“Effects of an Eclipse”, New Paintings

Tuesday, September 14, - Saturday, October 23, 2004
Reception: Saturday, September 18, 7-9pm

Newspace Gallery
5241 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 469-9353, fax (323) 469-1120
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Gallery hours, Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-4pm

Tyler Stallings, “Goatboy”, 2004, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.

“Effects of an Eclipse: New Paintings by Tyler Stallings” presents oil paintings that depict strange and uncanny scenes from a world that is both familiar and unreal.

As if under the special effects of an eclipse, when the moon hides the sun, in Stallings’ paintings the sublime is evoked in a play with light and dark. His oil on canvas paintings presents us with a variety of scenes: uninhabited interiors of homes that emit light from within; pensive animals; and synthetic landscapes of bona fide beauty.

Exquisite painting is Tyler Stallings’ primary concern. The style of Stallings’ paintings is a polished realism utilizing both glazing and fine brushwork. The weird and eccentric inhabit the perfect and gorgeous in paintings of depth and character. He paints a quandary of mystery and mastery at the same time. Suspended in suspense, Tyler Stallings’ paintings relate to film noir and L.A. detective stories, unsolved and eerie.

His approach to painting is one that reveals a thorough interest in the history of painters such as Van Eyck, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Ingres, combined with a tweaked viewpoint of modern-day subject matter.

We are proud to show Stallings’ first one-person exhibit at Newspace. Stallings received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California. Recently he showed new paintings at the VTO Gallery in London and he is included in “New Dialogue: California/Prague” opening September, 2004. Stallings is also the Chief Curator at Laguna Art Museum.

“Effects of an Eclipse: New Paintings by Tyler Stallings” runs Tuesday, September 14, 2004 through Saturday, October 23, 2004. The opening reception will be Saturday, September 18, 2004 from 7-9pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11-4pm.

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