Monday, August 31, 2015

Fran Shalom

Fran Shalom  Vamoose  2010  oil on panel  11" x 14"

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Ashlynn Browning

                Ashlynn Browning  Locked Up Light  2014  oil on panel  34" x 30"

Friday, August 28, 2015

Thomas Kapsalis

                    Thomas Kapsalis  Table In A Box  1073  oil on canvas  12" x 9 3/4"
  I remember Kapsalis at SAIC in the 70s as a caring, mild mannered professor in the painting department. I did not really come to appreciate his work until much later. I think it's wonderful how we develop our taste, likes and dislikes as we grow older and hopefully wiser. Thomas Kapsalis is over 90 now and to the best of my knowledge still painting in Chicago. I now wish I had gotten to know him better but like most grad students I was lost in my ego and thought I was too cool.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Alan Davie

Alan Davie  Double Meditation No. 3 (Trik Trok)  2004  oil on board  13.76" x 16.11"

Alan Davie has always been one of my favorite artists. He passed this past year in his 90's after a fantastic career as a painter/musician. His inner directed work inspired and influenced me as well as countless other like minded artists.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Steve Roden

Steve Roden  When Time Equals Space  2011  acrylic and oil on linen  60" x 60"

Roden is one of the finest artists in So. Cal. His interests spread across music, sound installations, sculpture and of course painting. His structured yet intuitive work has the ability to bring abstract concepts and interdisciplinary practices to a place that resonates with intellect and passion.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Lucy Mink-Covello

              Lucy Mink-Covello  Vacation  2014  oil and acrylic on canvas  72" x 60"
               This latest painting by Lucy Mink-Covello caught my attention while viewing 
              her website. The complexity of the composition and the addition of more color
              adds an interesting touch to her latest abstract work. The larger size is allowing       
              her more flexibility than with her earlier smaller paintings. She is also heading off 
              to Italy for a residency that should further expand the possibilities for this fine

Saturday, August 22, 2015

David Salle

David Salle  Freak Flag  2015  oil, acrylic, archival digital print and felt on linen  84" x 96"

These current pop mashups from Salle look strangely familiar. Always interesting to see what he will come up with next. Like Schnable,  I feel he is somewhat haunted by his success in the late 70's and early 80's. The question we all have, "what do I paint". This one is quite inventive.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Roger Brown

Roger Brown  oil on canvas with artist frame with collectibles.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Valerio Adami

Valerio Adami  Spettacolo Allaperto  1967  oil on canvas  31.9" x 39.4"

Adami and Patrick Caulfield were two painters that I have always had an interest in. Their use of line and bold color, interior and exterior space in the 60's was a harbinger of things to come in the 70's graphic styles in commercial art as well as funkier movements in the graphic based imagery of pop surrealism. I love the ambiguity of the Adami piece illustrated above. Both artists had such conviction.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Claudia Boese

                 Claudia Boese  Flowers After Soutine  2015  oil on board  15.75" x 8.7"

Monday, August 17, 2015

Martin Kippenberger

Martin Kippenberger  Past Perfect-Gow GS 1984  oil on canvas  63" x 52.36"

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Diana Copperwhite

Diana Copperwhite  Minotaur  2013  oil on canvas  13.8" x 17.7"

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Steve Curry

Steve Curry  Frequency Series # 54  2014  oil on canvas  13" x 21"

Steve Curry is a painter from San Diego and a good friend of mine. His recent paintings 
explore color, texture and perception on an intimate scale. He is and has been a curator and teacher for many years and flown under the radar much of the time. I think it is time we all had a chance to see the work of this exceptional artist on a broader scale. 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Ward Schumaker

             Ward Schumaker  Toledo  2009  acrylic and paste on paper  50" x 34"

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Peter Halley

                     Peter Halley  Thinking Speed  2010  acrylic on canvas  75" x 72"

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Barbara Rossi

Barbara Rossi  Double Crossing Lonesome Valley  1981  acrylic on masonite in artists
frame  28" x 35" x 1.5"

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Augusto Sandroni

                   Augusto Sandroni  Untitled (Circus Holiday)  oil on canvas  24" x 18" 
         Sandroni restores my faith in painting. His unfettered approach to image making
        rings with an authenticity and verve that is all too often missing in contemporary
        painting and sculpture. He references Arte Povera,  the vernacular, and auto didactics
        in his current work. I really enjoy his intuitive color selections and rough hewn surfaces
       as he paints and repaints the work until it resonates with his particular aesthetic   
       sensibility. Since he lives in San Diego, I'm assured of a sounding board that I can
       connect with on a consistent basis.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Monique Van Genderen

                  Monique Van Genderen  Untitled  oil on linen  38.5" x 35"   

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sarah Key

                 Sarah Key  Overlook Park  2014  acrylic on panel  18.5" x 23.6"

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Gary Stephan

Gary Stephan  Untitled  2014  acrylic on canvas  30" x 30"

Gary Stephan's paintings  are always evolving. He is one of the most intelligent painters working today. I have admired his work since the 70's and continue that admiration through today. His latest work is smart, understated, refined and above all beautiful. I wish I owned one.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Deborah Remington

                  Deborah Remington  Memphis  1969  oil on canvas  60" x 53"  
               I remember Remington's work in the 60's and 70"s as giving me the feeling
             of abstraction subverted by surrealism. Neither here or there in the scheme
             of art history as it was written up to that point.
              Looking at them now I understand how she could have been wrongly marginalized
              and should be looked at for what she was, a fully committed self directed 
              painter of substantial works of art. Odd how time and distance can clear the