Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Art Exhibition at BC Space Gallery with 92-Year Old Laguna Beach Artist Paul Darrow

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA—BC Space Gallery presents Autumnal Recollections with Our Friend Paul on September 22nd through Nov 10, BC Space Gallery 235 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach.  Paul Darrow, at 92, is one of the elder statesmen of California art. He is still in the studio, still making work, and still exploring the mysteries of art and life. 

Paul's Cartoon

Fragment:  Holy Words 2000

Paul  Darrow is a longtime Laguna Beach resident; professor emeritus of Scripps College, cartoonist, sailor, musician, painter, assemblage artist, photographer, and great wit are some of what he is known for.  As a teacher, he has inspired many, and his students still visit, often bearing gifts.  His children and grandchildren are artists as well, including  Chris (best known as a musician), Eric, a potter, and Elizabeth Darrow Jones.  He is the proud head of this eclectic clan that all seem to have inherited the Darrow gifts.

As a cartoonist for the Claremont Courier he has contributed a couple of cartoons a week for over 50 years.  As a fine artist he has had numerous one person shows including a show in Memorial park in Claremont this spring. He was included recently in shows at the Pasadena Art Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art during the Getty-sponsored Pacific Standard Time exhibits.

Paul’s fine artwork is abstract. Based in experimentation and Buddhism, he seeks to discover the profound in the detritus, the clarity in the deliberately obscure, and the complex truth in simplicity. Using a variety of materials and techniques, Paul juxtaposes previously unrelated objects to create new meanings, surprises us with changes of scale, and just plain makes art in the spirit of play, much as he has for over 70 years.

In mounting this exhibition, BC Space Gallery shares Paul’s work and spirit on the equinox and the shortening of days that follows  as it pays homage to the great talent and superb person that is Paul Darrow and invites you to pay him a visit as the summer changes to fall.

An artist reception is scheduled for  September 22nd, 4:00-8:00 p.m. followed by an artists conversation and reception with Paul on closing day, November 10 from 3:00-5:00pm. Gallery hours are: Tuesday-Saturday 2-5pm

Please note that Gallery hours are irregular and event driven, but appointments for viewing may easily be arranged by contacting the gallery at (949) 697-5237 or

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