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“Bridging the Abstract” Exhibition Featuring Hunter Biden and LABA Advisor/Artist Todd Williamson

Updated: Apr 5, 2023

Artist Todd Williamson stands in front of two of his paintings that were exhibited "The Sun is the Same" in Los Angeles, California in 2021.

New York City, New York, USA. 3rd April, 2023. “Bridging the Abstract” is a group exhibition that opens April 6th at the Georges Bergès Gallery in Soho, New York featuring the artwork of Hunter Biden, the son of U.S. President Biden, Elaine de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Todd Williamson, co-chairman and advisor of the Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA), Hisako Kobayashi, and others. Hunter Biden plans to attend the opening of the exhibition, amid the controversy surrounding the sales of his artwork that is priced between $75,000 and $500,000, and the overall business dealings of his family that has captured the interest of the media.

Elaine de Kooning was a portrait and landscape artist who died in 1989, and was married to Willem de Kooning, the famous Dutch-American painter. Helen Frankenthaler, an American abstract expressionist painter, who died in 2011, was best known for her large-scale paintings based on forms from nature. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts for her vital contributions to the art world that spanned six decades in abstract art.

Artist Todd Williamson

Todd Williamson is a Los Angeles-based contemporary artist and former Arts Commissioner for the City of West Hollywood, California. He studied at the American Academy in Rome Italy, the Nuove Opere Napoltane in Naples Italy, the Skopelos Foundation-Skopelos Greece, the Scuola Internazionale di grafic Venice, Italy, and the Louise Bourgeois’ Artists Salon in New York. Willliamson was the recipient of the prestigious Pollock Krasner Foundation award grant.

The artwork for Todd Williamson, Helen Frankenthaler, and Elaine de Kooning will be shown together in a fascinating display of abstract expressionism. All three artists are known for their use of color and their ability to capture emotion through their unique styles. Williamson's bold and vibrant works are complemented by Frankenthaler's more subdued and fluid pieces, which often feature subtle shifts in color and texture. Meanwhile, de Kooning's dynamic and energetic brushstrokes add an additional layer of complexity to the exhibit. Together, these three artists create a cohesive and visually stunning display of abstract expressionism that is sure to captivate audiences.

The announcement for the "Bridging the Abstract" art exhibition

Todd Williamson's recent exhibitions in Germany have been met with great acclaim. The Stadtmuseum Deggendorf showcased a vast collection of Williamson's work, spanning several years and featuring a range of styles and mediums. His use of color and texture was particularly highlighted in this exhibit, with many pieces featuring bold, vibrant colors and intricate layering techniques. Meanwhile, the Queens Gallery Zurich and Emmendingen exhibits focused more specifically on Williamson's recent works, which often feature a more minimalist approach to color and form. These exhibits showcased Williamson's ability to evolve as an artist while still maintaining his signature style. Overall, Todd Williamson's recent exhibitions in Germany were a testament to his talent and versatility as an artist.

George Bergès, owner of George Bergès Gallery

The entire LABA organization sent their warmest congratulations to Todd Williamson for being selected for this exhibition. LABA founder Joey Zhou, Princess Karen Cantrell, and LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang also sent their congratulations to George Bergès, the owner of Georges Bergès Gallery, for very successful exhibition at his gallery in New York.

Princess Karen Cantrell, Joey Zhou, and Todd Williamson

LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang

The Beverly Arts News is sponsored by the JHSZ International Art Institute


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