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Please join us Sunday October 1 at 2 pm for the fifth artist talk at Oolong. Current painter Adam Rabinowitz and previously exhibited wood sculptor Jason P. David are active participants in the Los Angeles based BOZOMAG art program founded by Danny Bowman. Oolong Gallery welcomes Danny to the San Diego arts community for the first time and as moderator of our artist talk on Sunday. Amanda Farber, Mensah Bey, Ceres Madoo, and Rabinowitz will all be on hand to discuss their work with Bowman and to initiate discourse.

The gallery will be open from noon onward; please arrive early or on time for the scintillating discussion.

The 20th century LA Cool School worked in a semi-urban abyss between the desert and coast and consisted of a mid-century style that combined both Pop and abstract expressionist influences alongside some homemade ingredients. This predominantly white male art movement produced immense work that has remained inspirational to a myriad of artists working today. Cool School (trane of thought) at Oolong Gallery brings together said new artists and their unique bodies of work, related to a degree but created independently from one another.




COOL SCHOOL (trane of thought)




BOZOMAG founder Danny Bowman with artist Adam Rabinowitz

Daniel Bowman (b. 1990, Los Angeles) is an art gallerist who founded BOZOMAG in 2017. He received his BA in Fine Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles (2012). Bowman was also co-founder of Gauthier Bowman (a roaming curatorial project in LA & NY), in 2012 & Egyptian Art & Antiques (an art gallery in Beverly Hills) in 2015. In 2016, Egyptian Art & Antiques was named “Best Artist-Run Space in an Unlikely Place” by LA Weekly. BOZOMAG has been featured in ArtForum, BOMB Magazine, Artillery Magazine, Galerie Magazine, KCRW’s Art Insider, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (CARLA), & LA Weekly. Since 2022, BOZOMAG has been a member of the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA).

Amanda Farber makes work combining painting, drawing and sculpture. Her imagery exists between memory, imagination and daily life. Her work has been exhibited at the La Jolla Athenaeum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, among others. "Amanda Farber exhibits works of acrylic on wood, ink on paper, and graphite on paper. Her images derive from imagi­nary forms, personal memories, photographs, textile patterns, vintage illustrations, and advertise-ments. The paintings contain high contrasts and rhyming negative spaces, with distortion or abstraction often blurring the line between two and three dimensions." (La Jolla Athenaeum)

Amanda Farber's work is in the permanent collections of MCASD, the La Jolla Athenaeum and ResMed, as well as numerous private collections. She has been an artist board member at the New Children’s Museum, San Diego. She has received artist fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Art Matters Inc. Farber was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from Cooper Union with a BFA in painting and went on to complete her MFA from UC San Diego with a concentration in painting and sculpture. Farber was on the faculty of the Design Institute of San Diego for many years and has taught at UC San Diego, San Diego State University, Palomar College, and Point Loma Nazarene University. She has developed the art curricula at two San Diego primary and middle schools. (CV)

Mensah Bey explores the juxtaposition between physical and virtual reality via the use of social media. New worlds are navigated in his paintings with influences from Afro-surreal and abstract expressionism. Bey found solace in observance and imagination while being raised in a sub-culture of the African-American experience. His teachings in the Moorish Science Temple of America instilled pride in his people when the larger society often demonized those experiences. He chooses asiatic subjects like visual affirmations promising an empowered experience in the future. Symbolisms are overlaid and personified through figurative subjects. Spirits take form in an evolutionary subconscious enabling tethered minds to roam freely yet staying grounded in the world of manifest. 

Mensah Bey is a native of Richmond, VA now residing in San Diego, CA. He received his Bachelor’s of Art in Graphic Design from the historic black college, Hampton University, and his Master’s of Fine Art in Visual Studies from Norfolk State University. Bey has exhibited nationally in Los Angeles, New York, and San Diego. He has participated in a number of residencies and served on various art committees in Virginia. As an artist and educator Bey encourages creatives to master process as a way to awaken environment shifting epiphanic ideas. (more info)

Ceres Madoo is a mixed race, West Indian American, Los Angeles based mixed media artist. She has been awarded the 2023 Longenecker-Roth Visiting Artist in Residence with UCSD’s Visual Arts Department this fall. The bulk of her showing career has been within nonprofits, educational spaces and artists run galleries. With a BA from UC San Diego and an MFA from Rutgers University, her bi-coastal, conceptual art roots happily collide with her inherent interests in multiracial, non-western, folk and craft expressions. Currently working in ceramics and painting, Ceres is exploring the intersections, relishing the differences and always looking towards a hybrid form. (more info)

Adam Rabinowitz was born in Hadera, Israel and lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He took his BFA at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. His paintings are manifestations of appearance and disappearance through matter, space and light. Rabinowitz’s works are influenced by Walt Disney animation films, as well as by abstract post-war American art. His paintings are marked with psychedelic configurations and seem to be affected by heat or stuck by war, recalling the burnt landscapes of the Sinai Desert. Rabinowitz’s process begins with raw, unprimed linen or denim, on which he paints gradient fields of color. Many thin layers of fluid acrylic are applied using a brush, a process that requires several weeks. The gradient colors create an effect of depth of field in the background. He then silk-screens images onto the painted linen, combining graphic and painterly means, deep and flat.

Rabinowitz's paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions. His work is featured in prominent public and private collections such as: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Haifa Museum of Art; Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art; Ein-Harod Museum of Art; Ha’aretz Art Collection, Tel Aviv; Shpilman Institute of Photography, Tel Aviv. (more info)

Minga Opazo is currently in the third round of the Creative Capital Wild Future Grant:


"For the past three years I been dedicated to RE-DRESS project. This endeavor combines mycoremediation and fiber arts, exploring the fascinating potential of fungi to transform toxic textile waste into enriching soil. I've attached a PDF presentation for you to look at your convenience, providing a detailed look at the project's concept and goals." — Opazo

Email the gallery for a comprehensive pdf and tax deductible ways to support the project and grant push.

Matthew Taylor Williams is currently on view in NYC:

The Digital Catalog for NADA House 2023 is now live on Explore presentations on view as part of NADA’s collaborative, public exhibition on Governors Island, bringing together 27 artists presented by 26 galleries and art spaces, including Oolong Gallery representing San Diego, CA.

NADA House is open to the public through October 1st, every Friday through Sunday, 11am–5pm at Nolan Park House 18.

Browse the NADA House 2023 Digital Catalog: (click here)


· comprehensive gallery web site launch by Alex Leiphart

· nextgen North County weeklong showcase

· solo exhibition by SD native: Hiroshi McDonald Mori

· a Bard MFA, Skowhegan fellow; long stint based in Berlin

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