Thursday, September 26, 2013
Joyce Pensato Donald 2009 enamel on linen 90" x 72"
Saw a wonderful exhibition of Pensato's work at Santa Monica Museum of Art yesterday.
This was her first museum exhibition after working in her Brooklyn studio's for more than 30 years. She is truly an exceptional artist. Pensato gets more out of black than anyone since William Kentridge. Her large drawings and installation piece were magnificent.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 7:50 AM
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Steve Roden Bacchus on a Billy goat 2013 oil on canvas 60" x 48"
Roden is having an exhibition of paintings at Vielmetter Gallery in Culver City this month. Looking forward to viewing them in person next week. He is one of my favorite L.A. artists. He works with sound, sculpture, painting, all with equal skill and creativity.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 8:19 AM
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Katherine Bradford Sargasso oil on Canvas 56" x 66" 2012
Bradford's paintings illustrate an intuitive and personal narrative. Exquisite use of color seduces the eye while ambiguous stories develop the viewers curiosity. Her direct and straight forward paint application achieves luminosity and opacity in all the right places.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 8:46 PM
Friday, September 6, 2013
Zachary Keeting August (7) 2013 acrylic on canvas 20"x14"
Keeting is an exceptional painter from New England. His current body of work exemplifies an excellent use of paint in all its guises. Poured, brushed, cracked etc. His control of these processes is what is so satisfying.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 2:42 PM
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Brett Cody Rogers Man With A Camera 2011 oil on linen 75" x 53"
Rogers paints large paintings and makes photographs that inform the paintings. His grandfather was an artist that made modernist sculpture in the midwest. Interestingly, the younger Rogers has used the elders sculpture as a starting point for the photographs that in turn help him define his paintings. Odd how sometimes there is a circularity in creative thought and practice.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 7:41 AM