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IN LIVING COLOR

Breathtaking artistry in all colors of the rainbow

BY BRIANNE BROWN

ROY G. BIV is a name many learned in elementary school. A simple mnemonic device to help you remember the colors of the rainbow—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet—these are the primary colors that make up our world. But which one in particular inspires our favorite artists and their respective works?

Coup D’etat
Coup D’etat

LEGENDS GALLERY, LA JOLLA

Currently on display at Legends Gallery on Prospect Street is Tom Everhart’s Peanuts-inspired works. While virtually every color of the rainbow can be found in these paintings, green pervades many of them, subtly underscoring works such as Coup D’etat and taking a front-row seat in Venice Moon Dogg E. These limited-edition prints are inspired by Charles Schulz’s iconic comic strip and use the characters as visual subject matter.

Legends Gallery, 1205 Prospect Street, Suite B, La Jolla 858.456.9900 legendsgallerylajolla.com

IAN ELY PHOTOGRAPHY

Perhaps more than any one color in particular, Ian Ely’s remarkable photographs are notable for their contrast of many colors. His Sol Emphasis, for example, showcases a litany of colors, from the purples and pinks of the sky above to the yellows and oranges shining through to the blues and greens of the water. “To me, a blue sky is boring,” Ely says. “I prefer an aspect of drama, a contrasting variety of colors.”

Ian Ely Photography, 1141 Prospect Street, La Jolla 858.291.8084 ianely.com

Sol Emphasis
Sol Emphasis
Salutation
Salutation
Cathedrali Vitis
Cathedrali Vitis
Aqua Veil
Aqua Veil

Martin Lawrence Galleries

Gallery mainstay Kerry Hallam is on display at Martin Lawrence Galleries in La Jolla, and it’s hard to imagine a Hallam work without thinking in shades of blue. Featuring windswept seascapes and iconic landscapes via acrylic on canvas or hand-pulled serigraph, pieces such as Southern California feature the blues of the ocean which subtly transition to the blue hues of the mountains beyond. Other Hallam works include unique nautical charts with acrylic atop vintage maps. Approaches to San Diego is one of these one-of-a-kind works, and the blues of the San Diego Bay offset against the inset maps of Mission Bay and the Gulf of Santa Catalina evoke relaxing ocean breezes and perfect California summers. 

Martin Lawrence Galleries, 1111 Prospect Street, Suite 140, La Jolla 858.551.1122 martinlawrence.com

Southern California
Southern California

Art Auction

Art auctions date back centuries and were originally how art was traded amongst the elite members of society. Since the 1970s, contemporary art markets have been impacted by art auctions. The classic rule remains, however, that if you really want a truly remarkable piece of art, you must be willing to pay more than anyone else. A number of traditions are observed during art auctions, but they generally follow the same process: art pieces are listed in a brochure that promotes the artwork up for auction; art is divided into lots; you will receive a bidder’s card that you will use to bid or outbid other attendees; and a buyer’s premium—a percentage of the final sale price—is added to your bid to cover costs such as shipping and handling, paperwork, etc.

Don’t miss the Martin Lawrence Galleries West Coast art auction in Costa Mesa, CA, on September 29. This is a superb opportunity for seasoned collectors and novices alike to acquire rare offerings and truly unique pieces. For more information, visit martinlawrence.com.

Approaches to San Diego
Approaches to San Diego