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.
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.
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