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Liz Craft's Candy Colored Hippie Hangover

by Calvin Phelps
Today, as always, clowns and the spirit they represent are as vital to the maintenance of our humanity as the builders and the growers and the governors. - Richard Nixon, President of the United States of America, in proclaiming the first week of August 1971, as National Clown Week. A candy colored clown they call the sandman Tiptoes to my room everynight Just to sprinkle stardust and to whisper Go to sleep, everything is alright Roy Orbison, "In Dreams," 1963 Artists have continually looked back to the past for inspiration as a route to meaning in the work they create in the present. The que... [more]
Posted by Calvin Phelps on 4/19/10
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Ominous and Disturbing

Patrick Painter Inc. is proud to present an exhibition of recent works by Francesca Gabbiani in our West Gallery at Bergamot Station. Featuring four new pieces of work as well as a selection of works from 2008, this solo exhibition demonstrates Gabbiani’s continued development of her technique and the themes of ambiguity, ornamentation, the ominous and the fantastic. This exhibition features a series of mirror pieces that explore Gabbiani’s interests in voids and portraits, depth and superficiality, mythology, and the dimensions of time.  Gabbiani creates these deceptively simple works th... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 9/8/09
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Obliteration and Memory

by Michael Shaw
      Mustafa Hulusi’s first show at Patrick Painter, also his first in Los Angeles, included a group of small, medium and large-scale diptych paintings, tightly executed but barren, despite their luminescence.  One half of each diptych features an op-art, black-and-white starburst, painted in acrylic, while the other features up-close, photo-realistic, oil-painted depictions of almond blossoms, native to the artist’s roots in Cyprus (he’s been based in London since at least the mid-90s). The diptychs are arranged alternately so that the starbursts appear on the left and ride sides about e... [more]
Posted by Michael Shaw on 5/17/09
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Photographs and Paintings

by Sasha Bergstrom-Katz
Sigmar Polke’s show of paintings and photographs at Patrick Painter’s Bergamot Station gallery comments deeply on Polke’s use of material. As part of his long career, Polke has made a wide variety of work ranging from figurative, to political, to abstract shapes and forms. What is always evident though, and what makes his work cohesive is his interest in process. This exhibition portrays that interest by placing different, but related, bodies of work together.The exhibition is split between the east and west spaces of the Patrick Painter gallery. The west space holds Polke’s paintings in interf... [more]
Posted by Sasha Bergstrom-Katz on 8/11/08
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Craft Time

by Georgia Fee
It's Craft time again, and Liz Craft's new show at Patrick Painter is a great display of her wit and skill. Upon entering the gallery in Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, one is presented with two signposts to the show: Straight ahead, on the foyer back wall, a title of sorts is painted in black, cursive writing: "Liz Craft, 3 sculptures." It has a funky, low-art feel that immediately suggests a sense of easy familiarity and quick-and-dirty chicness that seems to one-up the clubby elitism of contemporary galleries. Hanging on the wall to the left of this title is a compelling, lone photo of a pair of sexy... [more]
Posted by Georgia Fee on 5/24/08
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Rooms and Forests, Inhabited by Affect Alone

by Nico Machida
The visitor to Francesca Gabbiani, Soul Keepers at Patrick Painter West encounters a series of works whose collective affect is a function of proximity. From afar, Gabbiani’s baroquely ornamented, unpopulated scenes read as sinister to a nearly melodramatic degree, defined as they are by certain tropes of impending terror (rustling leaves, flames climbing, candlesticks amidst pitch interiors). But up close, the viewing experience is entirely reimagined: Those before ominous rooms and forests resolve into a dizzying construction of tiny paper cut-outs arranged just so, impressive in their tec... [more]
Posted by Nico Machida on 9/9/07