The Fast Lane

| September 12, 2014 | Parties National

The Party
The fashion-forward collectors set put the pedal to the metal at a soiree marking the opening of James Verbicky’s Mode Selector exhibit at Madison Gallery.

The People
Whenever the fair-haired, O.C.-based artist graces the tony gallery, art lovers come out in droves. And this night did not disappoint. Del Mar gallerist Erik Skoldberg was in the house, along with La Jolla’s top-tier collectors and a few gallerina girls who just wanted to have fun.

Best in Show
Forget canvas. In his eighth exhibition here, Verbicky not only displayed his graphic mixed-media paintings, but also decked out a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. Va-va vroom! The car featured his latest work from Mode Selector—think graphic icons and media imagery that he culls from magazines. It was also tearing a page from artists like Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol and David Hockney, who were all commissioned to emblazon cars with art. Also on display was Verbicky’s new series, Butterfly in Bloom, which was featured in the spring catalogue of Neiman Marcus, the fashion monolith whose company logo is a butterfly. Talk about spreading wings. –Photography by Tim Hardy


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