Monday, December 30, 2013

Albert Pinkham Ryder

Albert Pinkham Ryder 1847-1917  The Race Track oil on canvas  33 1/4" x 40 1/8"

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Marsden Hartley

Marsden Hartley  1877-1943  New Mexico Recollection  1923  oil on canvas  40" x 47 1/2"

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Brian Fahlstrom

              Brian Fahlstrom  Untitled  2010  oil on canvas  89 1/4" x 53 1/8" 

Went to Orange County Museum of Art the other day to see Dan Camerons latest curatorial effort. California Landscape into Abstraction: Selections from the Orange County Museum of Art which included a wonderful painting by Brian Fahlstrom. Unfortunately, I could not reproduce the painting with it's extraordinary color and paint handling.  However, Marc Foxx had this image available so I am showing it. He is a young painter to keep an eye on. L.A. is producing some very interesting painters these days.

Monday, December 23, 2013

John Altoon

John Altoon 1925-1969  Ocean Park Series # 12  oil on canvas  81 5/16" x 84"

Altoon was an L.A. based artist that died early of a heart attack at the age of 43. I was influenced by his use of biomorphic forms mixed with an abstract impressionist approach to paint application. His use of a white ground with semi-narrative imagery floating on it was new and exciting for me in the early and late 60's. Along with Guston, Nutt, and a few other's he was one of my early influences.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Clyfford Still

Clyfford Still 1904-1980  Untitled 1974  oil on canvas  114 1.4" x 170 1/2"

Still was arguably one of the most original members of the Ab/Ex group of painters of that era. Perhaps it was because he was from the land west of the Rockies. His work still holds viewers in awe 34 years after his passing.

Friday, December 20, 2013

James Siena

James Siena  Hercules (for Goltzfus)  2006  enamel on aluminum  29 3/4" x  23"

Charlie Kitchings of Ambach and Rice gallery in L.A. has given his gallery over to Dan Weinberg, who was the prior tenant in the space on Wilshire blvd. Weinberg is showing a group exhibition typical of his year end salon style shows of the past. There are over 40 artists that Weinberg showed in the past including Richard Artschwager, James Siena, Andrew Masullo, Mary Heilmann, Jeff Koons, Richard Tuttle, Carrol Dunham, Alfred Jenson and John Wesley among many others. In many cases he was the first gallery to show many of these artists.

Weinberg is a private dealer today and attends many art fairs. This is the first time since he left the Ambach & Rice space he has had such an exhibition in L.A.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gregory Amenoff

Gregory Amenoff  Nita Yuma  oil on panel  1992  52 3/4" x 48 3/16"

Sunday, December 15, 2013

James Castle

               James Castle  1900-1977   (Pattern)  n.d.  soot on found paper   13" x 8 3/4"

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Volker Hueller

                Volker Hueller  Sie Sind Unter Unsx  2020   paint, straw and collage on canvas
                93.62" x 69.68"


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Daniel Richter

Daniel Richter  Ohne Titel   2009  oil on canvas  19.68" x 23.62"

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Peter Brotzmann

Peter Brotzmann  Untitled (landscape)  2012   wooden box construction with painted paper and shaped metal  5 3/4" x 8 3/4" x 1 1/2"

Monday, December 9, 2013

Interesting Juxtaposition

Squeak Carnwath   Memory Is a Colour  2007  oil and alkyd on canvas over panel  75" x 65"

Stephanie Brody-Lederman  August Corn  2012  acrylic and oil on canvas  48.5" x 72"

Saturday, December 7, 2013

William Hawkins

William Hawkins 1895-1990  Untitled-Christ handing keys to St. Peter  1989  enamel and collage on masonite  48" x  50.5"

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Charles Burchfield

Charles Burchfield   An April Mood  1946-55  water color and charcoal on joined paper
  40" x 54"

Why does this painting seem so contemporary  when it was painted almost 68 years ago?

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Todd Chilton

           Todd Chilton  Mirrored Zig Zag  2012  oil on linen over panel  18" x 16"

            Chilton is a Southern California painter via SAIC where he received his MFA. His 
            paintings have an apparent simplicity to them that is countered by his use of OP 
            devices and an obsessive approach to paint application. They are quite arresting  
            when viewed in person. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Elizabeth Murray

Elizabeth Murray (1940-2007)  Children Meeting  1978  oil on canvas  101 3/16" x 127"

Native Chicago artist who studied at SAIC, Murray became a major painter in the 70's when it was much more difficult for women to break into the contemporary painting scene. She is one of only 4 woman to have been given a retrospective at MOMA in New York. Her vibrant paintings of abstract forms that eventually developed into shaped canvas's were always a joy for me to experience.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Milton Avery

Milton Avery  Dunes and Sea ll  1960  oil on canvas  51 7/8" x 72"

Sunday, December 1, 2013