bG Gallery is pleased to present 60 Years of Art, a solo exhibition featuring the works of artist Ralph Allen Massey.

Exhibit Dates: June 18th – July 10th, 2022

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 18th, 2022 from 4-7pm PDT

Artist Talk: Saturday, June 25th, 2022 from 11am – 12pm PDT

Bergamot Summer Soiree/Artist Walk Through: Saturday, July 9th, 2022 from 12-1pm PDT

American visual artist Ralph Allen Massey was born in 1938, the exact year when action comic figures such as Superman were just being introduced to the world. The artist now has been pushing the boundaries between popular and ‘high’ art for six decades and has exhibited his work throughout America. While blending popular imagery of sculpture, figurines, and lush paintings in an original composition pushing the edges of his paintings into shaped wall sculpture, Massey’s works manipulate and redefine the many familiar icons. Widely known for his tendency to juxtapose contemporary fine art with more comical and playful pieces, the artist has amassed signature appeal amongst popular culture lovers and art collectors alike. 

The current show, 60 Years of Art is an immersive experience into the ethos of Massey, celebrating his 60 years as a practicing artist. Ralph began his artistic journey after leaving his military service. His work is loaded with the nostalgic playthings of his rich history. The exhibit features a large body of new work as well as a survey of historical works with “offsets.” Offsets are contemporary highlights with the works that act as dialogue and a diptych with the historical highlighting aspects as though a magnifying glass from the artist’s reminiscences.