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20140505213706-mike_kelley_aah_youth Some Closing Thoughts on the Mike Kelley Retrospective (MOCA Geffen, Los Angeles)  
Mike Kelley at MOCA Geffen Contemporary March 31st, 2014 - July 28th, 2014
Posted 9/1/14

To borrow a thought from Deleuze and Guattari, art is not chaos, but a composition of chaos that makes possible a wide range of unpredictable new emotions and ideas. It pushes at the borders of the imagination, inviting new ways of seeing, and sharping our capacities for critical reflection. Truly powerful art may even change how we perceive our world, and re-situate our agency within it. The Mike Kelley retrospective (currently on view at LA MoCA), reminds me of a quote by filmmaker David Lyn... [more]

20131218074639-j Jennifer Faist: Forget-Her-Nots  
Jennifer Faist at Ruth Bachofner Gallery January 18th, 2014 - March 1st, 2014
Posted 5/21/14

by Kerry Kugelman In her most recent body of work, Jennifer Faist continues to extend her material and chromatic vocabulary into more subtle and complex areas. Hovering between painting and painted sculpture, Faist’s artwork asserts a robust physical presence while supporting delicate, light-soaked areas of color. Celebratory by dint of her trademark up-tempo, saturated palette, Faist’s latest works also have a hint of the elegiac. It is as though the transient beauty of a cut flower... [more]

20140128054013-image Review: Michael Gittes "Ladies and Gentlemen" by Deborah Krieger  
Michael Gittes at Prohibition Gallery January 4th, 2014 - February 4th, 2014
Posted 1/28/14

Prohibition Gallery is a boutique gallery on W. Washington Boulevard, sharing the Culver City Arts District with other galleries such as Corey Helford Gallery and Hinge Modern (where I have previously reviewed shows and interviewed artists). With its white walls, concrete floor and barred windows, Prohibition Gallery stands in stark contrast to its neighbors. Being in the small space feels intimate. The gallery's ambiance is one of edgy youth (the gallery opened recently, in 2011) and a sense... [more]

20130901181254-daddy_blows_smoke__detail_5_ Dynamic Exchange of Visual Dialogue -  
Duane Paul at Reginald Ingraham Gallery September 7th, 2013 - October 12th, 2013
Posted 11/6/13 DUANE PAUL Reginald Ingraham Gallery / Los Angeles by Greg Angaza Pitts · November 5, 2013 · in November 2013, Reviews Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on pinterest_shareMore Sharing Services10 “Speaking Tongues (The material of communication)” introduces Duane Paul’s considerable talent and ability in the artist’s first solo exhibition. The show’s 12 works (all 2013) are divided into... [more]

20130907005615-simoneimage From "I on the Arts" by Deborah Kreiger  
Simone Alexandrino, Daksh Sahni at HINGE Modern July 27th, 2013 - September 7th, 2013
Posted 9/12/13

From "I-on-the-Arts": Recently I took a jaunt down Washington Boulevard to explore some of the many galleries in Culver City’s Arts District. Due to my slightly poor timing, many of said galleries were closed. Luckily, though, I visited Hinge Modern, at 8558 Washington Boulevard, just in time to see a quiet yet enjoyable show. “Simone Alexandrino and Daksh Sahni: Out and In of Symmetry” displ... [more]

20130618020609-and_to_obey_the_scout_law-_boy_scout A Boy Scout Jamboree At Subliminal Projects  
Eric Beltz, Hisham Bharoocha, Alison Blickle, Keith Boadwee, Simmons & Burke, Kime Buzzelli, Tofer Chin, Alika Cooper, Liz Craft, Noah Davis, Frohawk Two Feathers, Jason Hanasik, Melissa Huddleston, Benjamin Lord, Lewis Mauk, Davida Nemeroff, Club Paint, Duane Paul, Vanessa Prager, Fay Ray, Todd Tourso, CHRISTINE WANG, Eric Yahnker at Subliminal Projects June 22nd, 2013 - July 20th, 2013
Posted 6/26/13

A Boy Scout Jamboree At Subliminal Projects " Duane Paul’s huge sculpture of various colored, fragmented scouts have similar effects. Paul’s piece hints at a less overt theme in the show, one that gets outside of the organization’s anti-gay agenda: minorities in American boy scouts have only existed on the margins. His colorful and quietly confrontational figures hit every element of the show–rainbows, black bodies, whit... [more]

20130617221246-vonnsumner_pinkmoment_2013_oiloncanvas_24x36inches_web Seeing Double  
Gregory Adamson, A.S. Ashley, Angela Beloian, Katy Betz, Matt Blansett, Amy Caterina, Dee Marcellus Cole, Judy Davies, Wanda Ewing, Joe Forte, Tammy Greenwood, Athena Hahn, Daphne Hill, Kevin Hill, Amy Maloof, Cynde Miller, Father Bill Moore, Thomas Pathe, Leia Steingart, Vonn Sumner, Erns Valdez, Kristina Marroquin Warren at Pomona Frame House & Main St. Gallery June 8th, 2013 - July 27th, 2013
Posted 6/17/13

By Jamie Solis Vintage films are known to have an intrinsic cult following. Maybe it’s because they remind us of the matte simplicity that’s fading in our digital society, or it could be the growing appreciation for classic features—when storylines were still unique and theatrics took fearless risks. Either way, we find ourselves attracted to old school cinema and the bold propaganda-esque designs that adorn their artwork. Regardless the reason for our fantastic obsession, posters from motion fi... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Roger Weik  
5/27/13 Posted 5/27/13

(Image: Roger Weik,  Ellipse Number One,  2013, Silver-Point on Arches Paper ; © Roger Weik)   Roger Weik (b. 1949, Chicago, Illinois) Roger Weik is a Mid-Career renowned Abstract Painter and Sculptor who lived in St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Southern California in 1979 to pursue his Art career.  He has always held an affinity for thickness and texture.  There was something very organic about his work, a sense of having been created by some natural process rather than by an act of will o... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Mark Posey  
5/13/13 Posted 5/13/13

(Image: Mark Posey, Flowers in Blue,  7/3/12, Enamel, 14 x 14 x .25 inches; © Mark Posey)   Mark Posey (b. 1985) I am a 27 year old artist living and working in downtown Los Angeles. I graduated from the Academy of Art San Francisco in late 2012 and won 1st place abstract artist while I was there.  One of the reason why I make art is because I greatly value freedom of expresion. I keep traditional values that I learrned in art school within my work, while trying to stay loose and expressiv... [more]

Salesroom Artist: John Baran  
5/2/13 Posted 5/2/13

(Image:John Baran, untitled, 2012, acrylic, 40 x 40 x 1.5 inches; © John Baran)   John Baran (lives in Santa Barbara, CA, USA) Fascinated with the aerial view of landscapes, John's paintings contain texture and layering that depict landforms, vegetation and bodies of water in a sea of color and shape. John finds the geographical features of aerial landscapes - their delicate yet striking patterns of light, color and texture - thought provoking and captivating. Trained as both a landscape... [more]

Lucie Boswell: Catalogue Edition  
Posted 3/26/13

Lucie BoswellDigital Photography and Painting Lives and works in: Los AngelesWebsite: www.lucieboswell.30art.comTo Purchase Contact: Lucie Boswell Lucie Boswell was born in 1968 in San Francisco, California and from an early age she knew she could express herself best through art. Graduating in 1992 with a BA in Studio Art from the University of California Santa Barbara, Lucie studied photography at the Royal College of Art in London England for the summer. She went on to study professional photography at the Santa Fe Photo Workshops with the world's fi... [more]

20130227094640-mara_de_luca__elegy_ix__sv___2012__acrylic_and_collage_on_canvas__48_x_42_in__luis_de_jesus__re-title Watchlist Artist: Mara De Luca  
Mara De Luca at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles 2/27/13 Posted 2/27/13

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce CRUISE COLLECTION 2013: New Paintings by Mara De Luca. The show will remain on view through March 30, 2013. Graphic chic. Sketched from essential lines. Sculpted by optical combinations. Ignited by striking flashes of light. For Cruise Collection 2013, a modern bon ton by Mara De Luca. "For Cruise Collection 2013, I have created the poetic drama and darkly romantic mood of Rainer Maria Rilke's existential poetry while re-examining visual codes t... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Natalie Hile Cross  
2/22/13 Posted 2/22/13

(Image: Natalie Hile Cross, sad bluebird, 2012, mixed media on paper; © Natalie Hile Cross)   Natalie Hile Cross (b. 1970, Butler, PA) A painting often starts with an impulse of a gestural mark or a color I see behind my eyes before waking up.  From there it is much like a chess game between myself and the developing work.  I really don't want to win, the painting has to be the winner.  I want to put up a valiant effort to keep up with what is evolving. It is always a overa... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Gill Miller  
1/9/13 Posted 1/9/13

(Image: Gill Miller, Chain Drive 4, 2012, Spray Acrylic, 36 X 36 X 1-1/2 Inches; © Gill Miller)   Gill Miller (lives in Santa Monica, CA) For Gill Miller, spray acrylic on canvas is the medium that he uses exclusively. It has a rhythm and poetry that is magical to him. Originally influenced by graffiti, his work has evolved from complex compositions to modernist paintings that make bold, sweeping statements. His current series of paintings are focused on the exploration of the round form and its... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Michael James  
12/19/12 Posted 12/19/12

(Image: Michael James, The Big Bang, 2009, Acrylic, 30 x 30 x 1.5 inches, 2009; © Michael James)   Michael James (b. 1946, California) Experiences living in the United States and abroad greatly influence each of my Abstract paintings.  As I begin to focus on the rhythmic breathing of a bare canvas my images mature, developing to a point where a passion to lay the first crucial stroke overwhelms me.  When I lay that first stroke an evolvement commences, guiding me on a journey, a journey revealin... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Rod Seeley  
11/29/12 Posted 11/29/12

(Image: Rod Seeley,  Rainbow Rose,  2011, Digital Art - Mixed Technique, 11 x 14 x .75 inches; © Rod Seeley)     Rod Seeley (b. 1946, Los Angeles) I am a self taught digital artist that is always pushing my creative boundaries through my unique stylized Fractal Art & Digital Art creations. My passion is utilizing creative shapes and bright colors combined with dozens of special techniques to create truly unique artwork. Many of my pieces are enhanced using a customized digital paint (oil) techni... [more]

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