Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Zak Prekop Two Grids 2013 oil on canvas 35" x 27"
Zak Prekop is exhibiting a new group of paintings opening March 27th at
Thomas Duncan Gallery. I like Prekops work because of the mystery it
evokes when I view them. They remind me a bit of Charlene von Heyl's work
in that they are beautifully painted and seem spontaneous yet thought out.
I am always asking "how did he do that" when viewing his work but ultimately
give in and just enjoy the experience.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 7:51 AM
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Andrew Masullo 5393 2011-12 oil on canvas 24" x 30"
I am attracted to Masullo's painting because he is so persuasive. His seemingly
simple (they are not) compositions and no nonsense color use on small format
canvas or panel demand more than a cursory viewing. I am glad to see he is
getting the attention he deserves as he has tenaciously held steady to his
view of what painting could be for the past 20 years.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 7:46 AM
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Craig Taylor S.S.N.B. 2014 oil on canvas 30" x 26"
Craig Taylor's exhibition Enface, inaugurates the new location of CB1 Gallery in the
expanding arts district just east of downtown L.A. Congratulations to Clyde Beswick.
My next trip to L.A. should be a fruitful one.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 8:50 AM
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015
Abel Auer White Noise 2009 oil and ink on linen 76.7" x 65"
I like Abel Auer's painting but more than that I like his attitude. When asked about his shifting towards a surrealist informed abstraction. He retorted "I don't see a difference between abstract and representational any more. It's more of a jumping around."
His portraits, landscapes and semi-abstract works defy what writers and critics want thematically. There are hints of Paul Klee and others but his work is uniquely his.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 8:42 AM
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Rebecca Shore 22-G 2013 gouache on paper 10" x 12"
Shore is painter from Chicago. She deftly melds Imagist techniques from the past into the present with her drop shadow abstract forms painted on canvas and paper in her latest exhibition. The quality of the line work and color modulation is sublime. I get the feeling that the drop shadow element referencing the three dimensional illusion might be leading to ideas for sculpture.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 6:56 AM
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Peter Saul Your Brain Says No 1999 acrylic on canvas 72" x 66"
I have a penchant for Peter Saul and Phillip Guston, not because of their
use of strange and disturbing imagery, but because of their outsider
approach to making their art and the success they've had on the inside.
All done,to a great extent, on their own terms.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 6:39 AM
Monday, March 2, 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Zach Harris Belvedere Krimko Torso 2013 water based paint, wood and canvas 29" x 23"
I have to admit that I am a fan of Zach Harris. His finely crafted paintings include hand made painted frames that contain and expand the content of each painting. I get the feeling that these space age art nouveau tropes are coming from a sincerely authentic place. It is nice to see craftsmanship meld with content so seamlessly. In a strange way they remind me of Jim Nutts paintings from 30 years ago with their meticulous obsessive painting and painted frames.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 7:41 AM