Save The Date!! GDCA's July, 2021 Gallery Reception & NFT Launch Event with online Auction!! 

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Please join us for a Gallery Reception, NFT Launch Party & Online Fundraiser Auction:

SATURDAY, July 24th from 6-10PM!!


We are celebrating our two spectacular July, 2021 exhibitions: "Silhoette" & Cynthia Ann Swan: "Deja Vu"...Plus the Launch of our NFT Art Services Program!!

“Essence" (Group Exhibition) - Nine notable LA artists offer visual meditations in painting, mixed media and collage. Featured Artists:
Michele Castagnetti, Teri Dryden, Maureen Haldeman, Karen Hansen, Suki Kuss, Stephen Schubert, Bill Sherwood, Linda Stelling & Cody York.

Cynthia Ann Swan: "Deja Vu" (Solo Exhibition) - A limited retrospective selection of the glass artist's most celebrated series, rendered exclusively in individually kiln-worked fused glass.

Additionally, DTLA artist Bill Sherwood Teams up with GDCA Gallery to sell his art with NFT (Non Fungible Token) at Fundraiser Party & Online Auction for LA Union Rescue Mission to combat Homelessness!

Bidding officially started Thursday, July 21, 2021, and continues through midnight Sunday, July 25th. 

This is a virtual auction featuring four-one-of-a-kind pieces of art titled “Skid Row Conversations'' is a journey of Bill’s that began in the fall of October 2019 as a result of the artist's conversations with Skid Row's Residents.

To register and bid go to https://www.32auctions.com/gdcagallery

A representative of MINTED PAINTINGS will be at the reception to introduce you to this new technology, as well as facilitate your NFT auction bids.

*Masks are Required for entry*

GDCA is pleased to announce our July, 2021 Group Exhibition, "Silhouette"


Offering Visual Meditations in Painting, Photography, Mixed Media and Collage.

Featured  Artists 

Michele Castagnetti, Teri Dryden, Maureen Haldeman, Karen Hansen, Suki Kuss, Stephen Schubert , Linda Stelling & Cody York.


Exhibition Dates: July 7th - July 31st, 2021


ART WALK IS BACK - Thursday, July 8th from 5pm - 9pm. 


JOIN US FOR AN IN-PERSON GALLERY RECEPTION - Saturday, July 24th from 6pm - 10pm.


VIRTUAL CLOSING RECEPTION -  SATURDAY, July 31st from 6PM - 8PM (PST)!  


Feel free to contact us anytime with questions or to arrange for a masked & socially distanced in person appointment during our temporary business hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 12noon - 5pm!! 😷

EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

GDCA is pleased to announce our July  2021 Solo Exhibition:

Cynthia Ann Swan:  "Deja Vu"


"Deja Vu" is a retrospective selection of the glass artist's most celebrated series.


ART WALK IS BACK - Thursday, July 8th from 5pm - 9pm. 


JOIN US FOR AN IN-PERSON GALLERY RECEPTION - Saturday, July 24th from 6pm - 10pm.


VIRTUAL CLOSING RECEPTION - SATURDAY, July 31st from 6PM - 8PM (PST)! 


Exhibition Dates: July 7th - July 31st, 2021.


Feel free to contact us anytime with questions or to arrange for a masked & socially distanced in person appointment during our temporary business hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 12noon - 5pm!! 😷

Cynthia Ann Swan


“Dejavu”

ArtistStatement


"Déjà vu is a limited retrospective of my work created in three of my earlier collections, Autumn-Winter 2012, Black & White 2013, and Snowflakes 2013. The work has been curated to share four cohesive characteristics: chronology, palette, presentation, and nostalgic reference. The title intends a double meaning, the literal experience of viewing these pieces with the sense of having seen them before, and the figurative reflection of time and memory as emotionally charged moments of repetition.

These three collections were created at three different times, and embraced. three different concepts: seasonal change, one magical night of the Jellicle Moon, and the celebration of winter beauty contrasted against the threat of its destruction and the melting ice caps. What unites them is that they all represent a strong trigger for my own personal sense of déjà vu, back east winters of childhood memory.

Experts tell us that memory, stress, and fatigue create the perfect storm for déjà vu. No wonder, then, we are all part of this surrealistic collective reflection. The world has just passed through a tumultuous year of fear, loss, and sorrow. In the chaos, anger, and isolation, we have found ourselves grasping for bits of normalcy, the “beforetimes” of memory, before the sickness, before the death, before the disconnection. Have we been here before?Can we go back again?But we cannot go “home”, again. All we have is now, and “now... what”?  "

- Cynthia Ann Swan

SOLD! Cynthia Ann Swan,"First Snow", Winterludes Series / Snowflakes Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (24" x 17"). $1,200. 

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Black Cow Eating Licorice in the Dark", Virtual Cow Series / Black and White Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (13" x 8"). $750.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Reflections of a Jellicle Cat", Dreaming in Ice Series / Black and White Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (30" x 12"). $999.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Black & White Cow Eating Oreos in the Fog", Virtual Cow Series / Black and White Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (13" x 8"). $750.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Rite of Spring", Winterludes Series / Fairy Frost Collection, Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (20" x 9"). $950.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Guardians", Winterludes Series / Snowflakes Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (24" x 24"). $2,775.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Night & Day on Ice", Winterludes Series / Snowflakes Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (24" x 24"). $2,250.

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Cynthia Ann Swan, "Aqueus", Ice Floe Series, Individual Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Canvas Presentation panel, (12" x 11" x 3"). $450 / each. Triptych $1200.

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Cynthia Ann Swan, "Translucent", Ice Floe Series, Individual Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Canvas Presentation panel, (12" x 11" x 3"). $450 / each. Triptych $1200.

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Cynthia Ann Swan, "Deliquescent", Ice Floe Series, Individual Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Canvas Presentation panel, (12" x 11" x 3"). $450 / each. Triptych $1200.

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Cynthia Ann Swan, "Aqueus", "Translucent" & "Deliquiscent". Ice Floes Series, Individual Kiln-formed Glass on Wood Presentation panel, (13" x 11") each. Triptych $1200.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Silver Fork", Diamonds in the Dark Series / Black & White Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (22" x 16"). $1,500.

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SOLD! Cynthia Ann Swan,"Nightwood", Diamonds in the Dark Series / Black & White Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (22" x 16"). $3,000.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Mystic Intersections", Diamonds in the Dark Series / Black & White Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (22" x 16"). $2,200.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Peaceful Hush", Snows of Lothlorian Triptych, (Left) / Snowflakes Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (13" x 20") / each. Triptych $3,200.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Silver & Gold", Snows of Lothlorian Triptych, (Center) / Snowflakes Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (13" x 20") / each. Triptych $3,200.

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Cynthia Ann Swan, "Sanctuary", Snows of Lothlorian Triptych, (Right) / Snowflakes Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (13" x 20") / each. Triptych $3,200.

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SOLD! Cynthia Ann Swan,"Gatsby Afterparty", Autonomous Panel.. Kiln-formed Glass on Canvas Presentation Panel, (20" x 16"). $1,200.

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SOLD! Cynthia Ann Swan, "Autumn In Lothlorien", Goldenwoods Triptych, (Left) / Autumn-Winter Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (17" x 6")/ each . $975 / per panel. Triptych $2,800.

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SOLD! Cynthia Ann Swan, "Magical Grove of Galadriel", Goldenwoods Triptych, (Center) / Autumn-Winter Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (17" x 6")/ each . $975 / per panel. Triptych $2,800.


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SOLD! Cynthia Ann Swan, "The Golden Glow of Mallorn Trees", Goldenwoods Triptych, (Right) / Autumn-Winter Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (17" x 7")/ each . $975 / per panel. Triptych $2,800.


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SOLD! Cynthia Ann Swan, Goldenwoods Triptych / Autumn-Winter Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panels, 3 x (17" x 7")/ each . Triptych $2,800.


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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Windy Blues", Nightclub Series / Snowflakes Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (24" x 24"). $2,300.

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SOLD! Cynthia Ann Swan, "Elvenwood Triptych" / Autumn-Winter Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (19" x 5") x 3. 

Triptych $999.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Cool Jazz",  Nightclub Series / Snowflakes Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (24" x 24").  $1,900.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Winterberry White",  Black Ice Triptych (1) / Black & White Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (17" x 4"). $250/each.Triptych $650.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Afterlife of Leaves", Black Ice Triptych (2) / Black & White Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (10" x 16"). $250/each.

Triptych $650.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Eagles Wings", Black Ice Triptych (3) / Black & White Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panel, (17" x 4"). $250/each.Triptych $650.

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Cynthia Ann Swan,"Black Ice Triptych" / Black & White Collection. Kiln-formed Glass on Aluminum / Wood Presentation Panels. Triptych $650.

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Michele Castagnetti


"It is only through symbols of beauty that our poor spirits can raise themselves from things temporal to things eternal. - Abbé Suger



Michele Castagnetti, "Seascape" (Diptych), Acrylic on Canvas, (48" x 120"). $3,700.

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Teri Dryden

“The Solace of Open Spaces” Teri Dryden April 2021

The need to simplify has become an important factor in my day-to-day living. In my latest series,“The Solace of Open Spaces,” I continue to explore the concept of spaciousness.

Breathing room, high ceilings, the area between the lines of a poem. It’s that place you go when you become still. Quiet. Calm.

My process of uniting color, shape, line and texture focuses on finding that place by creating complex surfaces only to cover them, leaving only what is necessary." 

- Teri Dryden

Teri Dryden, "Palisades", Artist Painted Paper Collage on Wood, (40" x 40"). $3,200.

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"The circumstances we’ve faced during this past year have caused many of us to rearrange our priorities, change our focus, and allowed us time to contemplate things we did not have time to concentrate on before.

This refocus has had a definite effect on my life, as well as on my work.

As a visual artist, this shift has afforded me the time to slow down and appreciate scenes I have photographed before with a keener sense of awareness and to consider them from a different perspective.

I have always found solace at the seashore. The ocean with its various moods has inspired much of my previous work; many of my most contemplative photographs are of the sea.
In this series my perspective has changed from encompassing the whole landscape to contemplating the details of the Tidelands, the land submerged at high tide and revealed when the tide recedes. This overlap between land and sea exposes a subtle beauty that is not always immediately apparent; shifting light and shadows, textures, patterns, designs and miniature landscapes are revealed, including the magical world contained just below the surface of the shallow waters in the tidepools.

Just as the retreating tide reveals the Tideland, so does the ebb and flow of our personal tideland reveal and conceal different aspects of our psyches … and just as the ebb tide hides the sand below it, when feelings are dismissed or overlooked they don’t disappear but are just quickly hidden again.
It is by recognizing, accepting and honoring the feelings that lie below the surface, that we can better learn to understand one another, and ourselves, in the hope of becoming a more complete person." -  Maureen J. Haldeman

Maureen Haldeman, "Fortitude", Limited Edition Archival Silver Gelatin Print, (27" x 36"). $1,400.

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Maureen Haldeman, "Revelation", Limited Edition Archival Silver Gelatin Print, (30" x 40"). $1,700.

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Maureen Haldeman, "Insight", Limited Edition Archival Silver Gelatin Print, (27" x 36"). $1,400.

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Maureen Haldeman, "Reverie", Limited Edition Archival Silver Gelatin Print, (18" x 24"). $950.

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Maureen Haldeman, "Joy", Limited Edition Archival Silver Gelatin Print, (16" x 24"). $950.

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Maureen Haldeman, "Longing", Limited Edition Archival Silver Gelatin Print, (18" x 24"). $950.

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Maureen Haldeman, "Reflection", Limited Edition Archival Silver Gelatin Print, (16" x 24"). $950.

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"These paintings are offered as serene resting places from our hectic, complex world. They are moments of reprieve." - Karen Hansen

Karen Hansen, "Logistics", Acrylic on Cradled Wood Panel, (40" x 40"). $3,300.

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Suki Kuss 

“In this latest exhibition, I have continued my exploration of balance, space and texture. In this new series, Altar of the Sun, I have created work with hand made and hand dyed sheets of paper. The papers have dictated a shift in my work as I’m using a colorful palette as well as wild bird feathers.

The five pieces were created in a very short period of time and are particularly satisfying due to that rapid developmental process. I worked on one piece until it was finished as opposed to working on several pieces at once. Staying with each individual canvas for a specific time was an enlightening and uplifting experience. The sense of completion was exhilarating as was the need to move on to the next blank canvas.” - Suki Kuss

Suki Kuss, "Altar of The Sun I - Sun Spots", 'Altar of The Sun ' Series. Mixed Media on Canvas, (24" x 24"). $1,400.

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Suki Kuss, "Altar of The Sun II - Reflective", 'Altar of The Sun ' Series. Mixed Media on Canvas, (24" x 24"). $1,400.

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Suki Kuss, "Altar of The Sun III  - Icarus", 'Altar of The Sun ' Series. Mixed Media on Canvas, (24" x 20"). $1300.

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Suki Kuss, "Altar of The Sun IV - Smoke & Ashes", 'Altar of The Sun ' Series. Mixed Media on Canvas, (24" x 24"). $1,400.

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Suki Kuss, "Altar of The Sun V - Rise", 'Altar of The Sun ' Series. Mixed Media on Canvas, (24" x 24"). $1,400.

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"Skid Row Conversations is an ongoing project- a journey of mine that began in the fall of October 2019 where I began roaming a section of DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles), a 4.32 square mile grid known as skid row having open conversations with its residents. The visual and abstract expressions presented in this series are a result of those conversations.

1. " Curving” A middle aged woman named " Gloria." I came upon her pushing along a shopping cart on 7th Street. Without much interaction she began to forage through her belongings and came to find a picture - she was proud to show. A woman in her early 20's, curvy-stunning-bright and beautiful.

2. " Weeping Woman" The outline of the woman figure holding a cup begging for spare change. We can see red tears trickling down her body creating a river below. She never once looked up at me.

3. " Yearbook" A three-dimensional abstract look into the souls of the cast of characters who live on Skid Row. This shadow painting is intended not by name but rather depth and color of the multiple personalities.

4. " Hobo Heaven"Conversation with a religious man who felt Skid Row was the last place he would live before heaven. I asked him what and where is heaven? He looked into my eyes then pointed to the sky above DTLA (downtown Los Angeles). - Bill Sherwood

Bill Sherwood, "Curving", Reverse Mixed Media on Plexiglass, (48" x 37"). $3,900.

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Bill Sherwood, "Weeping Woman", Reverse Mixed Media on Plexiglass, (48" x 37"). $2,900.

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Bill Sherwood, "Yearbook", Reverse Mixed Media on Plexiglass, (48" x 48"). $7,500.

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Bill Sherwood, "Hobo Heaven", Reverse Mixed Media on Plexiglass, (48" x 37"). $3,100.

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"What is it like to inhabit this world expressing myself through color, form and movement?

I’m always trying a to scratch a little deeper into this question.

What is the space like between what is and what is about to be?

This is where my explorative enthusiasm comes out to play through my use of vibrant colors and my favorite tool, the spackle knife.

I drag and smear and tease out the painting watching it emerge and even changing my emotions as I go.

In  my work, “Above the City”, I started with a vertical blue color field and then layered on different areas to add both weight and lightness.

My color choices are designed to energize and soothe simultaneously.

Notice the fiery red and heavy blacks at the base which ascend to calming pinks and bluish whites above.

Emotions, thoughts, our choices and reactions to the world are hardly ever simple and linear.

I am usually trying to reconcile diversity and inner conflict, find peaceful places, seeking to find balance and integration.

Now I know much of this is unconscious.

My goal is to invite you to go on the ride and have your own experience.

My work acts like a chalkboard for my life changes and beliefs both good and bad as I explore this world through my art.

I created my work this way to attract you, move you, feed you and perhaps guide you to deeper place inside yourself.

I believe this helps us better connect to others as well.

May this assist you in any way that talks to you on your life journey." - Stephen Schubert 

Stephen Schubert, "Origin", Acrylic / Resin on Birch Panel, (42" x 42").

$4,800.
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Stephen Schubert, "Origin Story", Acrylic on Birch Panel, (72" x 72"). $10,800.

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Stephen Schubert, "Above the City", Acrylic / Resin on Birch Panel, (40" x 40"). $4,500.

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Linda Stelling

"Sunlight feeds everything I do. The studio where I work is built like a big treehouse overlooking colorful gardens and water features and from this point of view I can focus my energy. ... I strive to bring as much joy and love into the work because I feel like this is why we are here on this planet, to “Dream Love” - Linda Stelling

Linda Stelling, "Original Sin" (Diptych), Acrylic, Oil and Wood on Canvas,(60" x 72"). $5,800.

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Linda Stelling, "Breed", Acrylic on Canvas,(27" x 20"). $800.

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Linda Stelling, "In Bloom", Acrylic on Canvas,(51" x 57"). $4,200.

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Linda Stelling, "The Inoculation", Acrylic on Canvas,(48" x 48"). $3,800.

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"I follow my interests and listen to the language that begins to form around them." - Cody York

Cody York, "The Eternal Unfolding", Acrylic on Canvas, (73" x 60"). $7,500.

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