bG Gallery is pleased to present “Oblivion Monstrosus,” an elaborate installation by Canadian artist Jim Holyoak. Jim will take advantage of the gallery’s movable walls to create a labyrinthine installation of monsters from the past, present, and future.

This will be Holyoak’s first solo exhibit in the US in over 3 years. He returns after a busy year of museum exhibits in Canada and a series of residencies across Europe. Jim is gaining critical acclaim for his larger-than-life, awe-inspiring, interactive ink installations. His work portrays the bridges and boundaries between perception, memory and fantasy. Jim blends traditional Chinese ink study with contemporary western approaches, while monsters dinosaurs and endangered animals blur in and out of surreal metamorphic landscapes.

stems from Keith’s previously acclaimed publication of translations of
the ancient Chinese poets Du Fu and Li Bai. In this volume Holyoak
creates contemporary poetry in ancient Chinese style. The marriage of
eastern and western styles is echoed in Jim Holyoak’s illustrations for
the volume using traditional Chinese ink painting techniques.

Show Duration: December 12th 2012 – January 2013

Public Viewing Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 12:00pm – 6:00pm, Thursday – Saturday 12:00pm – 10:00pm

Location: bG GALERY (Bleicher/Golightly Gallery) 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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