Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Siqueiros and the Graphic Arts/Confronting Revolution

This lithograph from 1945, titled: Our Actual Image, might be small in scale at a modest 12 3/8 x 8 5/8", but certainly is mighty in visual power. The exhibition of Siqueiros' prints is on view until 10/27. For more information on gallery hours, please call 323/258-5050. José Vera Fine Arts is located at 2012 Colorado Blvd., in the Eagle Rock section of Los Angeles.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Scott Horsley: New Drawings

Artist Scott Horsley's unsettling drawings are on display at Bert Green Fine Art, 102 West 5th Street, Los Angeles until 10/30/2010. The phone number for further info is: 213/624-6212, & hours of operation are Weds. - Sat., from noon to 6:00 PM.
This recent (2010) graphite & ink drawing, titled: "Due to the Lack of Experienced Trumpeters" measures 19 x 24", & is included in the exhibition. Best of all, the artist is giving a lecture about his work on Sat., 10/30 at 4:00 PM.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The 2nd Annual LA Printers Fair

On Saturday, 9/25, from 9 to 5 PM, the 2nd Printers Fair will be held. The admission cost for students is $4.00. There will be a large number of vendors showcasing book arts & printmaking, including our own Lindsay Buchman. You can pre-purchase tickets at www.printmuseum.org. No food will be served but cold drinks will be available for sale.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Expanding the Matrix

Recent CSULB BFA printmaking graduate Brennan Wheeler is among 15 California artists represented in this exhibition at the Weingart Gallery. His art work in "Expanding the Matrix" features urban Los Angeles. Combining digital printing with silkscreen, his two prints use maps, a photo of people on a city street, and line drawings of pigeons from an old field notebook, among other elements. Brennan talked about his repeated use of the common pigeon. It's a bird that seems to thrive in urban environments, he said, and references "the inherent transient nature of Los Angeles."

Occidental's "Expanding the Matrix" printmaking exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on weekdays in the Weingart Gallery on the College campus, located at 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles. Admission is free.

For a map and directions to the College, go to: http://www.oxy.edu/x119.xml

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Exhibition Opportunity - CSULB

To scale this poster up (in order that you can actually read it) just click on the image. If all goes according to Hoyle, it should then blow-up to fill your screen. Fingers crossed.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Erynn Richardson has 12 mixed media etchings in this show at DAC Gallery.
The show runs through October 7th.

The gallery is also hosting a lecture
geared towards emerging artists on Saturday, September 25th.
Check out their website for details!

2010 Juried Exhibition
Downtown Art Center Gallery
828 S Main St, LA 90014
Jorge Albertella
William Hayner
Eunju Jang
Barbara Kolo
Linda Kunik
Jung ji Lee
Cecilia Rabaudi
Erynn Richardson
Debra Sokolow
Valter Varderesian
Mark Verrillo
Hojin Yun

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hiroshige: Visons of Japan

This woodcut print, titled "Asakusa Ricefields and Torinomachi Festival," done in 1857 and from the series "100 Famous Views of Edo" is part of the exhibition of Hiroshige's prints now on view at the Norton Simon Museum of Art in Pasadena. I've always loved the complete self-suffiency of this plump bob-tailed white kitty, and like to imagine that he (or she...all cats are female, right?) owned the artist in question. The exhibition runs until 1/17/2011, & is free with your student ID card. The icing on the proverbial cake is that a podcast is available for the show, which you can download for free via itunes.
The Norton Simon is located at 411 West Colorado Blvd., 6262/449-6840. Closed on Tuesdays, M/W/Th/Sat & Sun, 12 - 6PM; F, 12 - 9PM.
Thank you Yu Hsiu for bringing this most excellent print show to my attention.

Saturday, September 4, 2010