Archive for March 1st, 2010


Karen Kitchel’s oil on canvas series Home, Home on the Range: Not the Same Old Song laments a cherished past and exposes the reality that contemporary people live at a distance from nature.  Each painting contains two images that play a visual tug of war.  A background of lush sprawling mountains and pastures is covered [...]

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The works of LA-based artist Noah Davis in “Forgotten Works” employ a wash technique reminiscent of gouache or watercolor. Davis sources images from photographs, art history, and the inner workings his imagination, which transcends time and space. The show is rooted in Richard Brautigan’s 1968 novella “In Watermelon Sugar” (also the name of one of [...]

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The first chromogenic print encountered by viewers of Alex Prager’s “Week-end” is a saturated close-up of a brunette called “Wendy” whose parted lips indicate her effort to communicate with someone beyond the frame, while her emerald eyes express a longing gaze toward something that we cannot see. Strategically placed across from “Wendy” is “Barbara,” posing [...]

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The totemic language of sculpture has informed Herb Alpert’s art practice for the past 20 years.  Totemism refers to kinship as well as a belief system associated with shamistic religions where the totem guides one through life in the physical and spiritual worlds.  The artist handcrafts the works in Black Totem first by creating vertical [...]

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In Mary Heebner’s new body of work Intimacies/Intimismos there is the suggestion of the male and female form, illuminated by a selective arsenal of materials including powdered copper pigment, watercolor and graphite on rag and Sekishu paper, but never once does Heebner objectify the body.  The site where the streams seep into the ocean causing [...]

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