By Libby Lancaster
Santa Monica, CA (The Hollywood Times) 9/9/19 – The Upper West Restaurant in Santa Monica will welcome a new artist on September 15th. The Free artist reception marks the beginning of a new art exhibition by Larry Wolf.
Known for its unmatched cuisine, the Upper West is a huge supporter of the arts. Wolf only has good things to say about the restaurant, as he has been an avid diner since it first opened. “Come hungry, and you will leave stuffed after having made only a small dent in your wallet.” He commented on how much he also liked the ambiance, the relaxed gallery setting. It’s a cozy place to have dessert, which are divine, and it makes a special treat after a night out on the town.”
Wolf has been painting for twenty years. “I started at the direction of my spiritual teacher to bring more creativity into my life. Since I couldn’t sing or dance art was the logical direction.”
Wolf describes the inspiration for his artwork entitled “Blast”…”My daughter in law was hospitalized in her 5th week of bed rest for our first grandchild. As I envisioned him waiting to enter his new unknown, scary and energized home I began to feel a sense of electricity in the air. I wanted to express that electricity and excitement that he, as well as all of us, felt awaiting his new life’s adventures.”
Wolf fell in love with art when he was in school. “In my art appreciation class in college I had the opportunity to visit many if not all of the local Museums. Always trying to digest as much as I could. There was this strong attraction that had been planted for abstract art. The colors, the shapes all told Stories that I could concoct in my mind.”
His love of abstract art has grown and matured. “I often find myself stopping by a museum when I have open time. When visiting a new city one of my first stops is the local modern art museum. What a wonderful addition the art district is to Los Angeles, the excitement is a constant reminder of the fresh and Vital atmosphere.”
Unlike other artists, he does not like to work in series. “At times paintings similar in content evolve unconsciously Never planned or anticipated.”
“BLAST” opens on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the Upper West (3321 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica 90404), Come by to meet the artist Larry Wolf. Call the restaurant for more info 310 586-111.