Sunday, December 31, 2017

Vladimir Houdek


           Vladimir Houdek  Untitled 2016  gouache and acrylic on canvas  31.5" x 19.68"
            schleicherlange.com
            

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Steve Gibson


                  Steve Gibson  Surfing in Scotland  2017  gouache on paper  30" x 22"
                   stevegibsonstudio.squarespace.com

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Clinton King


              Clinton King  Cascades 2015  oil on paper  16" x 20"
              clintonkingart.com

Monday, December 11, 2017

Alan Davie


Alan Davie 1920-2014 Invitation to Join The Dance  2012 oil on canvas  
jameshymangallery.com

I have posted Alan Davie many times before on this blog. He is touchstone for me from the early 60's when I first was introduced to his work by a professor and friend at SDSU. I identified with Davie's sense of color, iconography, and joyful approach to making paintings and drawings. To me, he was the Scottish Krishna. His use of universal symbols, text and exuberant color as he followed his own distinctive path made him a shaman for me.

Davie passed away at the age of 93 after a long and productive career.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Jonathan Apgar


          Jonathan Apgar  Baffling The Paradigm  2016  oil on canvas  79 x 69"
          jonathanapgar.com

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Alicia McCarthy


Alicia McCarthy  Untitled  2016  mixed media on panel  48" x 48"
jackhanley.com

Friday, December 1, 2017

Douglas Melini


Douglas Melini  An Unnamed Flowing 2013 acrylic on canvas  artist made frame 67.5" x 45.5"
douglasmelini.com

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Peter Schenck


Peter Schenck  Down The Well 2017 acrylic, charcoal, flashe, gouache on canvas  60" x 40"
peterschenck.com

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Steve Gibson


                      

Steve Gibson Vishnu in Glasgow  gouache and flashe on paper  40" x 30"

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Alex O Neal


Alex O Neal  Hiding Places in a Dream #2  
acrylic, collage and graphite on canvas  72" x 36"

alexoneal.com

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Heather Gwen Martin

           Heather Gwen Martin  Crest  2017  oil on linen  77" x 72"
           lalouver.com

Heather Martin had her first major exhibition opening last night at L. A. Louver Gallery in Venice, CA.  This new body of work continues to expand and refine her interest in abstraction and color relationships. Skeins of bold color intermingle with fine lines of tertiary, secondary and primary's to give the viewer a glimpse into the other worldly vision Martin is engaged with. Straight forward and luscious, the paintings capture the appearance of a bunch of colored balloons popping simultaneously in space. 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Josh Reams


               Josh Reames  Swept  2017  acrylic on canvas  60" x 50"
               luisdejesus.com

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Steve Gibson


Steve Gibson  Leaving Cairns  2017  gouache on paper  22" x 30"

I have been revisiting old themes and updating them for the past few years. The above is the most resent example. Reconnecting can bring a new resolution to thoughts and ruminations  as a person goes through life. I am reformulating and clarifying how I see the world.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Whiting Tennis


                 Whiting Tennis  Mobius  2016  oil on canvas  35" x 26" 
                  gregkucera.com

Friday, November 3, 2017

Anna kunz


      Anna Kunz  In Situ  2017  acrylic on canvas  78" x 72"
      thomasmccormick.com

Friday, October 27, 2017

Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia


          Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia  Trinity Vine  2017  Acrylic and oil on paper  35" x 25"
          cb1gallery.com


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Anne Seidman


      

Anne Seidman  Untitled 2017  paint, tape, color pencil on rag board mounted on panel 
18" x 16"

georgebillis.com

Anne sideman will be showing work at George Billis in Culver City this November. Hope all in L.A. can stop by and see this new work. 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Vince Contarino


                    Vince Contarino  Relatives  2016  acrylic on canvas  20" x 16"
                   vincecontarino.com

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Gary Stephan


                   Gary Stephan  Untitled  2027  acrylic on canvas  40" x 30"
                    garystephanstudio.com

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Peter Saul


     Peter Saul  Quack-Quack, Trump 2017  acrylic on canvas  78" x 120"
     maryboonegallery.com

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Ron Gorchov


              Ron Gorchov  Cantina 2008  oil on canvas  25.5" x 23" x 7"  
              vitoschnabel.com

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Sarajo Frieden

                     Sarajo Frieden  Untitled  2017  acrylic, flashe on canvas  20" x 16" 
                     sarajofrieden.net

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Gail Roberts


                        Gail Roberts  Beguile  2017  oil and acrylic on panel  72" x 42"
                        scottwhiteart.com  

Gail Roberts is a painter living in San Diego. Her new show at Scott White Contemporary is a must see. She has always done landscape based impressionistic realism. In this new body of work she has abandoned the reference to a specific landscape to allow the beauty of the floral subject matter take center stage.
I have always appreciated her technical skill with a paint brush but these new iterations have been taken to an all new level of competence and aesthetic understanding. The exhibition will be up Sept. 23 through Nov. 11.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Julia Kuhl


                Julia Kuhl  Neighbors In Space Series #1 2017  flashe on paper 14" x 10"
                froschportmann.com

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Steve Roden

Steve Roden   Leafing Through (Crystals) 2013  acrylic and oil on canvas  84" x 60"
inbetweennoise.com

Steve Roden is one of Southern California's most interesting artists. He is a multi discipline artist using sound, paint and installation in his work. His painting is what intrigues me the most. Using deliberate systems he willfully deconstructs, his paintings have a structure that is beautiful and subverted at the same time. Interesting guy.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Charlene Von Heyl

Charlene Von Heyl  Lost Keeper  2017  acrylic, spray paint and charcoal on linen  88" x 72"
capitainpetzel.de

Charlene Von Heyl, in my opinion, is one of the most accomplished painters working today.
Her inventiveness, drawing skill, paint handling and moxie knows no bounds.  

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Karl Wirsum


Karl Wirsum  Half Pint Apple Playing Paper Bag Pipe Music  1989  acrylic on canvas with painted wood frame  64.5" x 48.5"
derekeller.com

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Brian Edmonds

                  Brian Edmonds  View Of The River  2017  acrylic on canvas  16" x 20"
                  brianedmonds.com

Brian Edmonds is a painter from Alabama. He also runs Curating Contemporary, an online gallery of curated exhibitions as well as a blog featuring contemporary artists work and interviews. His paintings of the past few years have gone through a distillation process as he contemplates how the essence of painting can be approached and executed. The above example is one of his recent endeavors. I like the way he uses implied illusion with pure geometric abstraction to come up with a solution.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Gary Stephan


Gary Stephan  Untitled  2017  acrylic on canvas  30" x 30"
garystephanstudio.com

As many viewers of this blog know, I am a fan of Gary Stephan. He along with Mary Heilman and a few others that I repeatedly show are touchstones in art for me. Stephan will be exhibiting new works at Galerie Grolle Fredrich-Ebert and Klenzie Art Foundation in Germany this Fall. I am still waiting for the major retrospective he so richly deserves here in the U.S.
Stephan's new work continues his interest in formal abstraction while alluding to illusionary elements that set the viewers experience somewhat askew. He makes paintings that always make me think he is a conjurer of the unexpected in the most wonderful way possible.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Charlene Von Heyl

     
         Charlene Von Heyl  Old Fish New Fish  2016  oil on linen  82" x 78"
         capitainpetzel.de
         
         

Friday, August 25, 2017

Brett Baker


                  Brett Baker  Interior Icon  2012-15  oil on canvas  24" x 22"
                  ehgallery.com

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Patricia Treib


                  Patricia Treib  Gathers  2017  oil on canvas  72" x 54"  
                  bureau-inc.com

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Tal R


             Tal R  Tranquebar  2002-03  pen on paper  16.9" x 14.1"
              saatchigallery.com

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Thomas Nozkowski


Thomas Nozkowski  R 4  2001  oil on museum board  12 3/4" x 15 3/4"
michaelbergergallery.com

Thomas Nozkowski makes wonderfully evocative abstract paintings, prints and drawings. He usually works on a smallish scale with simple tools like a brush, paint and pencils. What strikes me with his work is the consistency of his vision and modesty of his materials. There is nothing bombastic or over blown with his approach. Each image is worked and reworked until it coalesces into a finished piece. The work seems to free associate itself into existence. Although the work is complex the finished piece never seems labored over, it is as if he willed them into the world and we, the viewers. are the beneficiaries.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Lauren Silva




Lauren Silva  Bobber  2013  oil and acrylic on canvas  96" x 144"
theholenyc.com

Monday, July 24, 2017

Nick Goss


Nick Goss  Down By The Water  2017  oil, oil bar on linen  90.5" x 70.8"
joshlilleygallery.com

Friday, July 21, 2017

Eric Shaw

Erik Shaw  Now Wrong Way  2016  acrylic on canvas  48" x 36"
theholenyc.com

Shaw has the unique ability to blend high design with witty approaches to abstraction. I have posted his work before and am looking forward to seeing where this talented artist is headed.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Erik Olson


             Erik OlsonCarpenter  2017  oil and rabbit skin glue on canvas  12" x 9.5"
             luisdejesus.com

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Dustin London


Dustin London  Palindrome  2016  oil on canvas  52" x 62"  
dustinlondon.com

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Bruce Thorn



Bruce Thorn  Forget About Me 2016  acrylic on linen  16" x 20"
sugarrowstudioandgallery.com

Should you find yourself in Wisconsin this summer, stop by and see Bruce's new paintings. You will not be disappointed.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Peter Shear


                  Peter Shear  Economics  2016 acrylic on canvas  10" x 8"  
                  deveningprojects.com

Friday, July 7, 2017

William Conger


William Conger  Evening Beach  2015  oil on wood  16" x 16"
brunodavidgallery.com

One of Chicago's finest artists, Conger continues to make wonderful paintings as witnessed at the  Bruno David Gallery in Saint Louis. He just seems to get better with age and is one of a select few painters I wish I had collected when I was in Chicago.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Alice Neel


                Alice Neel  Hartley With A Cat  1969  oil on canvas  40 1/8 " x 30 1/8" 
                victoria-miro.com

Friday, June 30, 2017

Shaun O Dell


Shaun O Dell  Old Collection  2014  gouache and archival glue on paper mounted on panel
40" x 29.75" 
gallery16.com

Thursday, June 29, 2017

David Willburn


David Willburn  Our Smallest Efforts Transform the Landscape  2017  acrylic skins and enamel on paper  18" x 24"

davidwillburn.com

Monday, June 26, 2017

Lesley Vance


   Lesley Vance  Untitled  2014  oil on linen  11" x 12"
   xavierhufkens.com

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Alistair Frost/Patricia Tribe


                 Alistair Frost  Kool/Tik  2009  oil on linen  78.74" x 62.99" 
                 zachfeuer.com


                     Patricia Tribe  Gathers  2017  oil on canvas  72" x 54"  
                     bureau-inc.com