TAG Gallery in Santa Monica will present Cultural Illusions, a new exhibit featuring works by artists Katie Crown, Ernie Marjoram and Juan Rosenfeldt, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 28 through March 24.

An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at TAG Gallery at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. D3, Santa Monica. An artist panel will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10.

Mixing humour and noir, Crown’s figurative paintings darken the sunny, saturated seasides of Southern California. Both her oil paintings and ceramic sculptures are characterized by a play on geometric patterns and the pathos of the human condition.

In Marjoram’s latest show at TAG, Guilty Pleasures, the Los Angeles based oil painter aims to monumentalize the viewer’s soothing psychological yet “not-so-healthy” dishes, and examines the moment just before the bite, a gallery spokesperson says.

The works of Rosenfeldt transform found objects of earthly time into contained experiences of eternal aesthetic contemplation, the gallery spokesperson explains.

Information, (310) 829-9556, or www.taggallery.net.

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