Saturday, August 30, 2014

Coming Exhibition: Pam Douglas, Ernie Marjoram, Camey McGilvray

Tues. September 2 - Sat. September 27, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 6, 5-8 p.m.
Artist Talk: Saturday, September 20, 5 p.m.

The Long Thread, Pam Douglas
Pam Douglas,  The 4 Phases,  Inks on rice paper, 60 x 50 in.
New work by Pam Douglas explores the cycle of birth and death in “The Long Thread.” This show transcends her previous paintings by adding string, twine and rope -- rough textures that contrast with silk and rice paper, expanding these large-scale works into 3-dimensions. As with her previous series, Douglas reveals her admiration for Asian art using rice paper and silk, and suspending the fabric from dowels that recall Japanese and Chinese scroll paintings. In “The Source Within” indigo strings cascade through a divide of bronze and gold on silk panels, like a source of bright energy opening into birth. This scroll-like mixed media painting is almost seven feet high. In “Four Phases,” rice paper panels progress from white to black, and red strings in groups of four continue the careful balance, creating an understated elegance, both contemplative and hopeful.

Works on Paper, Ernie Marjoram 
Ernie Marjoram, Baptistry, Graphite 7 x 5 in.
For his current exhibition, “Works on Paper,” artist Ernie Marjoram presents drawings of a range of subjects; landscapes, still life compositions and figure studies in a variety of media: watercolor, pen and ink, pencil and charcoal, etchings and digital prints.  Marjoram’s latest body of work is a transition from previous oil studies in vibrant candies and comfort foods. “For me, there is no single definition of beauty and no single approach to art,” says Marjoram.  Some images are highly rendered, while others are black and white.  “I have always experimented withdifferent graphic techniques and have become comfortable combining traditional and digital techniques,” says Marjoram.  “In the end it is all about the image, not the technique.”  While studying a range of subjects in his current series, Marjoram’s strong gestural brushstrokes and technical skill create animated characters and environments.

L.A. Boogie Woogie, Camey McGilvray
Camey McGilvray, LA Boogie Woogie, Acrylic, wood, and wire, 48 x 48 x 4 in.
In artist Camey McGilvray's latest sculpture series, abstracted forms in wood, wire and rebar are a continued concentration in her work. Using the grid as a compositional tool, McGilvray recalls mid-century Los Angeles architectural influences - referencing the landmark "Hollywood Hills House", among other urban locations, including downtown Los Angeles itself. The piece L.A.Boogie-Woogie is based on a map of L.A's downtown area and the title pays homage to Piet Mondrian's own version of Manhattan and is also the show title. McGilvray maintains a strong focus on line in her work, using rebar in free-standing works and superimposing wire on vibrant painted mixed media wall sculptures. The pulse of the city is echoed in her animated andanthropomorphic forms as wires pulsate with an energy of their own.

Friday, August 15, 2014

TAG California Open Selections p6

Enjoy some selections from the 2014 TAG California Open Exhibition, which runs through August 29.
Lori Shocket, Prayer For..., Mixed Media, 26x48x4, 2014
Thomas Skene, Untitled 6, Pen and Ink, 30x22, 2013
Jill Sykes, Elan Vital, Oil on Canvas, 48x36, 2013
Elizabeth Szymczak, Repose, Oil on Canvas, 24x30, 2013
Alison Turner, Traci and Jamie, Digital Pigment Print, 20x20, 2013
Tom Wheeler, Ghost Trees, Digital Print, 20x30, 2013
Tom Wheeler, Plastic Horse, Digital Print, 20x30, 2013
Vonda Yarberry, Holding Ball, Turning Ball, Looping Video, LCD Screens on Acrylic Mounts, 7.5x5.5x1, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

TAG California Open Selections p5

Enjoy some selections from the 2014 TAG California Open Exhibition, which runs through August 29.
Sierra Pecheur, Famished Heart, Mixed Clays, Oxide, Glaze, Lusters, 14x13x8, 2012
Brian Reymolds, La Grande Casa Rosa - Lucca-Tempaccio, Oil on Canvas Panel, 24x20, 2013
Susan Rotondo, Arenaria interpres, Pencil Drawing, 20x14, 2014
Kat Ryals, Jenny, Digital Print from 120mm Film, 20x16, 2010
Rachel Sager, Red, White, & Blue, Oil on Canas, 40x60, 2013
Teresa Shea, Geisha, Oil on Canvas, 24x30, 2013
Stephanie Sherwood, Map, Acrylic and Ink onYupo Paper, 10x8, 2014
Neil Shigley, Dave 57, Plexiglas Block Print on Paper, Mounted on Canvas, 48x36x2, 2007

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

TAG California Open Selections p4

Enjoy some selections from the 2014 TAG California Open Exhibition, which runs through August 29.
Macey Lipman, Arboretum Golden Gate Park, Oil on Tempered Masonite_48x36x2, 2012
Jennifer Little, LADWP - Irrigation Pipe, Owens Lake, CA, Archival Pigment Print, 20x30, 2013
Charity Malin, Two Dinner Napkins, MixedMedia, 18x12x1, 2013
Maria Martin, Pisces Ascendant, Photographic Acrylic Print, 14x14
Susan Melly, Window Dressing, MixedMedia, 24x36x1.5, 2014
Lowell Miller, Angel, Bronze, 8.5x7x1, 2013
Michael Miner, Chaos Theory, Part 5, Fiber-based Silver Halide Print, 30x40, 2013
Marisa Murrow, Laundry Men, Oil on Canvas, 24x12, 2014
Terumi Paganini, Sarah in Kimono, Oil on Canvas, 20x16

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

TAG California Open Selections p3

Enjoy some selections from the 2014 TAG California Open Exhibition, which runs through August 29.
Jeffrey Gelick, Untitled #7, Oil Pastel and Graphite, 20x20, 2014
Ganna Halvorsen, Magnificent, Oil On Canas, 22x36, 2013
Amy Harper, Quail, Monoprint, 30x22, 2011
Shelley Heffler, New Direction, Acrylic and Enamel on Canvas, 48x30, 2014
Brenda Hurst, Frayed Faith, Encaustic, Wood Dowels, Jute, Paper, Acrylic, Wood Board, 12x12x1, 2013
Sheila King, Art Walk 1, Acrylic, Wax, Gold Leaf, Varnish on Canvas, 40x30, 2014
David Klein, Dead, Oil on Linen, 11x14, 2014
Sandra Lauterbach, Whimsy, Mixed Media, 30x30, 2013
Peggy Lee, Beyond the Brightness,  Acrylic and Paper on Canvas, 24x36, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

TAG California Open Selections p2

Enjoy some selections from the 2014 TAG California Open Exhibition, which runs through August 29.
Runchloe Chen,  Mid-tone Portrait #1, Oil on Canvas, 8x8, 2014
Sandra Cohn, Crossing Over, Porcelain Clay, Salvaged Wood, Paper, 36x11x15, 2014
James Connors, Marque Periplasm - Reified Mud Bowl, Modge Podge, Fiber, Game Console, Wire, Cellophane, Light, 38x44x37, 2014
Ronnie Cramer, Elbert, Watercolor, 11x14, 2014
Bronle Crosby, FlyOver, Oil on Canvas, 40x30, 2013
Marian Crostic, Black Sand Blue Water, Digital Photography, 30x30, 2014
Jenie Eitel, Elemental, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 24x36, 2014
Yi Mei Fan, Lone Night, Oil on Canvas, 20x16, 2011
Linda Folk, Two Figures #3, Acrylic on Paper, 30x22, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

TAG California Open Selections p1

Enjoy some selections from the 2014 TAG California Open Exhibition, which runs through August 29.
Joe Adams, Number 6, Graphite on Paper, 26x22, 2012
Matthew Arnold, Pillbox, Mareth Line, Tunisia,  Archival Inkjet Print, 30x40,  2011
Farshid Babazadeh, Creek #2, Oil on Canvas, 30x24, 2014
Charles-Ryan Barber, Heaven On Earth Inn, Photograph, 24x36, 2011
Jack Barnhill, African School Girls, Oil on Panel, 20x30, 2012
Jack Barnhill, Self Portrait - Jack, Oil on Panel, 24x24, 2011
Ginny Barrett, If You Go Like This You Can Hear Yourself, Porcelain Clay, 18.5x3.5x2.5, 2014
Michele Benzamin-Miki, Flow, Sumi Ink and Pencil on Paper, 30x22, 2014
Kelly Cappelli, Dungeon, Digital Photography, 27x20, 2013