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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Gary Stephan

                  Gary Stephan  Untitled  2016  acrylic on canvas  30" x 40"
Gary Stephan is in a show at Hionas Gallery in NYC. Those of you on the east coast should avail yourselves if you are in the area. I have been a fan of his work since the 80's an each year he seems to get even better than the year before. He is a masterful paint handler, colorist and conjurer of unique perspectives in painting.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Heidi Pollard

      Heidi Pollard  Burgeon  2016  oil and spray paint on canvas  60" x 60"
Heidi Pollard is a painter from New Mexico that I have posted here before. Her work       resonates with me on many levels. Her paint handling is skillful without excessive bravado. Her subject matter is personal but at the same time universal in nature. Her allusions to real and imagined worlds unfold into evocative compositions that are simple yet complex enough   to hold ones attention. In short, she is my kind of painter and well deserving of her recent grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Jonathan Ryan Storm

            Jonathon Ryan Storm  The Door Was An Island  acrylic on canvas  60" x 48"

Friday, January 6, 2017

Claude Carone

Claude Carone  Untitled  (2)  2013  polymer on wood  24" x 27"