Two radically different exhibitions are currently on view at the Berggruen Gallery through June 10—Austin Eddy’s Even An Island Has the Ocean and Sarah Blaustein: Recent Paintings.
The first floor of the gallery is home to Eddy’s work, which comprises paintings, works on paper, and bronze sculptures. Inspired by Etel Adnan’s book of poetry, The Spring Flower’s Own & The Manifestation of the Voyage, themes of isolation and impermanence run sturdy currents throughout the show.
Upstairs, a more distinct exuberance can be found in Blaustein’s work— paintings made with acrylic, ink, and water that invite an intimate metaphysical mediation.
The Berggruen Gallery has specialized in the exhibition and sale of contemporary and 20th Century art for 53 years and is known for augmenting the careers of Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Diebenkorn, and Ed Ruscha.
The gallery, located at 10 Hawthorne Street, is free to visit and the staff is friendly and very willing to answer questions. The hours of operation are 10 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday.