SERGE GAY JR.
Rye Not, 2019
Acrylic & Graphite on Canvas
36 x 36 x 1.5 in
Signed on Lower Right
This work was included in Serge Gay Jr.'s "P.S. I Love You" solo exhibition at Voss Gallery (October 11 - November 2, 2019). The Desert Sun interviewed the artist—read the article here! View install photographs of the exhibition and event photographs from the Opening Reception on our website.
ABOUT THE "P.S. I LOVE YOU" SERIES
Composed as a love letter to Palm Springs, “P.S. I Love You” captures the artist’s fondness for the iconic destination lodged in the stylish Mid-Century Modern design. Popularized in the 1930s as a fashionable getaway for the Hollywood elite, the human-built utopia has become a haven for creatives lured to the vast desert as an artistic escape and source for inspiration. The open and elemental landscape serves as a limitless canvas to project fantasies onto. Illustrating the surreal and alluring nature of the oasis, Gay Jr. surrounds saturated scenes of leisure with monochromatic dreamlike markings in admiration for a city notorious for nurturing self-expression.
“Palm Springs inspires me to be creative in every way. In all its glory, I want to celebrate this beautiful place that I love. This is the story of how the city–which I consider to be a work of art and world treasure–makes me feel.” –Serge Gay Jr.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Learn more about Serge Gay Jr. and his graphic realistic paintings.
HANGING & CARE
Artwork is ready to hang on the wall; hanging wire is secured on the back (nail and hook needed; 20 lb picture hanger advised). Dust with a microfiber cloth to clean.