Monday, December 19, 2011

Studio Visit #3

Here's the 3rd round of studio shots. 
A few fellow CalArtians and Britt who is working on an ongoing indigo project
Click on their names to see more of their artwork.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Studio Visit #2

Here is the 2nd round of an ongoing series of artist's studio shots. 
2 from LA, 2 from NYC. Click on their names to see their artwork.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Fair this Weekend!

This is going to be super fun! Food, art and lot's of covetable hand-made and inspiring local design.
I'll be there with a few drawings and small canvases. Please stop by!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Studio Visit

I asked a bunch of artists to send me a photo of something from their studio. 
Here is the first batch. Click on their names to see more.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

10 year anniversary

This article is from Artforum, November 2001. 
It's been up on my bulletin board in 4 different studios and at grad school. 
I've taken it down several times and always ended up hanging it back up. 
It's a great source of inspiration - enjoy!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Iko Iko

Check out my paintings at Iko Iko 
531 N. Fairfax Ave. 90046

Friday, October 21, 2011

New works on paper

A few recent works on paper. They are each 10"x9".

Native American Basketry at the Autry

A  spontaneous visit to the Autry to see the Art of Native American Basketry exhibition. I love the use of pattern and the positive/negative reversals. They have 100's of baskets representing all regions of N. America from the collection of the Southwestern Museum which used to be in Highland Park. The images are dim because they keep the light level low to protect from fading.

 This basket was used during a ceremony to "hold" prayers. It was made by a woman, but once it is put into ritual use it can only be touched by men, a rule that holds true for museum staff as well.

 This is from the Arctic and is made from leather. An interesting solution to the problem of when you really want a basket, but you don't have any plant materials. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Maria Walker at Favorite Goods

We went to the inaugural opening of Favorite Goods
 in Chinatown last night where I fell in love with Maria Walker's work. 
I was literally lying awake trying to remember the details of her paintings in the show.
Here is a sample of her work from the last few years. 

Calendar, 1-65, 20.5 x 17.75 x 2.5″
Acrylic, unprimed canvas, wood

Untitled, 62 x 41″
Acrylic on unprimed canvas over handmade wood support

Know You Hello You, 24 x 20"

Untitled, 71.5 x 49.75″

You can see more of Walker's work on her blog
The show at Favorite Goods also featured interesting work from 
Mattias Merkel-Hess and Ryan Kitson. 
Great inaugural show!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

new in the studio

Here's a couple of large paintings I just finished.

Currently Untitled, 66"x60" acrylic on canvas. 
The areas that look white are actually raw canvas.
The photo below is a detail shot.

This one is also currently Untitled, 66"x60" acrylic on canvas.  
Detail shot below.

This is a small piece in progress. It's 19"x18" and has 3 interlocking patterns.
Where the blue and the red overlap it makes a nice dark brownish color.

Monday, October 3, 2011

friends and inspirations

Mari Eastman, Untitled, 2011 
Oil, flashe, pen, glitter, thumb-tack, tie-dyed cut canvas on canvas
23 x 20 inches

Mari Eastman is a friend who turned me on to an artist I was not familiar with: Sheila Hicks
 Thanks Mari!

These are some installation shots of her recent exhibition
At the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania

Monday, September 26, 2011


If you like art you have to be in LA right now!

The Getty's Pacific Standard Time initiative is exploding all over town. 
Over the next 6 months 60+ institutions will have exhibitions focused on art in LA from 1945-1980. 

LA is finally getting the recognition it deserves as a major center of art production. Yes!

There are too many good shows to list. Here are a few I will definitely not miss.

Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981 at MOCA

 California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way at LACMA 
including a recreation of Charles and Ray Eames living room
Asco Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972-1987 at LACMA
including works by my old neighbor, Patssi Valdez

The House that Sam Built: Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley, 1945-1985 at the Huntington

From Start to Finish, De Wain Valentine's Gray Column at the Getty
Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970 at the Getty