Monday, July 23, 2012

A Day In Los Angeles

Saturday, July 21st: the perfect day to trek LA, starting at the Rose Cafe in Venice and ending in Studio City for dinner, via Culver City and downtown for shows and coffee. Lovely graphite drawings are on view at two group exhibitions: Angles,  Blum and Poe. There is a lively California Light and Space show at Nye & Brown. The Susanne Vielmetter exhibitions, Kevin Appel and Iva Gueorguieva, would be great to see in tandem with the works below.

Jonathan Borofsky, 1988 - Rose and Main Sts.
How much I loved this clown when first installed; its leg used to twirl, slowly and sadly.

James Gobel, 2011 at Angles Gallery's All I Want Is A Picture of You

The felt is more turquoise than photography allows in Sam, 45 x 40 inches, 2011

A very satisfying graphite portrait by Dan McCleary:
Eowyn Wilcox, 2010, approx. 14 x 11 inches

Me As a Boy, Me As a Girl, Eowyn Wilcox, 2011
approx. 17 x 23 inches

Ivan The Terrible by Mark Flores (2007), 15 x 22 inches
strange and wonderful handling of the material

Judie Bamber, Mom In Profile, 2012, 14 x 18

Bamber, detail

Patrick Lee, Deadly Friends (Head 9), 2011, 11 x 14 inches

Kurt Kauper, Obama study, 2009, 41 x 26 inches

From Yuval Pudik's Fallen Ecotones, 43 x 35 inches
(this is work that interests not only technically but for the subject matter)

Yuval Pudik, Detail

At Blum and Poe:
No Person May Carry a Fish Into a Bar curated by Julian Hoeber and Alix Lambert

Black and white together, painting and ceramic

From a
 quartet of gorgeous drawings

Rob Reynolds at Nye & Brown, 2011
oil, alkyd and acrylic gesso on canvas, approx. 20 x 24 inches

DeWain Valentine, Double Silver Disk, 1968
Fiberglass reinforced polyester, 64 x 64 x 56 inches
So beautiful with the drawings from the other shows...

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