December 3, to December 31. 2015
Solo Exhibition: Mark Hosmer
The term Chiaroscuro refers to an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on a surface. The word describes the treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting.
Las Laguna Gallery is pleased to present
the works or Mark Hosmer.
Hosmer is a California based artist who works with oil paint to create narratives that explore desolation, romance, and mood. Through the use of light he explores extreme low-key and high-contrast lighting which forces the viewers to investigate what may be lurking in the shadows. His representational works explore streets, homes, churches, highways, and businesses. The images are devoid of people, but are filled with life.
"A street may suggest movement or destination, but an empty street at 4a.m. suggests that there is nowhere to go nor reason to go there, so just be here, now. Be quiet and know that God is. Some of my pictures are just a pretty scene or an appreciation of a well-restored house. But most have an undercurrent of something not quite known or something lost. Not "meaning" or symbolism, but an invitation to look beneath the surface." - Hosmer.
November 5, to November 28, 2015
Guest Artist: Nick Reszetar
The word talent originally was meant to represent a unit of mass. It was used in ancient times in Greece, the Roman Empire, and the Middle East to weigh precious metals like gold and silver. The word is often tied to the parable in the Bible Matthew 25:14-30, that explains that one should not hide a God given endowment, and that even one talent is a large sum.
The word talent is now used to describe ones natural and abilities, aptitudes, and inclinations to do something extremely well.
For this exhibition; local, national, and international artists submitted work for this open theme show. The results are inspiring and remarkable.
Jessica TC Lee
Mariana Peirano Royuela
Sergio Garcia Rill
Arnold Anthony Orosco
Bring Us Your Dead
October 1 to October 30, 2015
Las Laguna Gallery is pleased to present a artist exhibition inspired by the Day of the Dead.
Las Laguna Gallery invites you to explore a unique journey of love, life, and death. Through the medium of art; artists explore Día de los Muertos; an important Mexican holiday that honors deceased loved ones.
The distinctive celebration has developed from the Aztecs and includes among other things; ofrendas (offerings), altares de muertos (altars of the dead), and calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls). This ancient and enduring ritual happens when the living commune with the dead – a mystical night when the veil is lifted between their two realms and they may share a day together.
Works in Acrylic, Oil, Digital, Sculptural Art Dolls, Neon, and Photography.
w/Guest Artist: Minh Hang
September 3, to September 26, 2015
“My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story.” - J. Depp
This September Las Laguna Gallery features an local and national artists creating drawings, photographs and paintings where a tattoo is the focal point of the work.
Arnold Anthony Orosco
August 6 to August 29, 2017
Guest Artist: Kat Tatz
Las Laguna Gallery features: Whimsical - an eclectic selection of works from local and national aritsts.
The works in this exhibition were chosen for their capricious and playful themes; vibrant colors, and unique styling.
Arnold Anthony Orosco
July 2 to July 31, 2015
Guest Artist: Nela Dunato
Las Laguna Gallery has found artists who have created works of art that explore the nude human figure in varied states of naked bound to make you blush.
We feel that the works in this show successfully challenge and inspired viewers through their depiction of the nude human figure.
This exhibition features local, domestic, national artists with works in Acrylic, Oil, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, Traditional and Digital Photography.
Kerry Rowland Avrech
June 4 to June 27, 2015
Guest Artist: Jason Mecier
This group exhibition features incredible works from talented artists across the nation.
The works include; works in: Collage, Digital Media, New Media, and Mixed Media.
Karen Hochman Brown
A Step Into Spring
May 7 to May 30, 2015
Guest Artist: Krisztianna
This group show features incredible works from talented artists across the world.
The works include; sculpture, oil, acrylic, watercolor, traditional and digital photography mixed media.
Sarah Janece Garcia
Holding Moments - A Still Life Exhibition
April 2 to May 2, 2015
Guest Artists Karen Yee & Ramya Sarveshwar
Still life is the study of inanimate objects.
For this exhibition we asked artists in painting medias and photography to explore and arrange commonly found objects to create unique and thoughtful narratives.
The works include; oil, acrylic, watercolor, traditional and digital photography mixed media.
Landscapes, Seascapes, Skyscapes
March 5 to March 27, 2015
Guest Artist: Steve Payne & Terry Willis
For this exhibition, artists were asked to interpret and depict outdoor scenery, geographical environments’ including landscapes subjects, seascapes, and skyscapes. Works include oil, pastel, acrylic and traditional and digital photography.
Close to the Heart
February 5, February 28, 2015
Guest Artists: Theresa Morgan & Carlo Fantin
Las Laguna Gallery is pleased to present: Close to the Heart.
The artworks for this show were selected from close to one hundred submissions from artists across the globe.
In honor of Valentines Day this selection of outstanding works exemplifies the theme "Close to the Heart". In some cases the works are literal, on other cases the works embody the theme with subtle nuances.
Sarah Janece Garcia
Cynthia Matty - Huber
Jennifer Thoreson (Hudson)
Women in Art - 2015
Jan. 3rd thru Jan. 30th, 2015
Guest Artist: Karen Yee
The show is dedicated to the spirit and creativity of all women artists, past and present.
Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, California has found some unbelievable women artists.
Since ancient times, women artists have been creating alongside their male counterparts. Throughout history, women artists have been creating incredible artworks. Mary Cassatt, Sofonisba Anguissola, Marie Bracquemond, Mary Beale, Mary Cassatt and Camille Claudel helped pave the way for the contemporary giants, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe, Cindy Sherman, Rachel Whiteread, Joan Mitchell, Yayoi Kusama, Bridget Riley, Agnes Martin , Jenny Holzer, and Barbara Kruger.
Theresa Wall Duggan