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20130915002735-horner_george_skull death & love in MODERN TIMES review by James Wagner  
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Michael Byron, Marguerite Van Cook, Billy Copley, David Dupuis, Dan Fischer, Rico Gatson, Tomoo Gokita, Leon Golub, George Horner, Peter Hujar, Daniel Johnston, Tomas Lopez Rocha, Dan McCleary, Kelly McCormick, Ana Mendieta, James Romberger, Julie Ryan, Phil Sims, Aaron Sinift, Stephen Tashjian aka Taboo, Valaire van Slyck, Mike Walton, Andy Warhol, Rob Wynne at Dinter Fine Art September 13th, 2007 - October 27th, 2007
Posted 9/15/13

jameswagner.com "death & love in MODERN TIMES" at Dinter Fine Art George Horner Skull 2006 acrylic, gesso, silkscreen ink and whiskey on canvas 35" x 29" [installation view] Valaire Van Slick Stop making eyes at me, I'll stop making eyes at you And what it is that surprises me is that I don't really want you to 2006 acrylic, industrial enamel, clear-coat and glitter on canvas 30" x 40" TABOO! Stephen Tashjian Skull #2 and Skull #1 each 2007 acrylic and ir... [more]

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Tomoo Gokita at ATM Gallery March 26th, 2010 - May 1st, 2010
Posted 4/25/10

  Tomoo Gokita has taken his painting into a new realm. His solo exhibition Wildest Dreams at ATM Gallery is a tight quintet of stencil-style works on canvas. It’s a bold departure from the surrealist inflected painting Gokita’s known for, and I imagine it sent a shock wave through those expecting an update on the old stuff. In fact, Wildest Dreams is a full reboot. Gokita has stripped bare his old painterly aesthetic. The delicate brushwork is gone and the illusion of space has collaps... [more]

Gokita_invitation Tomoo Gokita @ Honor Fraser  
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Tomoo Gokita at Honor Fraser November 7th, 2009 - December 19th, 2009
Posted 11/18/09

I have found another great artist in Tomoo Gokita.  Of anything I have seen recently his works seem to be an actual continuation of a linear art history.  Gokita’s pieces in the show ‘Heaven’ at Honor Fraser in Culver City have obvious influences by the Surrealists (Hello, Salvador Dali and Man Ray – maybe some Rene Magritte?) as well as Cubists references in his past works (see ATM Gallery in New York City’s last showing of Gokita’s works).  Gokita’s large-scale pieces have a consistent blue pa... [more]

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