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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Patrick Gracewood Studios

St. Francis Sculpture/relief
St.  Francis has long hair this time.  The carving is available...commissions too.
Check out beautiful downtown Portland.
GracewoodStudio.com

Galerie Rheeway

Seven Artists
Exciting Dimensions
David French, Helle Scharling-Todd, John Park,
Lydia Tjioe, Mariann Scolinos, Michael Pedziwatr, Yaya Chou

3525 W. 8th St. #217
Los Angeles, CA 90005
May 5-June 11, 2011
reception: June 10
12:20 am- 12:20 am

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

KIM TUCKER


Loud Mouth Ghosts and Reckless Sweethearts
May 28-June 25, 2011
L2Kontemporary 
990 N. Hill St #205
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Drawings
open Thursday-Sunday 1-6pm

Hillary Taub "Dialogues"


Fig
First Independent Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave  #G-6
Santa Monica, CA 90404
May 25-June 25, 2011
Opens: Saturday June 4
5pm

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Diane Gamboa @ Vincent Price Museum



Round Trip: Eight East Los Angeles College Alumni Artists
Vincent Price Museum-East Los Angeles College
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Featured artists: Diane Gamboa, Gronk, Clement S. Hanami, Judithe Hernandez, Willie Herron, Kent Twitchell, John Valadez, Patssi Valdez
May 20-August 19, 2011

When I spoke with Diane Gamboa last night she was telling a story about her experience as an East Los Angeles College alumni.  She said she was not one of the best students during her time, but she did spend many hours with the artwork on inventory at the original Vincent Price Museum. She said she would waunder through the stacks of paintings and study the "backs" of the paintings and how they were constructed.  She also mentioned that during a current interview for the the alumni show, an interviewer stopped in his tracks when she talked about the "backs" of paintings being one of her influences.

She also wished she had saved a small Henry Moore sculpture that is MIA.

There will be a future article dedicated to the exhibition.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wayne White " Sand Mountain Tractor"

Wayne White constructions/performance @ 
Western Project
2762 S. La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
310-838-0609
Saturday May 21, 2011
6-8 pm
Performance: "Rebel vs. Yankee Performance
Wayne White

Laws of Attraction-An Artists' Couples Show


Jeff Klarin (ink, acrylic on board)

Rebecca Johnson (photo-Dublin, Ireland )

Jeff Klarin and Rebecca Johnson are two artists featured at the current exhibition at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts.  The exhibition is dedicated to couples  who are also artists.  "Show business" can be hard on couples, especially when they are in the same business.  The art world is just as competitive even if it is with your sweetheart.  Rebecca and Jeff are partners in a design and art business called "Bughouse".  Their whole life is making, thinking, doing art whether it is commercial or fine art.   Making your own art is a highly personal, soul searching venture.  The artists in the exhibition are bravely sharing their space with their loved ones.  Can interdependence be the new art form? 

LAWS OF ATTRACTION: An Artists' Couples Show
Eagle Rock Center for the Arts
Eagle Rock, CA
May 14-June 17, 2011


Carlos Vargas Pigeon Series


The symbolism of pigeons is associated with the home and relationships.  Like the dove it can symbolize peace.  If a pigeons perches on your roof top, it is a sign that you will have a new relationship or that the one you have will remain stable.  If a pigeon is darting right at you in the square, you relationship needs to be looked at or re-examined.   Carlos Vargas is portraying dead pigeons to represent the grief that he is experiencing during his father's illness.  Is he the pigeon? Does he sometimes feel helpless regarding his father's condition? The artistic angst is a way of channeling the artists' feelings.  The average Joe does not have this kind of outlet.  Carlos' current work is available by appointment at his studio in Los Angeles.  

Carlos is also an art teacher at Huntington Park High School where he has a former graduate.  He uses his experience with his neighborhood to encourage young artists to pursue their artistic dreams.  

Santa Fe Art Colony
2415 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Studio #6
Los Angeles, CA 90058
cargas123@aol.com

Carlos is also seen on facebook.com

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Meeson Pae Yang at Blythe Projects

PERMEATE
May 21- June 8, 2011
opening 6-8pm on May 21, 2011
5797 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90067

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Carlos Vargas Pigeon Series


Carlos Vargas current work of "dead pigeons" was on display at his studio last Saturday at the Santa Fe Art Colony, 2401 S. Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90058.  Vargas states that his paintings are a personal reflection of his relationship with his father how has been ill with diabetes and emphysema.  The paintings are available for sale and viewing at his studio at the Santa Fe Art colony. (email cargas123@aol.com)

Jennifer Faist- Reflection

"Carousel" 2010 (17"x52"x1.5")
Ruth Bachofner Gallery
April 23-June 4, 2011
2525 Michigan Ave Suite G-2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Jennifer Faist's current exhibition of minimal works, clean edges, pristine surfaces are reminiscent of various artists that have traveled and taught in southern California.  Artists like Tony DeLap, James Turrell, John McCracken and Robert Irwin work with similar content as seen in Faist's work.  The exception is that Faist is endeavoring to, " feminize" her work by including pieces of fabric in the layers of the work. The fabrics are designed to reflect Faist's feminine and nostalgic component.   

The embedded patterns in Faist's work have a regional feeling of the tropics and the pacific coast.  Her palette is also influenced by local colors of lime/chartreuse, mango, citrine, pomegranate, and cherry tomato. The style of the patterns reminded me of designs from the l960's that you would find on women's clothing and drapery.  At the same time, like organic debris found in amber, the patterns personalize and balance Faist's minimal pieces and produce a timeless quality that allows the viewers to linger in thought. 


Monday, May 9, 2011

June Diamond POINTS OF LIGHT LIGHTING FIXTURES

June Diamond has a new line of lighting fixtures created from recycled glass. She has been working on this series since last spring.  Her work can be seen on her website: http://www.junediamond.com/
Commissions welcome...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Street Cred-Graffiti Art From Concrete to Canvas


Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art
May 15-Sept 4, 2011

490 E. Union St
Pasaden, CA 91101

Street Cred-Graffiti Art From Concrete to Canvas

May 15-Sep[t 4. 2011

490 E. Union St
Pasadena, CA 91101

Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art


Clayton Brothers
Inside Out
May 15-Sept 4, 2011
Robert and Christian Clayton

Donald Judd exhibtion opens at David Zwirner

Installation View, Donald Judd, David Zwirner, New York 2011
David Zwirner Friday, May 7 6-9 pm

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Robert Kushner "30 Literary Nudes" @ Luis de Jesus Los Angeles

Robert Kushner's current exhibition of collages is on exhibit at Luis de Jesus Los Angles
April 16-May 28, 2011
Luis de Jesus Los Angeles
Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave Suite F2
Santa Monica, CA 90404
310-453-7773

Gail Roberts "Entanglement" @ Luis de Jesus Bergamot Station-Santa Monica

 April 16-May 28, 2011

An additional review is seen on Artslant.com/la
The nest images are hypnotic targets escorting the viewers and drawing them into the paintings.
2525 Michigan Ave
Bergamot Station Suite F2
Santa Monica, CA 90404