Judithe Supine: Ladyboy

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Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 7-10pm

The exhibition features the artist’s newest and most ambitious work to date, showcasing more than twenty canvases and large-scale woodcut sculptures up to fourteen feet high. Supine has transformed the entire gallery into a personal installation space, covering every inch of floor, wall and ceiling with silk-screened wallpaper, his signature fluorescent colors and dreamlike narratives.

LADYBOY references the “genderqueer”. Supine describes the title’s significance as “the marriage of opposites in one person – comparable to the technique of collage, combining seemingly disparate images to reveal something that wasn’t previously apparent”. An intimate encounter by the artist with a ladyboy in Bangkok served as the stimulus for this exhibition.

New Image Art Gallery
7908 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 654-2192



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Opening reception: Saturday, April 9, 6 – 8 pm 

Maier-Aichen’s new works take aim at the characters of abstraction while expanding the photography of landscape. Their poetic nature and monumental status represent layers of media and processes, rendered in both the field and the studio. The artist’s practice of image making is a subversive one, fully cognizant that only in the commingling of genres can an original view emerge. 
Aichen’s images originate from sources as varied as documentary or textbook photos to escapist landscape paintings. The exhibition is poised at a sea change, with the artist’s hybrid works fully resolved into gestural and handmade pictures. The critical assertion is that the new works function interchangeably as fully readable and representational images. 

Blum and Poe
2727 S La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034


14th Annual West Hollywood Art & Design Walk

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Saturday, March 26, 3 to 7pm on THE AVENUES

For event details:

VALLEY OF THE ANCIENT LAKE: Works Inspired by the Salton Sea

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Christopher Landis, Salton Bay Yacht Club, 1990
Digital Print 30 x 40″

Opening Reception: Sunday April 3, 3 -7:00p

Featuring the work of Bill Leigh Brewer, Cristopher Cichocki, Andrew Dickson, Joe Forkan, Mary-Austin Klein, Christopher Landis, Deborah Martin, Eric Merrell, Joan Myers and Kim Stringfellow

For more information visit:


Pablo Rasgado and Christopher Michlig at Steve Turner Contemporary

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Pablo Rasgado’s Wall to Wall


Christopher Michlig’s Concrete

on view.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 18th, 7-9pm

Steve Turner Contemporary
6026 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 931-3721

“Wheels of Hope” Charity Benefit

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FREE admission.

Artist Tommy Hollenstein is holding a special charity benefit at the closing reception of his current show “Wheels of Hope” at the Encino Terrace Center on Wednesday March 16, 2011, from 4:00-8:00 pm. 40% of art purchases will go to the participating charity of the collector’s choice: Gettlove, benefiting the homeless; Dream Center, benefiting inner-city families; Shane’s Inspiration, benefiting children with disabilities; Canine Companions for Independence, benefiting the disabled; WYNGS, benefiting those with spinal cord injuries; and the Los Angeles Art Association benefiting emerging Los Angeles artists.

Los Angeles Art Association
Gallery 825

Encino Terrace
15821 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91436
(310) 652-8272

Henry Taylor

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Opening Reception: Saturday, March 19th, 2011, 6-8pm

Taylor has developed a unique visual dialect wedded to the downtown – Los Angeles community he calls home, addressing his subjects with the ease of an insider and the hand of an outsider. An acute documentarian of his community, Taylor fits squarely into the lineage of painter as social observer, channeling amongst others, Alice Neel, Toulouse Lautrec and John Singer Sargent.
Taylor’s paintings and sculptures are often constructed in a frenetic manner using partial gestures, half-phrases or incomplete figures painted on surfaces as varied as cigarette packs, cereal and beer boxes or suitcases. Propped on plywood and defined both by their unique handmade construction and shabby materials, they exist as accumulations of found objects and linked to their surroundings, breath with life by their maker.
Henry Taylor (b. 1958, Oxnard, CA) has been honored with solo museum exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY, 2007, the Santa Monica Art Museum, Santa Monica, CA, 2008, Human Nature: Contemporary art from the Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA. And group exhibitions at the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL, MOCA North Miami, Miami FL, Peres Projects, Berlin, Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles, CA and Milliken Gallery, Sweden. Henry Taylor received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts and lives and works in downtown Los Angeles.

Blum & Poe
2727 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 836-2062

Patrick Martinez: Hustlemania

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Opening reception:
Saturday, March 19th, 2011 from 8 to 11 p.m.

The title of the show was inspired by a neon piece Martinez completed in 2008 titled “Selling Out is the New Keeping it Real,” which articulated Martinez’s thoughts about art and the economy at the time. “The recession was in full swing and people were desperate for money,” the artist says. “Everyone was on hustlemode— and still are. When I was creating in the studio, this concept kept coming up: the idea of the paper chase, chasing the dream and all that. When I started looking at the body of work as a whole, I saw that theme binding everything together as a cohesive collection.”

Hustlemania will feature more than 20 new works, including large-scale paintings, sculpture and Martinez’s signature neon pieces. The exhibition showcases his breadth as an artist: from Martinez’s urban take on still life paintings—in which fruit baskets are replaced by 40 ounces and Cheetos—to the very personal portraits of his mother and father.

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Poetics of Color: Natvar Bhavsar, An Artist’s Journey

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Film Screening:
The Poetics of Color: Natvar Bhavsar,
An Artist’s Journey

A documentary film written and directed by Sundaram Tagore.

The 60-minute documentary chronicles the life and work of the noted Indian painter. The film follows Bhavsar as he journeys to New York City, the very nerve center of the art world, in the 1960′s. An immigrant in the new city, Bhavsar settles into a loft in SOHO, falls in love, and comes of age as an artist. Written and directed by art historian and gallerist Sundaram Tagore, the film explores the multicultural nature of Bhavsar’s work and how that affected the trajectory of his career.

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Saturday, March 19th, 2-4pm

FREE with museum admission

A Q & A with the filmmaker will follow the screening


Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Southern Asian Art Council

Bing Theatre
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Thursday, March 24th, 7pm


A Q & A with the filmmaker will follow the screening

Kevin Wixted: Convergence

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Kevin Wixted, 2011.

Kevin Wixted’s images are derived from his intimate involvement with nature and art. His studies begin with a keen observation of his surroundings which are captured in watercolors, drawings, and photographs. The movement of light across a tree canopy, the expanding pattern when a pebble falls into water, or the geometric stone carving on a Mayan temple are all phenomena that attract the artist.

His approach to painting comes from a synthesis of experiences. Interest in architecture, travel, nature, and art history converge to form an aesthetic of constructed sensations. Wixted seeks to transform and reveal his engagement with the world through simple building blocks of visual form. Whether creating a stone enclosure wall, designing a tile floor pattern, or making a painting, he works towards achieving a unified balance comprised of many individual components.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 19th, 2011, 5-7pm

Lohin Geduld Gallery
531 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 675-2656

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