often frenetic pace of the city to the simple pleasure of watching a balloon. An avid people watcher, Toby encapsulates emotion as she observes people in their surroundings

Reusing and recycling seem to be a mantra in So Cal, and Sari Scheer takes this concept in a beautiful new direction by reusing the glass from wine bottles to create strong but delicate contemporary objects. Focusing on reflections, and maintaining the unique pigmentation of each bottle, Sari brings a wholly novel sculptural object into being.  Her purpose is to spark conversation about how each of us can better care for our planet.

Join the artists at the reception on April 8, 4-7 p.m.

Topanga Canyon Gallery is located in Pine Tree Circle, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Please not the new Gallery Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, Noon – 8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


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