Saturday, August 30, 2014

Steve Gibson

              Steve Gibson  Untitled (Cairns)  2014  oil and encaustic on panel 20" x 16"

Friday, August 29, 2014

Luke Dowd

                       Luke Dowd  Untitled  2009  acrylic on canvas 68" x48"

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tomer Aluf

Tomer Aluf  Waiting Room  2013  oil and spray paint on canvas  64" x 64"

Monday, August 25, 2014

Shane Tolbert

Shane Tolbert  Two Columns Understanding Their Own History  2012  acrylic on canvas
12" x 18"

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Alana Bograd

Alana Bograd  Qualified And Sometimes Unqualified  2009  oil on canvas  40" x 30"

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Oyvind Suul

Oyvind Suul  Mind Map  2010  acrylic on mdf  8.26" x 11.81"
What do you think of when you think small canvas contemporary painting......This exudes monumentality in a very small package. More than a study, Suul has captured what many painters can't.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Brendan Lancaster

Brendan Lancaster  Untitled (round drawing)  oil on canvas  23.62" x 19.68"
I feel like this image represents a person trying to extricate themselves from a straight jacket. All the tension and muted color gives me the sense that Lancaster is really pushing into interesting territory with his painting. Any one else have any feelings about it?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Kate Brigden

Kate Brigdon  Solar Flare  2012  oil on board  10.62" x 8.26"

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Matt Carter

Matt Carter  Untitled  2014  glitter, acrylic, magic marker and silver leaf on linen  36" x 24"

Carter takes formalism and turns it on it's head with his new paintings exhibited at Luis De Jesus in Culver City. Starting with the harlequin pattern and geometry he quickly subverts the picture plane with glitter, metal leaf smudges and smears to great affect. The stretcher bars are warped and cobbled together to further the subversion. Sort of " I don't give a shit but I really do" is the feeling I get when being in front of them.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Idris Murphy

Idris Murphy  Kimberley Coast  2013  acrylic on board  47.24" x 43.30"

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Alexander Tovborg

Alexander Tovborg  Banished From Paradise  2012  acrylic and paper on canvas  
118.11 " x 78.74"

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

David Webb

David Webb Parcheesi (Vt) 2012  acrylic on canvas  14.6" x 17.91"

Monday, August 11, 2014

Elizabeth Archbold

                         Elizabeth Archbold  Untitled oil on linen  9.84" x 11.81"
                          Archbold is an Irish painter exploring paints possibilities in an 
                        intuitive manner. She applies paint and removes it as she develops
                        her investigations. Her efforts are ultimately resolved with interesting 
                        solutions that I find intriguing.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Gordon Dalton

Gordon Dalton  Sausage Jockey  2012  acrylic on canvas  17.68" x 23.62"

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Jasmine Justice

Jasmine Justice  Naughty or Nice  2011  acrylic on linen  23.6" x 23.6"

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Melanie Parke

Melanie Parke  Heidi Vase  2014  oil on canvas  12" x 12"

Parke's still lifes are wonderfully alive for me. Spontaneous brush work, intellectual use of color, close observation and a sense of urgency imbue her work. She paints the every day and makes it seem extraordinary. When viewing her paintings I want to live in that world of harmony and beauty. And she went to SAIC!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Mary DeVincentis

Mary DeVincentis  The Sins Of The Fathers  oil on canvas  44" x 34"
Mary is another FB friend whose work I enjoy. She blends figurative and narrative together with a strong sense of design and color. The more abstract work she does has an interesting element of fantasy and formalism.