Saturday, August 12, 2017

Tal R

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

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"

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"

Monday, July 24, 2017

Nick Goss

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

Friday, July 21, 2017

Eric Shaw

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

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"

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Dustin London

Dustin London  Palindrome  2016  oil on canvas  52" x 62"

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Bruce Thorn

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

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"  

Friday, July 7, 2017

William Conger

William Conger  Evening Beach  2015  oil on wood  16" x 16"

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" 

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"

Thursday, June 29, 2017

David Willburn

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

Monday, June 26, 2017

Lesley Vance

   Lesley Vance  Untitled  2014  oil on linen  11" x 12"

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Alistair Frost/Patricia Tribe

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

                     Patricia Tribe  Gathers  2017  oil on canvas  72" x 54"  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Roger Brown

                     Roger Brown  Bonsai # 5 (Bunjing)  1997  oil on canvas  72" x 48"  

Roger Brown had one of the most recognizable styles of the Chicago Imagist group. His utopian/dystopian scenes of the world were and continue to be icons of a great imagination and insight into the human condition. His painting skills were off the charts. Gone way too early.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Bridget Mullen

        Bridget Mullen  What Science  2015  acrylic paint and spray paint on paper  30" x 22"

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Sean Gannnon

         Sean Gannon  Balancing Breasts  2017  duralaq acrylic on MDF  48" x 48"

Friday, June 16, 2017

Marthe Wery

                    Marthe Wery    Untitled 199  2005  acrylic on diebond  22.83" x 15.7"

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Julie Curtiss

            Julie Curtiss  No Place Like Home  2017  acrylic and oil on panel  24" x 36"

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Patricia Satterlee

Patricia Satterlee  Already Gone-06  2016  flashe on linen on panel  72" x 78"  

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Charlene Von Heyl

                 Charlene Von Heyl  Russian Jazz  2015  acrylic on linen  82" x 74"

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Victoria Roth

                Victoria Roth  Forlane  2016  oil on canvas  70" x 60"

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Vicky Wright

Vicky Wright  The Listening  2017  oil and natural gesso on linen  46.8" x 33.5"

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trevor Winkfield

                           Trevor Winkfield  Ladders  2016  acrylic on linen  12" x 12"  

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Peter Acheson

Peter Acheson  Untitled  2015  oil, acrylic and collage on canvas  14" x 18"

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Isaac Tin Wei Lin

                Isaac Tin Lin  Strange Growths  2017  gouache on paper  23 5/8 x 17 1/2  

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Merlin James

Merlin James  SAns  Undated  acrylic and mixed media on canvas  26" x 22"

Friday, April 28, 2017

Sam Windett

                      Sam Windett  Black Peak  2014   oil on linen  26.75" x 17" 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Steve DiBenedetto

                        Steve DiBenedetto  Antitechture  2011-16  oil on linen 36" x 24"

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Steve Gibson

                      Steve Gibson  Fiji Light 6  2017  oil on linen  54" x 40"

This painting is one of 41 paintings being shown at the Athenaeum in La Jolla, Ca.
The exhibition is titled Randomthoughts: Steve Gibson Paintings and Drawings. It will run through May 6, 2017.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Susan Dory

              Susan Dory  Small Country  2015  acrylic on canvas over panel  34" x 20"

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Holly Coulis

Holly Coulis  Large Lemon, Stripes, Knives  2017  oil on linen  24.13" x 30.13"

Holly Coulis' new paintings at Cherry and Martin are exquisite in their execution. The artist has a way of handling oil paint that goes beyond craftsmanship and takes it to the sublime. The delicate line work and subtle modulation of color within the shapes she chooses takes the narrative to another space altogether. The work reminds me a bit of Trevor Winkfield's, but instead of symbols she chooses the every day items one would encounter in the kitchen, garden or other elements of domesticity. Like Morandi, she infuses the every day with a charm and almost mystical quality. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

John Ferren

                   John Ferren  1905-1970  The Cat  1950  oil on canvas  48" x 36.25"

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Phillip Allen

           Phillip Allen  Ghetto Anglaise  2016  oil on board  24" x 21.7"

Friday, March 10, 2017

John Berry

         John Berry  Search Party  2016  acrylic and spray paint on canvas  67" x 47.25"

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Steve Gibson

   Steve Gibson  Fiji Light  2015  oil on linen  40" x 36"

This along with 40 other paintings will be on exhibit at the La Jolla Athenaeum Art & Music Library 
Joseph Clayes Gallery in April.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Christina Ramberg

Christina Ramberg (1946-1995 ) Untitled Torso With Pants  1982  acrylic on masonite  13" x 11.5"

Christina Ramberg's painting Untitled Torso With Pants is a great example of how a artist can say so much with so little. Her narrative on women in our culture during her shortened life is alive today as much or more so than when she painted it in 1982. Her ability to bring forth a dialectic that included gender, bias and femininity with her painting was admired by me then and is perhaps even more salient today.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Alex Olsen

            Alex  Olsen  Untitled  2013   oil and modeling paste on paper  17" x 14"

Friday, February 24, 2017

Scott Hewicker

Scott Hewicker  Against the Grain  2016  spray paint and acrylic on canvas  28" x 22"

Monday, February 20, 2017

Magali Guerin

              Magali Guerin  Untitled (Pinch-Earthworks)  2016  oil on canvas  20" x 16"

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Steve Gibson

             Steve Gibson  High Karate  2009  gouache and flashe on paper  40" x 30" 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Elizabeth Murray

Elizabeth Murray  Whozat #4  (Drawing for whazzat #4 print)  1995  pastel and charcoal on collaged paper  35" x 21.5"

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Ron Nagle

Ron Nagle  Fiestasiesta  2013  ceramic, glaze, catalyzed polyurethane, epoxy resin
  3.75" x 4.75"

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Catherine Colangelo

Catherine Colangelo  Forget Me Not Shield  2016  gouache and graphite on muslin over wood panel  16" x 12"

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

David Lloyd

David Lloyd  Untitled  2016  acrylic on wood  23" x 22"

David Lloyd is having a one person exhibition of new paintings at Klowden Mann in Culver City opening this Sat. Jan. 28. Any one in L A interested in painting from an artist that has been around a while should try and attend. He is an eloquent speaker and fine painter. Should his current exhibition be as interesting as his last ( and I'm sure it will be) this will be an excellent opportunity to see a seasoned painter in his prime.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Peter Saul

Peter Saul  I Torture Commy Virgins  1967  oil on canvas  68" x 72"

CB1 Gallery in L.A. is showing some early Peter Saul work. Saul is represented by George Adams Gallery in NYC so, here is your opportunity to see some great early work by one of the most original figurative painters of his time here on the west coast.