Tristano Di Robilant 2011 1600 (With Raindrops) glass 32" x 12.6" mcasd.org
Tristano Di Robilant's sculpture is on view at MCASD downtown campus. His sculpture is a mesmerizing mix of elegant materials and intuitive organic forms. Cast aluminum, ceramics and glass come together in unexpected ways the keep the viewer completely engaged. Di Robilant worked with Murano glass blowers to create his unique take on the material as it related to his sculptural interest. What developed is on view at MCASD downtown. He will be an artist in residence over the next month as he works on his next iteration.
Brenda Goodman is exhibiting work at Jeff Bailey Gallery in Hudson N.Y. The above example of one of her paintings should be reason enough for any one in the NYC area to visit the exhibition. I have admired her work for the past few years since it came to my attention on social media. There are many reasons for my admiration. One, she is tenacious. Her career has lasted over 50 years. Two, she paints from the gut with an authenticity that comes from having lived and learned what is important in making paintings. Three, the work is just plain beautiful, reflecting a life of struggle and accomplishment.
Andrew Holmquist Green Room (Quick Change) oil and acrylic on canvas 44" x 36" twoxtwo.org Andrew is donating this painting to TwoXTwo.org for the AIDS awareness fundraiser. Check out the work as well as other fine artists who have donated works for this worthy cause.
Richard Hull is among many interesting artists showing at Left Field Gallry in San Luis Obispo this month. Curated by Ryan Travis Christian and Travis Fish, the exhibition is titled How High. Opening on Oct. 7 and running through Oct. 28, if you are in the area stop by and say hello to Nick Wilkenson the owner and director. The prices on these smallish works are very reasonable considering the artists included whose careers are taking off or all ready established.
Sometimes I just am taken away by the quality of a work. Diane Edison is an artist that has an exceptional skill and a great power of observation. Her self portrait reflects her considerable strength and confidence as well as her extraordinary skill as an artist.
Bascha Mon Teapot Lost Boat With Heavy Pink Sky 2014 oil on paper 22,5" x 30" baschamon.com
Bascha Mon is an artist that fuses abstraction and narration in a wonderful straight forward manner. Her work imbues the spontaneity and thoughtfulness of a artist who is fully engaged with her process and committed to her view of the world. The afore mentioned attributes combined with empathy for humanity make her efforts resonate with me.
I like Zak Prekops painting because it is so apparently simple yet complex. He paints behind the canvas and on top of it. He leaves raw canvas and stained areas that set up a complex set of visuals that intrigue me. He is also the son of an old friend of mine from Chicago days in the 70's. A creative family of 3 sons and a father that continue to push boundaries in their chosen fields.