A couple of weeks ago I went to Anne M. Bray’s art show reception at Tag Gallery in Santa Monica. My husband, Hugo, met me there. The gallery is located in the Bergomot Station Art Center, a large industrial complex that was once a stop for the Red Line Trolley. The trolley is long gone, but the crowds still decent upon the area, only now they’re looking for artwork instead of a ride to the ocean. Anne’s gallery opening coincided with a number of other events which made for a crazed parking lot scene, lot of great people watching and some wonderful art, of course.
The photos below were part of the MOPLA, or month of photography Los Angeles, group exhibition at the Robert Bergman Gallery. Hugo and I both loved the street portraits by John Valadez. The tube top and high-waisted jeans were fashionable in the early 1980s. After a few decades of low-rise jeans the style looks pretty great again. These photos make me wish I had a tube top.
I’ve always loved Anne’s artwork. I have two of her watercolors and I would love a few more. The set of paintings at the gallery were inspired by her daily commute. You can see them all here.
The complex was bustling with people, most of whom were dressed casually, but there were a few interesting outfits in the bunch. I especially liked the woman in the high-low white tulle evening gown and combat boots. Another woman wore a very pretty green vintage-looking dress. I wore a plaid high-low dress over leggings to thank Anne for drawing me in the outfit. You can see her sketch of me here.
I had a lot of fun. Gone to any gallery openings recently?