Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Peter Linde Busk

Peter Linde Busk  Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May  2016  acrylic and crayon on linen  43" x 33.6"

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Heather Gwen Martin

    Heather Gwen Martin  Breezy  2016  oil on linen  35" x 37.5"

Monday, June 27, 2016

James Esber

             James Esber  Tricky Dick  2016  17" x 14"  water color and acrylic on paper  

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Merlin James

                     Merlin James  Untitled  2014  acrylic on canvas  20.5" x 15.7"

Friday, June 24, 2016

Magalie Guerin

Magalie Guerin  Untitled  (Hat-Popcorn)  2015  oil on canvas  20" x 16"

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Steve Gibson

               Steve Gibson  Bar Crossing  2015  oil on linen  36" x 30"  

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Bill Traylor

Bill Traylor 1854-1949  Untitled (Falling Man & Bird)  graphite on cardboard  12.25" x 8"

Monday, June 20, 2016

Robert Hardgrave

Robert Hardgrave  Untitled (Yellow)  2015  toner transfer and acrylic on tyvek 30" x 24"

Friday, June 17, 2016

Evelyn Statsinger

Evelyn Statsinger  Passing Creatures Near movable Shores 1978  oil on linen  47 7/8" x 38"

Evelyn Statsinger was a stalwart in the Chicago Monster Roster group and always a favorite of mine. She seemed to epitomize the Chicago school of painting and drawing in the latter part of the 20th century. Wonderful color, obsessive, finely crafted and steeped in the vernacular of outsider art.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

John Mills

John Mills  Lets Agree To Disagree  2015  graphite and oil on canvas   60" x 60"

John Mills exhibition up now at Rosamund Felsen in L. A. is his second with the venerable gallery in the arts district of downtown. I curated an online exhibition of Johns work a few years back on I was impressed with his work then and am even more now with his latest effort of airy abstractions. He has carved out territory in an area of abstract painting that is somewhere between automatic drawing and illustrating the unknowable. The subtleness of the ground along with the authenticity of the drawing style combine to make an unsettling viewing experience in the best way possible. The work is a perfect melding of abstraction and allusion to a private world Mills has created for us to explore.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

James Castle

James Castle  Untitled (Redwood Tree)  n.d.  soot and saliva on envelope  4 1/2" x 5 1/8"

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Jan-Ole Schieermann

Jan-Ole Schieermann  MYS/MOS  # 5  2015  acrylic and ink on canvas  78.4" x 70.9"