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


Studio Gallery: Sam Erenberg

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Video Interview by Los Angeles filmmaker Veronica Aberham

Sam Erenberg has created challenging work using narratives that constantly push us to explore history, eastern philosophy, the kabala, mysticism and how these converge in language and in visual form. Since graduating from Chouinard Art Institute in the 1960′s, Erenberg has explored many forms of expression. “It started with the alternative space movement, artists were starting to use new and different form: video, performance installation, and the place of narrative.”

While pursuing a MFA at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he worked under instructors (Richard Dunlap, Miles Varner, and Wayne Buckley) who spurred his exploration of multimedia and experimental media and film, installation and performance work. “Some things that I started to explore were new music, movement, video, closed circuit TV and porta packs. Though my graduate thesis was in painting and not film, this did not keep me from exploring many media.” This framework set the tone and range for over forty years of self-expression, pioneering, and ever new and intensive work. These extend at times to political subjects with which he explores and plays at times. “I found a relationship between physics and mysticism and then I came up with an esoteric system and using my own experiences in life to translate it into a kind of observable system.”

Erenberg has exhibited extensively. His works can be found in many public collections, the Akademie fuer Sozialarbeit (Bregenz, Austria), Franklin Furnace Archive and Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Getty Center for the Study of Art and Humanities and Skirball Cultural Center Museum (Los Angeles), and the Kunstmuseum (Bern, Switzerland) to name a few. His work has made an important contribution in the minimalist movement, which led up to the postmodern era.

Erenberg’s videos will be screened next year at the Filmforum’s Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles 1945 – 1980, as part of the Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945 – 1980.  “I wouldn’t call myself a video artist or filmmaker. I’m just an artist who makes films, and works in video, books, and painting. Some artists just work in one media solely without changing, but I change.”

Here we present a video on his latest exhibit, Mementos, and other recent works, and hear how his thoughts and life undergird the creation of his work.  “I think my work is more like Barnet Newman’s work because my work is amorphous and transparent like Newman’s work, but I don’t get into a spiritual state before I start work, you know.”

For additional information please visit Erenberg’s website.


The Abstractionist – A Group Show

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Kymm Swank, 2010
5′x6′, oil on canvas

Opening Reception:
Saturday, February 12th 2011, 6 – 10 pm

Featured Artists:
Greg Bernhardt
Nicholas Dahmann
Yehonatan Koenig
Courtney Reid
Suzanna Schulten
Kymm Swank
Christina Thomas

Optical Allusion Gallery
2414 West 7th St.,
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(310) 309-7473

Gallery Hours: By Appointment (213) 381-3034


Art Rotterdam 2011

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At Art Rotterdam, Anouk Kruithof shows a large part of her new extensive project: Fragmented Entity (2011), which she has worked on since May 2008. A large pile of hand printed photo prints, done by the artist in the past 10 years, forms the basic material for the project. For this project Kruithof has cut out the recognition of the photographs and from the remaining pieces of paper she has created new photos, videos, objects and installations. Taken literally, Anouk Kruithof dissects the medium of photography. Figuratively speaking, the project is about letting go of emotional experiences. The cut up of her old photographs symbolizes letting go of a past, which entails memories. And not in a negative destructive way, but in a positive way: The old photo prints, recycled and transformed into a new installation, which acquires meaning in the present.   
Galerie Adler
570 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1502
New York, NY 10022, USA 

Call for more information. 

Julian Hoeber

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The Execution Changes #4, 2010

Opening Reception: February 5, 6-8pm

The Execution Changes and Endless Chair represent initial iterations of painting and furniture design within a larger open-ended project, whereby Hoeber endeavors to generate in excess of one thousand unique objects across a wide-range of media.  The paintings, which are titled in alphanumeric code, are constructed with specific guidelines, adhering to an even  2 x 3 scale ratio and delineated on a horizontal, vertical or quartered axis. This stringent compositional strategy finds its roots in much conceptual art of the 1960s and 70s, most notably Sol Lewitt’s wall drawings.  Like Lewitt, Hoeber uses a fixed set of operations, which determine the initial compositional structure; however, in a pointedly oppositional fashion, Hoeber allows himself the freedom to work intuitively with nearly every other formal decision (i.e. color, texture, etc.), deliberately searching for irrationality within a rational system. 

Blum & Poe


Forti on All Fours

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Simone Forti will perform Sleep Walkers and Striding Crawling, based on her animal movement studies of the 1970s. She will also perform an improvisational News Animation. Forti is joined by French dancer Claire Filmon. Sound by Peter Van Riper.

In conjunction with “The Artist’s Museum” exhibition

Moca Grand Avenue
250 S. Grand Ave.
LA, CA 90012
INFO 213-621-1736 or

FREE: please RSVP to

The Box Gallery
977 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213 625 1747


Susanna Majuri: Nordic Water Tales

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Finnish photo artist Susanna Majuri is the storyteller of the North. In her pictures, her thoughts always return to Iceland, the land of her dreams. Majuri portrays people living not only in Iceland, but also in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, because to her mind, there’s a little bit of Iceland in every Nordic country.

The photographs resemble film stills lifted from the movie version of a fairy tale, or perhaps from a thriller, or a romance without a happy end. The many associations evoked demonstrate the enormous narrative potential that hallmarks her work, which is joined by a finely honed sense of composition and staging.

Galerie Adler Frankfurt am Main
Hanauer Landstraße 134
60314 Frankfurt a. M., Germany
tel  +49-69-43053962

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