Beyond the Lines Gallery Celebrates Love!

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The Huffington Post

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February 4th, 2017

 

 
 
 

AS WE ALL KNOW FEBRUARY IS THE MONTH OF LOVE, WHICH IS WHY GALLERIST BRITTANY DAVIS HAS CURATED A LOVE THEMED EXHIBITION. THE GROUP EXHIBITION WILL FEATURE WORKS CELEBRATING LOVE. “I BELIEVE LOVE IS THE STRONGEST EMOTION YOU CAN FEEL. LOVE SURROUNDS US IN MANY WAYS FROM FAMILY, FRIENDS AND ROMANTIC LOVE. EMOTIONS CAN RUN LIKE ROLLER COASTERS WHEN IT COMES TO LOVE.”

DAVIS SAYS LOVE HAS INSPIRED HER OWN WORK. AN ARTIST HERSELF, SHE ATTENDED THE FINE ART SCULPTURE PROGRAM AT THE ACADEMY OF ART IN SAN FRANCISCO. “IDEAS FLOAT AROUND IN MY HEAD AND WHEN THEY FINALLY MANIFEST INTO A SCULPTURE I TYPICALLY TRY TO INCORPORATE WORDS OF LOVE IN POETRY TO THE PIECE.” NOW THAT SHE HAS HER OWN GALLERY, DAVIS SAID CREATING HER ART HAS SLOWED A BIT BUT INSISTED IT WAS ALL WORTH IT. CURATING SHOWS AND PUTTING EVENTS TOGETHER TAKES A LOT LONGER THAN ONE WOULD EXPECT, BUT SHE ADDED, “I LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF IT.” AFTER GRADUATING FROM ART SCHOOL, DAVIS PARTICIPATED IN A POP UP EVENT AND HAD A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. SOON SHE STARTED PRODUCING HER OWN POP UP ART EXHIBITIONS. TWO YEARS LATER, SHE LANDED AT BERGAMOT STATION AND RENTED HER OWN ART SPACE, WHICH SHE NAMED BEYOND THE LINES GALLERY, AND EACH MONTH HAS BEEN PRODUCING THEMED GROUP SHOWS. THEMES HAVE INCLUDED PERFORM, PORTRAITS, OCEAN AND NOW LOVE. SHE SAID RUNNING A GALLERY ALLOWS FOR A LOT MORE CONTROL WHILE CURATING THE EXHIBITION. “CURATING EACH EXHIBIT IS MY FAVORITE PART OF EACH SHOW. ONCE I RECEIVE ALL THE ART PIECES FOR A SHOW, I GET TO STEP BACK AND TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THEM ALL. AS I INSTALL THE ART I CREATE A DELIBERATE FLOW BASED ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS SUCH AS COLOR, COMPOSITION AND STYLE. MY GOAL IS THAT BY EACH OPENING, GUESTS WHO WALK THROUGH THE EXHIBIT EXPERIENCE THIS FLOW AND THEIR EYES ARE GUIDED AROUND THE ROOM GRADUALLY FROM PIECE TO PIECE.”

DAVIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN ENTREPRENEUR SO IT SEEMED A NATURAL FIT THAT SHE START HER OWN GALLERY. “I LOVE WORKING WITH ARTISTS AND OTHER CREATIVE PEOPLE BECAUSE I AM DRAWN TO THE BEAUTY OF THEIR WORK AND THE DIVERSITY OF THE PIECES. I GET THE PRIVILEGE TO DISPLAY THIS WORK IN ;MY GALLERY IN CREATIVE WAYS FOR OTHER LA ART-LOVERS TO APPRECIATE AND EXPERIENCE.”

DAVIS SAID SHE HOPES “THE LOVE EXHIBIT” MOVES ART LOVERS. “I LOVE YOU. THESE THREE WORDS CAN BRING SO MANY MEMORIES AND FEELINGS EACH DIFFERENT FOR EVERY INDIVIDUAL. BUT WHAT I WANT TO PORTRAY IN “THE LOVE EXHIBIT” THIS FEBRUARY IS THE KIND OF LOVE THAT MAKES PEOPLE GLOW, SMILE AND WANT TO FLOAT TO THE CLOUDS. THE MAGIC AND POWER, MOMENTS SHARED WITH EXPERIENCES, IDEAS AND FEELINGS CREATED THROUGH THE MINDS OF A HANDFUL OF ARTISTS.  AND OF COURSE LOVE IS IN THE AIR FEBRUARY FOR VALENTINE’S DAY.”  

THE OPENING RECEPTION FOR “THE LOVE EXHIBIT” WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4TH FROM 5:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M. AT BEYOND THE LINES GALLERY, LOCATED AT BERGAMOT STATION, G#8, 2525 MICHIGAN AVENUE, SANTA MONICA, 90404.THE EXHIBITION RUNS THROUGH FEBRUARY 15TH AND WILL END WITH A CLOSING RECEPTION THAT DAY (FEB 15TH) FROM 6:30 -8:30PM.  HTTP://WWW.BEYONDTHELINESARTSHOW.COM/

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