Preview: Richard Shelton, “50 Years of Painting” at Temporary Space
On March 21, Richard Shelton, “50 Years of Painting” opens at Temporary Space, featuring fifty works covering the fifty years of Shelton’s career. Shelton, whose work is in the Smithsonian Art Institute’s Hirshorn Museum and other museums in the United States, chose the paintings not based on the subjective “good/better/best” but rather to reflect pivotal moments in his life and pivotal moments in social change, as well as shifts in perspective and style.Throughout his career Shelton has pursued painting with an unswerving concern to portray the underlying motives of our actions.
Shelton uses the average American as his subjects, probing issues of alienation, corporate culture, and gender politics. The ongoing development of his painting technique as well as his perfection of figurative painting are apparent in this show.
Temporary Space manifests Richard Shelton’s vision for a 21st century model of an art gallery. Shelton’s exhibition, “Richard Shelton–50 Years of Painting,” curated by Fatemeh Burnes is the first the exhibition for Temporary Space which merges a traditional brick and mortar gallery with e-commerce.
There are catalog essays by Shana Nys Dambrot, Peter Frank and John Seed for this first exhibition of Richard Shelton’s work.
Temporary Space, at its 5522 Wilshire Blvd location, will be open through November, 2015, and will showcase two exhibitions of Shelton’s work, before moving to a Downtown Los Angeles location in 2016. Future exhibitions are planned in other cities.
“Richard Shelton–50 Years of Painting,” hangs through May 2, 2015. The opening reception will be quite a bash–food truck and drinks!
Richard Shelton–50 Years of Painting
March 21 through May 2, 2015
Opening reception March 21, 6pm to 10pm
5522 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Monday-Saturday, 10am to 8pm
Top: Suzanne and the Elders
Avant Garde / Avant Guardian
Totem to Man 3
Red (view 1)
Clock and Glasses
Two Adams #2
Untitled (Self Portrait)