Friday, April 24, 2015

Mark Mahosky

Mark Mahosky  My Ideas, My Boss's Property  2014  acrylic on newsprint  25.5" x 35.5"

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Rochelle Toner

                Rochelle Toner Stitch  2013  watercolor on Arches cover  10" x 8" 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Regina Scully

      Regina Scully  Avara  2012  acrylic on canvas  60" x 72"

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Chip Hughes

Chip Hughes  I Tried To Hide The Heart From The Head  2014  oil on canvas  38" x 32"

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ray Yoshida

Ray Yoshida  Untitled  1972  felt tip colored pen on paper  24" x 18"

If you are in Chicago this month check out Russell Bowman Art Advisory to see some of Ray Yoshida's works on paper. He is very informative about the Imagists work from the 70's and 80's. Ray was a seminal figure in that unique time and place.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Jack Davidson

Jack Davidson  I'm Not That Good At Breathing In  2014  oil on canvas  25.5" x 21"

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sasha Braunig

             Sasha Braunig  Bottom Feeder 2015  oil and acrylic on linen on wood  20.5" x 16"

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Marnet Larsen

Marnet Larsen  Couple  2007  acrylic and tracing paper on canvas  42" x 22"

I had the opportunity to be in LA last week to view some exhibitions and meet with a friend, Sarajo Frieden. She introduced me to some galleries on Highland that I was not familiar with. One of them was VSF that was showing Marnet Larsen, an artist I was also not familiar with. The paintings were captivating. Larsen, who was born in 1940, taught in Florida for over 30 years at a small college. She is a prolific painter and has a distinct view of what painting can and should be. Her architectonic figures float in and out of the picture plane with her unique use of shifting perspective and deft paint application.

Thank you Sarajo for the introduction to this gallery and wonderful painter. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Trent Miller

Trent Miller  The Ghost Inside  2011  oil on canvas  45" x 36"

Monday, April 6, 2015

Steve Gibson

                Steve Gibson  Climber  2015  oil on linen  36" x 30"

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Steve Dibenedetto

              Steve Dibenedetto  Black Knot  2008  oil on linen  24" x 20"  

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Ashley Garrett

             Ashley Garrett  Slater  2013  oil on canvas  38" x 32"
               I had the pleasure of curating an online exhibition a year ago or so and I
             included Ashley Garrett. I was enthralled with it then and am even more so
             now. She just keeps getting better and better as her vocabulary expands
             and her skill level increases. Nothing fussy just well thought out work.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Kevin Appel

Kevin Appel  Red Wedding  2014  acrylic, oil and UV cured ink on canvas over panel 
84" x 72"

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Jessica Snow

Jessica Snow  6 Colour Theorem  2013  acrylic on canvas  48" x 48"

I like Jessica Snows work because they are unpretentious, straight forward and beautiful.
Her use of color is a primary element but so is her drawing and composition. The work is not fussy or over worked and you know when viewing it that every thing has been thought out in a deliberate manner. Beside all that, when looking at them they make me smile.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Carlson Hatton

Carlson Hatton  Putting Out Fires With Gasoline  2013  acrylic, and graphite on paper mounted on panel  60" x 88"

Carlson Hatton's paintings are on view at Bergamot Station's Patrick Painter Gallery this month. Another good reason  for me to make a trip north.