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The Book Shop: Ruth Greene at Rosamund Felsen Gallery

The so-called books by Los Angeles artist Ruth Greene now on view at Rosamund Felsen Gallery seem like they must be from the collection of an eccentric yet erudite bibliophile. The nearly 100 square plywood panels each have an ethereal wash of white or pale paint with a title handwritten across in black ink—sometimes several drafts have been conspicuously smeared out and revised. Several series or topics recur, such as a group of books authored by illustrious crows, and a persistent theme of unrequited love. After passing the texts “Absence of Beauty” and “Absence of Beauty, il... [more]
Posted by Karen Radziner on 7/23/13
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Joan Jonas is a Magic of Heights

by Marcus Civin
Joan Jonas is a magic of heights: immediate, equally alive and inspiring. She has earned the rank of art visionary, from her studies with Yvonne Rainer and Trisha Brown at Judson Church, to her mirror pieces and outdoor performance earthworks as significant as Serra's and Smithson's, to acclaimed experimentations with one of the first video portapaks, up to the present. Jonas has written, built, inhabited, and is still tweaking, in accumulations of fascinating fragments, a model for a performance art in the present tense. Her work transforms literature into visual language, adds i... [more]
Posted by Marcus Civin on 5/17/10
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Kaz Oshiro at Rosamund Felsen

by Anna Ayeroff
Rosamund Felsen Gallery’s first show of 2009, Kaz Oshiro’s False Gestures, presents both hyper-realism and abstraction. While the medium for the pieces is listed as Acrylic on stretched canvas most of the pieces read as sculpture.  Oshiro’s highly meticulous works act as both, presenting the question of whether the work is painted sculpture or sculptural painting.  Beyond this question though, Oshiro’s work focuses in onto minute details, asking the viewer to refocus his or her own eye onto the small things left behind, and the marks that are made unknowingly.  The work itself is highly detail... [more]
Posted by Anna Ayeroff on 1/12/09
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Kaz Oshiro's Painterly Gestures

  There is a frustrating push-pull in Kaz Oshiro's work: the desire to fiddle with he knobs, look inside the washing machine, or deposit some trash. At the same time, the gallery or museum setting admonishes us not to touch. As a reward for our good manners, Oshiro has placed his paintings-cum-sculpture far enough away from the gallery wall, allowing us to 'peer behind the curtain' and share his secret. These are no ordinary Marshall amps or Ikea cabinets. Through an accomplished handling of stretcher bars, canvas, and bits of Bondo, Oshiro has transubstantiated his art supplies into the... [more]
Posted by Michael Buitron on 1/13/09