Monday, May 22, 2017

thomas pathé

Thomas Pathé’s paintings strike an electric balance between the technological and the sublime.

bergamot station/santa monica

At 13 years old, the heart of L.A.’s gallery scene is still booming and more vital than ever.

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.

c. bernardi

When it comes to integrating art and human rights, Berkeley-based printmaker/installation artist Claudia Bernardi has few peers.

spotlight: inland art empire

L.A. County’s newest art hub is the decades-old scene in Claremont and Pomona.

nguyen-duy

Pipo Nguyen-duy’s large-scale color photographs of solitary figures adrift in lush, sometimes ravaged landscapes evoke our post-9/11 anxieties without any overt images of the Twin Towers or other icons from that tragic day.

m. l. o

O’Neal’s intuitive, associative process produces works that combine abstract, ambiguous space with figurative elements suggestive of narrative.

birth of the cool

The Square and the Cool
California Art, Design, and Culture At Midcentury

sid garrison

Sid Garrison’s colored pencil drawings come into being through a process that he describes as a kind of “call and response” and sometimes even a “skirmish.”

john sonsini

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

jupiter’s orbit

Now in its fourth year, the annual art fair at Portland’s Jupiter Hotel has become an affair to remember.

jimi gleason

“Being a painter in SoHo, in the late ’80s, I kept seeing these Cibachrome prints, big shiny photos. I wanted to bring some of that back into painting, to steal it back.”