Raymond Saunders’ Recent Work at the Lora Schlesinger Gallery

We just had the pleasure of attending Raymond Saunders Recent Work Opening Exhibition at the Lora Schlesinger Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica.  This will be his 10th solo exhibition with Lora Schlesinger Gallery. The Exhibition opened on September 5th and is on view through October 17th. 

Raymond Saunders has been an important presence in American Contemporary Art for over 50 years. Reminiscent of Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Raymond Saunders’ thematic paintings have remained unclassifiable and singular. Unique in its expression, within each piece his voice is heard in dialogue with itself; like a freestyle jazz session where various instruments interact and respond with chance and intention, with rawness, and control.

Raymond Saunders studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania, earning a B.F.A at Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1960. In 1961, he received a M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. Saunders has received multiple awards such as the Prix de Rome, 1964-1966, and the National Endowment for the Arts Award in 1977 and 1984, as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1976. His work is held in numerous collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

The gallery is located in the Bergamot Station Art Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, B5b, Santa Monica. For additional information please call (310) 828-1133, view our website at www.loraschlesinger.com, or e-mail: gallery@loraschlesinger.com.

GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Fridays 10:00 – 5:30 p.m., Saturdays 11:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Pictured: (L to R): Ed Ruscha, Lora Schlesinger of Lora Schlesinger Gallery and Raymond Saunders.

Untitled (RS15-034) mixed media on panel 48 x 48-1/2

Untitled (RS15-034) mixed media on panel 48 x 48-1/2″

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