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Twitter Reviews – April 2010

I made a quick little trip to Bergamot Station today to see some art. #artLA
9:41 PM Apr 9th via TweetDeck

Material Matters @ William Turner (***) Process painting galore. A. Moses’ curvaceous atmospherics & Hayward’s gooey monochromes tops. #artLA
10:01 PM Apr 9th via TweetDeck

Dustin Yellin @ Samuel Freeman (***) Botanicals, trees graceful like ikebana, but anatomy, skulls & heads cheesy, clumsy & creepy. #artLA
10:10 PM Apr 9th via TweetDeck

Craig Kauffman @ Frank Lloyd (****) Plastic drape-formed sculptures perfect 4 spring–baby pink, daffodil yellow, seafoam green #artLA
10:21 PM Apr 9th via TweetDeck

Ernesto Caivano @ Richard Heller (***) Whisper-thin lines in these maniacally detailed, time-intensive drawings. Precise yet quirky. #artLA
10:32 PM Apr 9th via TweetDeck

Karen Carson @ Shoshana Wayne (**) Skies+dancers are monotonous & saccharine. Hand-painted frames too reminiscent of Lowe/MacConnel. #artLA
10:58 PM Apr 9th via TweetDeck

Kim Dorland @MMooreGallery (*) Must have collector that likes day-glo spray paint & muddy globs of oil paint cuz seems that’s all I see here.
11:07 PM Apr 9th via TweetDeck

Richard C. Miller @craigkrull (***) Wow–the Hollywood Freeway with NO graffiti–unimaginable. #artLA
11:11 PM Apr 9th via TweetDeck

Liz Craft @PatrickPainter (***) The gigantor cross stitch needlepoints and hooked rug wry. Clown face assemblages way too tacky. #artLA
11:24 PM Apr 9th via TweetDeck

I’m @artillerymag Art Debates. It’s getting crowded. I was thinking about Ustreaming it but the backlight from the windows’ll ruin the shot.
2:50 PM Apr 11th via TweetDeck

First debate is Project Deitch: Mat Gleason v. Margaret Lazzari. #ArtDebate
3:09 PM Apr 11th via TweetDeck

Gleason (arguing in favor of Deitch): Deitch isn’t one of the fuckups who fucked up MOCA spending millions on Murakami. #ArtDebate
3:13 PM Apr 11th via TweetDeck

Lazzari (against Deitch): 1st show is Dennis Hopper & will sell from personal collection to supplement director’s salary. #ArtDebate
3:17 PM Apr 11th via TweetDeck

Gleason: History will prove me right. Jeffrey Deitch will be the best thing to happen to MOCA. #ArtDebate
3:20 PM Apr 11th via TweetDeck

Lazzari: No closing statement yet she wins this round. #ArtDebate
3:21 PM Apr 11th via TweetDeck

Next up Economy v. Creativity: Robert Berman v. Shana Nys Dambrot. #ArtDebate
3:23 PM Apr 11th via TweetDeck

Berman (arguing for Economy): What IS the downside to money in art? #ArtDebate
3:27 PM Apr 11th via TweetDeck

Dambrot (arguing for creativity): Collapsed economy will weed out the huge pool of artists. Better art in tough times. #ArtDebate
3:32 PM Apr 11th via TweetDeck

Robert Berman wins the second round. #ArtDebate
3:37 PM Apr 11th via TweetDeck

Next round Lowbrow v. Highbrow: Robert Williams v. Ezrha Jean Black. #ArtDebate
3:38 PM Apr 11th via TweetDeck

Williams: Large section of artists cut out of the Art World–labeled as illustrators. Solution: Juxtapoz. #ArtDebate
3:44 PM Apr 11th via TweetDeck

Black: All about judgment & standards which are painfully short in supply. Lowbrow nothing more than mass commercial marketing. #ArtDebate
3:48 PM Apr 11th via TweetDeck

Williams: One fucking idiom always in dominance is the problem. #ArtDebate
3:54 PM Apr 11th via TweetDeck

Black: Lowbrow is putting a gilt frame around kitsch. #ArtDebate
3:59 PM Apr 11th via TweetDeck

Williams wins. #ArtDebate
4:00 PM Apr 11th via TweetDeck

Last debate: Pornography in art: Zak Smith v. Betty Ann Brown. #ArtDebate
4:03 PM Apr 11th via TweetDeck

Brown: When you are objectifying someone you are making pornography. #ArtDebate
4:09 PM Apr 11th via TweetDeck

Smith: Thank you to the drunk in the third row. (You had to be there.) #ArtDebate
4:14 PM Apr 11th via TweetDeck

Smith: I am touched that you think something explicit I stick up on a wall in some gallery has cultural effect on jack shit. #ArtDebate
4:22 PM Apr 11th via TweetDeck

Smith is the winner. #ArtDebate
4:25 PM Apr 11th via TweetDeck


June 22, 2010 at 5:14 PM Leave a comment

Give It a Whirl – Thursday, March 26, 2009

Lisa Adams/Patrick Nickell @ Pierce College Art Gallery

Curated by: Constance Kocs

The exhibition will kick off with an artist’s talk by Lisa Adams at 6pm in Art 3300 at Pierce College, followed by a reception for the artists in the gallery from 7–9pm.

ARTIST TALK: Thursday, March 26, 2009, 6-7pm
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, March 26, 2009, 7-9pm

Pierce College Art Gallery
6201 Winnetka Ave.
Woodland Hills , CA 91371

March 26 – April 30, 2009

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Give It a Whirl – Saturday, March 14, 2009

Roger Kuntz: The Shadow Between Representation and Abstraction @ Laguna Art Museum

This exhibition, organized by Susan M. Anderson for Laguna Art Museum, includes over ninety paintings, sculptures, and works on paper and features the “Freeway Series” as well as a selection from the artist’s interiors, beach, bathtub, blimp, and tennis series.  This is the first major show of the artist’s work since his death, and will focus on Kuntz’s search for what he called the “middle ground” between figurative and non-figurative painting.  Kuntz lived in Laguna Beach from 1964 until his death in 1975 at the age of forty-nine.  There will also be a panel discussion on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 1pm, entitled Alternate Universe: 1950s and 1960s Los Angeles and the Claremont Group.  A conversation with artists Jack Zajac, Doug McClellan, Tony DeLap, and Paul Darrow will be moderated by Paul Karlstrom, former West Coast Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art.

MEMBERS’ OPENING: Saturday, March 14, 2009, 6-10pm

Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

March 15 – May 24, 2009

Kim McCarty @ Kim Light/Lightbox

McCarty is known for her diaphanous watercolor portraits, whose expressionistic exaggerations of the figure have favored a suggestive adolescent androgeny. In this exhibition, two groups of figural works on paper further this project, bringing a maturing anatomical proportion and weight to the artist’s alternately expressive and engimatic subjects.

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 14, 2009, 6-8pm

Kim Light/Lightbox
2656 S. La Cienga Boulevard
Los Angeles CA

March 14 – May 16, 2009

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Give It a Whirl – Thursday, March 12, 2009

Conversations with Artists: Paul McCarthy

“Paul McCarthy joins Stephanie Barron, senior curator of modern art, in conversation about German artist Dieter Roth’s work and its impact on art in Los Angeles. This conversation is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures, on view through April 19, 2009. Free, no reservations.”

ART TALK: Thursday, March 12, 2009, 7pm

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Bing Theater
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Art Auction Preview: Discovered/Undiscovered | A UAM Wide Angle Event

Michael and Sirje Gold have curated the WA3 auction with a novel approach by pairing 31 established artists with 31 artists having great promise, but little exposure. The artwork shall be auctioned in pairs to benefit the University Art Museum at Cal State Long Beach. Artists are to receive 50% of the proceeds from the auction. Silent bidding begins at the Smog Shoppe preview and 10 pairs of art will be live auction items at the event at the UAM on March 21.  Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Free valet parking. Artist pairs include:

Nick Agid / Jeanne Patterson
Lita Albuquerque / Rebecca Norton
Dawn Arrowsmith / Roni Feldman
John Baldessari / Jamie Vasta
Walead Beshty / Erlea Maneros
Joe Biel / Carrie Yury
Paul Cherwick / Jodie Mohr
Bryan Crockett / James Adams
Michael Davis / Christi Frields
Linda Day / Church Tran
Kirsten Everberg / Darren Hostetter
Todd Gray / Brenna Youngblood
Iva Gueorguieva / Claire Baker
Roger Herman / Doug Harvey
Salomon Huerta / Ruby Osorio
Martin Kersels / Jed Lind
Ed & Nancy Kienholz / Kris Chatterson
Nathan Mabry / Tia Pulitzer
Tony Marsh / Dave Hicks
Christopher Miles / Mimi Lauter
Kristen Morgin / Julie E. Schustack
Robert Olsen / John McGuire Olsen
Jon Pylypchuk / Maeghan Reid
Roland Reiss / Rachel Warkentin
Tony de los Reyes / Brian Sharp
Steve Roden / Brad Eberhard
Mark Ruwedel / Peter Holzhauer
Maya Schindler / Rabbia Sukkarieh
Don Suggs / Kristi Lippire
Robert Walker / Hadley Holliday
Daniel Wheeler / Nancy Baker Cahill

More info and artists’ work can be found here.

PREVIEW: Thursday, March 12, 2009, 6-9pm

Smog Shoppe
2651 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90034

March 12, 2009 at 2:50 PM Leave a comment

Art Dialogue with Lisa Adams and Shana Nys Dambrot – Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Lisa Adams, whose show, The Future of Paradise Past, is currently on display at Lawrence Asher Gallery, will discuss her paintings with Shana Nys Dambrot, the Managing Editor of Flavorpill LA and Contributing Editor at THE, Art Ltd., and Artweek.  A reception will follow.

ART TALK: Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 6:30pm

Lawrence Asher Gallery
5820 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036

UPDATE: See what Glenn Waggner had to say about this art talk.

February 3, 2009 at 9:32 PM Leave a comment

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