Saturday, December 7, 2019
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Steve Gibson Landscape For Lon 2019 gouache and ink on paper 30" x 22"
Lon Spiegelman was a friend of mine when I lived in Los Angeles in the early 70's. We often traded work and had studio visits with each other. His main interest was networking with Mail Art to artists all around the world. His was a self trained artist and his drawings were humorous, witty and obsessive. While I was doing this drawing I felt like I was channeling Lon. I lost contact with him and his lovely wife over the years but always remember fondly our meetings and discussions. Unfortunately he has passed as well as his wife Linda. Much too early for such wonderful people. They were survived by a son who was born after I had moved on. I hope he cherishes his dads contribution to the art world of the 70's and 80's. I know I do.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 8:35 AM
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Kinke Kooi The Groteske of Yielding 2016 acrylic, colored pencil, ink and gouache on paper 39 3/4" x 26"
The exquisite sensuality of Kooi's work is an aspect of contemporary art that many times is missing. Her soft color palette and deft touch with pencil or brush take the viewer to a place that is at once feminine and universal. I find myself looking with a blissfully wandering eye when I encounter her work.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 7:07 AM
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Laura Krifka Woman Drying Herself oil on canvas 65" x 40"
Laura Krifka has a series of recent paintings hanging at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles through Oct. 26th. Each work deals with the figure or figures interacting in patterned environments. Each work is loaded with dramatic allusions and theatrical lighting effects that she deftly handles with her exquisite paint handling. Rarely does realism pack such wallop but Krifka is a heavyweight with her selection of color, tone and content. This show is not to be missed if you are in the Los Angeles area during the run of the exhibition.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 8:52 PM
Friday, August 30, 2019
Friday, August 9, 2019
Monday, July 1, 2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019
Thomas Nozkowski (1944-2019) Untitled (8-122) 2009 oil on linen on panel 22 1/8"x28 1/8"
It is with great sadness that I post the passing of the great American painter, Thomas Nozkowski. I have posted his work many times on this blog and have been and always be a great admirer of his unique vision and quality painting. The art world is much smaller today because of this great loss.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 8:33 AM
Monday, May 6, 2019
Friday, April 12, 2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
William T. Wiley P.T.S.D. Tires 2009 watercolor and ink on paper 30" x 22"
William T. Wiley has been and continues to be a viable force in contemporary art practice in California and especially Northern California where he resides. He taught at U.C. Davis along with Robert Arneson, Richard Shaw as well as Bruce Nauman.
Wiley influenced and entire generation of artists, including myself, with his wry wit and consummate drawing skills. He, along with Robert Arneson and Richard Shaw and others comprised the nexus of the San Francisco Funk movement in the 60's. This movement coincided with the Imagist groups in Chicago about the same time and was a prime factor in my attending SAIC in the mid 70's. Needless to say, they were out of the main stream of artistic style and thought coming from the high priest critics in New York at the time. I will always be grateful to these groups for tacitly giving me the permission to pursue my path as I stumble through my endeavors as an artist.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 7:29 AM