Saturday, October 21, 2017

Anne Seidman


Anne Seidman  Untitled 2017  paint, tape, color pencil on rag board mounted on panel 
18" x 16"

Anne sideman will be showing work at George Billis in Culver City this November. Hope all in L.A. can stop by and see this new work. 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Vince Contarino

                    Vince Contarino  Relatives  2016  acrylic on canvas  20" x 16"

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Gary Stephan

                   Gary Stephan  Untitled  2027  acrylic on canvas  40" x 30"

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Peter Saul

     Peter Saul  Quack-Quack, Trump 2017  acrylic on canvas  78" x 120"

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Ron Gorchov

              Ron Gorchov  Cantina 2008  oil on canvas  25.5" x 23" x 7"  

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Sarajo Frieden

                     Sarajo Frieden  Untitled  2017  acrylic, flashe on canvas  20" x 16" 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Gail Roberts

                        Gail Roberts  Beguile  2017  oil and acrylic on panel  72" x 42"

Gail Roberts is a painter living in San Diego. Her new show at Scott White Contemporary is a must see. She has always done landscape based impressionistic realism. In this new body of work she has abandoned the reference to a specific landscape to allow the beauty of the floral subject matter take center stage.
I have always appreciated her technical skill with a paint brush but these new iterations have been taken to an all new level of competence and aesthetic understanding. The exhibition will be up Sept. 23 through Nov. 11.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Julia Kuhl

                Julia Kuhl  Neighbors In Space Series #1 2017  flashe on paper 14" x 10"

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Steve Roden

Steve Roden   Leafing Through (Crystals) 2013  acrylic and oil on canvas  84" x 60"

Steve Roden is one of Southern California's most interesting artists. He is a multi discipline artist using sound, paint and installation in his work. His painting is what intrigues me the most. Using deliberate systems he willfully deconstructs, his paintings have a structure that is beautiful and subverted at the same time. Interesting guy.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Charlene Von Heyl

Charlene Von Heyl  Lost Keeper  2017  acrylic, spray paint and charcoal on linen  88" x 72"

Charlene Von Heyl, in my opinion, is one of the most accomplished painters working today.
Her inventiveness, drawing skill, paint handling and moxie knows no bounds.  

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Karl Wirsum

Karl Wirsum  Half Pint Apple Playing Paper Bag Pipe Music  1989  acrylic on canvas with painted wood frame  64.5" x 48.5"

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Brian Edmonds

                  Brian Edmonds  View Of The River  2017  acrylic on canvas  16" x 20"

Brian Edmonds is a painter from Alabama. He also runs Curating Contemporary, an online gallery of curated exhibitions as well as a blog featuring contemporary artists work and interviews. His paintings of the past few years have gone through a distillation process as he contemplates how the essence of painting can be approached and executed. The above example is one of his recent endeavors. I like the way he uses implied illusion with pure geometric abstraction to come up with a solution.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Gary Stephan

Gary Stephan  Untitled  2017  acrylic on canvas  30" x 30"

As many viewers of this blog know, I am a fan of Gary Stephan. He along with Mary Heilman and a few others that I repeatedly show are touchstones in art for me. Stephan will be exhibiting new works at Galerie Grolle Fredrich-Ebert and Klenzie Art Foundation in Germany this Fall. I am still waiting for the major retrospective he so richly deserves here in the U.S.
Stephan's new work continues his interest in formal abstraction while alluding to illusionary elements that set the viewers experience somewhat askew. He makes paintings that always make me think he is a conjurer of the unexpected in the most wonderful way possible.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Charlene Von Heyl

         Charlene Von Heyl  Old Fish New Fish  2016  oil on linen  82" x 78"

Friday, August 25, 2017

Brett Baker

                  Brett Baker  Interior Icon  2012-15  oil on canvas  24" x 22"

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Patricia Treib

                  Patricia Treib  Gathers  2017  oil on canvas  72" x 54"  

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Tal R

             Tal R  Tranquebar  2002-03  pen on paper  16.9" x 14.1"

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Thomas Nozkowski

Thomas Nozkowski  R 4  2001  oil on museum board  12 3/4" x 15 3/4"

Thomas Nozkowski makes wonderfully evocative abstract paintings, prints and drawings. He usually works on a smallish scale with simple tools like a brush, paint and pencils. What strikes me with his work is the consistency of his vision and modesty of his materials. There is nothing bombastic or over blown with his approach. Each image is worked and reworked until it coalesces into a finished piece. The work seems to free associate itself into existence. Although the work is complex the finished piece never seems labored over, it is as if he willed them into the world and we, the viewers. are the beneficiaries.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Lauren Silva

Lauren Silva  Bobber  2013  oil and acrylic on canvas  96" x 144"