Posts filed under ‘Galleries’

Twitter Reviews – October 2012

Ken Price @LACMA. 100% pure perfection. Go see this show. Now. The work, the installation, the skylights, all exquisite. #artLA
6:31 PM – 11 Oct 12

Penelope Gottlieb @EdwardCella (****) More than just peppy florals/botanicals–loss, danger, injury, rupture, bondage & sexuality. #artLA
6:51 PM – 11 Oct 12

Penelope Gottlieb @EdwardCella: Intrigued by the cryptic incongruities within, but bothered by the paper cutouts surrounding. #artLA
6:52 PM – 11 Oct 12

Ruth Pastine @EdwardCella (****) Effect of Turrell LEDs but w/ pastel on paper. Too bad they’re crowed together in the poorly-lit back room.
6:57 PM – 11 Oct 12

Justin Hansch @ Steve Turner (*) So bad I can’t believe anyone would show this cheeseball, sexist, puerile, inanely displayed crap. #artLA
7:30 PM – 11 Oct 12

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Twitter Reviews – January-April 2012

Peter Shelton @LALOUVER (****) Totally tubular. Wish gallery was 2X bigger. Bladder, orifices, vessels both corporeal & industrial. #artLA
4:51 PM – 7 Jan 12

Peter Shelton, 2 biglegs, 1983, cement steel, mixed media @LALOUVER #artLAhttp://twitpic.com/84jw02
4:59 PM – 7 Jan 12

Peter Shelton, godspipes, 1997-8, mixed media @LALOUVER #artLAhttp://twitpic.com/84jx4g
5:01 PM – 7 Jan 12

Peter Shelton, doublebubble, 2004-5, fiberglass @LALOUVER #artLA http://twitpic.com/84jy2v 
5:03 PM – 7 Jan 12

Phenomenal @mcasd (*****) Amazing bevy of Light & Space art showcasing a significant era in So Cal art history. #PSTinLA #artLA
3:38 PM – 22 Jan 12

Doug Wheeler, DW 68 VEN MCASD 11, 2011, white UV neon light in Phenomenal @mcasd #PSTinLA http://twitpic.com/8ajf27 

4:25 PM – 22 Jan 12

Mary Corse, Untitled, 1968, plexi, neon, high frequency energy in Phenomenal @mcasd #PSTinLA http://twitpic.com/8ajggh 
4:29 PM – 22 Jan 12

James Turrell, Stuck Blue, 1970, construction mat’ls & fluorescent lights in Phenomenal @mcasd #PSTinLA http://twitpic.com/8ajhsh 
4:32 PM – 22 Jan 12

James Turrell, Stuck Red, 1970, construction mat’ls & fluorescent lights in Phenomenal @mcasd #PSTinLA http://twitpic.com/8aji6l 
4:33 PM – 22 Jan 12

Robert Irwin, untitled, 1969, acrylic lacquer on formed acrylic plastic in Phenomenal @mcasd #PSTinLAhttp://twitpic.com/8ajj8g
4:36 PM – 22 Jan 12

Craig Kauffman, both Untitled, 1968, synthetic polymer vacuum-formed plexi w/ acrylic lacquer in Phenomenal @mcahttp://twitpic.com/8ajkrv 
4:40 PM – 22 Jan 12

Bruce Nauman, Green Light Corridor, 1970, painted wallboard & fluorescent lights in Phenomenal @mcasd #PSTinLA http://twitpic.com/8ajmfz 
4:44 PM – 22 Jan 12

Peter Alexander, 1971, cast polyester resin in Phenomenal @mcasd #PSTinLA http://twitpic.com/8ajpx2 

4:53 PM – 22 Jan 12

DeWain Valentine, Diamond Column, 1978, polyester resin in Phenomenal @mcasd #PSTinLA http://twitpic.com/8ajqvw 
4:56 PM – 22 Jan 12

Transcending Abstraction @ Peter Blake (***) Too similar to previous shows. Nevertheless, nice Alexander Black Drip & Johnson Purple Heart.
3:50 PM – 5 Apr 12

Diebenkorn @OCMA (****) Lots of splendid work to look at but never crowded. Sumptuous & luminous. Balmy periwinkle and Naples yellow abound.
4:24 PM – 5 Apr 12

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Twitter Reviews – September-December 2011

Fred Eversley, Untitled, 1969, polyester resin @ William Turner Gallery. #artLA http://twitpic.com/6q8msw 
9:45 PM – 24 Sep 11

Fred Eversley @ Wm. Turner (****) Centrifugal casting process makes 4 beautiful ombré effect in discs & parabolas. Under-recognized. #artLA
3:41 PM – 3 Nov 11

Lynda Benglis @MOCAlosangeles (***) Always think of her as the pour queen; forgot she did so many knots. Glow-in-the-dark Phantom enthralls.
1:58 PM – 8 Nov 11

Roland Reiss @PMCAonline (****) 24 influential miniatures & 1 life-size installation all in one place is rare. A must see. #artLA
5:16 PM – 9 Nov 11

Worlds @Art_Center (***) Mostly a science exhibit except 4 a delightful M. McMillen miniature & an apropos soundtrack by Steve Roden. #artLA
5:41 PM – 9 Nov 11

James Turrell Skyspace @ Pomona College. #artLA http://twitpic.com/7r0lca
4:19 PM – 9 Dec 11

James Turrell Skyspace @ Pomona College. #artLA http://twitpic.com/7r12d1 
4:54 PM – 9 Dec 11

James Turrell Skyspace @ Pomona College. #artLA http://twitpic.com/7r134c 
4:57 PM – 9 Dec 11

James Turrell Skyspace @ Pomona College. #artLA http://twitpic.com/7r13r9 
4:57 PM – 9 Dec 11

James Turrell Skyspace @ Pomona College. #artLA http://twitpic.com/7r1gh2
5:24 PM – 9 Dec 11

James Turrell Skyspace @ Pomona College. #artLA http://twitpic.com/7r1h7h 

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5:25 PM – 9 Dec 11

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Twitter Reviews – August 2011

Marclay: #TheClock @LACMA (****) I had limited viewing time & was made acutely aware of actual time flying by. Amazing editorial feat.

1 Aug via TweetDeck

Periodically revisiting clock-watching films like Nick of Time & 3:00 High gave #TheClock a sense of storytelling & continuity.

1 Aug via TweetDeck

Also Marclay used more than time to unite the scenes in #TheClock linking sequential clips w/ themes like rain, trains, gears, phones, etc.

1 Aug via TweetDeck

Recognition of familiar characters & identifying films in #TheClock conjured pleasure in a sense of shared culture.

1 Aug via TweetDeck

Now when I watch old movies & I see a watch or a clock in a scene, I wonder if that clip is in #TheClock. Wish I could have seen more.

1 Aug via TweetDeck

End of Summer Party @ Peter Blake (****) Marvelous work by Johnson, Couwenberg, Gleason, DeLap, Burtch & others. Could have done w/o Lita.

22 Aug via TweetDeck

Cast resin wall sculpture by Eric Johnson in the End of Summer Party exhibition @ Peter Blake Gallery http://twitpic.com/6a7206

22 Aug via TweetPic for iPhone

Kristin Calabrese @svlap (***) Goofy but just mildly amusing, however, I did get a kick out of “Sabotage Bitch.” #artLA

27 Aug via TweetDeck

Monique Van Genderen @svlap (**) Boring, clichéd abstractions. Small ones should have been tossed in dumpster as failed experiments. #artLA

27 Aug via TweetDeck

Last year I thought it was good 2 see Monique trying something new, but after this show @svlap I say go back to the vinyl. #artLA

27 Aug via TweetDeck

Mindy Shapero @svlap (**) Schizoid show. Looks like she’s groping around in the dark after her impressive obsessive paper sculptures. #artLA

27 Aug via TweetDeck

Cityscape Show @ George Billis (***) Tight theme w/ the exception of 2 out-of-place treescapes–good vibe overall. A bit too crowded. #artLA

27 Aug via TweetDeck

Lay of the Land @ Angles (***) Something wrong w/ installation. Overexposed photos+florescent light+white walls=glare & squinting. #artLA

27 Aug via TweetDeck

Dion Johnson @ Western Proj (*****) Superliciously hot hard-edge abstraction that reads as huge stylized vertical & diagonal “drips.” #artLA

27 Aug via TweetDeck

Johnson @ Western Proj: Hung w/ some welcome breathing room. Eye-popping colors show off finesse w/ both opaque & translucent layers. #artLA

27 Aug via TweetDeck

Kirsten Everberg @ 1301PE (***) Bradbury Bldg interiors of grids & scrollwork & swamps w/ drippy palms. Some dead-on others look unfinished.

27 Aug via TweetDeck

Post 9-11 @OHWOWGallery (**) Textual work seems heartfelt but mostly poser angst from this vainglorious rebel clique. #artLA

27 Aug via TweetDeck

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Twitter Reviews – July 2011

Perception @ Leslie Sacks (****) Kinda neat way to bring together such disparate work. Okulick gimmicky, but Delap & Kidd shine. #artLA

22 Jul via TweetDeck

Jean Lowe @ Felsen (****) Pntngs convey excess better than source collages. Luv ballroom full of garden gnome tchotchkes a la Kane’s Xanadu.

22 Jul via TweetDeck

Surface Truths @NortonSimon (****) Gorgeous green ’59 Ralph Humphrey monochrome & peppy DayGlo Stella protractor painting. #artLA

22 Jul via TweetDeck

Vermeer: Woman with Lute @NortonSimon: Usually read as awaiting a lover but I have the feeling he has left & she longs to follow but can’t.

22 Jul via TweetDeck

TEL-ART-PHONE @BeaconArtsBldg (***) Some great riffs; others got the message completely garbled. Had 2 laugh @ the Moby Dick chain. #artLA

23 Jul via TweetDeck

Art in the Streets @MOCAlosangeles (***) Most successful works are installations & murals-otherwise it’s just “art in the galleries.” #artLA

23 Jul via TweetDeck

.@ClaytonBros @PMCAonline (***) I had such a Pittman/McGee deja vu moment here–Lari’s airbrushing & pinstripes over Barry’s faces? #artLA

23 Jul via TweetDeck

Street Cred @PMCAonline (**) Did someone say coattails? Jesse Simon was only artist 2 show work in the gallery better than in the street.

23 Jul via TweetDeck

.@ChainLetterSWG @Shoshana_Wayne (**) Piles of mostly junk, a thin curators’ statement, a giant party & a line on 1700 CVs #chainletter #artLA

23 Jul via TweetDeck

But is the statement that #chainletter makes really about admiration & community & how the internet has amplified the Art World network?

23 Jul via TweetDeck

Or is #chainletter just flaunting the magnitude of desperate artists willing 2 wait hours just 2 play a bit part in a big-time gallery show?

23 Jul via TweetDeck

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne (I’ve got no idea who the artists are–no list; only numbers) http://twitpic.com/5uv7us

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne http://twitpic.com/5uv8oh

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne http://twitpic.com/5uvczl

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne http://twitpic.com/5uvddg

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne http://twitpic.com/5uvef4

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @ShoshanaWayne http://twitpic.com/5uvfpo

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne http://twitpic.com/5uvgkn

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne http://twitpic.com/5uvhwz

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne http://twitpic.com/5uvldw

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne Lines to get in the galleries. http://twitpic.com/5uvmlj

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne Space D2 http://twitpic.com/5uvnji

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne Space D2 http://twitpic.com/5uvpfw

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne Space D2 http://twitpic.com/5uw6qp

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

#chainletter @Shoshana_Wayne Space D2 http://twitpic.com/5uw7p0

23 Jul via TweetPic for iPhone

Never made it into F1. Closed the doors before I made it to the front of the line. Sorry no pics. #chainletter

23 Jul via TweetDeck

Waited in line for awhile to see The Clock @LACMA but no one was coming out or going in & the line just kept getting longer. Gave up & left.

24 Jul via TweetDeck

Tim Burton @LACMA (***) Creative characterizations but do we really need to see every doodle he ever made? Can draw but can’t paint. #artLA

24 Jul via TweetDeck

Burton @LACMA: A bit disturbed that standout piece was Edward Scissorhands costume–oh & the gift shop full of movie merchandizing. #artLA

24 Jul via TweetDeck

Finally got a chance to see a bit of #TheClock @LACMA today.

29 Jul via TweetDeck

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Twitter Reviews – March-April 2011

Phyllis Green, Spark (Green Stockings), 1994, ceramic, concrete polymer, fabric, flocking. @OtisCollege #artLA http://twitpic.com/45u9qu
3 Mar via TweetPic for iPhone

Phyllis Green, Claudette in China, 2007, ceramic, mixed media. @OtisCollege #artLA http://twitpic.com/45ubeb
3 Mar via TweetPic for iPhone

Phyllis Green, Purple Ball (background), Lulu, Bonnet, Christine, 2000-3, ceramic, acrylic. @OtisCollege #artLA http://twitpic.com/45uct2
3 Mar via TweetPic for iPhone

Phyllis Green @OtisCollege (****) At her best when she’s the most quirky yet poignant–flocking, fabric, finish, feminine & fun. #artLA
3 Mar via TweetDeck

Phyllis Green @OtisCollege: Turkish Bath, Spinning Heads & Chinese Peruvian works outshine the elementary videos & trolls with tutus. #artLA
3 Mar via TweetDeck

Rebecca Campbell @LALOUVER (***) Lovin’ potent, loose brushwork in mushroom clouds & beautiful women. Rainbows & fireworks-not so much. #artLA
18 Mar via TweetDeck

Terry Allen @LALOUVER (***) Better as radio play. Words inspire imagination. Dramatization of installations/video maudlin & overblown. #artLA
18 Mar via TweetDeck

David Musgrave @ Marc Foxx (**) Oh, Marc, will I ever walk into your gallery and not see something faded & drab? I long for the day. #artLA
18 Mar via TweetDeck

Steven Hull installation @ Rosamund Felsen. #artLA http://twitpic.com/4b94pd
19 Mar via TweetPic for iPhone

Mariangeles Soto-Diaz, The Utopian Tense of Green #2, mixed media, acrylic on panel @RuthBachofner #artLA http://twitpic.com/4ba49f
19 Mar via TweetPic for iPhone

Mariangeles Soto-Diaz, The Utopian Tense of Green Installation, vinyl @RuthBachofner #artLA http://twitpic.com/4ba4v1
19 Mar via TweetPic for iPhone

Jennifer Steinkamp @ ACME (****) Windswept branches with blossoms paradoxically pacifying. Squirming intestines not so compelling. #artLA
20 Mar via TweetDeck

3 Abstract Painters @ Frank Lloyd (****) Why’d they think McLaughlin would bridge the mocha/muddy Haywards & the impeccable Heywoods? #artLA
20 Mar via TweetDeck

3 Abstract Painters @ Frank Lloyd: They would have been great together without it. Perhaps they’re just context for a secondary market sale.
20 Mar via TweetDeck

Yuken Teruya @Shoshana_Wayne (**) Admire fastidiousness of stencils, but only piece that really works is hanging banner/kite thing. #artLA
20 Mar via TweetDeck

Patrick Nickell @ Rosamund Felsen (****) Gordian knot doodles in 3D that blend bodily sensuousness with cartoony wackiness. #artLA
20 Mar via TweetDeck

April Street @ Rosamund Felsen (**) Klimtesque patterns on Frankenthalerish color field stains=dated ‘70s pastiche. Laughable titles. #artLA
20 Mar via TweetDeck

Jimi Gleason @ Samuel Freeman (***) Oooh, Jimi’s gone textural. The simple ones work, while the gloppy, craggy ones just look gaudy. #artLA
20 Mar via TweetDeck

Ned Evans @ William Turner (***) Cropped diagonals over offset, oversized checkerboards. Not as strong as his last show. #artLA
25 Mar via TweetDeck

Bruce Houston @ Lora Schlesinger (****) Stella & Mondrian playtime–fun with modernist geometric abstraction & toy trucks. #artLA
25 Mar via TweetDeck

If These Walls Could Talk @ Charlie James (*****) @powhida is the superstar w/ Ruscha/success grid. @stevelambert’s 50/50 a standout too.
25 Mar via TweetDeck

Analia Saban @ Thomas Solomon (***) Interesting experiments cunningly reveal process but the grimy grays take all the joy out of it. #artLA
25 Mar via TweetDeck

Chris Doyle @ Sam Lee (****) Hand-drawn animation lends itself 2 the haunting melancholy of the nature/money/consumption/waste cycle. #artLA
25 Mar via TweetDeck

Suzan Woodruff @ William Turner (***) I’m torn. I can’t decide if paintings are fascinating process art or safe corporate/couch art? #artLA
25 Mar via TweetDeck

Mariangeles Soto-Diaz @RuthBachofner (****) Sterling tension–frenetic diagonals tempered by cool, calm greens and whites. #artLA
25 Mar via TweetDeck

Steven Hull @ Rosamund Felsen (****) Sculptures superior to the painting combines. Choo-choo track installations delightful. #artLA
25 Mar via TweetDeck

Jennifer Faist, Last Time Ever, resin, oil, alkyd, acrylic on wood @RuthBachofner #artLA http://twitpic.com/4optey
23 Apr via TweetPic for iPhone

Jennifer Faist, Mingle, resin, oil, alkyd, acrylic on wood @RuthBachofner #artLA http://twitpic.com/4opu6w
23 Apr via TweetPic for iPhone

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Twitter Reviews – January-February 2011

Soojung Park, Joie, ink on plexiglas @RuthBachofner http://twitpic.com/3qeog8
15 Jan via TweetPic for iPhone

Soojung Park, Bar Notes, ink on plexiglas @RuthBachofner #artLA http://twitpic.com/3qeowh
15 Jan via TweetPic for iPhone

Robert Irwin @AceGallery (****) Height to width ratio makes it hard to carry the room in the dim light; bet it looks marvelous in daylight.
8 Feb via TweetDeck

Helen Pashgian @AceGallery (*****) Gorgeous soft matte colors and surfaces, subtle interior shapes cast wonderfully mysterious shadows.
8 Feb via TweetDeck

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