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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 > 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]

Ron Pokrasso: On Our Santa Fe Watchlist  
5/11/11 Posted 5/11/11

(Image: Ron Pokrasso, Marcos and the Chop Saw Landscape , Inkjet on paper mounted to wood, acrylic, collage, drawing, assemblage, 32" x 60"; © Ron Pokrasso) Ron Pokrasso (b. 1951, Brooklyn, New York) My artistic development spirals around a need to express, making new discoveries, and continually returning to familiar themes. I have always relied upon things that are close to me, things that speak about the passions in my life and are often derived from day to day experiences. The recent pu... [more]

Wil Murray: On Our Berlin Watchlist  
4/28/11 Posted 4/28/11

(Image: Wil Murray, In My Culture Food is Not Very Important, 2011, 14 x 27 x 7 inches, Acrylic, Weaving, Collage, Photo on Board; © Skew Gallery) Wil Murray (b. 1978, Calgary, Canada) I take great inspiration from Kurt Kren’s 31/75 Asylum and from Val Del Omar’s Fuego in Castilla. I move to look at paintings hanging on walls, but also sit still to watch them slide across screens. I enjoy a practice of making still, dimensional, constructed objects that will be inevitably flattened and put in motion.... [more]

Claude Closky: On Our Paris Watchlist  
1/19/11 Posted 1/19/11

(Image: Claude Closky, To die in a Circus, 2009 ,Collage on paper and ball-point pen on paper , 297 x 210 mm; © Claude Closky) At first sight, Claude Closky is an artist who rubs shoulders with immateriality. He is at ease with electronic media, and some of the objects he makes do not reveal themselves instantly: the books, for example. Among the materials he uses — images, texts, numbers, and sounds sampled from our environment — language seems to be the most direct instrument of appropriatio... [more]

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John Hundt at Jack Fischer Gallery > San Francisco
January 10th, 2009 - February 14th, 2009
Posted 2/14/09

John Hundt's collages present totemic images made of surreal juxtapositions of mechanical objects and human body parts, hybrids made of the clunky and the svelte, the linear and the fleshy, the elegant and the mundane,  In his small presentations, many on antiqued paper backgrounds, his improbable images stand, squat, or soar with wit, whimsey, and absurdity, occasionally flirting with dark or profound associations. There is the occasional touch of eroticism, set off by the intrusion of a fema... [more]

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Wallace Berman at galerie frank elbaz > Paris
January 10th, 2009 - March 10th, 2009
Posted 1/11/09

Wallace Berman's collages at Galerie Frank Elbaz:   [more]

Such_a_feat_of_real_estate180 Melinda Smith Altshuler and Shauna Peck  
Melinda Smith Altshuler & Sauna Peck at Bandini Art > Nowhere
March 22nd, 2008 - May 3rd, 2008
Posted 4/3/08

The metaphor of art as ”evanescence” is trickily oxymoronic, because while artists express feelings and thoughts that are by nature fleeting, they do so via objects created to last. The press material accompanying this two artists exhibition, titled ABSENCE AND ELSEWHERE and featuring the art of Melinda Smith Altshuler and Shauna Peck, speaks of the evanescent quality of both bodies of work, and rightfully so. Both women respond to poet Wallace Stevens’ mandate that artists &ldq... [more]

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David Hinnebusch at Black and Blue Boutique > Nowhere
August 5th, 2007 - August 30th, 2007
Posted 7/18/07

I don’t know I have a splinter of the memory when I quote dump monty python that I used to tape off the record player by pressing record on an old Panasonic great and black plastic portable cassette rocker next to the phonograph hardwood speaker and it all ended the summer of 1980 when Mike the dick Crider wanted Mike Crider my Black Sabbath wanted to peach fuzz me at Arlene’s donut shop on Santa Monica and Bundy Drive where there’s a Starbucks donut shop close to where I rode the bus up Bundy on... [more]

Brenna Youngblood at Susanne Vielmetter Project Space  
December 16th, 2006 - January 20th, 2007
Posted 6/23/07

LA WEEKLY Must See Art Brenna Youngblood By Amra Brooks Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 12:00 pmBrenna Youngblood at Susanne Vielmetter Project SpaceAnother project I’ve been eager to see is in the Project Space at Susanne Vielmetter. A departure from her show at the Hammer, Youngblood’s new work focuses more on painting than photography. There are still photographic elements, but the layering and collage are more in the surface than in the multiplicity of images. And whereas... [more]

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