Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Joseph Yoakum



Joseph Yoakum Valley of El Capatan  c. 1960's  watercolor and ball point pen on paper
9" x 12"  
fleisher-ollmangallery.com

Joseph Yoakum's drawings are avidly collected by folk art collectors as well as museums, artists and fine art collectors around the world. My take on his popularity is that his work cuts across all genres. They are beautifully drawn and composed using delicate line and muted color to define his impression of places he visited in his mind. The originality of his style and authenticity of his approach to making his art resonated with people with the ability to see and feel his presence in the work. 

In my experience viewing contemporary artists today, I feel many are trying to capture Yoakum's approach with varying degrees of success. What is almost impossible to attain for contemporary artists is the authenticity that comes from an inner directed "outsider" person of color that grew up in the middle of the last century. That experience is is what makes his work so unique, beautiful and touching.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018

Thomas Kapsallis


               Thomas Kapsalis  In Transition  1997  oil on canvas  20" x 16"
               corbettvsdempsey.com

Thomas Kapsalis b. 1925 is a painter from Chicago that taught at SAIC starting in 1954 after studying in Germany after WW ll. In looking at his work over the past 65 years I am impressed with his vision, tenacity, and craftsmanship. It is a testament to the artist that he is still working into his 90's and his ability to be consistent in thought and execution remain.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Steve Gibson


              Steve Gibson  The Magician's Dilemma  2018  gouache on paper  30" x 22"
              stevegibsonstudio.squarespace.com

Friday, July 27, 2018

Michael Noland


                        Michael Noland  My Prayer  2013  gouache on paper  15" x 11"  
                        michaelnolandart.com

Noland uses an interesting blend of abstraction and vernacular iconography in his beautifully rendered paintings. This gouache was especially intriguing to me.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Trevor Winkfield


Trevor Winkield  The Floating Crocodile and Her Keeper  2013  acrylic on linen  39.75" x 38.5"
tibordenagy.com

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Charlene Von Heyl


      Charlene Von Heyl  Dumka  2007  acrylic and oil on canvas  82" x 78"
      petzel.com
I love the high wire act of this fabulous painter from Germany. Never painting into a corner and always finding a new exit and entrance to each work. 

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Steve Gibson

                      Steve Gibson  Leaving Bodie  2018  gouache on paper  30" x 22"
                      stevegibsonstudio.squarespace.com

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Tomma Abts

       
                 Tomma Abts  Feye  2006  oil on linen  18.89" x 14.96 "
                 theguardian.com
    Tomma Abts exhibition of paintings at the Serpentine gallery in London is reviewed by the Guardian. The exhibition will be coming to the Art Institute of Chicago in Oct. of this year.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Francisca Sutil

                           Francisca Sutil  Mute ll  ink on paper  83.86" x 49.61"
                           nohrahaimegallery.com

Monday, May 28, 2018

Peter Linde Busk


          Peter Linde Busk  Dinosaur Act 2012  acrylic and crayon on linen  72.8" x 57.1"
          joshlilleygallery.com

Monday, May 14, 2018

Steve Gibson


               Steve Gibson  Leaving Grand Teton's  2018  gouache on paper  30" x 22"
               stevegibsonstudio.squarespace.com

Drawing is the basis of my work as an artist. I am continuing to explore the fecund reaches of my mind as I reflect on my history and experiences in this unusual place we call the world. My dreams are a mish mash of youthful exuberance entwined with the sad fact that I am not that which I once was. The work that comes from those dreams and aspirations are the ladder that I continue to climb.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Joann Greenbaum

Joann Greenbaum  Untitled  2016  oil, acrylic, ink and flashe on canvas  60" x 50"
shanecampbellgallery.com

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Steve Dibenedetto


           Steve Dibenedetto Traipser  2018  oil on canvas  65" x 60"
           derekeller.com

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Keltie Farris


                  Kelite Ferris  I O  2018  oil and acrylic on canvas  96" x 77"
                  miandn.com

Friday, March 16, 2018

Chris Martin


                  Chris Martin Broom Painting  2007  oil on polyester  48" x 38"
                  miandn.com

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Brenda Goodman


                Brenda Goodman  Complicated Happiness  2016  oil on wood  50" x 36"
                baileygallery.com

Friday, February 23, 2018

Christoph Robner


Christoph Robner  Szenerie  2016  oil and acrylic on linen  29.52" x 23.62"  
halseymckay.com

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Steve Gibson


                  Steve Gibson  Ambulator  2018  gouache and ink on paper  30" x 22"
                  stevegibsonstudio.squarespace.com