Ellen C. Caldwell

November 19, 2012, 8:25am

Gallerist at Home: Joshua Liner

Just four years ago, Joshua Liner Gallery opened its doors in New York’s Chelsea District.  After Superstorm Sandy hit Chelsea’s gallery row particularly hard, I am pleased to report that owner and director Joshua Liner opened their current show Tiffany Bozic's "Transformation” only a week behind schedule. - Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor

Listed under: Gallerist at Home

November 06, 2012, 7:41am

Jen Pack’s UnQuiet Chromo at Taylor De Cordoba

Jen Pack’s (NAP #73) UnQuiet Chromo at Taylor De Cordoba is something of an artistic oxymoron—in the best way possible.  Her works are both loud and quiet.  Soft and hard.  Strong and delicate. Opaque and solid.  Something about her stretched chiffon patchwork defies many of the qualities that the pieces also envelop and embody.

Listed under: Los Angeles, Review

November 05, 2012, 8:15am

MOMA's Immediate Response for Collections

Our blog contributors are always looking out for us, or I guess I should say, you. Ellen C. Caldwell sent us a link to the New York Times website that announces MOMA's intentions to help hurricane Sandy victims conserve flood-damaged artworks. Yesterday the Museum of Modern Art and conservators from the American Institute for Conservation Collections Emergency Response Team offered a presentation on saving flood-damaged artworks.

Listed under: Art Market
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November 02, 2012, 8:25am

LA’s Innaugural K-Town Art Walk and Muralist Yoshi Takahashi

On October 25th, Koreatown launched a new monthly art walk in the Wilshire Corridor. Self-described, the Wilshire Center Art & Architecture Walk “is a monthly celebration of sustainable urban living showcasing historic architecture, galleries, artists, photography, restaurants, bars, shops, and businesses located in Wilshire Center.”

Listed under: Los Angeles, Q&A

October 30, 2012, 8:25am

History Revisited: Federico Tomasi’s Puputan Paintings

I recently returned from a trip to Bali, where I had the pleasure of meeting painter Federico Tomasi in his Kuta studio.  Colorful and emotionally charged, Tomasi and his paintings are emotive and full of life. His abstracted faces and bodies cover a range of emotions, both in their inspirations and in the reactions they draw out from viewers.

Listed under: Q&A

October 29, 2012, 8:30am

Gallerist at Home: Margaret Heiner

Nestled in DC’s Georgetown neighborhood, Margaret Heiner’s cozy gallery Heiner Contemporary, is quite perfect for a bustling college town, as it offers visitors young, fresh, and contemporary art.

Heiner has a keen eye for contemporary art, which at her home, serves as quite a compliment to her husband’s passion for Renaissance and Baroque art.  Together, their home reflects their combined love and zeal for art, while also showcasing their different tastes and preferences. – Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor

Listed under: Gallerist at Home, Interview

October 23, 2012, 8:25am

In the Studio: The Process of a Painting with Robert Josiah Bingaman

In his painting “Texas,” Robert Josiah Bingaman (NAP #90, #101) traces and records the feelings surrounding his night wanderings and musings as he is in different states across the U.S.  So far, Bingaman has completed eight of this Nocturne series, with “Texas” being the most recent and most intricately recorded, process-wise.

October 03, 2012, 8:26am

Artfully Politicking

With the upcoming presidential election, and the first round of debates this evening, we are all braced for the hard and heavy domestic and international topics that will be debated in the coming weeks.  But as an arts writer and arts lover, I wanted to turn to what’s sometimes seen as the "softer" side of politics, as its place and importance is often underestimated.  I want to take a moment to look at some of the artistic movements surrounding the current president. - Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor

Listed under: Art World

October 02, 2012, 8:25am

In the Studio: The Process of a Painting with Aurélien Couput

The topic of visibility and invisibility is something I am really drawn to in art – what an artist chooses to make visible or invisible is a theme that I find to be fascinating, densely packed, and layered.

Aurélien Couput’s (NAP #99) painting Enola Gay falls in this category.  As the title suggests, the subject of his work is the Boeing B-29 bomber used to bomb Hiroshima.  However, Couput eliminates the object, central focus, and namesake altogether, shifting the subject of his work to the aftereffects brought on by Enola Gay.

October 01, 2012, 8:25am

Greg Murr’s Political Wild Things

Greg Murr’s (NAP #101) dogs hunt and play in a world of human-made and human-valued accoutrements.  Strands of pearls, ladders, flowers, and ribbons weave playfully through the animals’ fantastical worlds, yet the pull of the paintings always remains the intensity of the animals and their very animal instinct.

Greg Murr | Capital, 2011, acrylic polymer, graphite on canvas, 63 x 67 inches.

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