Seismic Light: New paintings by Douglas C. Bloom

Ruth Bachofner Gallery

Jul. 26, 2024 - Aug. 30, 2014

2525 Michigan Ave.
Santa Monica, California

Ruth Bachofner Gallery is pleased to announce Seismic Light, an exhibition of paintings by artist Douglas C. Bloom. The show opens on Saturday, July 26, 2014, with a reception for the artist from 5 to 7 pm. The exhibition will feature Bloom’s new series of idealized landscape paintings, which focus on the visual energy produced by light in the natural landscape. Rich in color and texture, the paintings reflect the brief seconds of time when seismic light appears in nature just before it shifts and is lost, stirring a visual and emotional reaction in those who experience it.

Bloom is among the select group of successful Los Angeles artists who, in the words of critic Peter Frank, “paint from the photograph and produce work of substance.” Holly Myers wrote in the Los Angeles Times, “Douglas C. Bloom flirts with abstraction in landscapes, playing with flatness, shape and texture.”

According to Bloom, “The energy of nature is visualized by using tangible light as it filters through the physical landscape. I am depicting events which are altered to further the connection between artist and environment.”

The new paintings in Seismic Light are an extension of Bloom’s signature style, creating images that materialize and dissolve simultaneously. This is a process he describes as, “a metaphor for the destruction of traditional painting.”

Bloom is an internationally exhibited artist whose works have been included in group exhibitions by various curators from MOCA, LACMA, Hammer Museum, and the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Most recently, Bloom had a solo show at Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago and was part of a group exhibition at Stricoff Fine Art in New York City. His work has been published in New American Paintings, LA Weekly and the Los Angeles Times.

Bloom moved from Texas to California in 1999 to attend Claremont Graduate University, where he completed his MFA in 2001. His studio is located in downtown Los Angeles.

For more information about Douglas C. Bloom and his artwork, visit

Additional Information:
Ruth Bachofner Gallery:
Opening reception: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 5 to 7pm
2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, Calif. Bergamot Station Art Center – Suite G2
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am to 6pm
Exhibition continues through Aug. 30, 2014
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