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Pic of the Week 12/12/08

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Since thanksgiving, it seems that LA has taken a break. However, there is always great art to be seen.

First, I would like to congratulate Meghan Reid for the great review in Friday 12/05/08 review by Holly Myers in the LA Times. Holly is dead on in her analysis of Reid's work. She states, "Maeghan Reid’s solo debut at Chung King Project — one of the strongest in recent memory — revolves around the figure of the drifter, the gypsy, the nomad or the outsider. Solitary silhouettes roam her collages with walking sticks in hand and bags slung over their shoulders. Small groups gather in makeshift camps; buildings loom in vast isolation, on the peaks of hills or surrounded by plains. There is a prevailing sense of both alienation and freedom, exclusion and liberation."

To read the complete review, please click this link:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2008/12/review-maeghan.html


Last Thursday, downtown Riverside had its monthly art walk. There was something quite …

Pic of the Week 12/05/08

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Weeks of 11/21/2008 to 12/01/2008

The last few weeks have been quiet due to the Thanksgiving holiday. I hope all my readers had a happy thanksgiving.

However, I did go to some noteworthy shows.

Robert Longo, famous for his Men in the City series from the 1980s, has a show of new drawings at Margo Leavin Gallery on Robertson. These drawings technically are well done. The works are made of graphite on paper and portray images of almost photographic quality. The subjects of the works vary from a large drawing of a shark to the outline of woman's bust to a reflection off a jet fighter pilots helmet showing a nuclear bomb blast. Each image seeks to provoke a psychological tension that invokes a sense of fear both real and imagined. Masterfully done, these drawings are Robert Longo at his best.

Robert Longo: “Nights Bright Days” Nov 22 - Jan 10, 2009
Margo Leavin Gallery
812 North Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90069 USA
Tel: (310) 273-0603
Fax: (310) 273-9131
11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday – Saturday

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Pic of the Week 11/27/08

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Pic of the Week 11/21/08

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MOCA Needs Our Help

I have recently read with great dismay about the recent financial crisis at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). I urge everyone to get involved and help this beloved institution. MOCA means alot to me. It is where I fell in love with contemporary art. It holds a dear place in my heart. I think LA would not be the world art center it is today without it. So please help.

Join the museum on its website. www.moca.org

or Join the Facebook MOCA Mobilization Page to help.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=46490296653&ref=mf

Machine Project at LACMA, Steve Turner Contemporary, & Chung King Projects

Last weekend, I was planning on going to the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art. However, due to circumstances beyond my control (the fires that were raging in the hills in Chino and Anaheim), I was unable to go. I will go this weekend.

I did see some great art at the gallery openings last Saturday night. Here are the highlights of the night.

My first stop was the Davis Rhodes show entitled White Year at ACME on Wilshire Blvd. I really enjoyed this show. Rhodes work is minimalist in style. Per the press release and the artist statement, Rhodes sought to invoke and reinterpret Barnett Newman. I can see Barnett Newman in his work. Rhodes work is heroic in style and in the way he approaches color and geometry. But an artist that Rhodes does not mention is Robert Mangold. Both Rhodes and Mangold use minimalism and varied shape of canvases as points of reference. Definately a must see. http://www.acmelosangeles.com/ through Dec. 20, 2008.

At Steve Turner Contemporary, a g…

Random Art for Your Pleasure

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Here is some art I really like.





Hello,

Welcome my relocated blog space. My old blog space is still available and you can view it on my myspace page. www.myspace.com/mario_vasquez.

I am looking forward to this blog and I hope to share my love and passion for art. I plan on posting thoughts, comments, interviews and photos of art from all over the world (and until I can travel more, for now it's all in L.A.). So enjoy and feel free to share your comments and thoughts.

Thank you