Saturday, December 31, 2016

Claire Grill

                        Claire Grill  Rind  2015  oil on linen  52" x 46"


Monday, December 26, 2016

Amy Sillman

           Amy Sillman  3-legged  (Blue)  2015-16  oil on canvas  75" x 66"

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Steve Gibson

Steve Gibson  Untitled (Pirate)  2015  oil on linen  36" x 30"

Friday, December 16, 2016

Tristano Di Robilant

                   Tristano Di Robilant  2011  1600 (With Raindrops)  glass 32" x 12.6"

Tristano Di Robilant's sculpture is on view at MCASD downtown campus. His sculpture is a mesmerizing mix of elegant materials and intuitive organic forms. Cast aluminum, ceramics and glass come together in unexpected ways the keep the viewer completely engaged.

Di Robilant worked with Murano glass blowers to create his unique take on the material as it related to his sculptural interest. What developed is on view at MCASD downtown. He will be an artist in residence over the next month as he works on his next iteration.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Brenda Goodman

                Brenda Goodman  Complicated Happiness  2016  oil on wood  50" x 36" 

Brenda Goodman is exhibiting work at Jeff Bailey Gallery in Hudson N.Y.  The above example of one of her paintings should be reason enough for any one in the NYC area to visit the exhibition.
I have admired her work for the past few years since it came to my attention on social media. There are many reasons for my admiration. One, she is tenacious. Her career has lasted over 50 years. Two, she paints from the gut with an authenticity that comes from having lived and learned what is important in making paintings. Three, the work is just plain beautiful, reflecting a life of struggle and accomplishment.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Nichole Van Beek

Nichole Van Beek  Problem Child  2015  acrylic and glitter on paper  21" x 16.88"

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Steve Gibson

                    Cholla  2016  oil on linen  24" x 18"

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Alan Davie

Alan Davie  Eggs Of The Magic Serpent No. 2  1971  oil on canvas  48" x 60"

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Scottie Wilson

                Scottie Wilson  Untitled   n/d  colored ink and crayon on paper  17.5" X 9.3"

Thursday, November 17, 2016

J. J. Manford

J. J. Manford  Bi-Manual Plant Goddess  2016  acrylic, gouache, and wax pastel on polypropylene  25" x 20"

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Jeffery Gibson

Jeffery Gibson  Painted Blanket 1  2011  acrylic on recycled wool army blanket  62 3/4 x 37"

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Andrew Holmquist

Andrew Holmquist  Green Room (Quick Change)  oil and acrylic on canvas  44" x 36"
Andrew is donating this painting to for the AIDS awareness fundraiser. Check out the work as well as other fine artists who have donated works for this worthy cause.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Molly Zukerman-Hartung

Molly Zukerman-Hartung  Oa  2013  oil, latex, enamel, spray paint on cut linen and folded muslin  72" x 50"

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Phyllis Bramson

Phyllis Bramson  Flaubert's Collection (Madame Bovery's peach wall by the red chinese chair)  2016  mixed media on canvas  48" x 48"

Friday, October 21, 2016

Eric Shaw

                          Eric Shaw  Bound  2015  acrylic on canvas  34" x 24"

Monday, October 17, 2016

Allison Schulnik

                   Allison Schulnik  Two Long Unicorns  2016  oil on linen  100" x 78"

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sarah Gamble

              Sarah Gamble  Untitled 2015  mixed media on canvas  12" x 12"  

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Richard Hull

                  Richard Hull  Pud  2016  oil and wax on linen  14" x 11"

Richard Hull is among many interesting artists showing at Left Field Gallry in San Luis Obispo this month.  Curated by Ryan Travis Christian and Travis Fish, the exhibition is titled How High. Opening on Oct. 7 and running through Oct. 28, if you are in the area stop by and say hello to Nick Wilkenson the owner and director. The prices on these smallish works are very reasonable considering the artists included whose careers are taking off or all ready established.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Julian Martin

                     Julian Martin  Untitled  2015  pastel on paper  15 1/8" x 11 1/4"

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Fran Shalom

              Fran Shalom  Lionhearted  2016  oil on panel  36" x 30"

Monday, October 3, 2016

Ernst Wilhelm Nay

     Ernst Wilhelm Nay  Closed Thoughts  1965  oil on canvas  63 3/4" x 59"

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Jonathan Faber

           Jonathan Faber  Relic Remix  2015  oil on canvas  40" x 34"

Monday, September 19, 2016

Austin Eddy

Austin Eddy  Flying Fingers City Face  (TBT)  2016  oil stick on paper on canvas  60" x 46" 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Joshua Marsh

        Joshua Marsh  Thus Gone  2015  oil on panel  30" x 22"

Monday, September 12, 2016

Diane Edison

              Diane Edison  Large Self-Protrait  1993  pastel on black paper   44.5" x 30" 

Sometimes I just am taken away by the quality of a work. Diane Edison is an artist that has an exceptional skill and a great power of observation. Her self portrait reflects her considerable strength and confidence as well as her extraordinary skill as an artist.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Gregory Amenoff

          Gregory Amenoff  Clearing For JB 2016   oil on canvas   72" x 62"

Monday, September 5, 2016

Yevgeniya Baras

Yevgeniya Baras  Untitled  2016  oil and mixed media on canvas  24" x 18"

Friday, September 2, 2016

Jim Lutes

Jim Lutes
               Jim Lutes  All Balled Up  1989  oil on plywood  24" x 30"  

Monday, August 29, 2016

Tom Burckhardt

Tom Burckhardt  Masked Manhat  2015 oil on cast plastic  20" x 16"

Friday, August 26, 2016

Bascha Mon

Bascha Mon  Teapot Lost Boat With Heavy Pink Sky  2014  oil on paper  22,5" x 30"

Bascha Mon is an artist that fuses abstraction and narration in a wonderful straight forward manner. Her work imbues the spontaneity and thoughtfulness of a artist who is fully engaged with her process and committed to her view of the world. The afore mentioned attributes combined with empathy for humanity make her efforts resonate with me.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Agatha Wojciechowsky

              Agatha Wojciechowsky  Untitled  n.d.  watercolor on paper  14 3/4" x 11"

Monday, August 22, 2016

Steve Gibson

Steve Gibson  Aurora Borealis  2009  gouache and flashe on paper  41" x 30"

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Jim Lee

Jim Lee  Untitled (Cream/orange/Kern) 2014  oil and collage on card stock  13.5" x 11"

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Caetlynn Booth

                Caetlynn Booth  Swamp Comp  (Punch)  2016  oil on paper  30" x 22"

Monday, August 15, 2016

Zak Prekop

                         Zak Prekop   Untitled  2016  oil on canvas  35" x 27"  

I like Zak Prekops painting because it is so apparently simple yet complex. He paints behind the canvas and on top of it. He leaves raw canvas and stained areas that set up a complex set of visuals that intrigue me. He is also the son of an old friend of mine from Chicago days in the 70's. A creative family of 3 sons and a father that continue to push boundaries in their chosen fields.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Alice Neel

                     Alice Neel  John Lucca  1960's  oil on canvas  44" x 32"

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Patrick Caufield

Patrick Caufield  Hemingway Never Ate Here 1999  acrylic paint and rope on canvas  84.17" x75.25"

Monday, August 8, 2016

Joan Brown

Joan Brown  The Colonel in the Garden of Allah  1972  enamel on masonite  90" x 48"

The queen of Bay Area Figuration. Second generation and so much stronger than Park or Bischoff. Should you ever have a chance to see her painting or sculpture, don't miss it.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Trenton Doyle-Hancock


Trenton Doyle-Hancock  A New Creature #1  2013  acrylic and mixed media on canvas 60" x 60"

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Sascha Braunig

             Sascha Bräunig  Sticks Together  2012  oil on canvas over panel  24" x 18"  

Monday, August 1, 2016

Trevor Winkfield

                               Trevor Winkfield  Frolic 2  2009  oil on linen  12" x 12"

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Trudy Benson

       Trudy Benson  Thoth  2015  acrylic, enamel and oil on canvas  66" x 61"

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Gregor Gleiwitz

                  Gregor Gleiwitz  9/05/16  2016  oil on canvas  98.5" x 76"

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Vanessa Maltese

Vanessa Maltese  Obscured By Representation of Backrest  2015  oil on panel  48" x 36"

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Michael Williams

Michael Williams  Bet It All On Number Twive  2016  inkjet, colored pencil, acrylic and oil on canvas  101" x 75"

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Steve Gibson

           Steve Gibson  Untitled (Bridge)  2015  oil on linen  40" x 36"

Monday, July 18, 2016

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Molly Zuckermai-Hartung  Untitled  2014  acrylic and oil on fabric  62" x 54"

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Jared Sprecher

                    Jared Sprecher  Blue Sky Ever Green  2015  oil on canvas  84" x 60"

Friday, July 15, 2016

Thornton Dial

Thornton Dial  The Field and The River  (Where Life Begins)  2003  fabric, carpet, nails, staples enamel and spray paint on canvas on wood  72" x marianneboeskygallery.com84.25"

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Becky Yazdan

                   Becky Yazdan  Garbo  2014  oil on clapboard 10" x 8"