Twitter Reviews – January 2009
Jessica Curtaz @ Bert Green (****) Finely-detailed graphite drawings of crumpled bags, clothes, etc. on gessoed panels. Love the patterns.
7:28 PM Jan 8th from txt
What’s the Matter with Mommy? @ Phantom Galleries LA (****) Stand-outs are Marion Lane, James Gilbert & Richard Kessler.
7:58 PM Jan 8th from txt
Change is the Only Constant @ Phantom Galleries LA (**) So-so body art and lots of real grass.
8:09 PM Jan 8th from txt
Pharmaka presents: The MAN Show (**) The only things I liked were the donkey paintings by John Scane. Cool raw space though.
8:32 PM Jan 8th from txt
Timothy Nolan: Edge @ Phantom Galleries LA (***) Crystal shapes in blue, black & silver tape. Simple, clean, cool.
8:50 PM Jan 8th from txt
New Mythologies @ Pharmaka (?) Way too crowded all night. What I can see over peoples’ heads doesn’t look like it’s worth fighting the mob.
8:58 PM Jan 8th from txt
Richard Wilson: Rises @ Carl Berg (*****) Absolutely pristine surfaces and edges with spot-on color combos on stacked canvases. Fav: Town to Town.
7:03 PM Jan 10th from txt
Julia Meltzler + David Thorne: In Possession of a Picture @ Steve Turner (****) This is the way to do social commentary.
7:09 PM Jan 10th from txt
Monique Prieto: A Boatfull of Spaniards Sing @ ACME (*) I so loved her blob paintings but so hate her word paintings. These are even worse than the last batch.
7:25 PM Jan 10th from txt
Maaike Schoorel: Nudes and garden @ Marc Foxx (*) Typical awkward conceptual painting that Marc shows.
7:30 PM Jan 10th from txt
Lisa Adams: The Future of Paradise Past @ Lawrence Asher (****) Her paintings are getting so lush. Fav: A Cause For Wandering.
7:55 PM Jan 10th from txt
Loren Sandvik: Abominable Fancy @ Acuna Hansen (***) Glass, metal, mirrors. Colored glass floor sculptures are the best.
8:39 PM Jan 10th from txt
Rolling & Ruling @ Sabina Lee (*****) Sweet. Zammitt’s sculptures were luminous and my favorites in the show.
9:03 PM Jan 10th from txt
David E. Stone: Unanticipated Despair (Despite Naive Optimism) @ Charlie James (***) Relies too much on the one-liner, but I liked the broken glass Twister.
9:08 PM Jan 10th from txt
Russell Crotty: Surfworks @ Shoshana Wayne (****) I didn’t think I was going to like these, but I did. Needs one more drawing in big room.
4:38 PM Jan 17th from txt
Kaz Oshiro: False Gestures @ Rosamund Felsen (*****) Illusion to perfection. I like the metallic blue panels with “tape.”
4:51 PM Jan 17th from txt
Winter Water Color Land & If I Do What You Tell Me Will You Love Me? @ Samuel Freeman (**) The gallery needs some better lights.
5:04 PM Jan 17th from txt
Alex Couwenberg: A Little Bit Left of All Right @ William Turner (****) Delicious. “Buzz Bomb” & “Evergleam” are the highlights.
6:15 PM Jan 17th from txt
Amy Bennett: At the Lake @ Richard Heller (***) Landscapes painted from scale model of lakefront homes with the inhabitants seemingly on holiday.
4:29 PM Jan 22nd from web
David Hilliard: Being Like @ Mark Moore (***) Poignant, melancholic narrative photographic triptychs. Especially liked “Rock Bottom”
4:29 PM Jan 22nd from web
Asgar/Gabriel: Bucolica Obscura @ Mark Moore (**) Wasted teenagers mashed with hot pink spray paint graffiti. Just rehashing the latest art world obsessions.
4:31 PM Jan 22nd from web
Seduction of a Blossom @ LBCC (***) Like a rose w/ thorns, blends the beauty of flowers w/ coded sentiments tinged w/ a lurking hint of mischief.
9:46 PM Jan 25th from web
Supersonic 2009 @ LA Art Show (**) Mind-boggling, the shear volume of underdeveloped artists flooding the Art World every single year.
6:47 PM Jan 26th from web
Entry filed under: Reviews. Tags: ACME, Acuna Hansen Gallery, Bert Green Fine Art, Charlie James Gallery, David E. Stone, David Thorne, Eric Zammitt, James Gilbert, Jessica Curtaz, John Scane, Julia Meltzler, Lawrence Asher Gallery, Lisa Adams, Loren Sandvik, Maaike Schoorel, Marc Foxx Gallery, Marion Lane, Monique Prieto, Phantom Galleries LA, Pharmaka, Richard Kessler, Richard Wilson, Sabina Lee Gallery, Steve Turner Contemporary, Timothy Nolan.