HANG TIME GROUP EXHIBITION AT BRIDGETTE MAYER GALLERY
By Allan Lane / June 6, 2023
Hang Time is a vibrant summer group show with an exciting lineup of West Coast artists whose works span various mediums and scales.
Bridgette Mayer Gallery is delighted to announce the arrival of Hang Time. This exciting new summer group exhibition captures the exhilaration and joy of the HangTime roller coaster and Knott’s Berry Farm in California. This captivating exhibition combines a collection of bright and innovative works by eight talented California and coastal artists. Hang Time will be displayed at Bridgette Mayer Gallery from Tuesday, June 6 to Saturday, July 29, 2023, with an opening reception and happy hour scheduled for Thursday, June 8, from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
The exhibition showcases fresh and captivating pieces by Ray Beldner, Carla Falb, Julie Goldstein, Ben Junta, Kaoru Mansour, Mark Tesi, Holly Wong, and Jason Woodside.
Ray Beldner’s sculptures synthesize the imagery and forms of well-known art historical periods with the organic shapes of the Sierra foothills. Carla Falb’s painting, Hang Time, which inspired the exhibition’s title, captures the mystical ambiance of amusement lights on a darkened pier. Ben Junta’s seascapes evoke the rhythmic peacefulness of floating in a calm ocean, while Mark Tesi’s large-scale photographs transport viewers to the glowing sunsets of the West Coast. Holly Wong creates ethereal mixed-media pieces that symbolize the beauty of freedom, growth, and transformation.
Returning gallery patrons will recognize Julie Goldstein’s playful and lively woodcuts depicting surf and sea imagery, Kaoru Mansour’s mixed-media canvases celebrating the joy of nature in everyday life, and Jason Woodside’s vibrant colors, patterns, and fades inspired by textiles, light, and nature.
Hang Time will be on view from Tuesday, June 6 to Saturday, July 29, with an opening reception and happy hour on Thursday, June 8, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm.