Saturday, February 28, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Anne Seidman Untitled (GB15) 2015 pencil on rag paper 35.75" x 45"
Yesterday I posted a piece by Dennis Koch who uses colored pencil to make intense geometric tondos. Today I am posting Anne Seidman who also uses colored pencil to make multicolored geometric tropes on paper. She is showing at George Billis across the street from Luis De Jesus in Culver City. Is there something in the air right now? At any rate they are exceptional works that include painting as well. Worth the trip to L.A.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 9:56 PM
Dennis Koch Singular Versor ( Derivations Within A Sphere) 2014 colored pencil on paper
64" x 48"
Koch's exquisitely drawn works on paper are currently being exhibited at Luis De Jesus Gallery in Culver city. The drawings reference a universe or cosmology that has inspired Koch over time. I don't know about the inspiration but the quality of the work speaks for itself.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 7:27 AM
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Andrew Baron Hammurabi's Code 2014 oil on canvas 72" x 54"
I enjoy the way Baron uses paint. There is a lusciousness to the surface
as it intertwines with the underpainting he produces through layers of
thoughtful applications. The graphic quality of the imagery alludes to some
tangible element but we are never quite sure what it is. His titles give clues
but we are left to reflect on the work through our own filters.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 7:34 AM
Friday, February 20, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Jonathan Apgar Untitled 2014 oil on canvas 96" x 84"
I have been following Apgars work for a couple of years now. I saw his work at
George Lawson's space in Culver City before he moved back to the Bay Area.
I am continually impressed with the paintings development and his commitment to
to his craft. He has Bonnard's palette blended with an intellectual curiosity that makes
viewing them a feast for the eyes and mind.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Gosia Machon Weiches Moor 2014 ink on paper 19.68" x 27.5"
Machon is an artist living in Germany. Living in a country so rich with figurative antecedents, it is easy to see how she uses and subverts iconography to suit her individual style. I really enjoy her insouciant line and the elegance of economy in her compositions.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 6:53 AM
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Clinton King Done Before Finished 2014 oil on canvas 24" x 18"
King is another grad from SAIC. He lives and works in Brooklyn now, as it
seems so many young painters do. This painting separates itself from some of
others King has done in that it seems more complicated and hard to define. I
like the off kilter color combination and the ambiguity of the space that is set up
by the deliberateness of the drawing and blended paint handling.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 6:55 AM