New Artist at George Billis Gallery LA
George Billis Gallery is please to announce a new contemporary artist to the Los Angeles Gallery Roster. Danny Heller is a local painter who tends to focus on the region’s suburbs and mid-century architecture as they relate to the surrounding environment. The hard edge, graphic sensibilities of said artists can be seen in certain pieces of Heller’s work that reduce the flat roof of a tract home or the stark contrast of a cast shadow into a diagonal that bisects the painting. Warm sunsets cast light on the landscape and architecture, but also envelop it with a glowing atmosphere. Aside from the obvious comparisons made between two artists that capture the strict geometry and dramatic lighting found in the architecture of Richard Neutra, William Krisel, or E. Stewart Williams, Shulman’s photos have imparted techniques of compressing space into a single spatial plane and creating a strong composition. And that is to say nothing about the architects of the period, whose work is not only captured in Heller’s paintings, but also whose same general approach to design he employs: the delicate balance of form and color, and the careful attention to the economy of materials.
Danny Heller received his BA in paintings from UC Santa Barbara in 2004 and has exhibited extensively throughout Southern California as well as in Denver, Chicago, Washington DC, And Boulonge-Billancourt, France. His work has been published in Southwest Art, CA Modern Magazine, Atomic Ranch Magazine, North Valley Community News, and New American Paintings #73. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
After establishing a successful contemporary art gallery in New York, George Billis opened his Los Angeles gallery in 2004. With galleries in Chelsea and Culver City, George Billis Gallery provides a dynamic exchange of contemporary artists between the art centers of New York and Los Angeles. The gallery shows painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed media works and is dedicated predominantly to exhibiting emerging to mid-career artists with a focus on Southern California artists.
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