Twitter Reviews – October 2009

November 2, 2009 at 11:11 AM Leave a comment

Blum & Poe’s new space is BIG. Upstairs in still a bit raw. Show is a mixed bag. #artLA
7:35 PM Oct 3rd from txt

Blum & Poe: Didn’t care for much of the art except I liked Takashi Murakami & Mark Grotjahn in a small room together. #artLA
7:39 PM Oct 3rd from txt

Blum & Poe: My favorite work in the show was Dave Muller’s long narrow acrylic on paper paintings of record album edges. #artLA
7:42 PM Oct 3rd from txt

Second Nature @hammer_museum (**) Too bad this will be the nucleus of the Hammer’s sculpture collection. #artLA
5:53 PM Oct 9th from TweetDeck

Guess it’s fitting since “an overwhelming number of the artists in Second Nature are students of UCLA sculpture professor Charles Ray”
5:54 PM Oct 9th from TweetDeck

http://twitpic.com/kwjat – Only piece I found interesting was Paul Sietsema’s miniature Rococo Room & only photo I got before the guard intervened.
5:56 PM Oct 9th from TwitPic

Jennifer Vanderpool: A Pocketful of Posies @ One Colorado (**) Disappointed. Too trashy, not enough eye candy. Doesn’t envelope the space.
7:54 PM Oct 9th from txt

Wayne Thiebaud: Sweets & Treets @nortonsimon (***) Love the pink walls. Too bad there’s no paintings–only prints.
8:13 PM Oct 9th from txt

Wayne Thiebaud: 70 Years of Painting @ PMCA (****) Wow, what lush paint! Food, cityscapes, figures. Love women in swimsuits from 1966.
8:50 PM Oct 9th from txt

Charles Burchfield: Heat Waves in a Swamp @hammer_museum (***) Moody, eerie, gloomy, foreboding. Nature w/ invented embellishments that convey sound, movement or emotion.
7:31 PM Oct 16th from TweetDeck

Burchfield: A few really outstanding early pieces like The Insect Chorus from 1917 in this jam-packed show.
7:34 PM Oct 16th from TweetDeck

Burchfield: I actually found the most interesting work was at the beginning of his point of crisis rather than the late “great” work.
7:38 PM Oct 16th from TweetDeck

Burchfield: One small room contains two similar reworked paintings from 1943–Two Ravines and The Coming of Spring.
7:40 PM Oct 16th from TweetDeck

Burchfield: Both have two streams joining; one in dark shade, the other sunny; one frozen, the other flowing.
7:43 PM Oct 16th from TweetDeck

Burchfield: The two routes depicted at a point where signs of both winter and spring coexist seem to reflect his dilemma.
7:56 PM Oct 16th from TweetDeck

Tools @ACCD (****) Part art, part artifacts, highlights the thingness of tools & man’s ingenuity reaching beyond the limits of his body.
12:56 PM Oct 24th from TweetDeck

Baker’s Dozen @torranceArt (**) Typical Annual–No theme. No thought either–just 13 of Max’s friends that he finds “interesting”.
2:03 PM Oct 24th from TweetDeck

Baker’s Dozen: Reading curator’s essay: 3 maybes, 3 seems, 4 perhaps, 1 not sure, 1 not certain, 7 ? marks. Keeping it “real” or “easy” Max?
2:04 PM Oct 24th from TweetDeck

Natural Artifice @torranceArt (****) I love Seth Kaufman’s & David French’s sculptures–I’m just not convinced they belong together. #artLA
2:06 PM Oct 24th from TweetDeck

Installations Inside/Out @ Armory (****) Even though not all strictly site specific installation, still a great show celebrating 20 years.
3:39 PM Oct 24th from TweetDeck

Armory: Don’t miss Pae White’s tapestries of swirling smoke & crinkled mylar & Sarah Perry’s dark room w/ glowing clouds & floating feathers.
3:40 PM Oct 24th from TweetDeck

William Powhida: No One Gets Out Alive @ Charlie James (*****) Absolutely love the way he uses the crossed out word to convey humor.
7:58 PM Oct 24th from txt

David Allan Peters @ Ruth Bachofner (***) Maximal layering. Prefer wht/blk/metallic monochromes w/ 1 or 2 carvings better than overall cut pieces.
1:27 PM Oct 25th from TweetDeck

April Street @ Ruth Bachofner (**) There’s some potential in the paintings w/ the b&w checked circles and swags. The others just look unfinished.
1:29 PM Oct 25th from TweetDeck

Alejandro Diaz @ Happy Lion (**) I was drawn in by the Marfa sign, but ultimately felt the show was too smarty pants/trite jokes for me.
1:43 PM Oct 25th from TweetDeck

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