Bruce Lurie Gallery


2736 S. La Cienega Blvd.

California 90034 Los Angeles

United States

Phone : 310.876.1780

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URL : www.luriegallery.com

Scot Lurie   (Director of Domestic Sales)

Lan Guan   (Associate Director)

Craig Lurie   (Director of International Sales)

Bruce Lurie   (Owner/Director of Gallery)

About

Butting Heads -  Justin Lyons

Justin Lyons Butting Heads

"Es Brennt" -  Anne  Siems

Anne Siems "Es Brennt"

Exhibiting Artists

  • Anne Siems  (+)

    Biography : "I was born in Berlin, Germany. From 1969 to 1971 I lived near Buenos Aires, Argentina. My first extended stay in the US was as an exchange student in 1986. Then in 1991, after finishing my MFA in Berlin, I moved to Seattle, WA. My work has moved from semi-abstract, room-filling plant and insect drawings, to paintings of detailed botanical and anatomical imagery on waxed paper bags, to my current work of young women and children on wood panel. The thread here being my fascination and awe of life on this planet and the connectedness I feel to all, but find hard to describe in words. In the process of finding healing for chronic pain and fatigue (I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia eight years ago.), I have deepened my interest in shamanism, ceremony and the deep nurturing that nature provides In my work I try to be as honest and true to myself as I can without losing discernment. I aim as best as I can for sincerity, intimacy and openness in my paintings. In them I find the beginning of something that touches the universal. It is a place where others can touch the magic and sensuality that gets exposed in the process. I think deep inside of us lives a longing to experience a sense of 'falling in love'. A visceral experience without words. For that to happen, this place needs to be free of irony, social commentary or conceptual humor. I am looking in my work to find the point in which we feel a certain ache – the ache caused by the knowledge that life is full of light and dark, sacred and profane, beauty and ugliness, life and death."

    Exhibition : EDUCATION
    Master of Fine Arts, Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin, Germany 1991
    Fulbright Scholarship, University of the South, Sewanee, TN, 1986-87​
    SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, NY 2018
    Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA 2018
    David Lusk Gallery, Memphis,TN 2018
    Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID 2018
    Russo Lee Gallery, Portland OR, July 2017
    Wally Workman Gallery, Austin TX, July 2017
    David Lusk Gallery, Nashville TN, October 2017
    Drawings, Walker Contemporary, Boston, MA 2016
    New Work, Littlejohn Contemporary, New Canaan, CT 2016
    Woodside Braseth Gallery, Seattle, WA 2016
    Works on Paper, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 2016
    Dream Lessons, Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR 2015
    Elements, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID 2015
    Beauty the Brave, Slete Gallery/Obsolete, Venice, CA 2015
    Edges of Mist, Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, NY 2015
    Old Growth, Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA 2014
    Part II, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID 2014
    Trees, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 2014
    Healing, Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, NY 2013
    Ceremony, Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR 2013
    A Careful Observation of Daylight, Obsolete, Venice, CA 2013
    Anne Siems, Wolly Workamn Gallery, Austin, TX 2012
    Guidance, Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA 2012
    Saints and Other Folk, Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR 2011
    More Saints, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 2011
    Paintings, Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, NY 2011
    Wolpertinger & Other Creatures, Jacana Contemporary, Vancouver, BC 2010
    Taxonomy of the Velvet Forest, Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA 2010
    Heartbranches and Strange Plants, Obsolete, Venice, CA 2010
    Butterfly Flight & Other Stories, Walker Contemporary, Boston, MA 2009
    Creatures, Laura Russo Gallery, Portland,OR 2009
    Birds, Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, Ny 2009
    New Work, Laura Russo Gallery, Portland,OR 2008
    New Work, Walker Contemporary, Boston,MA 2008
    New Work, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis,TN 2008
    New Work, David Lusk Galle

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    •  Anne  Siems - "Es Brennt" "Es Brennt"

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  • Nelson De La Nuez  (+)

    Biography : As one of the world's most collected, significant pop artists today, Nelson De La Nuez is a born iconoclast with a great American story, having come from Cuba at age 7 with nothing but talent... Using his unique juxtaposition of pop culture and surrealism, blended with America’s rich culture and history, De La Nuez has created works of art that are now considered timeless. He became recognizable for his style in the early 1980's for his original use of iconic games such as Monopoly with newspaper backgrounds as well as luxury items utilizing fun, pop bubbles to emphasize in a tongue in cheek manner the luxury lifestyle. He created and set the trend for this style long before any others that were to follow. De La Nuez took pop art far beyond where its roots began..and made it all his own. Listed on the “Who’s Who List of the Most Collected Artists of Our Time,” his works are original, bold and outspoken. The artist is known for his distinctive, trademarked style called “Art on the Edge,” which is creating art on all sides of the canvas and wood. De La Nuez’s artwork is hanging in some of the most prominent, private collections of movie stars, directors, producers, comedians, corporations and fine art connoisseurs, as well as purchased for auctions by Sotheby's.His work sells out consistently at prestigious shows such as Art Basel Miami, Art Aspen, Art Southampton and Hong Kong Art Fair and worldwide at his galleries. The Nelson De La Nuez "King of Pop Art®" designer brands are composed of many collections that have merged art, fashion, home decor and design.

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  • Geoffrey Gersten  (+)

    Biography : Emerging from a traditional painting background, Geoffrey Gersten is a whimsical painter driven by classical beauty. Dropping out of an early career as a CAD designer, he fell into pursuit of a deep, intrinsic calling to create something meaningful. Self-taught since 2010, he settled into oil painting and an impassioned study of art history. These perennial inspirations coupled with a modernized palette have shaped a unique approach to forming a link between subculture art styles and the finer world of classical art history and exceptional technique. Gem-like glazed surfaces belie the artist’s intent to convey the nuanced complexities of the human soul in context to the modern world around us and beauty of our natural earth which we are privileged to enjoy. Enriched by the delicacy of flora and fauna, a tableau of characters, pop-culture motifs alongside wide-eyed animals and robots inhabit their own tranquil universe. Geoffrey’s paintings relay a sense of mystery, while allowing a reflective viewer to identify their own heart, invoking ephemeral emotions that we experience universally. Geoffrey Gersten is an internationally represented artist. In addition to opening Gersten Fine Art in his home of Scottsdale, Arizona, his work is also seen in galleries and exhibitions spanning the US with solo exhibitions in Taiwan and Madrid "The start of every morning is like opening one of my favorite illustrated books, and although it’s a ‘children’s’ book, we know all along that it’s secretly made for grown-ups to enjoy. Contrarily, painting is made for adults, but just like a good story book…it’s a challenging, tactile, tangible, textured, seamless (x) natural (flowy) curvy-wurvy, chunky, fun, endless realization of imagination with all of the seriousness and beauty of classical technique and glorious brushstrokes topped off with a whimsical hope that out there, somewhere, today there will be a surprise."

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  • Michael Gorman  (+)

    Biography : Michel Gorman grew up in the mid-west, back and forth between Texas and Kansas. After a four-and-a-half year tour of duty as a cryptologist in the United States Navy (1983-1987), he enrolled in the School of Architecture at the University of Kansas at Lawrence. He changed his major to Fine Art following a brush with death from boredom. Six semesters later, he was accepted into the graduate painting program at the University of California at Berkeley, where he received his Master’s Degree in 1992. Painting all the while, Gorman began to work as a set designer for motion pictures in Los Angeles in 1993. He continued in this line until attending an art opening held by a little-known gallery in West Hollywood, where he first met the Lurie family. After visiting his studio, the brothers were eager to offer him a show, and over the next twenty years they developed a relationship that thrives still today, stronger and closer than ever. He remains their number one artist, with around 1,800 paintings in circulation in Los Angeles and around the world; in addition to numerous prestigious One-Man Shows, he has three times received the Presidential Seal of Approval for Artist of the Year. Gorman is incapable of living a normal life. He is touched with the genius that breeds insanity, in a world of his own and of his own making. He paints and draws in a frenzy, heart and hand bypassing the brain to mark those exquisite, perfect lines on paper or canvas, a pure unmediated form of communication. Whether he is painting simple figures or constructing a complex mixed media piece, the urge to create, to express himself, is paramount, a necessity.

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  • Todd Gray  (+)

    Biography : Todd Gray is a modern day contemporary pop artist. He says, “What I am doing is more or less sampling what great pop artists have sampled in the past…Be it Warhol’s soup cans or Brillo boxes, or Lichtensteins’ cartoons or Indiana’s numbers…I’m using abbreviated and sampled classic images of pop from the past and trying to combine them into new, relevant and recognizable contemporary pop art…Cartoons, Superheroes, hashtags, social media, emojis and so many other things that our modern day culture embrace are all elements of todays contemporary pop art. These were all created and built upon the backs of popular cultural images of the past…The classic pop artists of the late fifties and sixties brought this into the true fine art realm and I am continuing this tradition by intermixing them into my own unique and recognizable visual language.” Todd Gray has been a fine artist for over thirty years and his studios are located in Los Angeles California "I was born in the same year that pop art (as fine art) came into the spotlight of the world and their images have had profound effects on my life and my art. The clean lines, bright colors and powerful energy were very strong influences on me. I always loved the simplicity in which pop art communicates large ideas through the simplest of means. My canvas is simple geometric cubes…very similar to the ones I grew up playing with as a child. I paint with bold colors and clean lines, on simple geometric forms and combine them with powerful design and well thought out imagery. My intention is to create my own unique and recognizable visual language. Something that is not easy to do in today’s world."

    Exhibition : SOLO EXHIBITION
    2019

    “Pop Art” One Man Show, Skidmore Contemporary Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

    2018

    “Pop Geometry” Butler Museum of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
    “Pop Geometry” Fort Smith Art Museum, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    “Pop Geometry” Hardin Center for Cultural Arts Chan Gallery, Gadsden, Alabama

    2017

    “Pop Geometry” Missouri State University Art and Design, Brick City Gallery, Springfield, Missouri
    “Pop Geometry” The Goddard Museum, Ardmore, Oklahoma

    2015

    “Pop Geometry” Skidmore Contemporary Art Gallery, Santa Monica, California

    1993

    Martin Lawrence Galleries (11 throughout the U.S.)

    Suzanne Brown Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

    1992

    Martin Lawrence Galleries (11 throughout the U.S.)

    Suzanne Brown Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

    1991

    Peter Lembcke Gallery, San Francisco, California
    Suzanne Brown Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
    Andre Zarre Gallery, New York City, New York

    1990

    Schwartz Cierlak Gallery, Santa Monica, California
    Suzanne Brown Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

    1989

    Wilshire Pacific Gallery, Los Angeles, California
    Schwartz Cierlak Gallery, Santa Monica, California



    GROUP EXHIBITIONS selected
    2019
    Aspen Art Gallery, Aspen, Colorado

    CODA Gallery, Palm Desert, California

    HL Fine Art, Seoul, Korea
    Eden Fine Art Galleries, San Francisco, California

    2018
    HL Fine Art, Seoul, Korea
    Eden Fine Art Galleries, London, England
    Eden Fine Art Galleries, New York, New York (SoHo & Madison Avenue)
    Eden Fine Art Galleries, San Francisco, California
    Eden Fine Art Galleries, Tel Aviv & Jerusalem, Israel
    A Gallery, Palm Desert, California
    CODA Gallery, Palm Desert, California

    2017

    Bel-Air Fine Art, Geneva, Switzerland, St. Moritz
    Eden Fine Art Galleries, New York, New York (SoHo & Madison Avenue)
    Eden Fine Art Galleries, San Francisco, California
    Eden Fine Art Galleries, Tel Aviv & Jerusalem, Israel
    A Gallery, Palm Desert, California

    2017

    Eden Fine Art Galleries, London, England

    2016

    Bel-Air Fine Art, Geneva, Switzerland, S

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  • Mel Greet

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  • Plastic Jesus  (+)

    Detailed Description : Plastic Jesus is a Los Angeles based street artist that specializes in bold stencil and installation work, inspired by world news events, society, the urban environment, culture, and politics. His critically acclaimed work combines humor, irony, criticism and unique opinion to create art that engages on many levels. Often questioning the norms in society Plastic Jesus confronts our compliance of culture and current affairs. The artist uses scale and contradiction as a means to highlight issues and opinions that often go unquestioned. The aesthetic appeal of his work combined with the engagement produces an addictive mix that challenges our acceptance. Plastic Jesus is not about revolution, he is not an anarchist but would like to see some changes around the place. His work is more about shining a small light into some of those dark corners of society. His work has been featured by The BBC, CNN, ABC News, Huffington Post, Gizmodo, Buzzfeed, The Sun, The Daily Mirror, LA Times, LA Weekly, The Daily Mail, MSNBC, The Daily Telegraph, Complex Art and Design, Time, Us Weekly, USA Today and much more. Prior to his commitment to producing provocative street art Plastic Jesus has worked for over two decades as a photographer.

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  • Justin Lyons  (+)

    Biography : Justin Lyons is a self taught contemporary mixed media artist from the Florida panhandle, Lyons credits his first introduction into the world of street art as ‘the spark’ that led him to pursue his own form of artistic expression. His mediums include wood (sometimes found), acrylic, house paint, photographs, spray paint, oil stick, epoxy resin and pencil. He aims to produce art that sticks with the viewer long after they seen it. “What i am after is capturing the thoughts and feelings of the human condition with images and words that make you stop and think about what’s in front of you.” Justin wants “to make honest art, raw art, vulnerable art, art that makes you happy, art that makes you cry,” and ultimately, art that’s approachable to everyone and the human element within. Justin’s inspirations are most often triggered by a word, phrase or thought, which in association with the other elements within the work, intend to try and tell a story without giving away too much, letting the viewer interpret his own connection to the piece. In addition to creating pieces for his own gallery and commissioned pieces, Justin is dedicated to community involvement, regularly donating pieces for the benefit of local non- profit organizations and various fundraising efforts. Justin makes his home in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. When he’s not painting he enjoys skateboarding, surfing and being a father.

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    •  Justin Lyons - Butting Heads Butting Heads

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  • Michael Suchta  (+)

    Biography : Michel Suchta has always attempted to see the world in all its layers of existence and was influenced by Dr. Carl Sagan’s explanation of a 4 dimensional model known as a “Tesseract” or “Hypercube”. His first work was in creating a acrylic sculpture of a Tesseract/Hypercube Model which received a US Design Patent DS449,237 S on October 16 2001. This was followed by US Design Patent D480,425 S on a Polyhedral Sculpture in October 7 2003. His passion is to add real depth to the work he creates, something that emulates the philosophy that we live in a 4 dimensional existence, with a 3 dimensional comprehension. About “Eye Chart”: His popular series of inspirational optometrists’ charts, display another turn of whimsical genius. The literal layers of text incorporate a metaphorical layer of meaning, absent from the usual charts. Interspersed among the letters lie colorful elements, a play on painting’s place within this reconstructed visual tool. Pop and conceptual co-exist in this formidable series.

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Other Represented Artists

  • Ralph Lazar

  • Scarlet Mann

    Biography : Scarlet Mann (b.1977, Southern CA) spent the last year traveling the United States in a Volkswagen Van with her husband and two boys. AMERICA AND I is a series she created while on the road. The series is a mix of still life documentation of America intermixed with self-portrait nudes in natural environments wearing a gas mask. The gas mask acts as an allegory to the toxic environment ever present in society with all of the hate, racism and bigotry. Mann says, “The shoot itself is a sort of performance art piece. Observing the feeling I obtain while posing within the open space natural environment is liberating, yet there is a vulnerability. I feel small in the vast grandeur that surrounds me.” She adds, “Being nude, for me, is the most organic human state without all of the facades of social standards. It represents liberation, the feeling of complete freedom, and a void of rules and expectations”. AMERICA AND I looks at the gritty underbelly of the reality that is now America, and the “elusiveness” of “The American Dream”. From the surface, you see beauty - bold colors, pastels, candy-like aesthetic, vibrancy, etc., and upon a closer look, you see dilapidated structures, businesses gone under, and remnants of a once powerful idea. Mann’s work is represented by the Lurie Gallery in Los Angeles and the Zener Schon Gallery in San Francisco. She was a finalist in the Hellerau Portrait Competition in Dresden, Germany in 2015 with works she shot for project LA ODYSSEY. Her works have sold at Art Basel Miami (Red Dot and Scope), the Aspen Art Fair, and the LA Art Show.