• It’s The End of The World as We Know It

      Thursday, 10 January 2013 16:53

      A planet out there will hit us. Or an asteroid. Or the earth’s magnetic poles will switch, making our globe rotate in the opposite direction. And then there’s the Maya, who said the world will end on December 21st. People ask NASA: Why aren’t you stopping this wayward planet with Sci-fi lasers and bombs? And […]

    • George Bellows & the Early 20th Century at The Metropolitan Museum

      Wednesday, 9 January 2013 18:49

      It is realism, Ashcan realism, not Impressionism, that characterizes the paintings of the American George Bellows, who was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1882, and died in New York in 1925.  Even at his death at the early age of 42, he was recognized as one of America’s greatest artists.  Though known for his depiction […]

    • In Conversation: Ryan Wallace & Timothy Bergstrom

      Tuesday, 8 January 2013 22:00

      Timothy Bergstrom: Oh yes my friend.  However, it is quite strange, I am attempting to deal with my most core interests in painting (surface, color, form, content) and most of my painter friends do not see me as one. Laughs. I don’t mind this, not because there is anything wrong with making a traditional painting, […]

    • Justin Mortimer Resort To Nightfall

      Monday, 7 January 2013 18:58

      “Resort”, Justin Mortimer’s oeuvre of paintings for his first solo exhibition at Haunch of Venison, London, provided a painter’s view into a post-Bacon, post-moral landscape—employing an often sumptuous regard for the shadows; both painterly and psychological. Mortimer is a painter with a classical concern for the figure. Having begun as a portrait painter, the evolution […]

    • In a DRK RM

      Wednesday, 2 January 2013 19:03

      I started drkrm as a small custom photo lab, printing and processing black and white exclusively. But my dream was to curate shows the way I wanted to see them, the way I wanted an exhibition to run. My first show was a client group show, work I had printed for my artist clients. We […]

    • Seeing and Being at CB1

      Wednesday, 2 January 2013 18:52

      Having spent almost forty years in advertising and marketing related positions, I’ve always enjoyed looking at art, and about twenty-five years ago, began obsessively collecting contemporary art. Never did I contemplate opening an art gallery until four years ago, finding myself without a job and approaching sixty, I moved to downtown LA from Beverly Hills. […]

    • Art Into Life: PSPS in Chelsea

      Wednesday, 2 January 2013 18:35

      I opened PSPS in Chelsea in July 2011 on the northern edge of the gallery hub—a changing block rapidly rezoning from a scrap metal and nightclub wasteland into a city developer’s dream. Art has paved the way as it always does, but for the next year or two it will remain somewhat of a ‘free […]

    • Lori Ellison & Lawrence Swan In Conversation

      Monday, 31 December 2012 17:18

      My art school years were formative. I dropped out of high school when I was 18. For the next five years I tried to teach myself how to paint, and I read a lot of art history, as well as the art magazines. By the time I got to art school I was older than […]

    • Outsider Art Fair Takes Over NYC in 2013

      Friday, 28 December 2012 17:22

      Founded by Sanford Smith in 1993, the Outsider Art Fair has become a critical and commercial success and the leading, annual event in the field of Outsider, Self-Taught and Folk Art. Recognized for its maverick spirit, the fair played a vital role in building a passionate collecting community as crowds flocked annually to New York’s […]

    • What’s With The Feminist Juried Exhibition?

      Thursday, 27 December 2012 19:07

      Is there something inherently Feminist about the juried exhibition? As a juror/curator you start with a vast number of different kinds of work submitted through an open call that is further democratized by having no names or other signifying clues as to an artist’s identity, origin, or affiliation. Destabilizing and potentially productive, this process allows […]