OXNARD, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2015) — Frank Bauer, one of the featured artists whose work is displayed throughout The Collection at RiverPark, will host a pop-up gallery — the Bauerkraft Gallery — at the shopping center beginning Feb. 21.
The grand opening will take place from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 21, and will be open daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at its location on Town Center Drive at The Collection. Admission is free.
Bauer is a ceramic artist who specializes in mosaics that feature intricate patterning, texture and form. His particular style of construction requires that he shape, glaze and fire hundreds of individual clay pieces for each project. Bauer’s works are widely recognized for their vibrant colors and are inspired by European folk art traditions and historical decorative arts he has encountered in his frequent travels.
He produces large scale, one-of-a-kind mosaic art installations for commercial projects as well as custom designs for galleries, businesses, and individual collectors and is known for vibrant and intricate patterns with unique textures, forms and fluidity.
Besides The Collection, Bauer’s works have been exhibited at The Bergamot Station Art Center, The Carnegie Art Museum, as well individual galleries and boutiques in the U.S. and abroad.
Bauer grew up in Wisconsin, and as a youth, traveled often and extensively throughout Europe, developing an interest in European Folk Art as well as in the works of Antoni Gaudi and Gustav Klimt. He also worked in his parents’ fine tailoring shop where he learned the value of selection, preparation and painstaking attention to detail.
Bauer earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (BFA) from the University of Wisconsin and, upon graduating, built a successful career as a graphic designer with clients such as Miller Brewing Company, Harley Davidson Motor Company and The Koehler Company.
He moved to California in 2003 to embark on a solo career in art. His mosaic art pieces and oil on canvas paintings are the culmination of his early cultural influences and work ethic.
About The Collection
The Collection at RiverPark is a 700,000 square foot, open-air specialty retail center located in the heart of West Ventura County. Inspired by the beauty of the California coast, The Collection reflects the unique atmosphere of the surrounding seaside communities. Built around a pedestrian-friendly grid of retail streets, the center includes a carefully crafted assortment of established and contemporary designer shops, distinctive dining, and signature entertainment venues. Anchors include Target, Century RiverPark 16, REI, Whole Foods Market and H&M. Restaurants include Yard House, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Larsen’s Grill and Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana. Follow us on the web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Google+ at TheCollectionRP.