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Cityscape VI group show at George Billis Gallery LA

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THE CITYSCAPE SHOW VI
July 9th - August 20th, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9th, 5 - 8pm

George Billis Gallery is pleased to present The Cityscape Show VI, a group show of work by gallery artists and invited guest artists. The exhibition runs from July 9 to August 20th with a reception on July 9th from 5-8pm.

The Cityscape Show VI is the gallery’s sixth exhibition of its kind. The show is a visual exploration of the environs we inhabit. Los Angeles is a unique city in many regards - in its architecture, geography, and natural environment. Spanning a space that includes mountains, ocean, and desert, Los Angeles and Southern California are a source of immense inspiration to many artists. This exhibition brings together a group of artists whose individual works together show a multifaceted and fascinating city.  These pieces illustrate the ever-changing urban landscape.  From the downtown skyscrapers and iconic landmarks to the graffiti-ed back alleys and vast freeway networks, from the bright lights of the Hollywood Hills and clean lines of mid-century modern architecture to the train bridges and gritty rail yards, Southern California is striking in all its extremes.

The exhibition includes works by Adam Harrison, Eric Hesse, Danny Heller, David Thompson, Patricia Chidlaw, Ana Medina, Derek Buckner, Richard Heisler, Sean Flynn, Susan Holcomb, Ben Schwab, Brooks Salzwedel, Raymond Logan, Rick Dula,Taylor Montague, Jay Brockman,Gay Summer Risk, Bryan Ida, Sharon Feder, James David Thomas, and Joe Santos.

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George Billis Gallery opened its second location in the Culver City area of Los Angeles in 2004 and marks its 18th year in the Chelsea arts district in New York City. George Billis shows work by both emerging and established artists. For more information please contact the gallery at:

2716 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
T: 310-838-3685
F: 310-838-3438
email: la@georgebillis.com
www.georgebillis.com

Vogue - Why Telluride Is So Much More Than Just a World-Class Ski Town by Gemma Z Price

Dock    40 x 60 inches    oil on panel

Dock    40 x 60 inches    oil on panel

Gallery 81435
Telluride Arts District, a nonprofit that also organizes Art + Architecture Weekend in July, was established two years ago to foster the local arts scene from its Stronghouse HQ on South Fir Street. Set across the way, Gallery 81435 is one of its many projects and the best place in town to catch contemporary art. Denver artist Sharon Feder’s exhibition “Δt,” which explores the concept of “sameness” through geometric paintings of unknown-yet-familiar cookie-cutter gas stations, Target stores, and 7-Elevens, will run through January.

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∆ t (Change in Time) solo at Telluride Arts' Gallery 81435

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Gallery 81435 in Telluride, CO presents an exciting new series of paintings by Denver artist Sharon Feder. The artist reception is on January 7th from 5-8 pm.

 

Feder’s exhibition, titled Δ t (delta t = Change in Time) contemplates the geometry and emptiness of structures, visually and metaphorically. Like silent sentries, they record, observe, and imply change in time. Buildings, as elements in the gigantic still life constructions that form our urban environment, inform both an understanding and unity with the made and natural world.

The paintings, themselves, derive from an intersection of realism, abstraction and surrealism. Simone Kussatz, in ArtScene, writes that Feder’s paintings “are more about color combinations… and how paint is applied than subject matter… at once an aesthetic expression and a spiritual engagement.

 

The show runs through the month of January at Gallery 81435, located at 230 S Fir St in Telluride, Colorado. Open daily from 12-6pm or by appointment.

 

Gallery 81435 is a project of Telluride Arts. Telluride Arts promotes the arts within the Telluride Arts District, which contains a remarkable concentration of arts and cultural activity that engages artists from around the region and across the globe. For more information find us online at www.telluridearts.org or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at Telluride Arts.

info@telluridearts.org|  970.728.3930 
 

Cityscape V group show at George Billis Gallery LA

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George Billis Gallery is pleased to present our fifth annual Cityscape Show, a group show of work by gallery artists and selected guest artists. The exhibition runs from July 18th to August 22nd with an opening reception on Saturday, July 18th from 5-8pm.

The Cityscape Show is a visual exploration of the environs we inhabit. Los Angeles is a unique city in many regards – in its architecture, geography, and natural environment. Spanning a space that includes mountains, ocean, and desert, Los Angeles and Southern California are a source of immense inspiration to many artists. This exhibition brings together a group of artists whose individual works come together to show a multifaceted and fascinating city. These pieces illustrate the ever-changing urban landscape from downtown skyscrapers, iconic landmarks, graffiti-ed alleyways, and vast freeway networks to pastoral hills and the bright lights of the Hollywood Hills.

The exhibition will include the works of artists Eric Hesse, Danny Heller, David Thompson, Patricia Chidlaw, Teale Hathaway, Ana Medina, Christopher Schulz, Ben Schwab, Brooks Salzwedel, Barbara Strasen, Raymond Logan, Rick Dula, Bryan Ida, Terry Thompson, Deborah Martin, Karen Woods, and Sharon Feder.

ArtScene preview article by Simone Kussatz

                                                                                                               Sharon Feder, Station No. 7

                                                                                                               Sharon Feder, Station No. 7

April 11 - May 16, 2015 at George Billis Gallery, Culver City

by Simone Kussatz

Denver-born artist Sharon Feder has the ability to metamorphose the banal into the extraordinary. The objects in her paintings give the impression to be more than, say, rail tracks, telephone poles, power lines or buildings to provide shelter or work space. They are like skeletons, providing evidence of the core structure of the energy of the people who designed and relied on them. Feder regards all of this at something of a distance, as objects representing our cultural heritage and civilization. Her paintings, mostly created by applying color on top of a red and brown-toned underpainting via brush and palette knife, also depict nature’s interaction with the made environment, such as the sun reflecting off buildings, causing different atmospheres, in contrast with how human beings create energies through our pure being, or what Hegel refers to as “Dasein.” One can’t miss Norman Lundin’s influence, under whom Feder studied at University of Washington in Seattle, on her exploration of light and shadows and the search for resulting geometric forms.

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Sharon Feder: Curb Appeal at George Billis Gallery LA

  • SHARON FEDER: CURB APPEAL
    April 11th - May 16th, 2015
    Artist Reception: Saturday, April 11th, 5 - 8pm

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George Billis Gallery is pleased to present the gallery’s first solo exhibition of work by Sharon Feder. The exhibition features the artist’s newest body of oil paintings focusing on the urban landscape of Los Angeles and its surroundings. The show continues through May 16th.

Feder’s recent oil on panel paintings depict Southern California's fast-changing cityscape, focusing on alleyways and industrial buildings often void of business signage, yet still satisfying in personal connection. They are strong and stylish, vibrant with textured surfaces created by the skilled manipulation of a palette knife - they are technically full of value and tradition. With in each composition lies a tension between realism and abstraction; representation and the geometric.

The artist writes of her work: “Focusing on urban imagery and on the universality of human vision, these paintings speak to the angst of our post-industrial world; as the forms we construct and the terrain we inhabit mirror our notions of self, these images are thereby explorations of our solitude, our history, and our interconnection. In subject matter and through rhythmic compositions of form and color, the paintings document and celebrate the choreography of our existence.”

Sharon Feder received her BFA from Regis University, Denver, CO in 1995 and has exhibited extensively in the metropolitan Denver area and has shown with George Billis Gallery Los Angeles and New York. In 2014 Feder exhibited a large body of work at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary. She painted has over 60 murals and painting installations in commercial and residential venues, both interior and exterior in Aspen, Denver, Telluride and Palm Beach. She currently lives and works in Denver, CO.

George Billis Gallery opened its second location in the Culver City area of Los Angeles in 2004 and marks its 15th year in the Chelsea arts district in New York City. George Billis shows work by both emerging and established artists. For more information please contact the gallery at:

2716 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
T: 310-838-3685
F: 310-838-3438
email: la@georgebillis.com
www.georgebillis.com

SHARON FEDER'S EDGE OF THE PLAINS AT DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS

                                         Sharon Feder, Trainyard No. 1, oil on panel.  Courtesy of the artist.

                                         Sharon Feder, Trainyard No. 1, oil on panel.  Courtesy of the artist.

At first glance, Sharon Feder's work seems to focus on sweeping, modern landscapes; train tracks and abandoned buildings fill massive canvases, alongside other familiar structures from Denver's not-so-distant agricultural and commercial past. But she sees the paintings a little differently. "The reason I began painting buildings was because I had been doing a lot of studio still lifes — the buildings felt like really big still lifes," says Feder. "They are objects on a surface; it's dealing with the same things visually... (read full story)

 

Featured Story by Westword's Bree Davies

                                        Sharon Feder, BUY, 2014, oil on panel.  Courtesy of BMoCA

                                        Sharon Feder, BUY, 2014, oil on panel.  Courtesy of BMoCA

Sharon Feder has been painting for as long as she can remember. Along with studying painting under the mentorship of Colorado modernists like Ed Marecak and Mark Zamantakis, Feder also has had decades of technical experience as a set designer, muralist and sign painter. Combined with her passion for urban archeology, Feder's work often captures the modern-day commercial landscape...  (read full story)

BUY - Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) at Macky

August 28 through November 16, 2014 Sharon Feder The exhibition features a new body of paintings by Colorado-based artist Sharon Feder. The new paintings stem from Feder’s long-standing interest in urban archaeology. This series of work is based on photographs Feder has compiled over the last five years of “big-box stores,” such as Target and IKEA, and of vacant and empty store signs. The work explores how the ubiquity of such stores in both urban and rural environments across the country negatively impacts society and nature. For Feder, the empty signs signify the spoiling effects of American mass-consumerism, which leaves an overabundance of things to buy and makes it difficult for small, independently owned stores to survive. The surplus of readily purchasable goods and materials has instilled a greed for convenience that in turn generates a “throw-away society”—whether it is in the product purchased or the unimaginative architectural planning of retail stores built quickly and carelessly to serve the needs of mass-consumerism. Feder’s approach to painting exists between abstraction and representation. She is interested in both the visual and metaphorical geometry and emptiness of the large retail stores and their signs. Her handling of paint and use of color draw our attention from the subject of the work to the formal elements of the painting. One can look at the works and see color, shapes, and paint, rather than or in addition to the representation of a retail store. Obvious visual references to specific stores, parking lots or buildings remind us that Feder paints scenes mired in quotidian detail. Sharon Feder (b. 1957, Denver, Colorado) is a third-generation Denverite who has studied painting intently since early childhood. Feder’s work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles and extensively in the Denver area. Her paintings and murals are included in a number of national and international corporate, private and public collections. BMoCA at Macky is a series of exhibitions curated by BMoCA and presented in the Andrew J. Macky Gallery in the foyer of the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall at the University of Colorado Boulder. The Macky Gallery is located at the intersection of 17th Street and University Avenue on the CU Boulder campus. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public Monday–Friday, 10am–5pm and to ticketed patrons during Macky Auditorium performances and events. For more information, visit macky.colorado.edu or bmoca.org. Opening Reception & Expert Talk with Sharon Feder and Lanny Frances DeVuono Thursday, August 28 5:30pm reception 6:45pm talk at Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, University of Colorado Boulder Free and open to the public

August 28 through November 16, 2014

Sharon Feder

The exhibition features a new body of paintings by Colorado-based artist Sharon Feder. The new paintings stem from Feder’s long-standing interest in urban archaeology. This series of work is based on photographs Feder has compiled over the last five years of “big-box stores,” such as Target and IKEA, and of vacant and empty store signs. The work explores how the ubiquity of such stores in both urban and rural environments across the country negatively impacts society and nature. For Feder, the empty signs signify the spoiling effects of American mass-consumerism, which leaves an overabundance of things to buy and makes it difficult for small, independently owned stores to survive. The surplus of readily purchasable goods and materials has instilled a greed for convenience that in turn generates a “throw-away society”—whether it is in the product purchased or the unimaginative architectural planning of retail stores built quickly and carelessly to serve the needs of mass-consumerism.

Feder’s approach to painting exists between abstraction and representation. She is interested in both the visual and metaphorical geometry and emptiness of the large retail stores and their signs. Her handling of paint and use of color draw our attention from the subject of the work to the formal elements of the painting. One can look at the works and see color, shapes, and paint, rather than or in addition to the representation of a retail store. Obvious visual references to specific stores, parking lots or buildings remind us that Feder paints scenes mired in quotidian detail.

Sharon Feder (b. 1957, Denver, Colorado) is a third-generation Denverite who has studied painting intently since early childhood. Feder’s work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles and extensively in the Denver area. Her paintings and murals are included in a number of national and international corporate, private and public collections.

BMoCA at Macky is a series of exhibitions curated by BMoCA and presented in the Andrew J. Macky Gallery in the foyer of the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall at the University of Colorado Boulder. The Macky Gallery is located at the intersection of 17th Street and University Avenue on the CU Boulder campus. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public Monday–Friday, 10am–5pm and to ticketed patrons during Macky Auditorium performances and events. For more information, visit macky.colorado.edu or bmoca.org.

Opening Reception & Expert Talk with Sharon Feder and Lanny Frances DeVuono
Thursday, August 28
5:30pm reception
6:45pm talk at Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, University of Colorado Boulder
Free and open to the public

Urbanism at Goodwin Fine Art

Jeffrey Carlson Reporting

Contributing Editor, Fine Art Today

Two unique artistic visions capture the city's built environment in a new exhibition of paintings at Denver's Goodwin Fine Art.

"Urbanism: Paul Ching-Bor + Sharon Feder" opens July 26 and will be on display through September 14. New York artist Ching-Bor and Denver-based Feder both respond to the urban environment in their artwork, producing very different but complementary visions... (read full story)

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Sharon Feder, "Building No. 34," oil on panel, 24 x 24 in. Goodwin Fine Art

Cityscape Show III at George Billis Gallery

Jeffrey Carlson Reporting

Contributing Editor, Fine Art Today

How does a painter respond to the modern city, with its extremes of beauty and ugliness? An upcoming exhibition at George Billis Gallery explores that question and provides poignant responses. (read full story)

                             Sharon Feder, "Trainyard No. 8," oil on panel, 48 x 24 in. George Billis Gallery LA

                             Sharon Feder, "Trainyard No. 8," oil on panel, 48 x 24 in. George Billis Gallery LA

Urban Archaeology - Colorado Expression magazine by Corinne Joy Brown

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Colorado Expression

NO TWO PEOPLE

view the world quite the same way: for most artists, the truth is his or her own— a subjective experience. That definition might be the best explanation for the transformative view of urban life by Denver native and widely collected painter, Sharon Feder. In her eye, and via her hand, the viewer sees the everyday in heightened and aesthetic terms where the ordinary becomes extraordinary.

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SHARON ²: INTERIORS at The Pattern Shop Studio -- From the RiNo’s Horn by Rexford Brown

When we hear the word "interiors" in association with art, most of us imagine Vermeer and the great Dutch genre painters of the 17th century.  But when you think about it, the style didn't die with them. Scores of great artists have painted unforgettable interiors-- Cassatt, Renoir, Bonnard, Picasso, Matisse, Hopper, and Hockney come immediately to mind--and a good many contemporary painters continue to find the tradition attractive and useful.  Among them are the two master oil painters in this show...(read full story)

                          Sharon Feder, Contemplating Love, No. 1, oil on panel, 36 x 24 in.  private collection

                          Sharon Feder, Contemplating Love, No. 1, oil on panel, 36 x 24 in.  private collection

Michael Paglia Review in Denver's Westword

By Michael Paglia 

Contemporary painter Sharon Feder, a longtime resident at Ironton Studios and Gallery, is the subject of a good-looking solo there called Topologies, which represents both a continuation of her interest in urban archaeology and a change in direction. The subject matter -- rundown warehouses -- links her work to that of others in the area like Rick Dulaand Sarah McKenzie; together, they constitute a veritable school.

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