Past Exhibitions

SHIRZAN

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Simard Bilodeau Contemporary is proud to present Shirzan, the debut solo exhibition of 24-year-old, Iranian American painter, Yalda Sepahpour.

 

Sepahpour’s new body of work continues the fluid evolution of her meditation on female empowerment. While her themes remain consistent, this series of paintings is the first she has completed since receiving her MA, and the first to engage her complete concentration and focus. With the constraints of academia behind her, Sepahpour’s unique vision of feminism has blossomed. She steadfastly conjures imagery that blurs the line between metaphorical and historical.  The female subjects in her paintings possess physical strength, grace, independence, and beauty.  They glide across the canvas draped in robes, perhaps on their way to go to battle, or perhaps they ride to feel freedom in the wind. The horses Sepahpour presents mimic the unrestrained quality of her women.  Together, they are a formidable pair that manages to appear centuries old while represented timeless and contemporary ideas of women in power. The title of this exhibition, Shirzan, is a Persian word that translates literally to “lion woman,” and colloquially to a fierce or powerful woman, capturing both the spirit of the artist and the subjects of her work.

 

Yalda Sepahpour (b. 1995, Tehran, Iran, lives and works in Laguna Beach, California) holds a BFA from The Laguna College of Art and Design. Her work has been shown at The Los Angeles Art Show, Aqua Art Miami, The Shanghai Art Fair, Art Palm Springs, Art Beijing, and is part of significant private and corporate art collections in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

 

THE MERRY MAKERS

Simard Bilodeau Contemporary, is pleased to present The Merry Makers, a solo exhibition by Illinois-based pop surrealist painter, Carrie Pearce.  This collection offers the viewer a peak into the fantastical mind of Pearce, who perceives reality with a childlike curiosity and finds magic in the forgotten, the strange, and the macabre. As The Merry Makers leads the viewer down a yellow brick road of sorts, he or she will be transported to world of Ina, a child for whom imagination and wonder have lifted out of tragedy, and the muse of this collection of work.Simard Bilodeau Contemporary, is pleased to present The Merry Makers, a solo exhibition by Illinois-based pop surrealist painter, Carrie Pearce.  This collection offers the viewer a peak into the fantastical mind of Pearce, who perceives reality with a childlike curiosity and finds magic in the forgotten, the strange, and the macabre. As The Merry Makers leads the viewer down a yellow brick road of sorts, he or she will be transported to world of Ina, a child for whom imagination and wonder have lifted out of tragedy, and the muse of this collection of work.

On Paper

A group exhibition dedicated to showcasing the creativity and talent of our artists on a previously un-represented medium at the gallery – paper. 

Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez, Carrie Pearce, Yalda Sepahpour, Julie Bell, Larry Lewis, Mark Arian, Haojie Liang, Ying Jingjing, Alfredo Romero, Maïlo, and Saturno Butto will each be showing two to five pieces of work. On Paper is a celebration of imagination, with no common theme binding these artists together. Besides the use of paper, artists choose freely between water color, charcoal, ink, et cetera.

Vestiges of Our Times

Simard Bilodeau Contemporary is pleased to present Vestiges of Our Times, a solo exhibition by Alfredo Romero. This collection is the culmination of many years of experimental technique, and an observance of a country in flux, Mexico.  

“The collection, Vestiges of our Times is a proposal for restoration and conservation. It´s aesthetic emerges from the convergence of the modern and the old, resisting a categorization within a genre, and inviting the observer to return to a not so distant past.” 

Simard Bilodeau Contemporary is pleased to present Vestiges of Our Times, a solo exhibition by Alfredo Romero. This collection is the culmination of many years of experimental technique, and an observance of a country in flux, Mexico.  

“The collection, Vestiges of our Times is a proposal for restoration and conservation. It´s aesthetic emerges from the convergence of the modern and the old, resisting a categorization within a genre, and inviting the observer to return to a not so distant past.” 

We Become What we Behold

Simard Bilodeau Contemporary is pleased to present Vestiges of Our Times, a solo exhibition by Alfredo Romero. This collection is the culmination of many years of experimental technique, and an observance of a country in flux, Mexico.  

“The collection, Vestiges of our Times is a proposal for restoration and conservation. It´s aesthetic emerges from the convergence of the modern and the old, resisting a categorization within a genre, and inviting the observer to return to a not so distant past.” 

Shades of Reality

With a unique sensibility for color and an affinity for dopamine-producing tonal combinations, emerging painter Liang Haojie bridges the gap between the digital and spiritual realties of our modern world.

 

Simard Bilodeau Contemporary Shanghai presents the first solo exhibition of emerging Chinese painter, Liang Hoajie.  

Dec 5 - January 10, 2019

Shades of Reality

Through the power of crystals and the purity of color.

 

Simard Bilodeau Contemporary Shanghai presents the first solo exhibition of emerging Chinese painter, Ying Jingjing.  

July 5 - September 5, 2018

Palimpsets

  A  Solo Exhibition of Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez

 

  May 17- June 16 2018

 

Looking Through the Glass

A Special Exhibition Presented at the 2018 LA Art Show

January 11-14 2018

by artist Harmonia Rosales & artist/actor Aldis Hodge

Adeela and Baingana by Harmonia Rosales and Aldis Hodge, the first two paintings in the series Through the Looking Glass were birthed from the act of cultural introspection. 

In the spirit of a social experiment, the artists encourage themselves and the viewer to engage in an inner dialogue regarding society’s perception of cultures not recognized as one’s own.  

Through the Looking Glass raises questions about the effects of our educational conduits to foreign cultures, as well as the viewer’s responsibility to pursue an accepting and socially aware perspective. 

 

B.I.T.C.H.

(Black Imaginary to Counter Hegemony)

September 2017, Harmonia Rosales 

 

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