Regen Projects
629 North Almont Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Tel. (310) 276-5424
Fax. (310) 276-7430

June 28 - July 26, 1997
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 - 5
Opening reception: Saturday, June 28, 6 - 8 pm

Regen Projects is pleased to announce a special project by New York artist Billy Sullivan. Sullivan's fin-de-siècle portraiture has chronicled the New York art world and the international fashion scene. For his exhibition at Regen Projects, Sullivan turns his sights on a segment of Hollywood--both aspiring and arrived--for his salon-style exhibit.

Many of the artists represented by Regen Projects have chronicled their environments (Wolfgang Tillmans, Jack Pierson, Richard Billingham, Catherine Opie, and Elizabeth Peyton, among others). In collaborating with Sullivan on a Hollywood project we tried to find a place where art and film intersect. We were interested in the hand-rendered, artistic interpretation of Hollywood, rather than the celluloid version of the artist's lifestyle. As well as a reciprocal examination of Hollywood as patron of the arts, and the art world as consumer of and willing participant in Hollywood.

Sullivan's work on Jim Brooks' upcoming movie, Old Friends (as the on set artist-consultant) dove-tailed nicely with his "Hollywood Chronicles" exhibit, providing a number of opportunities for portraits. Sullivan also followed some of Hollywood's younger generation (Sophia Coppola, Tatiana Patitz, Gina Gershon) and more established members (Kelly Lynch, Stockard Channing). Sullivan's flair for drawing renders his subjects in a flamboyant and whimsical manner, while his colorful, lyrical lines reinstate an old-world glamour. Sullivan has exhibited extensively in New York and throughout the U.S.

An opening reception for Billy Sullivan will take place on Saturday, June 28, from 6 - 8 pm at the gallery. For further information please contact Stuart Regen or Shaun Caley at (310) 276-5424.

**Regen Projects will be open by appointment only through August 1-August 31, 1997