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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

"THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, I, II AND III (2002)," THREE PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS by MAIL ORDER BRIDES
Location: Turret Guest Bathroom, Pygmalion-First Floor

FOURTH MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

and

"ES GEFALLT MIR..." (2001) (PAINTED PHOTOGRAPH) by ELIZA BARRIOS
Location: Library, Pygmalion-First Floor

FOURTH MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

and

"SPLAT" (2002) (CORRECTION FLUID ON PAPER) by REANNE ESTRADA
Location: Babaylan Lodge

[FIFTH MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATE:


The Mail Order Brides (a performance art group comprised of Reanne Estrada, Eliza Barrios and Jenifer Wolford) are featured in the November 2005 issue of FILIPINAS Magazine. From the article written by Renee Macalino Rutledge, here's an excerpt:

"After a decade of working together on projects that cover multiple creative disciplines, Wofford, Estrada, and Barrios continue to provoke their audiences with artwork that escapes routine. Using film, video, photography, performance and installation art, they've developed a repertoire that includes campy karaoke videos, thematically original films and impossible to miss museum makeovers.

"...The Mail Order Brides have an obvious knack for engaging their audiences with humor. 'People love a good spectacle, from self-anointed beauty queens to a well-choreographed bouquet skirmish,' says Estrada. 'We've always used humor to lure our audience into our Utopian versions of reality.'

"But underneath the exagerrated performances and embellished sets, viewers are invited to participate in the process of cultural investigation, to reflect on themes of identity, sexuality, social stigma and cultural expectations. 'Most people, happily, tend to respond to the same things that I think drive us,' says Wofford. 'They find our work funny and entertaining, visually and conceptually solid and socially provocative'."

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Prov.: Mail Order Brides and Reanne Estrada: Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Culver City, CA; Eliza O. Barrios: New Langton Arts, San Francisco

KIAUWE ASH GLAZE VASE (2005) by ADAM FIELD
Location: Kitchen, Pygmalion-First Floor

[SECOND MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATE:


Adam Field will be participating in an exhibition on Dec. 10, 2005 as part of the Haiku Open Studios in Maui. There, Haiku artists open their studios for one day to the public to come and enjoy art and refreshments.

They are located at 1837 Kauhikoa Road, 1 mile downhill from Kapakalua Road on the Hana (right hand) side, call (808) 572-0732 for directions and hours of the open studios.

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Prov.: Direct from Artist; Four Seasons Art Program 2005, Maui

Sunday, November 27, 2005

"ROBIN" (1993) (OIL ON ALKYD ON BOARD, 60 x 48 IN) by GREGORY GILLESPIE
Location: Hallway in front of Living Room, Pygmalion-First Floor

1994 CHRISTMAS CARD by GREGORY GILLESPIE
Location: Living Room, Pygmalion-First Floor

[THIRD MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATE:


Gregory Gillespie is featured in a group exhibition -- "The Figurative Impulse" -- at Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, through December 23, 2005. The gallery is located at 8069 Beverly Boulevard. Here is the gallery's press release:

The Figurative Impulse

Los Angeles, California – Forum Gallery presents the exhibition The Figurative Impulse from November 5th through December 23rd, 2005, with an opening reception on Friday evening, November 4th from 7-9:00 pm. Along with examples by preëminent contemporary artists whom Forum Gallery represents, the exhibition also features works by artists who belong with the pantheon of master contemporary figurative painters.

Forum Gallery artists Steven Assael, William Beckman, Alan Feltus, Raymond Han, Susan Hauptman, Michael Leonard, David Levine, Richard Maury, Odd Nerdrum and Christian Vincent are all represented. Assael’s recent oil on panel, Carla Twice, is an introspective personality study of the sitter; William Beckman’s Study for Diana #1 is an elegant pencil drawing of sculptress Diana Moore dating from the early 1970s; Susan Hauptman’s Self-Portrait as Prima Donna Bitch is an imaginary rendering in charcoal and pastel; and David Levine’s Influenced portrays a woman in a kimono, executed with a tapestry like effect in his favorite medium of watercolor.

Always working on a small if not minute scale, Forum’s Peter Greaves latest effort is an oil on tempered hardboard bust portrait of a young girl Adeye, which measures less than 2 x 2 inches. The sitter’s delicate skin tone, subtle tilt of the head and lowered eyelashes are rendered with insuperable detail and delicacy. On a different scale is Odd Nerdrum’s monumental recent painting, Love Divided, an iconic and incantatory image by this contemporary figurative giant of two interlocked figures in space. Equally enigmatic is Los Angeles painter Christian Vincent’s painting Bump in the Night, in which a young girl dressed in white lays on her stomach over a large and unidentifiable object, covered by a white drape, before a pitch black background.

Works by artists outside of Forum’s direct representation include those of Nicolas Africano, Bo Bartlett, Claudio Bravo, John Currin, Lucian Freud, Julie Heffernan, Whitfield Lovell, Clive Smith, and Mark Stock. Whereas Chilean great Claudio Bravo’s study of male Heads is a sensitive and subtle pastel on paper, John Currin’s graphic social commentary comes in the form of an ink drawing titled Braless which portrays a woman with grotesquely oversized breasts. Julie Heffernan’s Self-portrait in Coral II depicts the artist, nude, waist deep in the murky waters of a lagoon with an assortment of coral shells at her feet and an array of mysterious tropical trees in the background. Sumptuously colorful and highly detailed, the painting is a fantastic assortment of the known and unknown, a surrealist journey of incongruities in search of a cryptic allegory.

Bay Area based painter Mark Stock is represented by two paintings: Gnaw and The Butler’s in Love. In Gnaw a bereft looking young woman rests her head on a bureau, wedding band still on the fourth finger of her left hand which nearly touches an overturned picture frame as she gazes out into oblivion. The Butler’s in Love showcases a gloved hand holding a fountain pen in the process of writing anguish filled words taken directly from the romantic novel The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer. Drawing from a wide range of historic, literary and cinematic sources Stock explores themes such as love, betrayal, deception, and murder.

With a broad range of subject matter, and variety of mediums, The Figurative Impulse provides an impressive survey of the highest quality figurative art of our generation.

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Prov.: Forum Gallery, New York; direct from Artist

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

"CALLA LILIES (ROUND TABLECLOTH" (PAINTED TEXTILE, 2005) by HETTIE SAAIMAN
Location: Galatea Offsite-SF Apartment

"[ ] TABLE RUNNER" (PAINTED TEXTILE, 2005) by HETTIE SAAIMAN
Location: Kitchen, Pygmalion-First Floor

More Maui acquisitions. Hettie Saaiman might as well be painting on canvas, and she does. But she also chooses to paint on textiles which she cuts up from bolts of cloth.

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Prov.: Direct from Artist; Four Seasons Art Program 2005, Maui

"FRESH" (OIL ON WOOD, 12 X 12, 2005) by LORI KOPROWSKI
Location: TBD

"SECRET GARDEN SERIES: BLUSH" (OIL ON WOOD, 10 X 20, 2005) by LORI KOPROWSKI
Location: TBD

Lori Koprowski has a signature image of long dark hair flowing from a head and a pointy breast. It's marvelous how she manages to incorporate the same image across numerous and diverse settings. Also making her work effective are her painterly surfaces (layered brushstrokes) and deft touch as a colorist.

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Prov.: Direct from Artist; Four Seasons Art Program 2005, Maui

KIAUWE ASH GLAZE VASE (2005) by ADAM FIELD
Location: Kitchen, Pygmalion-First Floor

Fortunate to be able to meet Adam Field in person and have a long talk about his process, as well as his wife's (Hee Soo Lee, see prior post). Adam also will be part of this forthcoming exhibition:

HUI NO'EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER
2841 Baldwin Avenue
Makawao, Hawaii 96768
Tel: (808) 572-6560 Fax: (808) 572-2750

Fired-Up: New works from the Ceramics Studio and visiting artists Randy Johnston and Jan McKeachie-Johnston

Exhibition Dates: January 7 – February 5, 2006
Opening Reception: January 13, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

This invitational exhibition will showcase the recent work of instructors and intermediate students working in the Hui No’eau’s ceramics studio over the past year. Artists include:

Maria Abrams, Anita Bachmann, Sherrie Barnhard, Marge Bonar, Gayle Bright, Evelyn Brown, Susan Brown, Walter Bruder, Christina Cowan, David Crockett, Ayumi Ditamore, Ian Edmondson, Adam Field, Bob Flint, Jeff Johnson, Stacey Guinan, Bill Hanke, Macario Hernandez, Tom Kamijo, Tracy Lamon, Chris Lieding, Barbara Lund, Nancy Martel, Sarah Metz, Kevin Omuro, Kazue Otsu, Jennifer Owen, Rita Perry, Julie Peterson, Wayne Price, Sharon Ransford, Robin Ricards, George Schattenburg, Scott Semple, Lisa Sepa, Curt Stevens, Jules Stevens, Janelle Thompson, Vicki Underwood, Christy Vail, and Sandy Vitarelli.

The Hui is please to present a second exhibition of Randy Johnston and Jan McKeachie-Johnston’s work in the gallery. This special exhibition is presented in conjunction with their workshop, Ideas about Pots.

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Prov.: Direct from Artist; Four Seasons Art Program 2005, Maui

"FERN" VASE (CERAMIC, 2005) by HEE SOO LEE
Location: TBD

"SHELL GINGER" VASE (CERAMIC, 2005) by HEE SOO LEE
Location: TBD

Some new acquisitions from recent trip to Maui.

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Prov.: Direct from Artist's Husband Adam Field; Four Seasons Art Program 2005, Maui

Thursday, November 17, 2005

"LOVING" (2005) (ACRYLIC & MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER) (13 x 13 UN) by TRAVIS SOMERVILLE
Location: Galatea Offsite-San Francisco Apartment

[THIRD MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

and

"MT-M13" (2005) (WATERCOLOR, INK AND GRAPHITE ON PAPER, 15 x 18 IN UNFRAMED) by EMILIE CLARK
Location: Library Bathroom, Pygmalion-First Floor

[FOURTH MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATE:


Travis Somerville and Emilie Clark are among the artists Nathan Larramendy Gallery (Ojai) will represent in PULSE, a contemporary art fair in Miami. PULSE will take place Dec. 1-4, 2005.

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Prov.: Emilie Clark: Nathan Larramendy Gallery, Ojai, CA; Travis Somerville: Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco / 2005 SF Art Fair

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

"TREE MAN" (2004) (EDITION OF 2,500) (INJECTION MOLDED PLASTIC, 3 IN HIGH) by MARCEL DZAMA
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

"UZAMA" (2004) (EDITION OF 2,500) (INJECTION MOLDED PLASTIC, 3 IN HIGH) by MARCEL DZAMA
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

"CLOUDINUS" (2004) (EDITION OF 2,500) (INJECTION MOLDED PLASTIC, 3 IN HIGH) by MARCEL DZAMA
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

"EVIL UGOLINOR" (2004) (EDITION OF 2,500) (INJECTION MOLDED PLASTIC, 3 IN HIGH) by MARCEL DZAMA
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

"XENOPHANER" (2004) (EDITION OF 2,500) (INJECTION MOLDED PLASTIC, 3 IN HIGH) by MARCEL DZAMA
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

"SEA SNAKE MAN" (2004) (EDITION OF 2,500) (INJECTION MOLDED PLASTIC, 3 IN HIGH) by MARCEL DZAMA
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

"ALBATROSS NOTE" (RECORD) by Marcel Dzama (aka Dzama Radio)
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

[SIXTH MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATE:


Marcel Dzama is the subject of an interview in the November/December 2005 issue of Art on Paper. Here's an excerpt from the interview conducted by Dorothy Spears:

Question: How do you come upon your other characters?

Answer: They're usually things I'll see by coincidence, or hear about. I've been thinking a lot about octopuses lately. I think it was on N.P.R., I heard about this pet store where the fish kept disappearing. When the owners set up a camer, the footage showed an octopus leaving its tank every night to eat the fish from the other tanks. By morning the octopus would return to its tank. Another story I heard lately -- I think it was in Japan -- involved these people who were eating an octopus while it was alive. The octopus' tentacle expanded when the people were trying to swallow, and it choked them to death. That will definitely make it into a drawing at some point.


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Prov.: Susan Inglett Gallery, New York; Trillium Press, San Francisco; 2005 International San Francisco Art Expo

Monday, November 14, 2005

"MT-M13" (2005) (WATERCOLOR, INK AND GRAPHITE ON PAPER, 15 x 18 IN UNFRAMED) by EMILIE CLARK
Location: Library Bathroom, Pygmalion-First Floor

[THIRD MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATE:


Respected poet and art lover Nick Piombino offers a report that discusses Emilie Clark's recent exhibit, EMILIE CLARK HOME STUDIES IN NATURE. Click on Nick's report here.

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Prov.: Nathan Larramendy Gallery, Ojai, CA

"MOONLIGHT" (1999) (WATERBASED MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD, 24 X 24 IN) by RICHARD TSAO
Location: Atop Turret Steps, Pygmalion-Second Floor

[SIXTH MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATE:


Richard Tsao, by the way, is also a talented designer whose fashion works are available at the "Asia Store" at Asia Society, New York (go to Designer Profile for a nice profile on him and his designs).

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Prov.: Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York

Sunday, November 06, 2005

"[]" by Patricia Wood
Galatea Offsite: San Francisco Apartment

"[] (after "From A Gray Monster In A Yellow Taxi") (2002) by Patricia Wood
Galatea Offsite: San Francisco Apartment

Patricia Wood is currently part of an ongoing exhibition:

TRADING PLACES: Works by American River College Art Faculty
Oct. 24 - Nov. 18, 2005
Reception: Nov. 10, 12-1 p.m.

Gregory Kondos Gallery
Fischbacher Arts Building
Sacramento City College
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 98822-1386

Gallery Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. - r p.m.
Tues. & Wed.: 6-8 p.m.

Phone: 916 558-2210

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Prov.: Direct from Artist

Thursday, November 03, 2005

"MOONLIGHT" (1999) (WATERBASED MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD, 24 X 24 IN) by RICHARD TSAO
Location: Atop Turret Steps, Pygmalion-Second Floor

[FIFTH MENTION DUE TO UPDATE]

UPDATES:


Richard Tsao's exhibition at Chambers Fine Art was reviewed by Edward Leffingwell in the October 2005 issue of Art in America. Richard is also one of five artists at a new exhibition at the Noyes Museum of Art. Here's the museum's press release:

NOYES MUSEUM
Lily Lake Road, Oceanville, New Jersey 08231 • (609) 652-8848 •
www.noyesmuseum.org

For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Karen DeRosa
Communications/Development Director
(609) 652-8848 ext. 17
publicrelations@noyesmuseum.org

NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE NOYES MUSEUM OF ART
Different Ways of Seeing: The Expanding World of Abstraction


GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Noyes Museum of Art announces the opening of Different Ways of Seeing: The Expanding World of Abstraction running from September 3 through January 8, 2006. Nineteen artists from diverse cultural backgrounds are exhibited together showing work from expressionism to abstraction. This expansive group of artists includes established, mid-career and emerging artists to highlight what abstract explorations have survived and are developing in the early years of the twenty-first century.

Featured New Jersey artists include Ilona Sochynsky of Margate, Diana Gonzalez Gandolfi of Highland Park, Doris Nogueira-Rogers of Woodbury, Ludvic Saleh of Monmounth Junction, Alison Weld of Kearny, Lorenzo Clayton of Edgewater and Richard Tsao, an artist from Thailand based in New York City. A catered opening reception, including an exhibition tour at 3:30 p.m., will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2005 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Regular museum admission applies.

The Noyes Museum of Art is located north of Jimmie Leeds Road off of Route 9 on Lily Lake Road in Oceanville, New Jersey. Hours of operation are Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5:00 p.m. Admission fees are Adults $4, Seniors/Students $3. General funding for The Noyes Museum of Art is provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Arts; the Mr. and Mrs. Fred Winslow Noyes Foundation; the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; the Odessa F. and Henry D. Kahrs Charitable Trust and the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

The Noyes Museum is a member of the South Jersey Cultural Alliance (SJCA). The media is invited to visit the SJCA pressroom at http:///www.sjca.net/pressroom for member press releases as well as downloadable photos.

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Prov.: Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

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