Larchmont Village ART SALON Opening Draws Crowds

Bronkar Art Salon Larchmont Village

Pretty Vacant, opened at the hot new art gallery in Larchmont Village known as Marcie Bronkar’s ART SALON to patrons of the LA art world as well as local friends and collectors.

Patricia Carroll and Marcie Bronkar were honored to welcome four established modern painters to our local community in celebration of the Pretty Vacant exhibition and ArtweekLA.

Marcie Bronkar and Patricia Carroll at the opening of their new show, Pretty Vacant, at ART SALON on Larchmont
Marcie Bronkar and Patricia Carroll at the opening of their new show, Pretty Vacant, at ART SALON on Larchmont

“We were thrilled to see what a positive turn out we had and how everyone responded to the works and concept of the exhibition,”said Marcie Bronkar. “It was busy until 10 PM.”

The show is a selection of works from a larger exhibit organized by artist Yvette Gellis at the home of architect Jann Williams. The work of four artists, all well established with national recognition of their work, is available for sale. The artists, Yvette Gellis, Walpa D’Mark, Constance Mallinson and Martin Durazo, are all quite different from each other in style and medium.

Bronkar and Gellis , good friends and colleagues of Williams organized the larger Pretty Vacant exhibit to illustrate the interaction between architecture and art. Gellis presents an abstracted vision of urban life in her paintings. She has 11 pieces in the exhibit including drawings, painting and mixed media works.

Martin Durazo’s abstract paintings inspired by graffiti comprise more than half of the show. Constance Mallinson has three exquisite small representational paintings, a significant departure from her usual very large scale work. Walpa D’Mark’s colorful canvases round out the exhibit.

The show runs through February 24. Open Thursday through Sunday & by appointment (323) 957-5121. or visit www.myartsalon.com.

Bronkar in center, with artists Constance Mallison on left and Yvette Gellis on right.
Bronkar in center, with artists Constance Mallison on left and Yvette Gellis on right.
Bronkar and Carroll with artists featured in show, Walpa D'Mark, Yvette Gellis, Constance Mallinson and Martin Durazo
Bronkar and Carroll with artists featured in show:  Walpa D’Mark, Yvette Gellis, Constance Mallinson and Martin Durazo.

 

Patti Carroll and friends
Patti Carroll (c) with  friends Ted Russell and Kay Saatchi.

 

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Attending the show: Frank Moser, Caroline Labiner, Patricia Lombard and William Simon.

 

See some of the artwork in our earlier Larchmont Buzz story.

Photographs courtesy of Lauren Elsner.

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About Patricia Lombard

Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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