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Watchlist Artist: Gegam Kacherian  
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2/13/12 Posted 2/13/12

(Image: Gegam Kacherian, Man Made Sun, Hand Picked Sky, 2011, Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36; © Rosamund Felsen Gallery) Gegam Kacherian (b. 1962, Yerevan, Armenia) Just as music is comprised of a theme and its variation, Kacherian’s paintings likewise represent the conjoining of multiple parts that together define a whole. Gegam Kacherian’s work continuously uses the crossing of abstraction and representation as metaphor for the spiritual and the physical. His paintings are made up of various... [more]

Wendell Gladstone: On Our Los Angeles Watchlist  
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12/15/11 Posted 12/15/11

(Image: Wendell Gladstone, Revovler; © Wendell Gladstone) Wendell Gladstone (b. 1972) Wendell Gladstone has the unique ability to create works that appear to have limitless subject matter, combined with a specificity of intention, demonstrating a truly creative mind and skilled hand. His paintings include all the flotsam and jetsam of dreams and waking lives, from crushed cans of Modelo, cigarettes and buttons, to figures imbued with a strange mythical narrative. Like an unraveling story, the... [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]

Requiem for the Forgotten: Sophia Gasparian at Avenue 50 Studio  
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10/31/11 Posted 10/31/11

(Source: Email) A review by Kathy Leonardo EXHIBITION EXTENDED UNTIL NOVEMBER 5, 2011 Avenue 50 Studio 131 N. Avenue 50 Highland Park Los Angeles 323-258-1435 Dia de los Muertos, is a celebrated ritual for those who have passed on in the Mexican culture. Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park brings to life two views of death concurrently in one gallery. Director and curator, Kathy Gallegos, invited Sophia Gasparian, a politically charged artist, to curate a portion of the exhibition about the... [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]

20110331160316-adele KCRW sessions photography by Larry Hirshowitz  
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Larry Hirshowitz at Duncan Miller Projects Gallery April 8th, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Posted 3/31/11

michele mcmanmon LA Indie Music Examiner Photographer Larry Hirshowitz studied photography in his birthplace of South Africa. He moved to Los Angeles in 1991. He grew up observing the starkly divided culture of South Africa which gave him an eye for the beauty, diversity and tension of urban existence. With an unclinching photographic style he's chronicled both the comfortable and afflicted for New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, L.A. Times Magazine, ESPN Magazine, Sydney Morning Heral... [more]

Kim Dingle: On Our Los Angeles Watchlist  
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1/10/11 Posted 1/10/11

(Image: Kim Dingle, Untitled (Girl With Broom), 1998, oil on linen, 84 x 72 inches; © Kim Dingle) Using a palette described by one critic as “evocative of both the sepia tones of daguerreotype photographs and the dark paintings of Zurbarán and Goya,” Kim Dingle imbues these scenes of frolic and frenzy with an ethereal glow. Dingle’s usual protagonists—the fat white frocked everygirls—previously gripped by a mindless and inexplicable violence against nature and each other, are now sud... [more]

Will Cotton's upcoming solo show to feature Ketty Perry  
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12/2/10 Posted 12/2/10

(Excerpt from 'Artist Will Cotton bringing paintings of Katy Perry to L.A.' posted  on Los Angeles Times, Nov 2010. Found on http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/11/artist-will-cotton-bringing-katy-perry-paintings-to-la.html) Katy Perry is Will Cotton's muse for her solo show at L.A.'s Michael Kohn Gallery, running Jan. 14 to Feb. 26. Some artists find inspiration in pop singers: Andy Warhol replicated Elvis Presley in silkscreens; Jeff Koons immortalized Michael Jackson in... [more]

20101022140906-olineflier4sm ARTWRIT interviews Jeffrey Vincent Pairse about Book and Upcoming Solo Show by Sandra Orellana Sears  
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Jeffrey Vincent Parise at Historic Gas Company Lofts December 11th, 2010 - January 15th, 2011
Posted 11/16/10

Jeffrey Vincent Parise's A Decade of Paintings thoughtfully investigates the creative process of painting while exploring the various roles of muse and artist. The premise of Parise's art book is that sitters respond to their portraits and to the consummate experience of being painted. Rather than a traditionally passive role as muse, Parise invites his subjects to take an active part in his body of work. The discourse that emerges not only intensifies the paintings, but also produces an entire... [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]

20100814075337-caravan_with_man_sm http://framework.latimes.com/2010/07/23/le-tour-by-brent-humphreys-july-17-–-aug-31/  
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Brent Humphreys at Clark | Oshin Gallery at The Icon July 17th, 2010 - August 31st, 2010
Posted 8/14/10

This review is by Kathy M.Y. Pyon of The Los Angeles Times photo blog - Framework. In “Le Tour,”  Brent Humphreys’ first Los Angeles exhibition, the Austin, Texas-based photographer looks at the Tour de France. The collection of 15 fantastical works on display at the Clark | Oshin Gallery at the Icon offers a perspective lacking in regular coverage of the massive event. From 2004 to 2009, Humphreys captured photographs of this event that go  beyond the cycling.  The quality of the photography is artistic. The colors ... [more]

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Craig Goodworth at Azusa Pacific University Galleries July 18th, 2010 - July 23rd, 2010
Posted 7/20/10

Craig Goodworth offers the evidence of a body of work that spans the last five years of his life in diverse geographic environments.  Although noted as being in one gallery space, the work [which includes objects, drawings and video installation] can be found hanging, standing, or resting on shelves, the floor and pedestals, or leaning about in two separate galleries, a modified closet and throughout the length of a two hundred foot hallway for the next few days.  It's as if there is too much to... [more]

Cimg2297 HUMAN EXPRESSIONISM 1683-2010  
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Eve Kemp at M. Hanks Gallery June 5th, 2010 - August 14th, 2010
Posted 6/22/10

WOW!!! From the mind of neuroarthistory John Onians director of the World Art Research Programme in the School of World Art Studies at University of East Anglia and the author of a number of books, including Classical Art and The Cultures of Greece and Rome, published by Yale University Press,the founding editor of the Journal Art History(1978-88) and editor of the Atlas of World Art(2004) John Onians has studied the work of 100% self taught Aritst EVE KEMP for 1 1/2 year thus nameing  it a compleatly or... [more]

Laughing_stock__2010__edward_walton_wilcox__24x36_inches__bitumen_and_tempera_on_panel-med SEEN: Edward Walton Wilcox - FANATIC @ MK GALLERY  
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Edward Walton Wilcox at Merry Karnowsky Gallery June 2nd, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Posted 5/27/10

Seen: Edward Walton Wilcox – Fanatic @ Merry Karnowsky May 17th, 2010 — by Jack in Shows Channeling apprehension, anxiety and reaction to troubled times, Edward Walton Wilcox presented a large body of emphatic paintings for Fanatic which opened this past Saturday @ Merry Karnowsky.  With his ‘A Little Paranoia Goes a Long Way’ installation featuring ten identical fully kitted H&K assault rifles in two gleaming glass cases, Wilcox seems to revel in the seductiveness of the high-tech weaponry whi... [more]

Review of HUMBLE BEAUTY in FilmThreat.com  
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Skid Row Artists at Craft and Folk Art Museum June 24th, 2010 - June 24th, 2010
Posted 5/27/10

  Rating:   5 out of 5 STARS  * * * * * HUMBLE BEAUTY: Skid Row Artists Documentary, 60 mins, Humble Productions                                            “Not everyone can become a great artist. But great art can come from anywhere.” – Ratatouille The finest proof of that belief is embodied by the artists on Los Angeles’ Skid Row, profiled in Humble Beauty, a first-rate, profound documentary that took four years to make. Those four years, distilled into an hour, demonstrate seamless, unobt... [more]

Asa-250 The Art of Selling Art Workshops  
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Margaret Danielak and Julie Snyder at Avenue 50 Studio January 30th, 2010 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Posted 1/26/10

FEEDBACK "...exceptional workshop!! You were both absolutely awesome. Tons of information and a lot of positivity, which is a rare combo in the art world! Thank you for being so inspiring." V.C. “Great ideas for reaching clients!”  “You are great speakers and communicate well.  Your humor adds to the stimulating information.” “This was the most valuable business seminar that I have ever attended.”   [more]


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