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Gallery 38, the latest creative art space and gallery located in the burgeoning art community of Culver City has confirmed Norman Maxwell as its... Norm “NOMZEE” Maxwell – Channel 7: GBDF April 12-26, 2015 at Gallery 38 in Los Angeles

Gallery 38, the latest creative art space and gallery located in the burgeoning art community of Culver City has confirmed Norman Maxwell as its first featured solo exhibition. Norman Maxwell is an American Contemporary Artist living and working in Los Angeles. His work is a commentary on social issues concerning Politics, Religion, Mythology, Popular and Urban Culture. Maxwell’s signature style references a broad range of genres, merging traditional techniques with his graffiti-esque aesthetic to create a rich and diverse visual language that is uniquely his own.

The exhibition entitled “Channel 7 (GBDF)” is a series of visual musical compositions where the 7th Channel denotes the G chord in the musical scale. The number seven is a mystic and spiritual number that is synonymous with creation. In this series Maxwell ponders the subject of creation, involution and evolution. Maxwell’s work has always grappled with the origins of Man. Inspired by Carl Jung’s, “Man and His Symbols, Joseph Campbell’s, “The power of Myth”, and hermetic literature, Channel 7 ponders the universe before time, from the ‘Big Bang”, evolution, to the present through mythology.

The tale of time is told through a series of songs or “Odes” that are expressed visually. Part of the process in creating these works is, Channeling. It becomes a meditation where, Maxwell is having a conversation with the Universe, watching his hand recording the dialog. The recordings are like scriptures written in a mixed language of the past and present, merging the aesthetics of primitive, hieroglyphics, classical art through graffiti. Curated by Badir McCleary

Gallery 38 is located at 5376 W. Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

Badir McCleary Editor in Chief

Badir McCleary is an independent consultant. He holds a M.A. in Arts Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art (Los Angeles/London) where he focused on creating art markets and with an undergraduate degree in Internet Computing from Cabrini University focusing on e-commerce and digital trends. Badir enjoys working with artists and consider them crucial to informing his practice.

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