David Patton Los Angeles

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Simple Pleasures

by Mitch Temple
          Jeff Jamieson makes his sculptures, and then most often picks one color and paints them.  A look at the list of artwork reveals a rather simple litany of materials: “Plywood and paint.”  He has a few drawings (“Ink on paper”) and a couple other pieces made from other things (one “Copper”, another “Aluminum”).  All the pieces but one are untitled with a parenthetical description of their color.Given his tendency towards professional understatement, in his off hours I think Jeff... [more]
Posted by Mitch Temple on 5/11/09

Darren Almon's Video Bearing

One can enter the loop of Darren Almond's 35 minute video 'Bearing' at any point; the viewer is bearing witness to a Sisyphean task. In the caldera of an Indonesian volcano, workers lay sections of pipe to channel the sulfur-laden steam venting from cracks in the earth. In one scene they 'seed' the plume to form precipitate, creating a hiss as sulfuric acid is made. People enter and disappear into the clouds, chipping away at the bright yellow rocks. For the extended middle section of the... [more]
Posted by Michael Buitron on 1/6/09

Office Politics

by Nancy Lupo
The drawings, photographs, collages and sculptures in Jen Schwarting's exhibition, , are constructed around some very important and pressing issues.  Issues that NPR listeners especially are thinking about every day.  That is, what is it exactly that characterizes America's notion of progress and where do we stand today? Schwarting looks to the office work place for answers but unfortunately seems to compound apparent clichés rather than crack the case.  Perhaps the problem is that she is... [more]
Posted by Nancy Lupo on 5/3/08
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