Saturday, June 29, 2013

Sebastian Dacey

Sebastian Dacey  Untitled  2009 oil and lacquer on canvas  59" x 51"

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Farrell Brickhouse  Mast 1 wind for the sail solid air  12" x 8"   2012,  oil on canvas

Brickhouse is a painter from New York. His poetic, humanist imagery amplifies his approach to what it means to be alive and painting in todays world. Teacher, mentor and beacon for those who yearn for understanding of life's mysteries, his life and work are inseparable. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sidney Nolan  Ned Kelly  1946  enamel on composition board  35.75"x47.83"

Sidney Nolan captured the spirit of Australia with his iconic series of paintings done in house enamel on composition board. His subject was the outback landscape of a raw and untamed country. The Ned Kelly paintings were narratives illustrating the life of an outlaw/poet. They became symbols of the Aussie myth that is still prevalent today.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Thomas Arnolds  Luft 3   2012   oil on linen  98"x78"

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Julian Hoeber  Excution Changes #73 A Acrylic on panel  69"x46"  2013

Julien Hoeber  Excution Changes # 73 B  acrylic on panel  69"x46"  2013

Hoeber's show at Blum and Poe in LA is one that uses the museum like space to great advantage. His paintings and installations hold the space as if they were made for it. Perhaps they were. Conceptually rigorous and beautifully executed they are captivating. Definitely worth the effort to experience.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Lucio Fontana   Concetto Spaziale, Attese  1968   21"x25.5"  water based paint on canvas

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Jon Thompson Cascia 2007 acrylic on canvas 60"x49.2"
Stuart Elliot  Untitled (87)  72.8"x50" acrylic on canvas  2012

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Charles Arnoldi Untitled  1992 oil on canvas approx. 72"x96"

Charles Arnoldi has a retrospective of sorts at Oceanside Museum of Art in Oceanside, Ca.

Acknowledged as a master painter by many, his large and colorful paintings are beautiful and accomplished. Repeated forms and elements show up is this exhibition that has works that date from the 70's to 2013. The above monochromatic "Untitled" 1992 was the exception. This painting was the most expressive and risky. It could have failed but didn't.
I, for one, am in the camp of admirers. He has traveled a long and beautiful trail over the past 40 plus years.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Alain Biltereyst   Untitled 2011  acrylic on plywood  6.5"x9"

Biltereyst shows that using mundane materials with a deft hand and clear vision can produce
exceptional results. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Peter Shear  Untitled 10"x13" acrylic and gel medium on canvas 2913
Shear is a painter who paints spontaneous and engaging work. He is self taught and has  
the ability to connect in a visceral way to the psyche of a viewer. His straight forward approach is accessible and assertive. Fresh and uncompromising work.