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Gary Paller

1953 United States

7 Works exhibited

Current location

Los Angeles

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  • About the Artist
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Gary Paller is an American abstract artist whose biomorphic work is "music" for the eyes, playing with forms and colours which interact and create harmony. 
He lives and works in Los Angeles.


Education

Gary Paller studied at the University of California in Los Angeles where he earned a Bachelor of Art in Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts.

Paller studied with the artists William Brice, Lee Mullican and Charles Garabedian.

He currently teaches art at the Brentwood Art Center in Los Angeles, where he also serves on the Board of Directors.


Technique

Paller is a multidisciplinary artist, working with acrylic, ink, graphite or pencils on canvas and paper.

He also produces monotypes and prints. In 2013 he collaborated with Wildwood Press in St Louis, Missouri to create a suite of large-scale unique collagraph prints.

Gary Paller's work is based on fields of colour with usually few nuances and no element of light. His use of lines define the spaces and outline the transition from one colour to the next.

His achievement resides in his ability to create equilibrium between the spaces and the chromatic effects where pictorial volumes appear to oscillate in the sphere.


Inspiration

Ever since his childhood, Paller has been attracted to artworks depicting simple organic shapes.
He can recall a particular enthusiasm for the works of the painters Miro, Arp and Calder as well as the British sculptors Moore and Hepworth.

With reference to contemporary artists, Paller says: "Today I believe that I share a kinship of organic forms with Kapoor and also the architects Zaha Hadid and Frank Gehry"

In Paller's view, forms might suggest individuals or living organisms interacting with each other, those evocations as well as hearing the viewers' interpretation fascinate him.


Exhibitions

Paller participated in many solo and group exhibitions internationally, mostly in Europe and particularly in Italy.


Relevant quotes

Cynthia Penna, artistic director at ART1307 and curator wrote about Gary Paller’s work:

“The morphology of Gary Paller’s forms has its deepest roots in the unconscious. The softness of the geometric forms are, very clearly, retraceable to situations of the subconscious, buried in its hidden depths (…)
The beauty of Paller’s pictorial composition lies in the fact that it is purified of any other component that obstacles or distracts” the eye from the movement of the form. Paller’s research aims at the purity of the form and its movement in space, determined by the colour and by the relationship between colour and colour, or between colour and line.
It is this perfect balancing of volumes and colour that gives the spectator the peculiar sensation of being “cradled” in space, of being carried by a kind of soft waves towards a dreamy and unconscious world not unlike a maternal womb of absolute protection”

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 

JSA, West Hollywood, CA. Grid Ideas
JSA, West Hollywood, CA. Paintings

2015

MM Projects, Seattle, WA. Paintings and Works on Paper

2014

Palazzo Leonesio, Fondazione Vittorio Leonesio. Puegnago del Garda, Italy – Connecting Point LA

2013

Wildwood Press, St Louis, MO Wo rks in Progress

2011

Villa di Donati - Art 1307, Naples, Italy Metamorfosi delle Geometrie

2002

U nit d gallery, North Hollywood, CA

Fig Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2001

Moving Space Gallery, Gavere, Belgium

1998

Galerie Burgi, Ghent, Belgium Drawing s

1996

Brent Gallery, Houston, Texas

1994

Espace Parallele, Brussels, Belgium

Moving Space Gallery, Ghent, Belgium (catalog)

D omestic setting, Los Angeles, CA 1992 Moving Space Gallery, Ghent, Belgium (catalog)

1991

Gallery Indeco,Seoul, Korea

E space Parallele,Brussels, Belgium

1990

Market Street Gallery, Venice, CA

Galerija Equrna, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia

1989

Lasorda/Iri Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1988

Galerie Wolf, Dusseldorf. West Germany

Galerija Equrna, Ljubljana. Yugoslavia

1986

Pimlico Gallery, London, England

Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Whittier, CA

1977

UCLA Frederick S.Wight Gallery, Thesis Exhibition

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 

Produce Haus, Los Angeles, CA Walls - A Quest for Immersive Space
French Consulate Thessaloniki, Greece - 7Ply Project

2016 

il Kunstforum Unterland di Egna, Italy Connecting Point/Overpainting
Palazzo Leonesio, Fondazione Vittorio Leonesio. Puegnago del Garda, Italy La Collezione di un
Principe Eccentrico
Mitchell Museum | Cedarhurst Center For The Arts Mt. Vernon, IL Printmaking - A Fine Art:
20 Years of Wildwood Press, St Louis

2014

Firecat Projects, Chicago, IL. Summer Blue – Prints from Wildwood Press

Arena 1 Gallery. Sant a Monica, CA – Overpainting

2013

Irvine Fine Arts Center. Irvine, CA – Impressions

2012

LA Print Space, at the Pacific Design Center. West Hollywood, CA

Pressing Ahead - Los Angeles Printmaking Society, New Member Show

Monster Truck Gallery, Dubl in, Ireland. From Dublin to LA and Back A printmaking exchange exhibition between the Los Angeles Printmaking Society and the Black Church Print Studio of Dublin, Ireland

2011

LA Goal, Culver City, CA – Ampers&nd

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. Santa Ana, California - Deep

Brea Gallery. Brea, California – LAPS Members 2011 Exhibition

2010

Galleria Delle Battaglie. Brescia, Italy Cartartacea - drawings curated by Albano Morandi

AC Projects. Pomona, CA - The Organic Line: Dawn Arrowsm ith, Barbara Berk, Virginia Katz, Gary Paller, Ann Marie Rousseau, Michael Salerno, Valerie Wilcox

LAMAG Annual Juried Show, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2009

Jancar Gallery. Los Angeles, CA - One Week Only

2008

Crossley Gallery. Hibrida III at Dean Clough, Halifax, Yorkshire UK – Ian C olverson: Collections, Connections, Collaborations

2007

Galerie Eugen Lendl, Palais Lengheimb, Graz, Austria - Resumee

Atelier de L’Art Contemporain, Maisonnais, France – Exposition D 'Été [Summer Show]

2006

Newspace, L.A., CA 3 for the Show - Paul Knotter, Gary Paller, Ryan Sweeten

Newspace L.A. Joni Gordon 33 years at Newspace - 1973 - 2006 Good to Go

2004

Lorenzelli Arte, Milan, Italy Gli Anni '80 (The Eighties)

Fond azione Cominelli, Palazzo di Cisano di S. Felic e del Benaco, Italy, La Collezione di un Principe Eccentrico 

Ruth Bachof ner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. 10th Annual Holiday Exhibition

2003

Lor enzelli Arte, Milan, Italy - Anni - 70, '80, '90 (The Seventies, Eighties, and Nineties)

2002

Museum "I Magl i" di Sarezzo, Brescia, Italy, California Dream

Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz, Austria Papers

Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA. Abstractly

2001

2001 Juried All - Media - Palos Verdes Art Center. Palos Verdes, CA

Espace Parallele. Brussels, Belgium. 10 Year Anniversary Show

1999

University Art Gallery of California State Polytechnic University. Pomona. Ink & Clay Newspace Gallery, Los Ange les, at the Frankfurt Art Fair, Germany

1998

Espace Parallele. Brussels, Belgium. Dessin

Galerie Burgi. Ghent, Belgium. Feetsalon

BGH Gallery. Santa Monica, CA. Winter Group Show

1997

Brent Gallery. Houston, Texas. Curiosity

Moving Space Gallery. Ghent, Belgium. E - Motion (catalog)

De Kortrijkse Shouwburg. Belgium. Le Chemin ! LASCA Gallery. Los Angeles, CA. Drawings

1996

Museum Van Bomme l Van Dam. Venlo, Netherlands. Beeldding 96 (catalog)

Historische St adshallen van Brugge. B elgium. Project Beeldding Plaats

Post Gallery Los Angeles, CA. The $100 Show

Gallery 865 Figueroa Los Angeles, CA. Prints ‘96

Eindhoven, Netherlands. De Huid Van De Witte Dame

Galleria Crossing Portogruaro, Italy - Jill Emery, Pam Longobardi, Gary Paller

Espace Parallele. Brussels, Belgium

1995

Moving Space Gallery. Ghent, Belgium. Small Works

Boritzer - G ray - Hamano Gallery Santa Monica, CA. LA Works on Paper, 95

1994

Cleveland Center of Con temporary Art Cleveland, Ohio Turning Silver into Gold

Espace Parallele. Brussels, Belgium ! Galerie R. Werle. Strasbourg, France

1993

domestic setting at the Project Box Los Angeles, CA

4U Galerie Bruck An Der Mur, Austria. Bruck Meets L.A

Galerie Damasquine. Brussels, Belgium Summer Show

Espace Parallele. Brussels, Belgium

1529 Wellesly Ave. Los Angeles, CA. Just A White Show

Movin g Space Gallery Ghent, Belgium, A from Alfabet

Nina Frost Gallery Santa Monica, CA. Natur al Perception

1992

Moving Space Gallery. Ghent, Belgium. Thema Object (catalog)

Galerie Wolf. Dusseldorf, Germany

1991

 Galerie Wim Vromans. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Moving Space Gallery Ghent, Belgium About Perception (catalog)

Moving Space Gallery Ghent, Belgium - Line Art

Espace Parallele. Brussels, Belgium

1990

American Cultural Center. Taipei, Taiwan. 5 LA Artists

1989

Galerie Lopes. Zurich, Switzerland,. Werke Auf Papier

1988

Michael Maloney Gallery Santa Monica, CA,

Lasorda/Iri Gallery Los Angeles, CA. Not Your Typical Landscape Show

1987

Rio Hondo College Art Gallery. Whittier, CA. Reduced Scale

1985

Eilat Gordin Gallery Los Angeles, CA. Ambivalent Images

1984

L.A. A rtcore Gallery Los Angeles, CA. Wallworks

Works by Gary Paller

Order by

2015

76 x 56 cm

1050,00 €

2015

29 x 37.8 cm

2015

29 x 37.8 cm

2010

101 x 76 cm

5200,00 €

2016

76 x 61 cm

2900,00 €

2008

61 x 91 cm

3500,00 €

2013

91 x 122 cm

7050,00 €

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