Friday, December 21, 2018

Thomas Nozkowski

      Thomas Nozkowski  Untitled  (9-23) 2013  oil on linen on panel  22" x 28"

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Steve Gibson

Steve Gibson  A Chance Meeting With Tex Avery  2018  gouache on paper   30" x 22"

Monday, November 12, 2018

Norbert Schwontkowski

Norbert Schwontkowski  Flut 2011  oil on canvas  78.75" x 94.5"

Monday, November 5, 2018

Interesting Juxtaposition

Interesting Juxtaposition: Peter Linde Busk  2012 (top) Keltie Ferris 2018 (bottom)

Tom Anholt

                            Tom Anholt  Family Man  2018  oil on linen  67" x 51"

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Steve Gibson

                     Steve Gibson  False Premise  2018  gouache on paper   30" x 22"

Monday, October 1, 2018

Charlene von Heyl

               Charlene von Heyl  Corrido  2018  oil, acrylic, charcoal on linen  108" x 90"
Charlene von Heyl is a true painting master. She has a wonderful vocabulary of imagery and technique that flows effortlessly between abstraction and figuration giving the viewer something new to see in every group of paintings she does. The show at Petzel is no exception. I marvel at her inventiveness and her courage as a painter.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Magalie Guerin

                      Magalie Guerin Untitled 2017  oil on panel  30" x 24"  

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Joseph Yoakum

Joseph Yoakum Valley of El Capatan  c. 1960's  watercolor and ball point pen on paper
9" x 12"

Joseph Yoakum's drawings are avidly collected by folk art collectors as well as museums, artists and fine art collectors around the world. My take on his popularity is that his work cuts across all genres. They are beautifully drawn and composed using delicate line and muted color to define his impression of places he visited in his mind. The originality of his style and authenticity of his approach to making his art resonated with people with the ability to see and feel his presence in the work. 

In my experience viewing contemporary artists today, I feel many are trying to capture Yoakum's approach with varying degrees of success. What is almost impossible to attain for contemporary artists is the authenticity that comes from an inner directed "outsider" person of color that grew up in the middle of the last century. That experience is is what makes his work so unique, beautiful and touching.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018

Thomas Kapsallis

               Thomas Kapsalis  In Transition  1997  oil on canvas  20" x 16"

Thomas Kapsalis b. 1925 is a painter from Chicago that taught at SAIC starting in 1954 after studying in Germany after WW ll. In looking at his work over the past 65 years I am impressed with his vision, tenacity, and craftsmanship. It is a testament to the artist that he is still working into his 90's and his ability to be consistent in thought and execution remain.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Steve Gibson

              Steve Gibson  The Magician's Dilemma  2018  gouache on paper  30" x 22"

Friday, July 27, 2018

Michael Noland

                        Michael Noland  My Prayer  2013  gouache on paper  15" x 11"  

Noland uses an interesting blend of abstraction and vernacular iconography in his beautifully rendered paintings. This gouache was especially intriguing to me.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Trevor Winkfield

Trevor Winkield  The Floating Crocodile and Her Keeper  2013  acrylic on linen  39.75" x 38.5"

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Charlene Von Heyl

      Charlene Von Heyl  Dumka  2007  acrylic and oil on canvas  82" x 78"
I love the high wire act of this fabulous painter from Germany. Never painting into a corner and always finding a new exit and entrance to each work. 

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Steve Gibson

                      Steve Gibson  Leaving Bodie  2018  gouache on paper  30" x 22"

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Tomma Abts

                 Tomma Abts  Feye  2006  oil on linen  18.89" x 14.96 "
    Tomma Abts exhibition of paintings at the Serpentine gallery in London is reviewed by the Guardian. The exhibition will be coming to the Art Institute of Chicago in Oct. of this year.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Francisca Sutil

                           Francisca Sutil  Mute ll  ink on paper  83.86" x 49.61"

Monday, May 28, 2018

Peter Linde Busk

          Peter Linde Busk  Dinosaur Act 2012  acrylic and crayon on linen  72.8" x 57.1"

Monday, May 14, 2018

Steve Gibson

               Steve Gibson  Leaving Grand Teton's  2018  gouache on paper  30" x 22"

Drawing is the basis of my work as an artist. I am continuing to explore the fecund reaches of my mind as I reflect on my history and experiences in this unusual place we call the world. My dreams are a mish mash of youthful exuberance entwined with the sad fact that I am not that which I once was. The work that comes from those dreams and aspirations are the ladder that I continue to climb.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Joann Greenbaum

Joann Greenbaum  Untitled  2016  oil, acrylic, ink and flashe on canvas  60" x 50"

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Steve Dibenedetto

           Steve Dibenedetto Traipser  2018  oil on canvas  65" x 60"

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Keltie Farris

                  Kelite Ferris  I O  2018  oil and acrylic on canvas  96" x 77"

Friday, March 16, 2018

Chris Martin

                  Chris Martin Broom Painting  2007  oil on polyester  48" x 38"

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Brenda Goodman

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

Friday, February 23, 2018

Christoph Robner

Christoph Robner  Szenerie  2016  oil and acrylic on linen  29.52" x 23.62"

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Steve Gibson

                  Steve Gibson  Ambulator  2018  gouache and ink on paper  30" x 22"

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Lily Ludlow

                  Lily Ludlow  Untitled 2016  acrylic, chalk and graphite on panel  19" x 15"

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Norbert Schwontkowski

     Norbert Schwontkowski  Treib Hau 2006  oil on canvas  71" x 78 5/8"

Monday, January 29, 2018

Amy Sillman

        Amy Sillman  Nose  2010  oil on canvas  90" x 84"

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Roy De Forest

Roy De Forest  View of Lake Louise  1979  acrylic on canvas  75" x 77"

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Cotter Luppi

                   Cotter Luppi  Fugue 'In  2016  colored pencil on paper  26" x 16.25"