DEREK BOSHIER, Tapestry & Drawings

Exhibit Dates: February 1 thru February 16, 2019

Derek Boshier, Champagne Reception
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Tapestry & Drawings

Preview Champagne Reception: Jan 26, 4-7pm  $10. (members free)

First Friday Opening: February 1 from 6-9pm

Exhibit Dates: February 1 thru February 16, 2019

Film Viewing and Discussion with Derek Boshier, Sunday, February 10, 2019, 3 - 5pm

The Vita Art Center is privileged to present the artwork of British artist Derek Boshier. Join us on Saturday, January 26 from 4-7 at the Vita Art Center for a champagne preview reception where we will offering complimentary champagne, wine, and refreshments. Admission is FREE for Members and $10 for Non-Members.

Born in Portsmouth in 1937 Derek Boshier first came to prominence with his paintings as a student at the Royal College of Art in London where he studied alongside David Hockney, Allen Jones, R.B. Kitaj, and others. Embracing the iconography of British and American mass culture, his paintings earned him recognition as one of the pioneers of British Pop Art. In 1962, he was featured with Peter Blake, Pauline Boty and Peter Phillips in Ken Russell's BBC documentary 'Pop Goes The Easel'.

Subsequently he has used other media:drawing, printmaking, film, books, three dimensional objects, installations and photography among them. His graphic work with popular music groups such as The Clash and with David Bowie have brought his work to a wider audience.

Works by Derek Boshier can be found in major museum collections including Tate, The British Museum and the V&A. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

Film Viewing and Discussion with Derek Boshier

  • Sunday, February 10, 2019

  • 3:00 PM  5:00 PM

  • FREE

Join us for a special event with artist and filmmaker Derek Boshier. The screening program will include Boshier's award winning short film. "An Englishman in L.A., Mr. Boshier” . The second screening is from the BBC4 series by Zara Hayes, “What Do Artists Do All Day”  it offers intimate, observational portraits of leading artists, revealing unique insights into their working lives and creative process. The episode follows a day at the artist's studio as he works on a new painting and reflects on his life and career.

Boshier burst onto the British art scene in the sixties as one of the young artists who pioneered the British pop art movement. He studied at the Royal College of Art and starred in Pop Goes the Easel, Ken Russell's seminal BBC film about the pop art scene. Now in his eighties and living and working in LA, Derek remains as energetic and prolific as ever.