october 2018

13oct6:00 pm10:00 pmGabe Leonard "Rust, Dust, Lust" at Distinction Gallery6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Event Details

Please join us Saturday 10/13 6-10pm for the opening reception.
Gabe will be present (great photo ops with your purchases!)
We will have Bk Cellars Urban Winery and Tasting Lounge & Stone Brewery ($2 to benefit ArtHatch
Open Studios
and Live Music (as orchestrated by Casa Plantas) as follows
Violet Dyes 6:00-6:30pm
The Monsoon 6:40-7:10pm
Material Boys 7:20-7:50pm
ShameFace 8:00-8:40pm
BluNites 8:50-9:30pm
The exhibit runs October 13 – December 1
Distinction Gallery / Art Hatch Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 12 pm – 5 pm
Second Saturday Receptions: 6 pm – 10 pm
About the artist:
Gabe Leonard spent his early years in rural Wyoming, sketching wildlife and selling his drawings for one dollar. After earning his BFA from Columbus College in Ohio, Leonard honed his talents on the ultra-competitive Venice Beach boardwalk.Described as “Johnny Cash meets Quentin Tarantino,” Leonard’s work possesses an intense cinematic quality combining the gestural brushwork of expressionism with the expert lighting and framing of a Hollywood cinematographer. His oils are cinematic, atmospheric and moody, revolving around outlaws, rugged noir characters to create narratives full of dramatic possibility.

While his subjects and compositions belie a heavy influence of modern and contemporary cinema, Leonard’s artistic style is rooted firmly in a European tradition. While he often breaks from academic restrictions with his loose brushwork and characteristic drips, he counts Rembrandt, Mucha, Klimt and Schiele as amongst his influences.

Following a string of sell-out shows and acquisitions by high-profile collectors, Leonard has quickly become one of the most sought-after artists in the world. Recent celebrity collectors include Quentin Tarantino, Charlie Sheen, and Rueben Fleischer. Leonard currently resides in Los Angeles.


This event is part of Escondido’s 2nd Saturday Arts & Culture Experiences.
A uniquely creative experience comprised of many different events includes the wondrously eclectic art galleries of Escondido’s historic downtown and as well as interactive arts, theatre, museums and historical and educational experiences all around the area… and all throughout the day. Bring the kids, enjoy a date night, or a friends afternoon out… there’s something for everyone!

Visit the link for a list of participants and more information.