Thursday, May 23, 2019

wm. swanson

William Swanson’s coolly compelling, rigorous-yet-playful paintings depict conglomerations of human artifice and natural landscape, which seem to have been put into a blender and electrified.

lorraine peltz

Peltz translates her experiences as an artist, woman, mother, wife, and teacher, by way of isolating a single, personal image within a field of color and patterning.

rex ray

If “he who dies with the best resume” is true, then Rex Ray has already won, and he’s only 51.

john sonsini

John Sonsini says of his thickly painted portraits of Latino men that he is “remaking the person’s image.”

Esther Pearl Watson

The artist recasts her childhood in a naïve style that evokes American “primitive” folk art and the camp of ’50s sci-fi space odysseys.

Laura Ross-Paul:

January 2009

Sarah McKenzie

Boulder, CO-based Sarah McKenzie newest works leave the concerns of traditional realism, and enter the realm of conceptual realism.

richard rezac

One of the works... an untitled, wall-bound bronze, resembles the surface of glazed ceramic, though the metal is practically untouched from the way it emerged from the foundry-somewhat unusual for an artist known for his painstaking finish work.

lauren davies

The work of San Francisco artist Lauren Davies harks back to her childhood visits to Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museums, old-fashioned emporia of art, natural history, and science.

George Rodriguez

“There is a higher consciousness about clay in Asia than in the US, it is everywhere. It is a connection point without the lower status.”

ann gale

Aficionados of portraiture tend to divide the genre into opposing camps, of Romanticism versus Naturalism.

peter zokosky

Zokosky is a painter who delights in short-circuiting the accepted evolutionary order. In his canvases humans regularly divest themselves of their skins, exposing the flayed musculature beneath, whilst still maintaining classical poses.

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