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November 4, 2019

GALE HART "THE HOOD"
Opens Friday, November 8, 6-10PM!

Join us Friday, November 8, 6-10PM for the Opening Reception of "The Hood," a solo exhibition featuring street art influenced paintings and sculptures by self-taught artist Gale Hart that boldly considers the conflicting desires of wanting to be seen while remaining in control of one’s identity. The exhibition runs through Saturday, November 30, 2019. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6PM or by appointment. 

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Known as Sacramento’s ‘Godmother of Contemporary Art,’ Hart has established an energetic 40-year career experimenting with new techniques and materials often incorporating sarcasm and humor in her work to exaggerate the absurd. Oversized spray paint cans are playfully marked to mimic a tagger’s touch. Face masks commonly worn by graffiti artists for anonymity are seemingly individualized as textured bronze and polished aluminum entities.

Modern technology has rendered human communication both instantaneous and irreversible; ephemeral and eternal. As digital personas come to define personal identities, the choice to conceal—or reveal—aspects of ourselves becomes an exercise in risk and reward. What measures must we take to express ourselves authentically, in a world which can either amplify our mark or else obscure and paint it over?

COLLECTOR PREVIEW

“[For my recent body of work] I’ve been thinking a lot about the irony of tagging. Taggers live in secrecy. They create a name or ‘moniker’ so that nobody in the larger public knows who they really are, yet they aspire to be seen and known by everyone.” –Gale Hart.

Press Release
Gale Hart. Orange Cap. 2019. Bronze. 9 x 6 x 5 in.
Gale Hart. Paint Cans, 2019. Aluminum, Cast Acrylic & Paint. 12 x 4.5 x 4.5 in.

[THE DOWN LOW]
Featuring an all-female line-up

Voss Gallery's experimental space, [The Down Low], is showcasing work during the month of November by: Amandalynn, Alynn-Mags, Crystal Kamoroff, Harumo Sato, Jennifer Banzaca, Kate Tova, Lucky Rapp, MJ Lindo, Natalia Lvova, Olena Vasylevska, Tati Holt, and The Tracy Piper. View available artwork on our website!

[The Down Low] is located on the basement level of Voss Gallery with access via a staircase which may present difficulties for those with physical disabilities. We apologize for this; please contact us for additional documentation and information on our exhibitions if you would like to view the shows but have accessibility needs that our space doesn't meet.

Amandalynn. Dream a Little Dream. 2019. Acrylic & Charcoal on Canvas. 40 x 30 x 1.5 in.


RECENT PRESS

"'Reverie' provided refreshing bursts of color and innovative designs, allowing [Natalia] Lvova’s full repertoire of skills to shine. With her current portfolio and visionary style of art, Lvova has a promising career and range of projects to come."

–Luna Khalil reviews Lvova's "Reverie" Pop-Up Exhibition for The Daily Californian.


"I love playing on that idea of role playing. That's something that I often see when people visit Palm Springs. Some visitors want to have that sense of feeling of how it could have been back in the fifties and sixties Hollywood era. Also the same with Coachella, folks like to play a role. That mindset of, you can be whoever you want to be."

–Serge Gay Jr. describes his latest series with Kristin Scharkey for The Desert Sun.

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Photograph courtesy of Amy Tam.

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