Betty Cuningham Gallery is pleased to open Harlow’s Back!, an exhibition featuring paintings by Charles Garabedian that span more than 5 decades. This will be the gallery’s first exhibition since Garabedian’s passing at the age of 92 in 2016. A celebration for the artist and his work will be held on Saturday, February 17th, from 4 - 6 PM.
The exhibition’s title, Harlow’s Back!, takes its title from the earliest work in the show, Jean Harlow. A believer in the collective unconscious, Garabedian gravitated intuitively to the imagery and narrative of his ancient Armenian ancestors and, as in Harlow, to those icons that shine in his hometown of L.A. Garabedian is well known for this unique and imaginative subject matter: beautiful woman, powerful men, beleaguered women [Clytemnestra & Iphigenia] and chained men [Prometheus Chained].