The Ruth Bachofner Gallery in Santa Monica is hosting an exhibition of new paintings by artist Doug Glovaski through Jan. 8.

Glovaski’s abstract paintings merge rich, textural applications of paint with disciplined hard edges of minimalist color, a gallery spokesperson explains.

“As a whole, the paintings animate the gallery space as horizon lines shift up and down, and color intensities wane, erupt and play off one another; individually, each painting holds its own moody world of contrasts, depths, transparencies and gestures,” the spokesperson says.

Some of the paintings give references to landscape.

Through his arduous process, Glovaski attempts to access and transport his viewers to the emotional core of the work, the spokesperson said.

Glovaski is the recipient of the Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant and his work has appeared in numerous public collections, including the Achenbach Collection at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, the Fogg Museum in Cambridge, and the San Jose Museum of Art in San Jose, as well as corporate and private collections throughout the country and abroad.

The gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. G2, is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Information, (310) 829-3300, or www.RuthBachofnerGallery.com.

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