bG Gallery presents a solo exhibit by artist Jim Barrett. Working in Los Angeles for the past forty five years, Jim Barrett finds inspiration in the magic landscape and people of the area. This body of work is an exploration of Los Angeles diversity and the complexity of the human condition. The exhibit will also feature the world premiere of Barrett's massive 30ft multi-panel work War Complex.
“It is tempting to fit people into neat categories: bag lady, illegal alien, redneck, conservative, liberal, simple, bite size portions that are easy to digest in order to fulfill some seeming need we all have to fit the "others" into one category or another. In my attempt to shed the labels, these paintings have turned into an invitation of sorts as well: an introduction to you to meet my neighbors and the neighborhoods that I've shared with them over the years.” -Jim Barrett