Thursday, September 26, 2013

Joyce Pensato

Joyce Pensato   Donald 2009  enamel on linen 90" x 72"

Saw a wonderful exhibition of Pensato's work at Santa Monica Museum of Art yesterday.
This was her first museum exhibition after working in her Brooklyn studio's for more than 30 years. She is truly an exceptional artist. Pensato gets more out of black than anyone since William Kentridge. Her large drawings and installation piece were magnificent. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Steve Roden

Steve Roden  Bacchus on a Billy goat  2013  oil on canvas  60" x 48"

Roden is having an exhibition of paintings at Vielmetter Gallery in Culver City this month. Looking forward to viewing them in person next week. He is one of my favorite L.A. artists. He works with sound, sculpture, painting, all with equal skill and creativity.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ashley Garrett

Ashley Garrett 3PM  2013   oil on canvas  30" x 36"

Look for Ashley Garrett's work to be published soon on the new online gallery at Torrance Art Museum.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Katherine Bradford

Katherine Bradford  Sargasso  oil on Canvas  56" x  66"  2012

Bradford's paintings illustrate an intuitive and personal narrative. Exquisite use of color seduces the eye while ambiguous stories develop the viewers curiosity. Her direct and straight forward paint application achieves luminosity and opacity in all the right places.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Zachary Keeting

Zachary Keeting  August (7)  2013  acrylic on canvas  20"x14"
Keeting is an exceptional painter from New England. His current body of work exemplifies an excellent  use of paint in all its guises. Poured, brushed, cracked etc. His control of these processes is what is so satisfying.

Hadley Holliday

Hadley Holliday  Blissedout  2011 acrylic on canvas  60" x 54"

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Josh Podell

Josh Podell  Untitled  2010  acrylic on canvas  30" x 25"

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Brett Cody Rogers

Brett Cody Rogers  Man With A Camera  2011  oil on linen  75" x 53"

Rogers paints large paintings and makes photographs that inform the paintings. His grandfather was an artist that made modernist sculpture in the midwest. Interestingly, the younger Rogers has used the elders sculpture as a starting point for the photographs that in turn help him define his paintings. Odd how sometimes there is a circularity in creative thought and practice.