Malibu Museum Exhibit

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Here are some photos from my latest art exhibit at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art in Malibu, California!! Expanding on last year’s Iceland Abstracted painting series, this year I wanted to bring my paintings back to canvas. Translating my ideas into paint was surprising simpler than I anticipated. Voilà! My paintings Milk Cocoon, Steam Castles, and Cascade were all unveiled for the first time at the show, fresh off the easel! Yes, I was painting way too late into the night than preferred to get everything ready for the show. And yes, not all the paintings were dry in time either. (yikes!) But isn’t that the beauty of painting? I say yes.
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Art Show Opening May 3rd, Weisman Museum of Art

Art Show Opening May 3rd, Weisman Museum of Art artIt’s that time of year again! I’ll be exhibiting several large canvases this year at the Weisman Museum of Art in Malibu, California. The canvases are all based loosely on my collection of watercolors, which were inspired by my travels abroad. For those of you who would like to see the show, details are as follows:
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May 3-6, 2011
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263
Museum Hours: Open Tuesday – Friday, 11 AM to 5 PM
(There is no admission charge.)

Artist Reception:
Thursday May 5, 12:00-1:30p.m.

Malibu Artist Reception!

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Gayle Wheatley at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

This years art exhibit was a big success! Got to show a collection of my watercolors from Iceland, along with the poems they were based on. It was my first time exhibiting poetry, which was a little intimidating, but the outcome was extremely rewarding! Keep your eyes peeled for my book with the full collection of my Iceland Abstracted paintings and poems, coming out later this year. Much thanks to all those who made the trip out to Malibu!! -Gayle

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Gayle Wheatley & Tyson Wintibaugh—the phenomenal artist and writer.
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Gayle Wheatley & Joe Piasentin—a truly amazing artist.
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The Reception!

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Upcoming Art Exhibit at the Weisman Museum, Malibu

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This year I’m exhibiting 15 watercolor paintings along with the poems they were based on. The paintings were chosen from a collection of about 35 watercolors from my Iceland Abstracted series which encompasses poetry and painting. The work was done mostly in the field in moleskine journals—on location in Iceland. If you have the chance, come on out to the museum!

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263
arts.pepperdine.edu/museum

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Exhibit Hours:
11:00a.m.-6:00p.m. Tuesday May 4 through Friday May 7
11:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Saturday May 8 and Sunday May 9
11:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Tuesday May 11 through Saturday May 15
Closed Mondays. There is no admission charge.

Reception to Meet the Artists: Thursday May 6, 12:00-1:30p.m.

Beautiful Grim Concept #3: Breathing Underwater

Beautiful Grim Concept #3: Breathing Underwater art

Gayle Wheatley, “Breathing Underwater,” Oil on Canvas, 12″ x 9″

So, in a burst of inspiration, (and in a complete departure from my previous two concepts!) I finally came up with this finalized painting for the Beautiful Grim breast cancer charity art auction that harkens back to my bubble girl paintings: explorations of otherworldly environments where symbolic elements such as oxygen and water compete for sustenance.

The deadline is TODAY and I finally got the whole thing finished and turned in. Whew! It was getting down to the last minute there!

Adorned with a melting crown of textured coral that threatens to drip and tragically melt everything along with it, stands my “Beautiful Grim,” a remarkably strong and beautiful woman who has learned to breathe underwater against all odds in order to survive. Wearing a glass explorer’s bubble, her face is defiantly immersed in an oceanic microcosm full of fish.

Just realized this is the first OIL PAINTING that I’ve completed in 2010, as well as the first oil on canvas I’ve painted in about 8 months! (which is quite shocking for me as I’ve been paining in oils obsessively through the last decade and beyond.) Ever since my trip to Iceland 8 months ago, I have been experimenting with painting primarily in watercolors. Hadn’t realized it had been so long since I’d painted in oil!

Photos from the Weisman Museum of Art Show

My latest art exhibit just came to a close, and it was a big success! It was amazing to be able to show such a large collection of my paintings! Thank you to all those who came out!!!

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Gayle Wheatley outside the Weisman Museum of Art in Malibu, California
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Gayle with her paintings
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Firenzes!
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the artist’s reception
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with museum director Michael Zakian
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with artist Tyson Wintibaugh
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with photographer Ron Hall
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Art Exhibition at the Weisman Museum!

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I’ll be showing a collection of 17 paintings (!) from my Emotional Landscapes series at the Wesiman Museum of Art in Malibu, California.

The Artist’s Reception:

Thursday May 7, 12:00-1:30p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.
There is no admission charge.

Museum Hours: 11:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
(The show will only be up for one week! Tues May 5-Friday May 8)

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA
310.506.4851
http://arts.pepperdine.edu/museum/

Weisman Museum Exhibit Photo Peek

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Here are some recent pictures from my art show at the Weisman museum!
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the artist reception
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happy day
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even babies love art!
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gotta love those grand high-ceiling museum walls
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My art and I!
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Weisman Museum from outside

Weisman Museum of Art Exhibition

I will be exhibiting a collection of my “bubble girl” paintings at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art in Malibu, California! The show will be on view:

April 29 – May 2, 2008
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11:00 – 6:00 P.M.
Friday 11:00 – 6:00 P.M. & 8:30 – 10:00 P.M.
Private Artists’ Reception: Thursday May 1, 12:00 – 1:30 P.M.

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263
General information: 310.506.4851
http://www.pepperdine.edu/arts/museum/

Here’s an excerpt about me from the artist’s catalog that was published for the exhibition:

“Since my art is heavily influenced by the
destinations I’ve traveled to, my paintings are
filled with cultural references that are combined
to form a rich visual language. Additionally,
inspired by the years I spent in Japan, my compositions and line
work reflect the influence of ukiyo-e, while conceptually exploring the
relationship between unique distinctions and the ordinary.”

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I hope to see you at the museum!

-Gayle

Chirping Birds and Paintings Flying off of Walls

Saturday’s gallery show was a big success…I sold some work and met some amazing artists, Harry Carmean among them–who trudged all the way out from his studio near Palmdale for the evening!! The exhibit was a blast. And many thanks to all those that came out to my show! Visit my BLOG to check out my newest painting, “Mr and Mrs Owl”, which debuted Saturday.

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Hanging out at Cactus Gallery

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with Harry and Cathlin Camean

THE BIRD SHOW @ Cactus

My first gallery show of 2008 will be held at Cactus Gallery in Eagle Rock!

This is a special show for the Animal Protection Institute. The show will run from January 12th-February 6th. There will be 2 opening parties, with live music. I will be exhibiting three paintings in the show, and my dad also has one painting hanging in the show.

PARTY #1: NELAart.org’s Gallery Night: Saturday January 12th from 7-10p.
This party is part of an art crawl in Northeast Los Angeles. Electric violinist and composer David Strother will perform.

PARTY #2: Artist Reception: Saturday January 19th from 7-10p

Cactus Gallery
4534 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Eagle Rock, CA 90041
323.256.6117
www.eclecticcactus.com

2 More Art Shows at Cactus Gallery

I’ve got 2 art shows scheduled for December, January & February!
The first is THE TINY TREASURES SHOW at Cactus Gallery in Eagle Rock…
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Tiny Treasures runs from December 8th until January 10th, with an opening party Saturday December 8th from 6-10pm. Check it out!

Cactus Gallery
4534 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Eagle Rock, CA 90041
323.256.6117
www.eclecticcactus.com
Hours: M-F 11a-8p; Sat & Sun 10a-6p

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Then I’ll be participating in THE BIRD SHOW in January and February–a group show to raise awareness for bird species facing extinction, put on for the API (Animal Protection Institute). More info to come…

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