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I began collecting art when I was 28 years old. Looking at art and participating in the arts have been my fondest pursuits for the last three and a half decades. I have a very large art collection amassed over all these years. I am excited to show 57 artworks by 45 different artists that speak to my definition of “landscape”. The work presented in “Outside” represents art-making in Southern California from 1978 to 2010. Along with the stories that accompany each piece, I believe this exhibition offers an insight into the art world in SoCal for the last three decades. As compared with portraits and portraiture, for me, “landscape” is the pictorial plane on which “portraits” exist. Take away the creatures that have been invoked to represent a story and what is left is my concept of landscape. Landscape is what is outside a protagonist. A close-up of a horse is a portrait (as in George Stubbs (English 1724-1806)). A group of horses in a pasture is a landscape. The group of horses is part of the environment if they have not been singularly distinguished. The landscapes that I present are about what is outside an ascribed narrative. “Outside” is Doug’s broad term for “landscape”. Outside doesn’t have to exist in reality. It can be a composite of several images. It can be occupied figuratively or metaphorically. It can be a state of mind – but as compared with an abstraction – the viewer must receive firm reference points. I hope you enjoy your viewing and find the stories endearingly human. Doug Simay 8/2013

Arthur Ollman
Astrid Preston
Astrid Preston
Barrie Mottishaw
Barrie Mottishaw
Brent Riggs
Candice Gawne
Carol Nye
David Baze
David Fobes
David Moore
Dimitri Kozyrev
Ellen Irvine
Ernest Silva
Ernest Silva
Eugenia Geb
Garon Kiesel
Garon Kiesel
Gary Carlos
Gary Lang
George Dombeck
Gillian Theobald
Greg Reser
James Doolin
James Fee
James Fee
Joe Clower
John Divola
John Divola
John Gossage
John Humble
John Nava
Karla Klarin
Kim Reasor
Larry Gray
Lawrence Gipe
Lawrence Gipe
Leslie Lerner
Leslie Lerner
Mario Uribe
Michiel Daniel
Patricia Patterson
Paul Singdahlsen
Philipp Scholz Ritterman
Philipp Scholz Ritterman
Richard Misrach
Richard Sedivy
Richard Sedivy
Roger Herman
Salomon Huerta
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