Showing posts from December, 2008

Pic of the Week 12/12/08

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:

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

Pic of the Week 12/05/08


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