Jamais Vu: A Hidden Clue Art Quest. Search through a series of works that contain clues to solve a puzzle created by Curator and Little Bite Gallery Founder, Alyssa Mannis. Featuring an exciting lineup of artists including Ryan Schude, Nick Veasey, Dan Busta, Mike Stilkey, Gay Summer Rick, Susan Moss and more.
This exhibition is a pop up exhibit by bG Gallery curated by Alyssa Mannis in the Helms Design Center in Culver City. Workshops will take place throughout the Culver City Art Walk on October 6th, 2018 from 12-6pm then reception will occur as an after-party 6-9PM.
The show takes inspiration from the idea of jamais vu, an experience at the opposite end of deja vu, that has been described as similar to amnesia, new-found appreciation, or the redefinition of something previously experienced or learned.
Inch by Inch
A solo exhibition featuring 100+ works of art by Melissa Falco Williams.
"My inspiration comes from life, from every experience I’ve had, from every person I’ve met. Perhaps I’ve always had a desire to discover a greater connection to the world around me and bring beauty and understanding in moments that can sometimes feel scary and harsh—to find the extraordinary in the smallest details and kindness in every expression.
Through art, I have discovered a place of serenity, a place of freedom. Creating art has been a pathway to my heart and also to my community. It has given me the courage to embrace a bigger piece of me, to connect and share with fellow artists and join hands in the spirit of discovery." -Melissa Falco Williams
Inch by Inch will open July 21st 2018 from 7-10PM. The exhibition will also be open to the public on Friday July 27th and Sunday July 29th 12PM-7PM. ALL OTHER TIMES exhibition available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY through August 2nd. Contact Alyssa for more information by email at email@example.com or phone at 203-900-4980.
"I first met Melissa three and a half years ago. Her curious, vibrant approach to creativity always enthralled me and still does to this day. Over the years I've witnessed the unabashed expression and truth Melissa conveys through her artwork. Her work makes a resounding mark on all who view it, leaving us to bask in the glory of it's unedited expression. You can feel the catharsis, the freedom Melissa feels when she paints...how she makes sense of the world and lovingly adds to it. My hope in exhibiting her work is to present as many people as possible to this expressive resonance and color, to the power of Melissa's honest and relatable movement. Inch by Inch challenges the viewer to look closely, to feel deeply, and to express fully. Can you feel the freedom?" -Alyssa, Director of Little Bite Gallery
Get ready to look closely.
All artwork ©2018 Melissa Falco Williams. Photographs by Gen Fischer, Lex Voight, and Alyssa Mannis.
UTOPIA: A perfect paradise that doesn’t exist, but which we all dream of anyway. The solo debut of Angeleno artist Edmound Veyna.
Edmound’s paintings transport viewers to a familiar and beckoning place, while at the same time confronting the limitations of being human. This disenchantment creates an unexpected effect; it alludes to the power of creativity humans harness to manifest vivid inner realities. His work humbles and inspires, breaks down and builds up perception. What are viewers left with? The depth and beauty of interacting with a static and vast landscape. They are left to manifest their own desire, awe, and nostalgia; they are left to wonder what they might create if their inner realities were as vivid and unapologetic as Edmound’s.
On view: November 2nd-12th, 2017
Helms Design Center at Helms Bakery District
Culver City, California
Photography by Lex Voight