Gallery 38 is pleased to invite you to the solo exhibition of new work by Sam Pace titled “Cafe Bohemian”. Sam Pace is an American contemporary artist based in Los Angeles. Inspired by the excitement and spontaneity of jazz and the discipline of martial arts, Sam uses materials to create nostalgic references to the early history of a underground black jazz scene. “Cafe Bohemian” is a peak into Sam’s dream of always owning a top flight nightclub on a block surrounded by the greatest venues for jazz music in our history.
From Los Angeles, home of swimming pools, shiny cars and movie stars. One rising star illuminates and outshines the rest. Sam Pace, primed and ready to take on the world, was born and raised in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley. At a very early age he presented advanced artistic skills and heavily encouraged by both his parents to express his creative abilities. Along his blissful journey to conquer the canvas, Sam developed a passion for karate and disciplinary conditioning of the Martial Arts. The dedication learned in Martial Arts allowed him to intensely focus on creating Fine Art and ultimately his efforts were rewarded with a full college scholarship.
Samuel Pace continued to excel in both fine and martial arts. After mastering the art of karate, Sam moved to Europe and began the journey to pursue his dreams of mastering fine arts. During his extended stay in Europe, he developed an immense love for jazz. The art and jazz scenes quickly became his passion and these two loves inspired the now famous series of works entitled “Jazz and Blue”. The critically renowned series created with mixed media, using a variety of paints, were essential to capture the essence of musicians “jamming” and people dancing. Sam wanted the world to see the beautiful scenes that appear in his mind as he listens to Jazz music.
In addition to Sam’s impressive long list of achievements, is a matching set of commissioned credits and collectors. From legendary jazz performer Nancy Wilson to the Los Angeles Urban League to the Playboy Jazz Festival, Sam’s client list is as diverse as his works. Sam feels the time is right now and he is eager to share with the world what he has previously only shared with family and close friends. Sam Pace introduces his private works created out his home studio he named “Space 44 Fine Arts Studios”.
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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