Archive for February 1st, 2009


The Unreal City Beneath the humdrum hiccup of her worn city streets, and above hills of fantastical billboards that nearly block any vestige of the sky, Los Angeles speaks.  For Jay Brockman, Los Angeles is a subject and a verb as his cityscape paintings reveal his obsession with Sunset Boulevard: a curiosity that sends him [...]

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American poet, critic, and curator Frank O’Hara completed a set of 12 poems and called it “Oranges.”  Oranges had no initial relationship to “Why I am not a Painter.” The “conversations on abstract painting” is not the one mediated by curator Gary Garels with artists Mary Heilmann, Mark Gortjahn, Wayde Guyton, Charline Von Heyl, Christopher [...]

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Christophe Leroux’s froissées or sculptures are industrial sheets of aluminum painstakingly designed with layers of oil paint, sometimes acid, and stencils of letters, arrows and numbers.  The interaction of letters in a single word- the severe angles and implicit roundness- is every bit important to Leroux as the meaning of the word itself. One instance [...]

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Expedition artist Danielle Eubank’s show “Oil on Water” currently exhibiting at the Found Gallery, is a meditation of her voyage on an 8th Century AD Phoenician vessel called the Borobudur, a ship that traveled for 10 months and 10,000 miles.  The show features work from her travels to Indonesia, the Mediterranean, the North American West [...]

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Monolithic sculptures modeled after cacti of the natural world have invaded the Ace Gallery.  In a new series of Architectural Cactus sculptures, “Garden of Evidence: Cactus Grove” land, body, performance, and video artist Dennis Oppenheim manufactures galvanized steel bases to support water jet cut aluminum frames, structural acrylic, translucent fiberglass, sidewalk grating, galvanized steel, and [...]

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