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Bedri Baykam “Visual Adventures” – VIP Cocktail Reception (Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts Gallery)
January 18 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Please join us to celebrate “VISUAL ADVENTURES (Dimensions + Time)” – Extended by Popular Demand!!
Bedri Baykam’s solo exhibition in Los Angeles at the Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, opened its doors on the 7th of December 2019, with a 5-hour long reception that hosted hundreds of guests.
Baykam’s 4D works – highly developed lenticulars holding 20 to 25 layers of depth, that had been shown previously in several other museums such as the Berlin Akademie der Künste, Barcelona Picasso Museum, Paris Pinacotheque and Roland Garros Museums, as well as several art fairs and galleries worldwide – were seen for the first time by Los Angeles based art lovers, who were very impressed by discovering Baykam’s fresh and new world of images.
Alongside the 4Ds, Baykam’s exhibit is comprised of his recent canvas works, as well as his well-known “EmptyFrame” inscripted with his famous 1987 logo “This Has Been Done Before”.
The “Art History Map” that Baykam completed in 2019 was also presented to the LA art audience at the Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts exhibit with its different edition forms in size and surface (canvas and laminated paper). Hand prepared as an artwork in six months and published as an edition.
Baykam’s Art History Map and exhibit were featured on the December 2019 cover of the Art Walk Gallery Guide published by the Los Angeles Times.
In an event at UCLA, prepared jointly with IAA/USA, Baykam held a speech about his Art History Map, the official declaration of “World Art Day” only a month ago in Paris at the General Conference of UNESCO. This speech followed Baykam’s proposal, as World President of IAA, to the UNESCO Executive Board in 2018. The Turkish General Consul of LA, Mr. Can Oğuz, as well as his guest, the Azerbaijan General Consul Nasimi Aghayev were also present the UCLA event.
Baykam’s recently published book in English “Guerilla Carries No Umbrella” was first launched in Los Angeles. The publication of 460 pages comprises two sections, on art and politics. It contains several articles by Baykam about the rights of non-western Artists, as well as his struggles for a world with a better democracy, human rights and freedom of speech record, among many others. The book is about to be launched in Turkey on January 13, 2020.
Well-known LA -based art critic Peter Frank has written an extensive article about Baykam, which newly defines his works as “Pop-Expressionist”.
Given the extraordinary response to and continually growing interest in Bedri Baykam’s exhibit, Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts has extended the exhibit “Visual Adventures” until February 1st.
Exhibition Dates: December 7th, 2019 – February 1st , 2020.
Please join us for one of our upcoming Events –
Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk:
WHEN: Thursday, January 9th from 6pm – 10pm
VIP Cocktail Reception – in the presence of the artist:
WHEN: Saturday, January 18th from 5pm – 10pm.
Artist Talk moderated by Peter Frank – small reception to follow:
WHEN: Sunday, January 19th from 3pm – 5pm.
WHERE: GDCA Gallery – 727 S Spring Street / LA, CA 90014
(between 7th & 8th Streets)
710 & 712 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014 (between 7th & 8th Streets).
817 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014 (between 8th & 9th Streets). $10.00 Flat Rate – CASH ONLY – Attendant on Premises – Closes at 03:00 am