Betsy Clark: The Exiles
"The Exiles" Art Opening featuring Artist Betsy Clark
EarthWE Gallery of Bergamot Station, Santa Monica is pleased to announce the opening of the first solo exhibit for Artist Betsy Clark, on January 30th, from 6-10 PM
Raised in the small town of Walnut Creek in the Bay Area, and currently living in Venice, California, Betsy Clark is an actress, painter and mother with a flair for color and a love of elegance. As a child she held multiple jobs while in high school, one of which led her to modeling. Her drive propelled her to become a model and actress, appearing in multiple national commercials and independent movies.
Clark began painting 15 years ago, and is excited about this first solo exhibit of over 30 mixed–media works. This series, called “The Exiles” are portraits created of elegant women from her imagination, who look as if they are from another country and era. Says Clark, “I imagine these women have had really hard times, yet they are all so proud and dignified, and have put their best outfit on for some special occasion or party, where they may not really fit in…”
In a style reminiscent of Modigliani, the works are vividly painted in simple poses, stylized with elongated necks, proud features, and dressed in bits of fabric that Clark has collected from her travels. There are no smiles on any of them, yet the work has a decidedly optimistic feeling. Clark reflects, ”I am most proud of putting a smile on peoples faces. My mom and dad used to say to me 'Bets, you are a shining light in the room.' If I can show that through my paintings and have my light shine till the day I die, then I am a happy, grateful woman!” Come see this exhibit – and smile – for yourself!
EarthWE is located at 2525 Michigan Avenue, Building D5, Santa Monica 90404.
“The Exiles” opens January 30 with an artist reception from 6-10 pm, and will run for 6 weeks.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11-6 pm.
Visit Betsy's artist webpage, here.
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2525 Michigan Avenue, D5
Santa Monica, CA 90404 US