Thursday, April 2, 2020

Steve Gibson

Steve Gibson  Vishnu Leaving Montana 2020  gouache and ink on paper 30"x 22"

Friday, February 28, 2020

                Keegan Mchargue 2016 Untitled  oil on canvas  38" x 30"

Friday, January 24, 2020

Thomas Nozkowski

Thomas Nozkowski  Untitled 9-25 Sam's Point  2012  oil on canvas

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Steve Gibson

                   Steve Gibson  The Panamanian  gouache and Ink on paper  30" x 22"

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Steve Gibson

          Steve Gibson  Landscape For Lon  2019  gouache and ink on paper  30" x 22"

Lon Spiegelman was a friend of mine when I lived in Los Angeles in the early 70's. We often traded work and had studio visits with each other. His main interest was networking with Mail Art to artists all around the world. His was a self trained artist and his drawings were humorous, witty and obsessive. While I was doing this drawing I felt like I was channeling Lon. I lost contact with him and his lovely wife over the years but always remember fondly our meetings and discussions. Unfortunately he has passed as well as his wife Linda. Much too early for such wonderful people. They were survived by a son who was born after I had moved on. I hope he cherishes his dads contribution to the art world of the 70's and 80's. I know I do.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Kinke Kooi

Kinke Kooi  The Groteske of Yielding  2016 acrylic, colored pencil, ink and gouache on paper  39 3/4" x 26" 

The exquisite sensuality of Kooi's work is an aspect of contemporary art that many times is missing. Her soft color palette and deft touch with pencil or brush take the viewer to a place that is at once feminine and universal. I find myself looking with a blissfully wandering eye when I encounter her work.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Laura Krifka

                         Laura Krifka  Woman Drying Herself  oil on canvas  65" x 40" 

Laura Krifka has a series of recent paintings hanging at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles through Oct. 26th. Each work deals with the figure or figures interacting in patterned environments. Each work is loaded with dramatic allusions and theatrical lighting effects that she deftly handles with her exquisite paint handling. Rarely does realism pack such wallop but Krifka is a heavyweight with her selection of color, tone and content. This show is not to be missed if you are in the Los Angeles area during the run of the exhibition.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Karl Wirsum

Karl Wirsum  Spool Fool  1985  acrylic on canvas with painted frame 50.5" x 36.5"

Friday, August 9, 2019

Ray Yoshida

Ray Yoshida  Untitled  1972  felt tipped colored pen on paper 19 3/8" x 23 1/4"

Monday, July 1, 2019

Steve Gibson

                    Steve Gibson  Navigator  2019  gouache and ink on paper  30" x 22"

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Charlene Von Heyl

Charlene Von Heyl  Mana Hatta 2017  oil, acrylic, charcoal on linen  82" x 70"

Friday, May 10, 2019

Thomas Nozkowski

Thomas Nozkowski (1944-2019) Untitled (8-122) 2009  oil on linen on panel 22 1/8"x28 1/8"

It is with great sadness that I post the passing of the great American painter, Thomas Nozkowski. I have posted his work many times on this blog and have been and always be a great admirer of his unique vision and quality painting. The art world is much smaller today because of this great loss.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Christoph Robner

                  Christoph Robner  Netz  2016  oil on canvas  75" x 55"

Friday, April 12, 2019

Steve Gibson

                    Steve Gibson  Leaving Oaxaca  2019  gouache on paper   30" x  22"

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Tom Burckhardt

                   Tom Burckhardt  Audience  2016  oil on linen  68" x 54"

Monday, March 4, 2019

Steve Gibson

Steve Gibson  A Chance Meeting With Basil Wolverton  2019  gouache on paper  
30" x 22"

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Jason Silva

                   Jason Silva  5-28-16 graphite on paper  7" x 10"

Friday, February 22, 2019

Miyoshi Barosh

 It is with  sadness that I post Los Angeles based Miyoshi Barosh has passed away. 

Saturday, February 9, 2019

William T. Wiley

            William T. Wiley  P.T.S.D. Tires  2009  watercolor and ink on paper  30" x 22"
William T. Wiley has been and continues to be a viable force in contemporary art practice in California and especially Northern California where he resides. He taught at U.C. Davis along with Robert  Arneson, Richard Shaw as well as Bruce Nauman.

Wiley influenced and entire generation of artists, including myself, with his wry wit and consummate drawing skills. He, along with Robert Arneson and Richard Shaw and others comprised the nexus of the San Francisco Funk movement in the 60's. This movement coincided with the Imagist groups in Chicago about the same time and was a prime factor in my attending SAIC in the mid 70's. Needless to say, they were out of the main stream of artistic style and thought coming from the high priest critics in New York at the time. I will always be grateful to these  groups for tacitly giving me the permission to pursue my path as I stumble through my endeavors as an artist.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Steve Gibson

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