Saturday, February 16, 2008

Group shows, I'm in Group shows

Alone in Chinatown
oil on wood 16x24

I'm in two local group shows coming right up the first is a show featuring mostly work by the late Ben Abril filled out by other Segil artists like myself. the second is At the CAC gallery at the old mill on March 1st.

Ben Abril; A Retrospective
Segil Fine Art Gallery Artists
Show dates:
February 23, 2008 - March 22, 2008
Artist's Reception:
Saturday, February 23, 5-7pm
See the link for Segil fine art--------->>>>>>>>>


Celebrating the Golden State:
Recent Artwork by Contemporary Members of the California Art Club
Se the CAC link--------------------->>>>>>>>>>>>>
Opening February 25, 2008
Artists’ Reception: Saturday, March 1, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Featured Artists: Amery Bohling, John Brunnick, Jackie Chiu, William Churchill. Jr., Timothy Geisen, Ken Goldman, Millie Greene, Debra Holladay, Dali Higa, David Jenks, Anna T. Kelly, Frank Lennartz, margot Lennartz, Simon Lok, Carolyn Lord, Carolyn Hesse-Low, Michael mao, Jason Mayr, Richard Probert, Barry John Raybauld, Junn Roca, Carol Tarzier, Millie Tsai, Timothy Tien, Tom Voss, William Wray, and Yisun Wei.
California Art Club Gallery at The Old Mill
1120 Old Mill Road
San Marino, CA 91108
Information and R.S.V.P. for the Artists’ Reception: 626/449-5458

Behind Chinatown 9x12 oli on linen


Blogger Kim VanDerHoek said...

I really enjoy the gritty feel in your work! These two China Town paintings are quite different from one another but both are equally beautiful.

I might be able to swing by the gallery to see the show. I would love to see several paintings of yours in person!

10:05 PM  
Blogger Dean H. said...

Congrats on the shows, Bill! Great paint handling on both artworks. Ya just keep gettin' better & better.

5:19 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Great moodiness. I agree with a gritty feel.

10:40 AM  
Blogger William K. Moore said...

Excellent both. Lustre is the word that comes to mind.. and is achieved differently in each work. Amazing when you have color and value working for you.

12:33 AM  
Blogger Sherm said...

re: "Group shows, I'm in Group shows" ...Is this sung to the tune of "Flintstones, Meet the Flintstones"?

'Behind Chinatown' reminds me of being backstage at a theme park. Such a pleasantly unexpected point of view!

PS... 'Lucky Doughnuts' just kicked by butt around the block. It's my new desktop background.

2:13 AM  
Blogger Drake Brodahl (pumml) said...

That 'Behind Chinatown' is fantastic. The muted color palette is really working, and I love how you used the grays to make the color on the roof stand out.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Ambera said...

"Behind Chinatown" is a stunner. My favorite paintings of yours are the ones where the brushwork is simple, it really shows how easily you're able to express a scene.
Both are wonderful works.

6:56 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Vander hope to see you at either one.

2:10 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Dean, back at ya!

2:14 PM  
Blogger SEILER said...

William Wray is SO cool . . . you are so COOL!

7:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cool! I don't know why but somehow "Alone in Chinatown reminds me of Hopper, although it really doesn't look like a hopper (better)...maybe it's because of Hopper's painting "Sunday" or just because of the subject matter (lonely person sitting somewhere)...

6:30 PM  
Blogger About said...

Love the glow in Alone in Chinatown...beautiful, beautiful light...and wonderful glimpses of color...just fantastic.
Great write up in the Artist mag too!

8:13 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks John! Grit is my fate.

10:22 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Wk-- I'll take Lustre. Sounds like a contempoary soap store.

12:49 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thaks Sherm is a nice ass to kick!

9:07 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Pumml- this had way more color at first, but I killed it all for the effect you mentioned.

9:08 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Ambera-- this was a broken up loser untill I re- paitned it. Sometimes you can salave and old painting.

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that 'alone in chinatown' is a sweet piece. i love the geometry and colors

11:55 PM  
Blogger sandy said...

wow, love your work!!


4:35 PM  

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