"Blush" & Carol Cirillo-Stanley: "Still Life"  - September 2020 exhibition video (made by Jason Ruscio). Enjoy!!

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EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 


GDCA is pleased to announce our September, 2020 Group Exhibition: 


"Blush"

September 5th - 30th, 2020


Featuring painting, mixed media, digital photo-collage, photography and sculpture. 


As our souls derive strength and comfort from nature, we wanted to create a visual garden of serenity, beauty and joy. Please enjoy an assortment of  floral abstractions and interpretations to provide much needed healing in these uncertain times.


Participating artists - 

Nurit Avesar, Susanne Belcher, Mark Brosmer, Andrew Eyler, Sylvia Hamilton Goulden,  Suki Kuss, Kathe Madrigal, Jane Marshall, Crystal Michaelson, Sali Swalla, Bill Sherwood, Dane Smith, Linda Stelling & Robert Toll.


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 THROUGH SEPTEMBER


GDCA's Delson Lounge is pleased to announce our September, 2020 Solo Exhibition:


Carol Cirillo Stanley "Still Life"

September 5th - 30th, 2020

Curated by Hilary Chapman & Petra Wright.


"Carol Cirillo Stanley plays with the traditional notion of the still life as black and white portraiture. The flora act as her subjects as she examines their unique personalities and characteristics. 


Here, their true selves begin to unfold; sassy, sweet, demure, bitchy, strong, supportive, and courageous. Enjoy their whimsy, strength, and spirit, and most of all, get to know them!"



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!! 😷

Carol Cirillo Stanley, "Grace, Light and Determination" (1/20). Archival BW Photograph.

(24" x 20") $850. Framed

(40" x 32") $1,700. Framed

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Carol Cirillo Stanley, "Pollen Freckles, Early Morning" (1/25). Archival BW Photograph.

(20" x 24") $850. Framed

(32" x 40") $1,700. Framed.

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Carol Cirillo Stanley, "Sense of Place" (1/20). Archival BW Photograph.

(24" x 20") $850. Framed

(40" x 32") $1,700. Framed 

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Carol Cirillo Stanley, "Rose Is My Name, Truly" (1/15). Archival BW Photograph.

(20" x 24") $850. Framed

(32" x 40") $1,700. Framed  

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Carol Cirillo Stanley, "Spirit of the Dance" (1/25). Archival BW Photograph, 

(20" x 24") $850. Framed

(32" x 40") $1,700. Framed. 

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Carol Cirillo Stanley, "I AM" (1/15). Archival BW Photograph, 

(24" x 20") $850. Framed

(40" x 32") $1,700. Framed 

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Carol Cirillo Stanley, "Reinvigorating Resilience" (1/25). Archival BW Photograph,

(20" x 24") $850. Framed

(32" x 40") $1,700. Framed

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Carol Cirillo Stanley, "All In One" (1/15). Archival BW Photograph,

(24" x 20") $850. Framed

(40" x 32") $1,700. Framed 

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Carol Cirillo Stanley, "She Spent Time Abroad, But There's Only One Home" (1/20). Archival BW Photograph, 

(24" x 20") $850. Framed

(40" x 32") $1,700. Framed  

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Carol Cirillo Stanley, "Le Grande Dame" (1/15).

Archival BW Photograph, 

(24" x 20") $850. Framed

(40" x 32") $1,700. Framed 

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Carol Cirillo Stanley, "Natural Electricity" (1/15). Archival BW Photograph, 

(24" x 20") $850. Framed

(40" x 32") $1,700. Framed  

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Carol Cirillo Stanley, "Entwined Entities" (1/15). Archival BW Photograph, 

(24" x 20") $850. Framed

(40" x 32") $1,700. Framed 

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Carol Cirillo Stanley, "The Encounter" (1/15).  Archival BW Photograph, 

(24" x 20") $850. Framed

(40" x 32") $1,700. Framed 

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Carol Cirillo Stanley, "Wisdom" (1/25). Archival BW Photograph,

(24" x 20") $850. Framed

(40" x 32") $1,700. Framed  

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"This body of work is in response to quarantine and uncertainty. I draw comfort and inspiration from my familiar surroundings – items collected over the years, my favorite books and the potted plants on my porch. I find myself contemplating smaller compositions and paying close attention to mundane details. The surreal sensibility of the paintings, with dream-like blues, deep oranges and compelling bold reds is a reflection of this restricted and complex time." - Nurit Avesar

Nurit Avesar, "Farewell", Mixed Media on Wood Panel, (12" x 12"). $550
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Nurit Avesar, "Phantom" Mixed Media on Wood Panel, (12" x 12"). $550
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Nurit Avesar, "Wild Canaries", Mixed Media on Wood Panel, (12" x 12"). $550

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Nurit Avesar, "Vista", Mixed Media on Wood Panel, (12" x 12"). $550

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Nurit Avesar, "Resurface", Mixed Media on Wood Panel, (12" x 12"). $550

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Nurit Avesar, "Tracks", Mixed Media on Wood Panel, (12" x 12"). $550

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"The feminine emerges in this series of mixed media photography with hints of figurative ink and pastel drawings. Surrounded by sweets and flowers, the viewer is invited to surrender to acceptance and the pleasures of sensuality and beauty." - Susanne Belcher

Susanne Belcher, "Birthday Surprise", Digital Photo Collage on canvas, (18" x 22"). $675.

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Susanne Belcher, "Presentation is Everything", Digital Photo Collage on canvas, (18" x 22"). $675.

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Susanne Belcher, "Frosting on the Cake", Digital Photo Collage on canvas, (18" x 22"). $675.

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"The view that is offered through the prism of California’s rediscovered beloved architectural it-factor, the glass-block, is one of liquification. We experience a fluid dance of colors and rhythm through portals of exquisite distortion. 


Filtered through a molten lens, we experience an altered reality… The components are recognizable, the colors feel familiar, but they are rearranged by the gravity of liquefaction.


Stripped of their definition, we are asked to leave behind words and names and meaning… and instead dive into the heart of the matter… we are carried straight into the soul of the world that surrounds us… a world of aqueous splendor." - Mark Brosmer

Mark Brosmer, "Double Vision", Oil on Canvas, (48" x 36"). $9,000.

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Mark Brosmer, "Focus", Oil on Canvas, (48" x 36"). $9,000.

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"Liberated from rebirth, the spirit, silent and selfless, void of fear and depravity; guided by love and affection - the path to eternal bliss." - Andrew Eyler


Andrew Eyler, "Dharma", Archival Photograph printed on Aluminum. (38" x 38"). $1,500.

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Andrew Eyler, "Artha", Archival Photograph printed on Aluminum. (32" x 38"). $1,500.

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Andrew Eyler, "Kama", Archival Photograph printed on Aluminum. (32" x 38")

$1,500.
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"Working with charcoal and pastels when drawing nudes, I began exploring other subjects. These mediums lend themselves to sensitive, soft lines and sometimes quick gestures, allowing for freedom of movement that create a sensual, active image...Working with black ink or watercolor creates a bold statement, empowering the subject matter, even a magnolia blossom or sunflower." - Sylvia Hamilton Goulden

Sylvia Hamilton Goulden, “Magnolia” , Ink on Rice paper, (22.5” x 24”). $550.

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Sylvia Hamilton Goulden, “Sunshine Flower”, Pastels, (31.5” x 25”). $850.


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Sylvia Hamilton Goulden, “Tall Sunflower”, Charcoal/Pastels (33” x 18”).

$850.

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Sylvia Hamilton Goulden, “Sunflower on Blue” , Charcoal, (31.5” x 18”). $850.

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Sylvia Hamilton Goulden, "Sunflower Eclipse", Watercolor, (21” x 17”). $650.

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"My early work was the beginning of my need for simplicity and yet, feminine power.


These works act as a stark response to the patriarchal history of art. There is an element

of quietude that reflects the delicate touch of a woman’s hand." - Suki Kuss

Suki Kuss, "Sanctuary II", Mixed Media on Canvas, (40" x 12"). $2,600.

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Suki Kuss, "Sanctuary I", Mixed Media on Canvas, (40" x 12"). $2,600.

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Suki Kuss, "To the Flame I", Mixed Media on Canvas, (40" x 12"). $2,000.

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Suki Kuss, "To the Flame II", Mixed Media on Canvas, (40" x 12"). $2,000.

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Suki Kuss, "Music City", Mixed Media on Canvas, (36" x 12"). $1,600.

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Suki Kuss, "Edge of the world II", Mixed Media on Canvas, (24" x 20"). $1,200.

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Saturday: I’m walking home from the farmers market when all of a sudden a whip of wind tears the bouquet from my hand and I’m surrounded by a liquified blur of peonies. A yin/yang of destruction and creation. (Peonies) " 


"Sunday: I wonder...Have you ever cried so hard that the landscape before you becomes a unfocused vision of pure color? Is this Gods way of soothing us? Again, a yin/yang of life. (Moss St.)"


- Kathe Madrigal


Kathe Madrigal, "Peonies", Oil on Canvas, (32" x 30"). $2,900.

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Kathe Madrigal, "Moss St.", Oil on Canvas, (21" x 31"). $2,600.

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"An airplane view of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest jungle appears endless and broccoli green, a blanket folded neatly and spreading as far as the eye can see and way into the horizon.

Jungle is more tangled and woven from top to bottom and side to side. A visit into the mysterious Rainforest requires acute attention to the edge of spaces between the leaves and branches and where sunlight breaks open the canopy of a giant tree. Remembering the sounds and shapes of leaves and where the trail gets muddy, makes it easier not to get lost. If a person just pays attention to the trail, getting lost is inevitable and terror will take over the imagination of the unknown.
The Rainforest has its own heartbeat and is the life blood to our planet's skin with its flowers providing nectar to the pollinating insects vital to the complex health of the Amazon. If we discover a flowering plant growing abundantly along the edge of the forest's river, we become hypnotized by its design and character, prolific or singular, the flower is astounding.
When Rainforest is torn, either by the guides machete to clear the trail or when a tree crashes down by itself or ripped out by a tractor, a new edge is created. When the same forest is cleared, the first thing to leave are the indigenous butterflies as they dance into the light. They fly away from the torn edge of the forest and find no place to go. Not all butterflies can migrate.

My painting is called "Jungle Tangle". I am not a scientist, nor a botanist, I am a naturalist who paints life at the edge of a flower." - Jane Marshall


Jane Marshall, "Jungle Tangle", Oil on Canvas, (48"  x 48"). $7,500. 

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"My art expresses the interplay I have with my environment. intuitive marks and gestures guide me through a process of layering, constructing, deconstructing and reconstructing. The work dictates when it is time to stop. Visceral. Immediate. Raw." - Crystal Michaelson

Crystal Michaelson, "Scribble Me A Colordance No. 14", Mixed Media on Canvas, (36" x 36"). $2,900.

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Crystal Michaelson, "Scribble Me A Colordance No. 15", Mixed Media on Canvas, (36" x 36").

$2,900.
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"Families Tree reflects generational growth and the flowering life" - Bill Sherwood

Bill Sherwood, "Families Tree", Acrylic / Mixed Media on Plexiglass, (60" x 48"). $4,900.

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"The painting, with all its visceral colors bouncing and colliding into one another, up close it looks like turmoil and chaos... but when you step back you really can see the beauty in it all. This was a representation of how I was feeling at the time, in turmoil and  chaos, but when I stepped back and looked at it from a different perspective I could see the beauty in myself and everything that had happened ...and that everything happens for a reason... and I began to AWAKEN." - Dane Smith 


Dane Smith, "Awaken", Oil on Canvas, (36 x 96"). $3,200.

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"I am a contemporary artist living and working in Los Angeles where 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.

In my work, I attempt to connect curvilinear shapes to human emotion, memory and dreams, resulting in an interaction of dynamic elements and often leading to circular shapes. Circular shapes can mean many things; certainty, completion, or a sense of calm as life may be in balance. These shapes are a personal fascination that keeps finding a way in and out of my consciousness and my work. 


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, "A Rose by Any Other Name, Acrylic on Canvas, (36" x 24"). $3,200.

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Linda Stelling, "Paris Poppy I", Acrylic on Canvas, (50" x 32"). $4,000. 

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Linda Stelling, "Paris Poppy II", Acrylic on Canvas, (50" x 32"). $4,000. 

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Linda Stelling, "Red Poppy I", Acrylic on Canvas, (30" x 40"). $3,600.

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Linda Stelling, "Red Poppy II", Acrylic on Canvas, (30" x 40"). $3,600.

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"My process mirrors the effects of life experiences on an individual as they grow and evolve. Often early events and what lies beneath are not in view, yet essential to the individual’s identity. If one looks closely enough, traces of these earlier marks are discovered to bring about a wholeness. Such is the journey of the soul and the journey of the artwork.

I hope to make visible the invisible worlds that move, motivate and guide us as soulful beings. My deepest wish for the work is for it to make the viewer pause, even for the briefest of moments, to reflect on or connect with their deeper selves. To make visible to them something that has only ever been a feeling or a dream." - Sali Swalla

Sali Swalla, "Into Dreams",  Oil / Mixed Media on Panel, (20" x 20"). $725.

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Sali Swalla, "Illusions", Oil / Mixed Media on Panel, (24" x 24"). $950.

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Sali Swalla, "Eternity", Oil / Mixed Media on Panel, (20" x 20"). $725.

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“The first series of sculptures I created were trees, made from welded steel. 


My style was unique; it was completely my own, but It seemed to capture a mood and an internal feeling from pieces of cold hard steel.


This ability to express emotions through my work holds true to me, whether it’s a horse, a bull, a piece silverware, abstract pieces, or furniture.”


- Robert Toll

Robert Toll, “Lake 9”, Welded Steel/ Resin / Patina (25“ x 32” x 32”). $4,500.

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 "Blush" & Carol Cirillo Stanley: "Still Life" - Exhibition Video. 

(Made by Jason Ruscio)

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