Ellen C. Caldwell

July 01, 2013, 8:30am

Overlapping Disjuncture: Christine Frerichs at gallery km

Christine Frerichs’ current solo show “The Conversation” at gallery km is dynamic, new, and not to be missed.

The main gallery space is filled with ten large 44 x 34 paintings that are three-dimensional, visually enticing, and inviting.  At first glance, they do not appear to have a unified theme, as they vary fairly drastically in color and abstract subject. Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor

Listed under: Los Angeles, Review

June 24, 2013, 8:30am

David Rathman and the Wild West Reimagined

David Rathman’s recent watercolor exhibit “Hope I’m Never That Wrong Again” at Mark Moore Gallery featured fading sepia-toned watercolor cowboys gallivanting around a fading wild west like ghosts…It was filled with images reminiscent of Lonesome Dove that would have made Larry McMurtry proud.

Listed under: Los Angeles, Review

June 19, 2013, 8:30am

Gallerist at Home: Mixed Greens

If you are not familiar with Mixed Greens in the art world, it is much like it sounds – a mixed collection of vibrant and forward-thinking curators and directors who have come together, established a lasting artistic reputation with more radical roots, and who now forge ahead with a traditional New York gallery space.

Listed under: Gallerist at Home

May 30, 2013, 8:30am

Simone Shubuck at Taylor De Cordoba

Simone Shubuck’s solo exhibit Do You Like Old Things or New Things That Look Old? at Taylor De Cordoba is forward and refreshing.  Deep coral hues, paint splotches, doodles, feathers, and detailed sketches of chrysanthemum-like shapes comprise her colorful paintings, at times seeming to mimic bouquets and at others, taking on anthropomorphic,

Listed under: Los Angeles, Review

April 30, 2013, 8:30am

In the Studio: Process of a Painting with Erin Murray

Erin Murray’s (NAP #69, #98) oil paintings have a way of making the everyday environment feel surreal, fluid, informal, and in flux.  Regular land- and cityscapes are painted to feel slightly off, making the viewer feel faintly uneasy compositionally, yet vaguely at home geographically.

April 25, 2013, 8:30am

In the Studio: Process of a Painting with Matthew Bourbon

Matthew Bourbon (NAP #90, #102) creates a wonderful balance in his paintings – he fills organic shapes and figures with loud, bold, geometric shapes.  Rather than seeming meddlesome or intrusive, though, these shapes look and feel quite at home in the spaces they occupy.

April 08, 2013, 8:30am

Plein-Air, Process, and the Political: Q&A with Juan Devis and Hillary Mushkin

KCET’s multimedia project Artbound works at many different levels and with many different audiences to report on the cultural affairs of Southern California.  First, it is a series of online articles written by artists, journalists, curators, and art-world experts from the Southern California region who focus on a variety of topics and disciplines.

Listed under: Interview

April 04, 2013, 8:30am

Alejandro Cartagena’s “Car Poolers”

To start, I am a big fan of Alejandro Cartagena’s photographs.  In his recent series Car Poolers, he documents and captures construction workers carpooling to and from work.

Listed under: Review

April 03, 2013, 8:30am

Henry Taylor at Blum & Poe

Henry Taylor’s second solo show at Blum & Poe mixed historical commentary with a raw style, witty edge, and large-scale abstraction.

Listed under: Review

March 29, 2013, 8:30am

Museum Admission: Monumental Consumption with El Anatsui

The Brooklyn Museum’s retrospective of El Anatsui’s works, entitled “Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui,” says and does a lot all at once: it’s high art (gaining international acclaim at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and quite literally, towering above viewers); it’s low art (made of repurposed trash and sometimes resting at and under visitors’ feet at the museum); and all said and done, it’s freaking beautiful.  

Listed under: Museum Admission


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