Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sneak Peek: Maxwell Alexander Gallery
Grand Opening Exhibition


Joseph Todorovitch
Rio
24 X 15 in.
oil


Celebrating their Grand Opening this weekend is the Maxwell Alexander Gallery in Culver City, California.  This new showplace, founded by Logan Maxwell Hagege and Beau Alexander (Hagege), aims to introduce a new breed of gallery, and to fill a gap in the artists represented in the Los Angeles area.  “There are many great galleries in Los Angeles and especially here in Culver City,” said  Beau Alexander. “But there are many talented artists whose work is just not available in the Los Angeles area. We are putting a gallery together that is based on curated shows rather than representing a long roster of artists. Our goal is to build lasting relationships with our clients and give the support that the artists we are working with deserve.”  The grand opening exhibition features new and moderately priced paintings by 13 artists including: Jeremy Lipking, Kim Cogan, David Kassan, Bill Schenck, Joseph Todorovitch, Glenn Dean, Jefferson Hayman, Mark D. Nelson, and Logan Maxwell Hagege.

Upcoming exhibits in the 2013 schedule will include a show of contemporary Western Art, a category of prime importance to the gallery.  "We want to show that there is quality in every genre of art, be it Western, or traditional realism," says Alexander.  "There seems to be some prejudice on both coasts against Western art but we feel it needs to be looked at simply as American Art. Collectors shouldn’t be worried about it matching the style of their homes; certain pieces have a modern feel and can fit into any art collection.  It won’t be what people are used to thinking of when it comes to Western Art."

The Maxwell Alexander Gallery is located at 6144 Washington Boulevard, in Culver City, California, 90232.  For more information about the gallery, or about the Grand Opening exhibition specifically, please contact Beau Alexander (818) 635-4632, or visit www.MaxwellAlexanderGallery.com.


Jeremy Lipking
Purple Kimono
10 X 8 in.
oil

Logan Maxwell Hagege
Red Line
30 X 30
oil

Logan Maxwell Hagege
Reservation
20 X 30 in.
oil and gold leaf

Bill Schenck
Study for Girl in Silk Shirt
20 X 16 in.
oil

Bill Schenck
In the Land of Warriors
24½ X 19½ in.
oil

Bill Schenck
Study for Many Many Miles
18 X 14 in.
oil

Mark D. Nelson
Canyon Lands #3
9 X 9 in.
oil

Josh Elliott
Summer Stream
8 X 16 in.
oil

Josh Elliott
Reynolds Mountain, Glacier
10 X 12 in.
oil

Glenn Dean
Crashing Tide

Kim Cogan
Study of Fishing Boat
20 X 16 in.
oil

Kim Cogan
Skull Study Abstracted
8 X 10 in.
oil

Kim Cogan
Study of a Skull
8 X 10 in.
oil

David Kassan
Skull
8 X 8 in.
pencil

Jefferson Hayman
Stranger Blue
20 X 20 in.
Pigment Print, artist-made frame, edition 2/9

Jefferson Hayman
Vessels
10 X 16 in.
Silver gelatin print, artist-made frame, edition 2/25

Jefferson Hayman
Stripes
6½ X 5 in.
Silver gelatin print, antique frame

Ignat Ignatov
Torso in Green
13 X 11 in.
oil

Jeremy Lipking
Lamp Light
10 X 8 in.
oil

Jeremy Lipking
Warm Shadows
20 X 8 in.
oil

Jeremy Lipking
Turkish Girl
16 X 12 in.
oil

Robert Lemler
Reclining Figure
6 X 10 in.
oil

Joseph Todorovitch
At Rest
10 X 16 in.
oil

Joseph Todorovitch
Val
24 X 16 in.
oil and gold leaf



3 comments:

Eileen said...

Although I think the mission of the new Maxwell Alexander Gallery is admirable it is unfortunate that the only women represented in the first group show is ON canvas hanging on the walls. Really? There were no contemporary women figurative artists who could have (should have) been invited? How sad.

rodrigoart said...

The opening was wonderful and it was good to see some of the artists present, the work was stunning.

I was not happy with being forced to wait in line when it wasn't even full inside. After driving for an hour, making us wait in the cold was not very fun at all.

Logan Maxwell Hagege said...

There are numerous extremely talented women artists that are on the calendar for 2013 shows. This grand opening show was put together in a relatively short amount of time and some women who were invited to exhibit didn't have work currently available.

The gallery has a maximum capacity just like any other commercial space. We were at max capacity from 7:30-10pm. We appreciate everyone who waited in line to see the show. I think the fact that so many people came to support traditional art is a good thing for everyone.

We appreciate your comments.