'Rainbow Crosswalks' Exhibit Extended Into November

Artist Martin Duvander will extend his show "Rainbow Crosswalks" at the James Gray Gallery in Santa Monica.

[The following is a press release from James Gray Gallery.]

In response to the support for artist Martin Duvander's LGBT-themed “Rainbow Crosswalks” exhibit, James Gray Gallery in Santa Monica has announced that the show has been extended through November 11.

Duvander was inspired by the City of West Hollywood’s crosswalks painted the colors of the LGBT rainbow flag, a project he championed that has since received worldwide attention.

Capturing a street art vibe blended with classical abstractism, “Rainbow Crosswalks” includes mixed media paintings of LGBT luminaries and the equality movement.

“Martin’s work is not only thoughtful and exciting but also invokes a great sense of pride," said gallery owner James Gray. "I am happy and honored to have extended his exhibition until November 11.

"Rainbow Crosswalks” marks the gallery's first LGBT-themed show.

“West Hollywood’s rainbow crosswalks are living pieces of art that are beacons to the LGBT community all over the world and they inspired me to create this special show,” said artist Martin Duvander. “I grew up in Denmark where the LGBT community enjoys one of the highest levels of equality in the world. I wanted to do something for my gay and lesbian friends here that would bring visibility to the equality movement.”

“In parts of the world and even in this country where being gay or lesbian has to be repressed for mere survival, our rainbow crosswalks signify that in West Hollywood, LGBT people can be proud to be themselves,” said West Hollywood Mayor Jeffrey Prang.

Martin Duvander’s art was recently showcased at the Golden Globe Awards and the Grammy Awards and since 2003 has been internationally exhibited at galleries and private foundations. “Rainbow Crosswalks runs through Sunday, November 11, 2012 at James Gray Gallery of Santa Monica.

The James Gray Gallery is located at 2525 Michigan Avenue, Building D4. 

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday and Monday by appointment.

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me October 26, 2012 at 04:04 PM
i'm sure the gallery and artist simply forgot to say that they also plan to donate a portion of their take to LGBT causes too, right?
Paul October 26, 2012 at 05:30 PM
I'm appalled that West Hollywood council member can approve of such wasteful spending. Drive around the city and you can see homeless people living on the streets. These people need assistance yet West Hollywood would rather spend $$$ painting the cross walk pretty colors. Doesn't make sense. Shortly after the paint was dry tire skid marks where seen on the colorful sidewalk. West Hollywood does care about the homeless problem just pretty cross walks.
me October 27, 2012 at 06:00 AM
just wait til the 600,000 people spill crap all over it on halloween night......they should put rope and stanchion around their precious crosswalks and re-route traffic to protect them from further damage......hahaha


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