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Month: August 2005


The Veteran Fishermen of Ballona

August 1, 2005

On view September 9 – October 6, 2005 The newest paintings by Christophe Cassidy will be featured in the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture from Friday, Sept. 9, through Thursday, Oct. 6. An opening reception will be held in the galleryon Friday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. Admission is free. The Veteran Fishermen of Ballona is a series of paintings inspired by the concrete landscape/seascape of Ballona Creek, which runs through Los Angeles under the 405 and 90 freeways and pours out into the Pacific at the mouth of Marina del Rey harbor. The place has a semi–industrial, semi–wild feel to it, and a vast variety of animals and birds inhabit its concrete route. It can also be a solitary space where many people find refuge from urban life. These paintings are a tribute to this poetic concrete wilderness. Cassidy is a successful painter and muralist who lives and works in Los Angeles. He moved to California as a boy from his native France and grew up visiting museums in the United States and Europe. He is well versed in contemporary trends and materials, but it is the purity of painting on canvas or paper that continues to ... Read More