Sunday, March 26, 2017

Holly Coulis


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

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"
                    davidfindlayjr.com

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Phillip Allen


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

Friday, March 10, 2017

John Berry


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

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Steve Gibson


   Steve Gibson  Fiji Light  2015  oil on linen  40" x 36"
   stevegibsonstudio.squarespace.com

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"
corbettvsdempsey.com

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.