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




 My painting at Cookbook #2 in Echo Park
Check it out if you are in the neighborhood!

Color Moves

 Still photo from the film Le P’tit Parigot
Written by Paul Cartoux
Directed by René Le Somptier
Costumes and backdrop by Sonia Delaunay
France, 1926

An exhibition I would have loved to have seen
which was at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum earlier this year

Here is a link to a  slideshow

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lee Mullican at Marc Selwyn Gallery

I'm a huge fan of Lee Mullican's paintings. 
The current show at Marc Selwyn Gallery is a great collection of his works from the 50's.

Lee Mullican, Section from the Burlap Plain, 1951
40"x50", oil on canvas

You can also check out Lee Mullican's work in a book called An Abuntant Harvest of Sun that was published by LACMA a few years ago. It features images of the full range of his artwork and also studio and exhibition photos as well as images of Mullican's collection of Native American Art.

At the opening I ran into one of my favorite LA artists - Sandeep Mukherjee
Here is one of his paintings

Sandeep Mukherjee, Untitled, 2010
60"x120", Acrylic and acrylic ink on Duralene

See more of Sandeep's work here

Friday, September 9, 2011

Studio day

 a detail shot of a large painting I'm currently working on 
it's very time consuming but I'm enjoying the process. 
This is just a tiny section!

test piece

a recent small painting - 20"x18"

Looking forward to 2 exhibitions opening tonight at the Santa Monica Museum of Art

Beatrice Wood: Career Woman - Drawings, Paintings, Vessels and Objects

Tantra Song: Contemporary Tantric Paintings from Rajasthan