Grady Gordon's "If It Was A Snake It Would Have Bit You" @ Public Land

Grady Gordon transcends to his native state of New Mexico in order to re-imagine the geography, fauna, flora and iconography of his childhood in a new exhibition entitled, If It Was a Snake It Would Have Bit You, inside Public Land Gallery. Detouring completely from his usual subject matter, the Oakland-based artist has created an entirely new body of work for this exhibition, employing his skills in both monotype printing and sculpture. “I was channeling a lot from what I saw as a kid exploring the desert, collecting objects and bringing them home to stack or assemble,” Grady explains. Using New Mexico as his muse, Grady sought to re-create snapshots of his memory, while exploring the consistent shapes and textures found in this arresting Southwestern region. When asked about the usage of snakes throughout many of the works, Grady explained, “I have always had a kinship and love towards snakes. The title of the exhibition is a saying I would hear [often] as a child. A saying many people would utter.”

 Born in Sante Fe, New Mexico, Grady Gordon is an artist and teacher who resides in Oakland, CA, and has received a BFA from CCA. His previous showings include Athen B. Gallery in Oakland, Flatcolor Gallery in Portland, Superchief Gallery in Los Angeles and more.

 If It Was a Snake It Would Have Bit You will be on view at Public Land Gallery from March 30th – April 17th, 2019. There will also be a zine published in conjunction with this exhibition and available for purchase. For price and availability inquiries, please email info@publiclandstore.com

Grady Gordon art show in Public Land Sacramento

Greg Ito's "Time Traveler" @ Public Land

Greg Ito will present one of his tailored installations for his exhibition Time Traveler, inside Public Land Gallery opening Saturday, December 1st from 6-9 P.M. In his first ever solo exhibition in Sacramento, the Los Angeles-based artist presents a group of new paintings and companion objects that study a surreal world where time is exposed of its basic phases of day, twilight, and night. Ito's exploration is recorded through bold, crisp renditions of his lexicon of symbols, settings, and color-coded compositions, all of which take the viewer along his journey through time, space, and adventure.

 Greg Ito is an artist who works and resides in Los Angeles, California, and received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2008. His past exhibitions include Los Angeles galleries Artcubed, Club Pro, and Shulamit Nazarian, New York’s Jeffrey Deitch gallery, Andrew Rafacz in Chicago, IL, and Et al. in San Francisco, CA.

 Time Traveler will be on view at Public Land Gallery from December 1st – January14th, 2019. For price and availability inquiries, email info@publiclandstore.com.

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