Thursday, September 26, 2013

Joyce Pensato


Joyce Pensato   Donald 2009  enamel on linen 90" x 72"
www.petzel.com

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. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Steve Roden


Steve Roden  Bacchus on a Billy goat  2013  oil on canvas  60" x 48"

www.vielmetter.com

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.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ashley Garrett


Ashley Garrett 3PM  2013   oil on canvas  30" x 36"

www.ashleygarrett.com


Look for Ashley Garrett's work to be published soon on the new online gallery at Torrance Art Museum.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Katherine Bradford
































Katherine Bradford  Sargasso  oil on Canvas  56" x  66"  2012
www.edwardthorpgallery.com



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.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Zachary Keeting



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.
www.giampietrogallery.com

Hadley Holliday


Hadley Holliday  Blissedout  2011 acrylic on canvas  60" x 54"  

www.taylordecordoba.com

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Brett Cody Rogers


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.

www.brettcodyrogers.com