Friday, December 15, 2017

brian mains

The figures in Brian Mains’ paintings don’t have faces. That is, they do actually have faces, but the artist never lets us see them.

rex ray

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

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.

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.

spotlight: inland art empire

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

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.”

jupiter’s orbit

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