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
The other noteworthy show was at Sea and Space Exploration. The show was called
"_______________________:___________________, A Solo Show
Your show title here Your name here "
Every artist that Sea and Space Explorations knew had the opportunity to have a solo show, and were able to place this show on their resume as a solo show. Over 100 artist participated in this show with every wall and space in the gallery covered with art. I found the show overwhelming. There were so many works and so many artist, the solo show really diluted each artist showing. However, I did like the idea that the solo show is really a group exhibition aimed at giving an artist an opportunity to have a solo show. This is a participatory show that is part exhibition, part performance piece. This is a definitely a must see. Please see it while it's still up.
Sea and Space Explorations
4755 York Blvd,
LA, CA 90042
November 29th - December 7th, 2008
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