Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Art in The Streets @ MOCA Los Angeles

After much controversy, criticism and name calling, 'Art in the Streets' opens at MOCA. Like a sucker fish trailing a shark, Street Art will always have criticism at it's back. Fortunately, this disparagement is what drives the work of so many artists that use the street as canvas. Here lies an art form that needs no galleries, dealers, white walls or good critique to be seen or praised. Recent transplant Jeffrey Deitch and Associate Curators Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose have created here, the first major museum survey of street art from the 1970's to today. Enjoy...


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Florian Maier-Aichen / Henry Taylor @ Blum & Poe, Culver City

I went down to LA to check out some shows yesterday and wanted to share some photos etc. Blum & Poe have created such a beautiful space that you get the idea they could probably show anything there and make it look worthy of your time, but after spending the time with the work on display, one realizes that the beautiful gallery space is merely a frame for the carefully picked roster of artists they represent. The space is a veritable artists dream space to show (at least one of mine). Below are some images of Florian Maier-Aichen and Henry Taylor's exhibitions...

 Florian Maier-Aichen Untitled, 2011 C-print
85 3/4 x 109 1/2 inches framed courtesy of Blum & Poe

More text and images after the jump...

Friday, April 15, 2011

My picks - Exhibitions to go see...March-May 2011

Just a few of the exhibitions I would recommend seeing in the next month or two, I won't be able to see them all (they are from galleries and museums all over) but I hope you can pick a few close to you and go check them out...or at the very least will lend your eyes and mind a little something they haven't seen before...Enjoy

-links below images-

GLENN LIGON @ Whitney Museum of American Art March 10-June 5 2011

NAOMIE KREMER @ Modernism March 3-April 23 2011

AL FARROW @ Catharine Clark April 9- May 28 2011

KENNETH NOLAND @ Mitchell-Innes & Nash March 17-April 30 2011

MICHAEL EASTMAN @ Barry Friedman Mar 04 - Apr 30, 2011

JUAN USLÉ: Desplazado @ Cheim & Read March 31-May 7 2011

RICHARD SERRA @ Gagosian Geneva April 1 - May 14, 2011

GLENN BROWN @ Max Hetzler April 08 - May 28, 2011

FOLKERT DE JONG 'Operation Harmony' @ James Cohan April 1-May 7

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Alex Katz to Dirk Skreber, influences on my work as an artist

Here are just a few of the artists that I find myself returning to, all of which have had their own influence to my work over the years...

Alex Katz, Anna Wintour, 2009

Ed Ruscha, Lion in Oil, 2002

Maurizio Cattelan, The Ballad of Trotsky, 1996

Peter Doig,
Figures in Red Boat, 2005-07

Will Cotton, Monument, 2009

David Salle, Tennyson, 1983

Dana Schultz,
Frank as a Probiscus Monkey, 2002

Charles Ray, Tractor, 2004

Benjamin Anderson, 66 Chevy, 2005

Zak Kitnick,
The Person Behind the Product, 2010

Dirk Skreber, Dazzled, 2009