On May 26th, a classmate of my daughter's was murdered while trying to aid two girls who were being verbally assaulted by a white supremacist. It took place on a Portland commuter train in broad daylight, but could have occurred anywhere in America these days. By all accounts, he was a very decent and kind boy. Taliesin's last words, as he lay dying on a sidewalk far from his family were, " Tell everyone on the train that I love them."
There are no words to speak, only actions to be taken. My resources and talents are limited. But together, my family and friends, we are going to raise money for a memorial stipend or scholarship in his name at Reed College.
The print is 16" by 20" on archival paper, using archival inks. Edition of 100 at this size. Each is signed. Please note, shipping is included.
A rotation of seasonal images is permanently in the Gabba Gallery Salon.
In his latest exhibition, photographer Jeffrey Sklan continues with his signature botanical series. Each stunning shot captures an individual flower in splendid detail. The photographs read like portraits with each bloom simply and elegantly presented as a unique amalgamation of texture, color, shape, beauty, and even imperfection.
Opening night reception takes place Saturday, February 18th from 7-11pm. The event is free and open to the public. Also showing: Christopher James, Spacegoth, and 8333. Curated by Jason Ostro. DJ Jonathan Williams spinning. Sponsored by Original New York Seltzer. Street parking or $8 at 3001 Beverly Blvd or Uber/Lyft. Gabba Gallery is located at 3126 Beverly Blvd.
On view through March 11. Gallery hours: Weds-Sat noon-3pm and by appointment.
3126 Beverly Blvd - Los Angeles
Miami Born, California Raised ~ Photographer Jeffrey Sklan creates poetic, modern images with flowers, Bonny Taylor curated his recent show and said this of his style and keen eye. "This exhibition presents images of flowers, illustrating the guileless beauty of our natural floral world. Sklan's work demonstrates the patience of an artist willing to wait for his subject to grow up—literally.There are over 1000 images in this project spanning a decade ,of which 49 will be exhibited. Through the artist's unique perspective, this photographic collection explores its flowers as subjects presented to the audience in large-scale contemporary pigment prints. "Flowers have been used and recreated in art for centuries by countless artists.Human beings are naturally drawn to their magic, mystery, and fragrance; we seem to never stop looking for them. Flowers have always represented many qualities significant to occasions that we celebrate, from birth to death. They may be humankind's first muse. Sklan’s work appears on a centuries’ long continuum that embodies visions of a quality we all long to capture—natural perfection." Jeffrey Sklan lives in Los Angeles, working on commissioned and personal projects. His art is in the homes of private collectors throughout the country.
"Jeffrey Sklan," (Group Show) Quixote Studios, Hollywood, CA. January 20, 2018 - March 15, 2018.
"Wish List," Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. November 18 - December 16, 2017
"Crate Digger," Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. August 20 - September 10, 2017
"Jeffrey Sklan : Black + Bloom," Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. February 28 - March 16, 2017
“Jeffrey Sklan : Black + Bloom,” photo l.a., Los Angeles, CA. January 12 - January 15, 2017.
"Wish List," (Group Show) Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. November 12, 2016
"Crate Digger," (Group Show) Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. August 20 - September 10, 2016
“Jeffrey Sklan : In Bloom," photo l.a., Los Angeles, CA. January 21 - January 24, 2016.
“Jeffrey Sklan : In Bloom," Icon Gallery. Los Angeles, CA. July 11 - August 31, 2015.