Ellen C. Caldwell

July 11, 2012, 8:30am

Tracing Time with Xiaoze Xie

Xiaoze Xie’s (NAP #44) recent show at San Francisco’s Gallery Paule Anglim featured amplified, large-scale oil paintings depicting library archives of folded newspaper spines and cover photographs.  This show is all part of two larger, ongoing projects titled “Both Sides Now” and “Fragmentary Views,” which Xie began in 2001.

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July 06, 2012, 8:30am

Oil Paint Porn: Zhu Jinshi at Blum & Poe

Upon entering Blum & Poe, visitors are greeted with an overwhelming smell of paint.  Zhu Jinshi’s oil paintings are massive in size and massively interactive and encapsulating in presence.

Jinshi is a Beijing-based artist and Blum & Poe’s show is not just a 20-year retrospective, it is also his first solo presentation in the U.S.  And it is delightful.

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July 05, 2012, 8:30am

Karl Haendel at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

Karl Haendel’s “Informal Family Blackmail” at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (on view through July 7th) is something of a mashup of experiences.  Moving from one constructed space to another, visitors journey from Hanedel’s world of photorealistic graphite drawings on paper, through a large room with a movie projection, and to a backroom about fear, security, and insecurity.  – Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor

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July 03, 2012, 8:20am

Re-Imagining Africa: YSL Denver

In Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective, the Denver Art Museum’s extensive exhibit on the fashion designer and his life works, the museum inundates viewers with fashion, fabrics, and fabulous eye candy, often with ceiling-to-floor displays that are so jam-packed with beauty, whimsy, and haute couture, that it is breathtaking and overwhelming. - Read more by Ellen Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor, after the jump!

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June 20, 2012, 8:21am

Gallerist at Home: Walter Maciel

Walter Maciel, director and owner of the Walter Maciel Gallery in Culver City, began his career in 1992 after graduating from UC Berkeley with a double major in Art History and Studio Art. After working as the director of two galleries in San Francisco, Maciel moved to Los Angeles and opened his own gallery in 2006. Showing art that is edgy, youthful, creative, and not always traditional, Maciel has cultivated a gallery that is both experimental and modern – and always fun to explore.

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June 19, 2012, 8:25am

In the Studio: The Process of a Painting with Mark Schoening

Mark Schoening (NAP #97) is a contemporary LA-based artist who creates large-scale, detail-packed, process-heavy paintings. His work has evolved over time, moving from similarly detailed black and white mixed media canvases to these bright, geometrically based, perfectly balanced, and meticulously finished matte pieces.

May 31, 2012, 8:30am

David O’Brien’s “My Pet Doppelganger”

Digital replicas of flying and furtive portraits of friends moving through time and space populate David O’Brien’s solo photography show My Pet Doppelganger at the Richard Heller Gallery.

May 23, 2012, 8:30am

Gallerist at Home: Deborah Gribbon

Former Director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, and recent Interim Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Deborah Gribbon is by no means a gallerist or collector in the typical sense of the words.  But she is most definitely a quick-witted, intelligent, and gifted scholar in the art world, both in and outside of Los Angeles.

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May 22, 2012, 11:00am

WESTERN PROJECT’s Brian Porray

The wide open space of Culver City’s WESTERN PROJECT is the perfect white-walled arena for Brian Porray’s (NAP #84 and #87) looming, neon, psychedelic architectural landscapes. - Ellen Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor

Listed under: Review

May 10, 2012, 8:30am

Stephanie Washburn’s “Twice Told” at Mark Moore Gallery

In “Twice Told,” Stephanie Washburn’s inaugural solo show at Mark Moore Gallery, Washburn creates a distinct and unusual medium through a combination of many.  Mixing paint, digital media, and everyday three-dimensional items, she creates the surface for and subject of her photographs.

In her “Reception” series, Washburn makes what she calls “television drawings” based off of her intervention and reinterpretation of pop culture images that act as a backdrop of her colorful photography. - Ellen C. Caldwell

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