Les Biller

June 27 – August 8, 2015

Les Biller

Installation view.  2015

Les Biller

Installation view.  2015

Les Biller

The Music Center.  1999-2003

Oil on linen, framed

60 7/8 x 72 7/8”

 

(LBi15 14)

 

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Poppaea.  2005

Oil on canvas, framed

87 ½ x 132”

 

(LBi15 15)

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Veterans Affairs.  2014

Oil on canvas, framed

48 ½ x 63”

 

(LBi15 16)

Les Biller

Homeland.  2015

Oil on canvas, framed

38 ½ x 74 ¾”

 

(LBi15 17)

Les Biller

Installation view.  2015

Les Biller

Installation view.  2015

Les Biller

Downtown From Chinatown.  2005

Oil on paper, framed

12 ¾ x 16 ¾”

 

(LBi15 18)

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Radiant Disclosures.  1984

Acrylic, sumi ink on paper, mounted on foam core, framed

36 5/8 x 48 ¾”                                                                          

 

(LBi15 19)     

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Honey In the Heart.  1984

Acrylic, sumi ink on paper, mounted on foam core, framed

36 ¾ x 48 ¾”

 

(LBi15 20)

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Just a Moment.  2007

Oil, silver leaf on canvas, framed

89 ½ x 138”

 

(LBi15 21)

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Grotto Swimmer.  2014

Oil on canvas, framed

29 x 29”  

 

(LBi15 22)

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Golden Mountain.  2005

Oil on canvas, framed

63 x 67”

 

(LBi15 23)

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Moonlight Becomes You.  2010

Oil on canvas, framed

42 ½ x 63”

 

(LBi15 24)

Les Biller

Follies.  2014

Watercolor on paper, framed

16 ¾ x 12 ¾”

 

(LBi15 25)

Les Biller

Guilin: Lone Peak.  2000

Pastel on paper, framed

16 ¾ x 20 5/8”

 

(LBi15 26)

Les Biller

Guilin: Many Peaks.  2000

Pastel on paper, framed

16 ¾ x 20 ¾”

 

(LBi15 27)

Press Release

Informed by the vibrant pacific sunlight in Los Angeles & Hawaii, and the intrigues of visiting China & living in Japan, Les Biller presents his 3rd exhibition of representational, landscape & abstract paintings with Rosamund Felsen Gallery.

Verbose in vigor and voluptuous in verve, these robust works brim over with activity & commotion. Portraiture, still life & landscape coalesce with cubist composition & Matissean sensuality while distinctive people, jocular animals, succulent foliage & lush objects are rendered in decadent interiors & extravagant exteriors. Some of these subjects are sourced from real life whereas others are authored from the imagination. Chimes of color radiate as movement springs from quickness of brush, all the while rendering unique feelings of perception, light, foreground & depth.

In variance, reflective & solitary, watercolor mountain landscapes align with a separate series of abstract works from his past to backlight this latest exhibition.

Les Biller was invited into the gallery’s roster in 2014. He held teaching positions at UCLA from 1964-1975 as well as University of Hawaii from 1975-1980, has received awards from LA County Museum Annual Prize as well as a Fullbright Grant. His one-artist exhibitions include shows at College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA; State Foundation of Culture & the Arts, Honolulu; Contemporary Arts Center, Honolulu; Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara; & Frederick Wight Gallery, UCLA to name a few.