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Elaine Alibrandi: Catalogue Edition  
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Posted 8/7/12

Elaine Alibrandi Mixed Media Lives & Works in: Boston, MA Website: www.artslant.com/elaine-alibrandi For Purchase, contact Elaine Alibrandi Elaine Alibrandi, Cauldron, 2011, Oil and aluminum foil on slit canvas, 36" x 36"; Courtesy of the artist. Elaine Alibrandi, Resilience, 2012, Oil, tree bark, and lichen on wood panel, 7.5" x 7.5"; Courtesy of the artist. Elaine Alibrandi, Rising From the Depths, 2011, Oil and aluminum foil on canvas, 36" x 18"; Courtesy of the artist. [more]

Rod Seeley: Catalogue Edition  
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Posted 8/7/12

Rod Seeley Digital Paintings, Computer Art & Photography Lives & Works in: Los Angeles Website: www.sunnycastlecreations.com For Purchase, contact Rod Seeley Rod Seeley, Glass Apples Abstract, 2012, Digital Art - Mixed technique on high gloss metal, 16" x 20",  Limited Edition (25); Courtesy of the artist. Rod Seeley, Bursting Colored Eggs, 2012, Digital Art - Mixed technique on high gloss metal, 20" x 16", Limited Edition (25); Courtesy of the artist. Rod Seeley, Electric Rainbow, 2012, Digital Fractal Art - Mixed technique on high gloss m... [more]

20120714163953-20120714130707-installation__scottolson Against Spectacle  
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Scott Olson at Overduin & Co. May 27th, 2012 - August 4th, 2012
Posted 7/14/12

Heather Brown at Carter and Citizen & Scott Olson at Overduin and Kite Preamble: It has been true for years, I am way over spectacle. Maybe you’re like me. I thought a lot of people felt this way but clearly not enough do because 2012 still looks a lot like 2007. Celebrity continues to be watered down. Like warm piss in the toilet bowl, it holds charm no more. The otherwise charming word Franco has come to signal the knee-buckling weakness formerly serious institutions have acquired for dull gl... [more]

Showcase Watchlist: Bernard Dunaux  
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5/31/12 Posted 5/31/12

(Image: Bernard Dunaux, Abstraction III, 2012, Acrylic and enamel on canvas, 72 x 64; © Bernard Dunaux) Bernard Dunaux (b. Sydney, Australia) I am in a constant search of new forms of visual expression. My creative process originates with what I identify as a non-moment- when constant thought ceases, and shifts into movement and line, paint and canvas. My path is through unconsciousness of the gesture. Subject matter remains only a starting point, as the direct action of painting itsel... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Andrew Cole  
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5/18/12 Posted 5/18/12

(Image: Andrew Cole, 1577,  Computer Art, 2009; © Andrew Cole) Andrew Cole (b. Los Angeles) Art and chess are two subjects that hold much fascination for me.  In my search for a need to be expressive, to be original and of intellectual substance, I found that wonderful art can be created and differentiated by specific strategies, structures, players, and even errors that occur and engage in a game of chess. Each of my images is of a specific game; and they all have the same rules, althou... [more]

Key Venue Artist: Kristin Calabrese  
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11/2/11 Posted 11/2/11

(Image: Kristin Calabrese, Board, 2011, Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 in.; © Kristin Calabrese) Kristin Calabrese (b. 1968, San Francisco, CA) Kristin Calabrese is a visual artist who lives in Los Angeles.  She works primarily in painting, although she also curates, sometimes does performance art, sculpture and photography, and is an eager participant in all sorts of other people’s projects.  She received her BFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 1994 and her MFA from UCLA in 1998.  Calabrese’s painting p... [more]

Brett Cody Rogers: On Our Los Angeles Watchlist  
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9/8/11 Posted 9/8/11

(Image: Brett Cody Rogers, Man with a Camera, 2011 oil on linen, 75x53"; © Brett Cody Rogers) Brett Cody Rogers (b. 1977, Glenwood Springs, CO, USA) Brett Cody Rogers’ paintings are first composed with a fixed constant, two lines drawn from corner to corner of the painting. The “X” delineating the painting as subject, its edges and boundaries defined at first glance. Then the notations of painting emerge, large washes of vibrating color influenced by materials in the studio, breaks in pat... [more]

20110623110144-chainletter_card_6_shortversion LA Times Review  
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Lillian Abel, Lisa Adams, Dori Atlantis, Frederika Beesemyer Roeder, Rochelle Botello, Rebecca Catterall, Hadiya Finley, stEvEn fujimOtO, Natalie Gray, Summer Janelle, Caroline Jones, Stacey Kalkowski, Geoffrey Kieran, Barbara Kolo, Will Long, Linda Lopez, Vanessa Madrid, Jennifer Shimatsu, Group Show, Roger Tilton, Davyd Whaley at Shoshana Wayne Gallery July 23rd, 2011 - August 25th, 2011
Posted 8/23/11

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/08/art-review-chain-letter-at-shoshana-wayne-gallery.html A chain letter is a message sent in an effort to induce friend and stranger alike to pass it on, often under pain of punishment or promise of benefit. Today it's a handy, analog metaphor for digital social networks. In June, artists Doug Harvey and Christian Cummings sent a chain letter (actually, a chain email) to 10 artists each one admired, inviting them to show up and participate... [more]

Jimi Gleason: On Our Los Angeles Watchlist  
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8/18/11 Posted 8/18/11

(Image: Jimi Gleason, For a Marine, 2011, Acrylic on Canvas, 41'' x 83''; © Samuel Freeman Gallery) Jimi Gleason I use paint in a determined way which means the physical and metaphysical force of my paintings is a direct result of my intuitive process. By finishing with an iridescent surface coat, I inject a certain presence, bringing the light through, eradicating the very surface. This creates a depth of visual space that responds to both the play of light and the location of the viewe... [more]

George Herms: On Our Los Angeles Watchlist  
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8/5/11 Posted 8/5/11

(Image: George Herms, Xenophilia, 2011, collage, 22 x 28 in.; © George Herms) George Herms (b. 1935, Woodland, CA) Influenced by the Beat generation more attuned to the musical nuance of the everyday than the modernist requiem to order, Herms’s commitment to counterculture is expressed through his repurposing of used materials and his rejection of compositional structures in favor of loose associations of objects and ideas. Herms salvages elements from the trash heap of popular culture, comb... [more]

Lari Pittman: On Our Los Angeles Watchlist  
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6/1/11 Posted 6/1/11

(Image: Lari Pittman, Untitled #2 , 2011; © Regen Projects) Lari Pittman (b.1952, Los Angeles, USA) Inspired by commercial advertising, folk art, and decorative traditions, Lari Pittman's meticulously layered paintings transform pattern and signage into luxurious scenes fraught with complexity, difference, and desire. In a manner both visually gripping and psychologically strange, Pittman’s hallucinatory works reference myriad aesthetic styles, from Victorian silhouettes to social realist... [more]

20110416090309-img_8233 CATHARSIS  
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ROSE MASTERPOL at Artamo Gallery April 16th, 2011 - May 16th, 2011
Posted 4/16/11

Keeping the Abstractionist FaithRose Masterpol heads down the path of post-Abstract Expressionism with the makings of apersonal stylistic voice in her first local showART REVIEWROSE MASTERPOL, ‘CATHARSIS’ When: through May 1Where: Artamo Gallery, 11 W. Anapamu St.Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through SundayInformation: 568-1400, artamo.comBY JOSEF WOODARDNEWS-PRESS CORRESPONDENTAbstract painting is roughly a century old, give or take, given the conflicting information and historical definitions of the... [more]

20110207081009-pablo_sbuff_ft Buffing censorship at Crewest  
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Phantom stree artist, Phantom street artist, Mark Of The Beast, John Carr, Pablo Cristi, Leo Limon, Man One, Mear One, SAHL, Larry Yust at Crewest Gallery February 5th, 2011 - February 27th, 2011
Posted 2/9/11

Buffing censorship at Crewest Sadly Los Angeles is not unfamiliar with censorship. Mexican muralist David A. Siqueiros’ América Tropical was whitewashed in 1932 because the mural was “unpleasant” and it did not fit the civic leaders’ idea of the romantic and idealized past they wanted to convey to the tourists arriving at El Pueblo de Los Angeles. It is unfortunate that seventy-eight years later artists are still facing censorship. Writers, photographers, artists, academics, and art historians j... [more]

20101007211843-oscar04_2 “Into the Sea”  
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Oscar Sanabria at FREMONT GALLERY September 4th, 2010 - October 31st, 2010
Posted 10/7/10

“Into the Sea” by Oscar Sanabria, currently at Fremont Gallery in South Pasadena (9/4/10 – 11/6/10), is reminiscent of James Abbott Mcneill Whistler’s journey to Valparaiso, Chile, in 1866 when the American-born British based artist inspired by the Chilean port city, painted haunting night scenes of the harbor in a blue and green palette. Sanabria’s figurative abstracts echo the haunting emotions inspired by the sea, the birth of life, and infinity. Sanabria softly flicks his paintings with colors an... [more]

_______f Paintings by Zhonggui Shi  
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Zhonggui Shi at Bamboo Lane Gallery September 11th, 2010 - October 31st, 2010
Posted 9/21/10

Mr. Shi paints Tibetan landscapes in the traditional Chinese manner of ink and wash painting on rice paper, but with extremely vivid colors and in a somewhat abstract style. Animals of the highland plains such as Yaks are silhouetted against the vibrant colors of dawn and dusk and highlight the scale of the landscape throughout the four seasons and migratory birds populate the lower marshlands and give voice to the endless silence of the horizons.  The paintings capture a sense of both the freed... [more]

Harrington_bicycle_web Mark Harrington: From ArtScene Magazine by Roberta Carasso  
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Mark Harrington at Edward Cella Art+Architecture May 26th, 2010 - July 10th, 2010
Posted 5/28/10

The following was written by Roberta Carasso for ArtScene Magazine.  June, 2010 Mark Harrington By Roberta Carasso         The structural base of Mark Harrington’s exhibition begins with the visceral quality of Abstract Expressionism and the reductive simplicity of Minimalism.  Into the mix, he adds depth of field photography.  The rigor of working with three distinct visual disciplines yields a formidable body of work, a dynamic interplay of coalescence and contradictions that catch viewers... [more]


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