Sunday, September 17, 2017

Steve Roden

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

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"
capitainpetzel.de

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"
derekeller.com

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Brian Edmonds

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

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"
garystephanstudio.com

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"
         capitainpetzel.de
         
         

Friday, August 25, 2017

Brett Baker


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

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Patricia Treib


                  Patricia Treib  Gathers  2017  oil on canvas  72" x 54"  
                  bureau-inc.com

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Tal R


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

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"
michaelbergergallery.com

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"
theholenyc.com

Monday, July 24, 2017

Nick Goss


Nick Goss  Down By The Water  2017  oil, oil bar on linen  90.5" x 70.8"
joshlilleygallery.com

Friday, July 21, 2017

Eric Shaw

Erik Shaw  Now Wrong Way  2016  acrylic on canvas  48" x 36"
theholenyc.com

Shaw has the unique ability to blend high design with witty approaches to abstraction. I have posted his work before and am looking forward to seeing where this talented artist is headed.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Erik Olson


             Erik OlsonCarpenter  2017  oil and rabbit skin glue on canvas  12" x 9.5"
             luisdejesus.com

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Dustin London


Dustin London  Palindrome  2016  oil on canvas  52" x 62"  
dustinlondon.com

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Bruce Thorn



Bruce Thorn  Forget About Me 2016  acrylic on linen  16" x 20"
sugarrowstudioandgallery.com

Should you find yourself in Wisconsin this summer, stop by and see Bruce's new paintings. You will not be disappointed.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Peter Shear


                  Peter Shear  Economics  2016 acrylic on canvas  10" x 8"  
                  deveningprojects.com

Friday, July 7, 2017

William Conger


William Conger  Evening Beach  2015  oil on wood  16" x 16"
brunodavidgallery.com

One of Chicago's finest artists, Conger continues to make wonderful paintings as witnessed at the  Bruno David Gallery in Saint Louis. He just seems to get better with age and is one of a select few painters I wish I had collected when I was in Chicago.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Alice Neel


                Alice Neel  Hartley With A Cat  1969  oil on canvas  40 1/8 " x 30 1/8" 
                victoria-miro.com