An opening reception to celebrate the new works of Oz El Hai happens from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight (June 25), at the gallery, 480 W. Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey. The exhibit continues through July 2. For more information, call (310) 405-6183 or visit

Hot off a recent Jules Muck solo exhibit and a fundraising art gala in cooperation with Marvel Comics,’s brick-and-mortar gallery in Marina del Rey is back in the mix with a special exhibit featuring the rainbow-channeling paintings of visiting visual artist Oz El Hai.

Israel-based El Hai has been a
professional painter since the tender age of 18, working up a reputation as a supreme colorist with a penchant for abstracts, still lifes and feminine forms.

Harnessing the brightest primary colors to create his art, El Hai renders his images exclusively with a palette knife.

There’ll be a different knife, no doubt, employed to spread the brie on baguette slices as El Hai makes a rare visit to the United States to appear at tonight’s opening.

— Michael Aushenker