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September 20, 2018, 4:02pm

NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS ALUMNI TAKE OVER LA: 7 Shows to See This Week

1.    Alex Jackson (Midwest cover artist #111): Wild Topiary at Zevitas Marcus
on view: September 8 – October 27, 2018

 

Alex Jackson
Untitled (detail)
2018
oil on canvas over board
48 x 48 inches

photo courtesy of the artist and Zevitas Marcus

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

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

May 24, 2013, 8:30am

The Graduates: UCLA’s MFA Painters

As the school year draws to a close, it’s time for graduating art students to pack up their studios, take down their thesis shows, and set out on the life of financial uncertainty and critical scrutiny they have pursued so enthusiastically for the past several years. Hopefully they are equipped with as much knowledge, ability, and determination as UCLA’s graduating MFA painters Jonathan Apgar, Leon Benn, Michael John Kelly, and Christine Wang.  I asked the four talented young artists about their work, their time in school, and their plans for the future. – Trevor Spaulding, Los Angeles Contributor

Listed under: Los Angeles, MFA

May 14, 2013, 8:30am

Weekend Warriors

At the shared edge of Hollywood and Los Feliz, across from La Luz de Jesus Gallery / Wacko / Soap Plant, down a block from Cheetah's gentlemen's club, and next door to a tattoo place, lies the residence of artists Jay Erker and John Mills.  The front room of their place is also Weekend, described on their website as “a new artist-run space dedicated to showing the work of under-represented and emerging contemporary artists in Los Angeles and beyond.”  Since Erker and Mills opened Weekend in 2011, it has become one the defining outposts of Los Angeles' thriving community of artist-run and alternative spaces, wit

Listed under: Los Angeles, Review

November 06, 2012, 7:41am

Jen Pack’s UnQuiet Chromo at Taylor De Cordoba

Jen Pack’s (NAP #73) UnQuiet Chromo at Taylor De Cordoba is something of an artistic oxymoron—in the best way possible.  Her works are both loud and quiet.  Soft and hard.  Strong and delicate. Opaque and solid.  Something about her stretched chiffon patchwork defies many of the qualities that the pieces also envelop and embody.

Listed under: Los Angeles, Review

November 02, 2012, 8:25am

LA’s Innaugural K-Town Art Walk and Muralist Yoshi Takahashi

On October 25th, Koreatown launched a new monthly art walk in the Wilshire Corridor. Self-described, the Wilshire Center Art & Architecture Walk “is a monthly celebration of sustainable urban living showcasing historic architecture, galleries, artists, photography, restaurants, bars, shops, and businesses located in Wilshire Center.”

Listed under: Los Angeles, Q&A

August 02, 2012, 8:25am

Looking at LA and Mexico: Two Group Shows, One City

Summertime in the gallery art scene often means a variety of group shows full of both new and established artists.  Culver City this month is no exception.  As I wandered from gallery to gallery, two shows that are just doors apart on South La Cienega really struck me, especially given their immediate juxtaposition and proximity to one another.

Listed under: Los Angeles, Review

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