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Thursday, June 7, 2007

Venice Biennale Preview Day One

So the masses of art collectors, museum directors, gallerists, artists, poseurs have all descended on Venice for the 52nd Venice Biennale. Over the last four or five days, this little town has gone from all tourists to all tourists plus and international art crowd. Restaurants reservations are... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Michael Wolf urban abstractions

These urban abstractions by Michael Wolf based in Asia are beautiful, minimalist, and abstracted like few other photographers ( Todd Eberle now showing at Gagosian Gallery, Andreas Gursky currently at Matthew Marks). His " Hong Kong Night " series is especially captivating with the building and... Sign in to see full entry.

Stuart Arends plays with shadows, materials and color (or the absence)!

The newest show of Stuart Arends' work at James Kelly Contemporary in Santa Fe looks stunning with the play of light and shadows, material, but especially color (and in many cases the absence of color) co-existing in perfect harmony on many of these works. This one, "Wedge 45, 1982" ( oil paint on... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Matthew Radford -- Paintings of crowds and movement in the digital age

Matthew Radford -- an Englishman who shows at the Chelsea Gallery in Palo Alto (who's one-man show is coming up) and SW1 Gallery in the UK -- has been painting for decades. More recently painting images that depict the digital age we live in...by overlaying pixels and/or grids over paintings that... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Touching Infinity -- Paintings by Max Cole

Another artist that we've been following closely recently is the Montana-based Max Cole. She has been creating these incredible horizontal paintings and drawings for the last 35+ years. Check out her work at the Haines Gallery in San Francisco here on view thru this Saturday. The painting "North... Sign in to see full entry.

Ballpoint abstractions!

Although I'm not sure of how well ballpoint ink lasts over the years, these drawings by Brooklyn-based Il Lee at the San Jose Museum of Art are incredible in how they capture energy, depict landscapes as abstractions, and convey the obsessiveness of the artist who even draws dark solids with... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

David Stephenson photographs of the night sky, building interiors

David Stephenson's photographs of the night sky that capture the movement of the stars in contrast to the night sky (or more accurately, the movement of the earth in relationship to the stars!), are stunning. Like his interior photographs of cupolas in buildings across the world -- in palaces and... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Jordan West's Haunting Landscapes of Closed Gas Stations

I was just doing a search for a landscape artist who's work I'd seen at the CCA in Santa Fe and came across this blog and images taken by the blog's author. This image (although the colors are not very good in this particular photograph) was especially beautiful, precise and haunting. Doesn't seem... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Michael Light in color

I mentioned Michael Light's new color work in the last entry but then ended up adding an older image from Michael's night-time LA photographs This one is from one of his newest series shot last year and currently on view at the Hosfelt Gallery along with three or four other brilliantly shot series.... Sign in to see full entry.

Photographer Michael Light goes from B&W to Color in 2006

I got a chance to talk to Michael Light at a dinner following his opening at the Hosfelt Gallery on Saturday. His photographs (40" x 50" in editions of 10, and smaller versions in larger editions of 15, as well as beautifully bound, hand-made folios of each series) are stunning and getting better as... Sign in to see full entry.

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