Wednesday, December 3, 2008

No New Blogging Until Spring of 2009

Unfortunately, all of our blog postings are being put on hold until the Spring of 2009. There are several reasons for this, but the main reason is family priorities. We'll continue to keep our websites and art resources current and blog again next year.

Best Wishes for the New Year!

Dan Fear


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Borislav Bogdanovich Exhibition
Trigg Ison Fine Art

On Saturday, November 1st, Trigg Ison Fine Art in association with Anna and Peter Bogdanovich will be hosting a private opening for the landmark exhibition “Borislav Bogdanovich: Impressions.”

Borislav Bogdanovich was a Post-Impressionist/Modernist painter and well-known member of the foremost circle of painters in the former Yugoslavia. After an absence of over thirty years, the work of Bogdanovich, once exhibited alongside masters such as Renoir, Matisse, Picasso and Chagall, will be seen again. The exhibition will feature early drawings circa 1917-1939, and cityscapes, still lifes, figurals, nudes, portraits and self-portraits.This historical collection contains over a thousand paintings, drawings, sketches and studies executed in a variety of media including oil, gouache, watercolor, mixed media, pen and ink, pastel, charcoal and pencil. The exhibition will be available to the public from November 2nd – November 30th.

About Trigg Ison Gallery: Trigg Ison Fine Art Inc. is a world-class fine art gallery specializing in exceptional examples of figurative original modern art. The gallery emphasizes the Art Deco/Modernist movements of both Europe and the United States, offering hand selected original works of modern art. They specialize in some of Europe’s master Cubist/Avant-garde painters, Andre’ Lhote, Albert Gleizes and Andre’ Masson. Trigg Ison Fine Art represents vintage works of art from a number of prominent American artists’ estates including Robert McIntosh, Ron Blumberg, Maxine Kim Stussy, Jirayr Zorthian, and Alexander Rosenfeld.

Trigg Ison Fine Art
511 North Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, California 90048
(310) 274-8047

For more information please visit

Friday, October 17, 2008

New Media Artist Talk / Beverly Hills

Artist Talk and Curatorial Panel on New-Media
Saturday, October 18, 2008 4 PM

Moderated by:
Bryson Strauss, Gallery Curator
Rex Bruce, Director L.A. Center for Digital Art

LA-based artist Paul McLean's career has spanned the evolution of digital media as a fine artist tool. On October 18 at 4PM, Timothy Yarger Fine Art and YARGER STRAUSS Contemporary will host an evening art talk with McLean, the gallery staff and friends.

The artist will discuss emerging trends and collector strategies for New Media in the context of his current exhibit, entitled "CONTENT," on view now in the Beverly Hills gallery. McLean will use the "CONTENT" narrative as a point of departure for a lively and interactive conversation with gallery visitors, focusing on vision, traditions of artistic meaning and presentation formats.


Timothy Yarger Fine Art +
354 N Bedford Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

T: 310.278.4400, x 103
C: 323.702.3594

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Art Basel Miami December 2008
Plus Satellite Art Fairs

Art Basel Miami is rapidly approaching so it's time to start planning. In addition to the big fair located at the Miami Beach Convention Center, be sure to visit some of the other art fairs. Last year, the satellite fairs provided trendous visual treats and museum quality works. Visit them and you'll see talented, established and emerging artists represented by top teir art galleries from around the world. Local museums and galleries are also planning special events and parties. If you're interested in visual art, the first week of December you should be in Miami.

Additional details about each art fair, including pictures from
last year, visit


Art Basel Miami Beach
December 4-7, 2008
220 leading art galleries from around the world will be exhibiting 20th and 21st century art works by over 2000 artists. There are also numerous special exhibits and events organized by the fair. Some exhibitions and private openings occur on the December 3rd, be sure to check their website for additional details listed under visitor information.


December 4-7, 2008
Wynwood Art District, 3000 NE 1st Avenue, Miami
artASIA will inaugurate it’s first International Asian Contemporary Art Fair in 2008 from December 4-7 with a special preview on December 3rd. The fair will host 60-80 leading world galleries selected through an international selection committee and will further feature a strong program of talks, presentations and discussions by leading authorities in contemporary art – curators, artists, critics, notable collectors and other art specialists – concerning issues that matter in Asian contemporary art today.


Aqua Art Miami - Aqua Hotel
December 4-7, 2008
Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
This art fair features 44 galleries, with a strong representation of west coast dealers especially Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The hotel is a nice venue for both looking at art and enjoying the outdoors; all of the rooms face an outside courtyard. You'll also find several other hotel art fairs within walking distance, plan on spending a whole day looking at art fairs on Collins Avenue.

Aqua Art Miami - Wynwood
December 3-7, 2008
Wynwood Art District, 42 NE 25th Street, Miami
50 galleries exhibiting contemporary art. This fair like the Aqua Hotel has a strong showing of west coast galleries. The fair is located in the Wynwood district not far from Pulse and will most likely be open during the evening of the Wynwood art walk.


Art Miami
December 3-7, 2008
Miami Midtown Arts District, located just north of downtown Miami along Biscayne Boulevard. Midtown Blvd (NE 1st Avenue) between NE 32nd & NE 31st Street.
More than 100 leading national and international galleries participated in the 2007 fair, which attracted more than 20,000 attendees. Plans are currently in progress for this year’s fair to include a designer VIP Lounge, a café offering delectable cuisine and beverages, ample parking, space for outdoor sculptures. Shuttle service will be available between select Miami Beach hotels, the Miami Beach Convention Center (Art Basel) and Art Miami.


Art Now Fair
December 4-7, 2008
The South Seas Hotel, 1751 Collins Avenue, between 17th and 18th Streets, Miami Beach
This fair encourages participation from new and emerging galleries as well as established galleries new to the art fair scene. The South Seas offers a unique one of a kind oceanfront hotel location with access to the beach. Located close to several of the other art fairs, dining and bars on Collins Avenue including, the Bridge Art Fair, The Artist Fair, Ink and Aqua.


The Artist Fair
December 4-7, 2008
The Shelborne Hotel, 1801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
This fair was created as a resource for artists to exhibit during the prime Art Basel Miami Beach week. Most of the existing fairs cater only to galleries, leaving no opportunity for talented, successful and working artists to participate. The Artist Fair was created to fill this void and to allow professional artists to exhibit without gallery representation their paintings, photographs, mixed media and works on paper. The fair is also open to galleries who wish to exhibit a solo artist, curators and installation artists.


Bridge Miami Beach
December 4-7, 2008
Catalina and Maxine Hotels, 1732 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
This is the third year for Bridge Miami Beach, and they are conveniently located within a few blocks of Art Basel Miami and the convention center. Visitors can browse nearly 80 rooms of international emerging and contemporary art. Each Bridge Art Fair features an international focus, defined both by geography and culture, providing each show with its own distinctive curatorial premise. Shuttles will run between each Bridge Fair locations 12pm-10pm daily. Several other art fairs are within walking distance, including Art Basel Miami at the convention center, Art Now, Ink Miami, The Artist Fair, and Aqua Art Miami, plus hotel bars and restaurants on Collins Avenue.

Bridge Miami Wynwood
December 3-7, 2008
NE 1st Avenue and NW 34th Street, Miami
Building on three highly successful years in Miami Beach, Bridge will host their inaugural Bridge Miami Wynwood. The fair will feature some of the best in international emerging art, presented in a modular, museum grade exhibition space, built on a 60,000 square foot development in Miami Midtown, immediately adjacent to Art Miami, Photo Miami, and centrally located between Scope, Pulse and Aqua. In addition to a spectacular booth fair, Bridge Miami Wynwood will also showcase an outdoor sculpture project. Shuttles will run between the Bridge Fair locations 12pm-10pm daily.


Design Miami
December 3-6, 2008
NE 39th Street and 1st Court, Miami
Inspired by the galvanizing effect of Art Basel Miami Beach, the founders of Design Miami/ set out to create a design fair unlike any other that came before. Design Miami/ is the global forum for collecting, exhibiting, discussing, and creating design. The Design Miami/ show includes the Design Galleries, Satellite Exhibitions, Design Talks, and the Designer of the Year Award.


Full House PooL Art Fair
December 5-7, 2008
Cavalier Hotel, 1320 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
The simple, modest approach of the PooL Art Fair offers an exciting alternative to the "art fair" experience for dealers and collectors as well as the general public. PooL's purpose is to create a meeting ground for outstanding artists, primarily those artists who do not yet have gallery representation. The show will be comprised of young contemporary art dealers, artist agents, emerging galleries, artists' collectives, and non-profit organizations.


December, 2008
Wynwood Art District, 2136 NW 1st Avenue, Miami
On July 14th, we were told that Geisai Miami would be back for 2008. Six years since the first inception of GEISAI in Japan in the summer of 2001, this is the American debut of a fair that has been a launch pad into the art world for many emerging artists. Artist are selected by jury and not charged a fee. Last year the fair was hosted by the Pulse Art Fair and they were located in the same complex, no details about this year’s location but most likely the same.


INK Miami
December 4-7, 2008
Suites of Dorchester, 1850 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Thirteen notable publishers and dealers will exhibit new publications, projects and acquisitions by leading contemporary artists. If you're looking to purchase prints or works on paper, you should plan on attending this small art fair. It is located just a few blocks from the convention center and Art Basel Miami. Sponsored by the International Fine Print Dealers Association.


December 3-7, 2008
Ice Palace, 1400 N. Miami Avenue, Miami
Organized by New Art Dealers Alliance, in 2007 this fair featured eighty-one dealers and galleries showing contemporary artists from around the world. They also featured a section for small publishers and one of the best "Art T-Shirt" selections in Miami.


Photo Miami
December 3 - 7, 2008
Wynwood Art District, Miami (31st and North Miami Avenue)
This is primarily a contemporary photography art fair, showing photo based art, video and new media. Over 60 new and established galleries will present highly anticipated works many that will be seen in the U.S. for the first time. Photo MIAMI 2008 will also have a dedicated Solo Projects section. If you are looking to see the latest trends in photography check out this fair.


Pulse Miami
December 3-7, 2008
Wynwood Art District, 2136 NW 1st Avenue, NW 21st Street, Miami
The fair will follow its successful invitational format, representing about 70 galleries invited by the Pulse Invitational Committee. They will be located in the same venue as last year and also have a shuttle service running to Art Basel. They usually have a wonderful preview party; if you have a chance to attend don't miss it. Shuttle service available.


Red Dot Fair
December 3-7, 2008
Wynwood Art District, Miami
Red Dot Miami's move to a booth-based event in a temporary structure will provide the exhibitors with a sophisticated, friendly environment, and ample space in which to build upon the engaging presentations and diverse styles that the fair has already established. Last year this art fair was hotel based. Approximately 60 galleries will be showing contemporary art.


Sea Fair
December, 2008
This is a 228 foot luxury mega yacht that features several art galleries. SeaFair is the world’s first mobile mega yacht venue, showcasing unique works of style and innovation including fine art and antiques, jewelry, fashioned cutting edge technologies. They feature a coffee bar, formal and informal dinning areas. Last year they were docked close to Miami Beach. Be sure to check their website for additional information. Because of the location you will want to plan ahead. Tickets can be purchased online from their website.


Scope Miami
December 3-7, 2008
2951 NE 1st Avenue, Miami (Between NE 29th & 30th Street)
Returning for its sixth year in Miami, expanded in size and global reach, with 85 exhibitors presenting at the 60,000 square foot pavilion at 101 NW 34th Street (NW 2nd Avenue) in Roberto Clemente Park in the Wynwood Art District. The SCOPE pavilion is convenient to the Rubell Family Collection, the Margulies Collection, as well as Miami's top galleries.


It's a good idea to visit each art fair website for special events and other details regarding the fair. Also, be sure to visit the art fair sponsors websites.

Finally, if you know of any special events taking place during the Art Basel week, please send us an email so we can add it to our event listing.

Online Miami Gallery Guide

This information supplied courtesy of

Monday, August 25, 2008

Pecha Kucha Night at Royal/T

Pecha Kucha Night at Royal/T
Friday, September 5, 7pm

Royal/T in collaboration presents their second Pecha Kutcha Night. Pecha Kucha Night is a free and informal forum where architects, artists, designers, photographers, and other interesting people can come together to share their work, their interests, and their ideas. At this Pecha Kucha Night, 20 presenters will project 20 slides for 20 seconds each. The presenters can use their time to show any images and talk about any topic they choose. Pecha Kucha Night (named for the Japanese words for the sound of conversation) was begun by Klein Dytham Architects in Tokyo in 2003, where they continue to be held monthly, and has spread virally to over 120 cities around the world.

Royal/T is the new playful collision of spaces -cafe/shop/art space- and Los Angeles' first Japanese inspired maid café.

Friday, September 5
Doors open at 7pm, presentations begin at 8:30pm
Royal/T is open Tues - Sun, 10am - 6pm

8910 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

If street parking is not available, there is free 2 hour parking in the Ince lot or the Toyota/Honda Miller car dealership (9290 Culver Blvd) between Culver Blvd and Washington Blvd.

Free, RSVP required:

Pecha Kucha Night:
LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design:

Friday, April 25, 2008

Art Book Swap - Los Angeles

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) and Regency Arts Press Ltd. Present Art Book Swap Los Angeles. In collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2008
Time: Noon to 5pm
Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, on the North Piazza

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) and Regency Arts Press Ltd., will be co-sponsoring an Art Book Swap at LACMA on Saturday, May 3rd from Noon to 5pm. This is the first Art Book Swap to be held in Los Angeles. Art Book Swap is simple in practice: people bring art books and swap for other books that have been collected from a wide variety of donors.

Art Book Swap is participatory, cooperative and enterprising. It is a cycle of interchange and circulation. It encourages community and rejuvenation. Art viewing, be it in galleries or museums, is intrinsically a social activity. Art Book Swap symbiotically engages with this activity, in addition to accomplishing a number of goals:

-Injects social energy into inherently private pursuits (reading, book collecting).
-Creates an interconnecting network of information and interchange between strangers.
-Reshapes an untold number of private book collections by reenergizing them with new materials and topics.

All books that remain at the end of the swap will be donated to the Bunche Center Prison Outreach Program, run by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African-American Studies at UCLA. The Bunche Center brings books into American prison libraries, where they are so badly needed.

Art Book Swap is free and open to the public. Visitors can swap as many art books in good condition as they like on a one-for-one basis. A 10% discount on admission to LACMA will be granted for the day to all participants in the Art Book Swap who present a receipt from the swap.

About Regency Arts Press Ltd.
Created in 2003, Regency Arts Press Ltd. is dedicated to publishing artists' books with American contemporary artists. We are primarily committed to fostering experimentation and innovation, and to giving artists the opportunity to work outside of the concerns and constraints of the commercial art marketplace. We are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

About New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA)
Founded in 2002, New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is a not-for-profit collective of professionals working with contemporary art. Our mission is to create an open flow of information, support and collaboration within our field and to develop a stronger sense of community among our constituency. Our initiatives have succeeded on two fronts: making the contemporary arts more accessible to the general public, and creating opportunities that nurture the growth of emerging artists, curators and galleries.

LACMA-the largest encyclopedic museum in the Western United States-is the only museum of its kind to make contemporary art a principal area of activity with the opening of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM). The Renzo Piano-designed BCAM is a cornerstone of the museum's ten-year project to dramatically renovate and expand LACMA's twenty-acre campus. This evolving contemporary collection, coupled with the museum's robust permanent collection of more than 100,000 works spanning the history of art, and extensive free public programming, make LACMA the definitive cultural town square for the city of Los Angeles and its visitors.

Contact: Lauren Wittels @ Regency Arts Press Ltd., 917-586-0166,
Heather Hubbs @ NADA, 212-594-0883,


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Milo Gallery / Max Miceli Exhibition

The Milo Gallery is currently exhibiting paintings by Max Miceli. The work puts as much emphasis on personal allegory as it does aesthetic appeal. The themes and imagery beckon the viewer to decipher a candy-coated mythology-an exercise of sifting through our relationship to nature and with each other. Animals commingle with industry, trees are over pruned, and people are depicted as archetypes within sugary fields of color weathered with textural scrapes and markings.

Max Miceli
This Must Must Mean Something", 2007
Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 48"
Max Miceli © Courtesy of Milo Gallery, Los Angeles

Max Miceli
Simple Inertia, 2007
Acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24"
Max Miceli © Courtesy of Milo Gallery, Los Angeles

Max Miceli
Night Hunting", 2007
Acrylic on canvas, 24" x 36"
Max Miceli © Courtesy of Milo Gallery, Los Angeles

Max Miceli was born in Dayton, Ohio and grew up in Redlands, California. He received his BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and has participated in numerous exhibitions across the country. The exhibition continues through April 19th.


Max Miceli
Hard Icing
March 22 - April 19, 2008

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 - 5:00pm

Milo Gallery
6130 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA, 90048

For additional information contact the gallery or visit
their website Milo Gallery


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Anna Helwing Gallery / Mindy Shapero

Mindy Shapero is showing new sculptural works as well as large-scale works on paper at the Anna Helwing Gallery. In a departure from her previous more narrative-driven work, Shapero has been investigating with new materials and techniques helping to transform her abstract ideas into literal forms. She invites us to view her works as sculptures of both steadfastness and delicate movement. These undulating organic forms provide patterns that exist and connect as concrete objects, but simultaneously vibrate, morph, and fall apart in front of our eyes. These new pieces dig deeper and draw connections from Modernism, Pop Art and anthropological artifacts.

Mindy Shapero Exhibition
Installation View
© and courtesy Anna Helwing Gallery

Mindy Shapero
Inversion (seventh wonder), 2007-08
Wood, acrylic, gold leaf, and color aid
20" x 10" x 9" (60 total)
© and courtesy Anna Helwing Gallery

Mindy Shapero
Traveling Eye, 2007-08
Wood, fiberglass, enamel paint, spray paint, Acrylic, & silver leaf
45" x 39" x 37"
© and courtesy Anna Helwing Gallery

Mindy Shapero
Mosaic drawing gray, yellow, red, brown, orange, gold, 2007-08
Spray paint, Acrylic, and gold leaf on paper, 103.25" x 83.25"
© and courtesy Anna Helwing Gallery

In 2006, Shapero was included in an exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC and in 2007 her work was shown at the Aspen Art Museum.

Mindy Shapero lives and works in Los Angeles.


Mindy Shapero
Inside the Bottomless Pit
March 1 — April 5, 2008

Anna Helwing Gallery
2766 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm

For additional information contact the gallery
or visit their website Anna Helwing Gallery


Friday, March 14, 2008

Bryan de Roo and Tracey Keilly

Paintings and Mixed Media works are currently exhibited at L2kontemporary. Featured are artworks by Bryan de Roo and Tracey Keilly, both of artists take images (and objects) from one context, deconstruct the images and then reconstruct them into new visual contexts. The show will continue through April 12th.

Bryan de Roo
Oceana, 2005
Oil on linen, 48"x48"
© Bryan de Roo, courtesy L2kontemporary, LA

Bryan de Roo
Brain Wave, 2005
Oil on linen, 48"x48"
© Bryan de Roo, courtesy L2kontemporary, LA

Tracey Keilly
Second Elevation, 2005
Mixed medium, 60"x48"
© Tracey Keilly, courtesy L2kontemporary, LA

Tracey Keilly
Black Cat Fireworks, 2005
Mixed medium, 60"x48"
© Tracey Keilly, courtesy L2kontemporary, LA


Bryan de Roo and Tracey Keilly
de-construct / re-contruct
March 15 - April 12, 2008


990 North Hill Street #205
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Gallery Hours:
Thursday - Sunday 1 - 6pm or by appointment

For additional information contact the gallery
or visit their website L2kontemporary


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Los Angeles Dowtown Art Walk

Second Thursday of Every Month
Thursday, March 13, 2008 from 12 - 9 pm
Downtown Art Walk
(some locations close earlier, see details on Art Walk map)

The Downtown Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour of the many art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles -- commercial art galleries, museums, and non-profit arts venues. Public information and a printable map of the Downtown Art Walk are available at

Participants in the Downtown Art Walk are The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Gallery at REDCAT, L.A. Artcore Center, de Soto, 2nd Street Cigars and Gallery, Art Slave, Morono Kiang Gallery, Continental, Taller 410, Museum of Neon Art, Crewest, Dale Youngman Gallery, LAMP Community Art Project, Pharmaka, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, El Nopal Press, Bert Green Fine Art, Red Dot Gallery, Niche Video Art, The Spring Arts Collective Gallery, M. J. Higgins, Art Murmur Gallery, 626 Gallery, Infusion Gallery, Gallery 727, The Hive Gallery, groundfloor, Zero One Gallery, City Center Gallery, Dalessio, Gary Leonard, Grey Goose, and Gallery at 7th & Fig.

The FREE Art Walk DASH shuttle loops throughout Gallery Row on Art Walk nights from 7-10 pm, with the last bus leaving at 9:45 pm. The shuttle makes stops at most intersections on Spring and Main Streets from 2nd to 8th Streets as indicated on the Art Walk map. DASH shuttles will be hosted by local historians Mike the Poet (author of "I Am Alive in Los Angeles"), and Richard Schave of Esotouric, who will provide information to visitors on the history of downtown Los Angeles. Thanks to the Los Angeles Downtown Neighborhood Council for making this DASH service possible.

New in March:
Welcome to LAMP Community Art Project on Main Street and Gallery at REDCAT at Disney Hall to the Downtown Art Walk. The Rowan Lofts at 5th & Spring will host a special presentation: a four-screen projected outdoor video art installation, produced & curated by Niche Video Art, and an indoor show of Felipe Dupouy's downtown photography. Also occurring during the Downtown Art Walk is the Los Angeles Comedy Walk. Info at

The Downtown Art Walk is sponsored by Pete's Cafe & Bar, Pitfire Pizza, Bar 107, Rocket Pizza, Warung Café, Charlie O's Bar, Citizen LA and the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council.

Visitors are encouraged to arrive by public transit, as the Art Walk is easily accessible by the Metro Red, Gold, and Blue line trains which run past midnight. Parking is plentiful in the areas many paid lots and garages, at meters on the street until 4 pm, and free after 6 pm on most streets. Once here, the DASH buses are an easy way to get around, and there is special evening shuttle service on Art Walk nights. Additional information including stop locations is available on the Art Walk map. The public may subscribe to the Downtown Art Walk announcement list at:

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Karyn Lovegrove Gallery / Ian Patrick

On display at the Karyn Lovegrove Gallery until March 22nd,
is an exhibition of new paintings by Ian Patrick. Replacing the burlesque props and classical references of his previous work with a blend of story-book parables, tabloid zoology and Scando-pagan kitsch, Ian Patrick's paintings continue to explore the gap between desire and fulfillment, carnality and transcendence. His recent paintings combine the graphic with the illusionistic, playing lush color and deep glazes against moments of hard-edged geometry and bold, lyrical contour, creating complex, swirling compositions that reveal their content with a sly theatricality.

Ian Patrick
Rocket Pop, 2008
Oil on canvas
© Ian Patrick, courtesy Karyn Lovegrove Gallery

Ian Patrick
False Bottom II, 2008
Oil on canvas
© Ian Patrick, courtesy Karyn Lovegrove Gallery

Ian Patrick
Second Honeymoon, 2008
Oil on canvas
© Ian Patrick, courtesy Karyn Lovegrove Gallery

Ian Patrick
Birthday Beard, 2008
Oil on canvas
© Ian Patrick, courtesy Karyn Lovegrove Gallery

Ian Patrick was born in Boston in 1977. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1999, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2001, and received his MFA from UCSD in 2006. He lives and works in Los Angeles, and is currently a visiting lecturer at the University of California, Irvine. This is his second solo show.


Ian Patrick
Easter Theater
February 16, 2008 - March 22, 2008
Karyn Lovegrove Gallery


Karyn Lovegrove Gallery
6150 Wilshire Boulevard, #8
Los Angeles, California 90048

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday
11 am - 6 pm

For additional information contact the gallery or visit their website Karyn Lovegrove Gallery


Sunday, February 24, 2008

DF2 Gallery / Sheng Qi Exhibition

DF2 Gallery is exhibiting a solo exhibition of new paintings by Sheng Qi. Titled HISTORY IN BLACK AND RED, the series has been developed over the last 3 years. In these paintings, derived from the photographs in Chinese newspapers and magazines, Sheng’s focus remains centered on China’s contemporary political history and its affects on the lives of Chinese people. Sheng’s survey of China’s past and reality is largely framed by his life of 42 years. The exhibition ends on March 1st.

Sheng Qi
Bicycles, 2007
Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 150 cm each
© Sheng Qi, courtesy of DF2 Gallery, Los Angeles

Sheng Qi
Missing Girl, 2007
Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 cm
© Sheng Qi, courtesy of DF2 Gallery, Los Angeles

Sheng Qi
Red Car, 2007
Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 200 cm
© Sheng Qi, courtesy of DF2 Gallery, Los Angeles

Sheng Qi
Red Train, 2007
Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 200 cm
© Sheng Qi, courtesy of DF2 Gallery, Los Angeles

Sheng Qi first came to public attention in 1985 as a key part of China's "New Art Movement". In 1989, after the Tian'anmen Square Incident, Sheng Qi left Beijing for Europe. Before leaving, he cut off the little finger from his left hand and buried it in a flowerpot. Part protest and done also out of the need to leave a portion of himself in Chinese soil, the artist’s photographs of his 4-fingered left hand holding a small black and white photograph against a red background, have become the most memorable metaphor of Chinese political history and cultural reality.

In 1999, the artist returned to Beijing, occupying a seminal position within the contemporary Chinese movement. Rooted in a multi-disciplinary approach, Sheng Qi continues exploring various media: from photography and installation to video and performance work, that touch China’s sensitive issues from within a Chinese context.

Sheng Qi lives and works in Beijing.


Sheng Qi
History in Black and Red
January 26 - March 1, 2008


DF2 Gallery
314 N. Crescent Heights Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Gallery Hours: 10am - 5:30pm Tuesday - Friday
11am - 5:30pm Saturday

For additional information contact the gallery
or visit their website, DF2 Gallery.


Monday, February 18, 2008

Three Artists / One Evening Event

HRK Art presents an evening of art featuring Valentin Toledo, Miguel Osuna, Kim Kimbro. Reception with the artists will be Saturday, March 1, 2008, 6pm – 10pm, 410 South Spring Street, Los Angeles. Viewing thereafter by appointment only
(310 796-9250), through March 9th.

This is a one-night event in the downtown Los Angeles historic banking district, inside a 1914 building designed by Morgan, Walls & Clements (the firm which also designed the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood.) This section of downtown has become a vibrant art center and boasts an array of trendy new restaurants.

Valentin Toledo
acrylic, polyurethane on tempered glass, 51” x 43”
© Valentin Toledo, courtesy of HRK Art

Miguel Osuna
TARDE, 2006
oil on canvas – three panel assembly, 80” x 80”
© Miguel Osuna, courtesy of HRK Art

Kim Kimbro
URSA MAJOR (in your picture he gathered the light of the world) 2008
oil on canvas, 72” x 60”
© Kim Kimbro, courtesy of HRK Art

Kim Kimbro’s deeply emotional and evocative animal paintings explore primal emotions such as obsession, unconditional love, contempt and faith. She draws on the experiences of early man who first scratched animal imagery on cave walls as they defined their relationships with the animal world. Kim likes to paint with her three dogs around her because they remind her that the most poignant qualities humans have are the ones we share with animals. Kim’s work has been featured in numerous shows in Los Angeles including at the prestigious Barnsdall Art Center.

Valentin Toledo creates his “machines” (as he calls them) by painting on the reverse side of large-scale tempered glass plates, carefully dripping and guiding the paint without the use of a brush. The results are stunning images that seem to live within the glass as they delight the viewer with serendipitous color and form. Born in Seville, Spain, Valentin worked for many years in Barcelona and Madrid doing art direction for prestigious magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire, and Elle, among others. His fine art work has been exhibited in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Seville, Paris, Frankfurt, Los Angeles and New York.

Miguel Osuna’s work uses representational methods to springboard into various degrees of abstraction, creating environments that are both familiar and challenging to the viewer’s eye. Miguel’s early training as an architect infuses his paintings with a unique sense of structure and scale. His work has been exhibited all over the U.S. and Mexico including the Katzen Arts Center of American University, the Instituto Cultural de Mexico in Washington D.C. and the Mazatlán Museum of Art.

HRK Art is a new company dedicated to presenting works by artists in temporary and interesting spaces. For additional information and future events visit their website HRK Art.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Sam Lee Gallery / Juanita Meneses Exhibition

Sam Lee Gallery is presenting "Ni Aquí ni Allá/Not Here or There" an exhibition of artworks by Juanita Meneses. The exhibition will continue through March 15th, 2008, and the gallery is located in the Chinatown area of Los Angeles.

Juanita Meneses
Bonfire, 2007
Acrylic on wood board
22 x 28 inches

Juanita Meneses
Caravan, 2008
Acrylic on wood board
48 x 96 inches

Juanita Meneses
Meeting, 2008
Acrylic on wood board
48 x 48 inches


Sam Lee Gallery
990 N. Hill Street #190
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone (323) 227-0275

For additional information please contact the gallery or visit their website: Sam Lee Gallery.


Saturday, February 2, 2008

Bert Green Fine Art - February 2008

Bert Green Fine Art presents three solo sculpture shows. The exhibition runs through through March 1, 2008. This is Bert Green's first all-sculpture exhibition, and the show has been extended an extra week.

David Hollen

David Grant

Laurie Hassold

David Grant works with metal armatures, wrapped in fabric, which reach into space, and mimic natural forms and organic structures. Laurie Hassold fuses found objects with clay in a seamless fashion which also implies an organic structure, but upon closer inspection take on a disquieting aspect. Nature would not have created these forms, yet they seem to exist and demand our respect. David Hollen works metal, wood and ceramic into alchemic, narrative architectures. These sculptures involve mathematically precise construction, but exude a playful stance.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday
12 - 6 pm, and Thursday 12 - 9 pm
Open Thursday, February 14, 12 - 9 pm

The art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles conduct the Downtown Art Walk on the Second Thursday of each month from 12 - 9 pm. Details and a map are at

Bert Green Fine Art
102 West 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Friday, January 25, 2008

Los Angeles Art Show

This is a terrific week to see and purchase fine art Southern California. Two major art fairs are open in Santa Monica, plus the local galleries and museums are displaying wonderful works of art.

The Los Angeles Art Show, one of the most prestigious expositions in America, showcasing a variety of fine art from the 17th century to the present. In addition, this year the Los Angeles Art Show will be joined by the IFPDA’s 23rd Annual Los Angeles Fine Print Fair. Over 125 distinguished international and US galleries will come together to showcase the finest examples of works in the year’s most anticipated art show.

Here's a partial list of participating galleries. From New York, Charles Cowles Gallery, J. Cacciola Gallery, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Peter Findlay Gallery, Spanierman Modern, Marlborough Gallery, Pace Prints, and Yossi Milo Gallery.

From Chicago, Aaron Galleries, Armstrong Fine Art, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Robert Henry Adams Fine Art, and Worthington Gallery.

From New Mexico, Bellas Artes, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Gebert Contemporary, Richard Levy Gallery, LewAllen Contemporary, and Robert Henry Adams Fine Art.

From Seattle, Greg Kucera Gallery, Davidson Galleries, Carolyn Staley Fine Prints and Winston Wachter Fine Art.

From California, Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, Frey Norris Gallery, George Billis Gallery LA, Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Peter Fetterman Photography, Trotter Galleries, and William A. Karges Fine Art.

General Show Hours
Thursday, January 24 noon-7pm
Friday, January 25 noon-8pm
Saturday, January 26 noon-8pm
Sunday, January 27 noon-6pm

Advance sale tickets may be purchased online for general show hours through Tickets purchased in advance online are $14. Tickets purchased at the event are $20. Tickets valid for single day entry only. For Day of Event Tickets, you can download and print the discount coupon and present it at the door for $6
off the admission price.

The Los Angeles Art Show website is:

Our parent website

Art LA - Santa Monica Art Fair

ART LA, the New Los Angeles International Contemporary Art Fair, takes place at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, January 25th – 27th, 2008. The fair will feature 60 international and Los Angeles based galleries representing contemporary art.

The exhibiting galleries at ART LA are an even balance of established blue chip and emerging galleries, all presenting the most progressive, international artwork being produced. 30 exhibitors hail from the immediate Los Angeles area, 30 are from the rest of the United States and abroad.

Partial list of Los Angles area galleries exhibiting: Ace Gallery, Cherry and Martin, China Art Objects Galleries, Mary Goldman Gallery, Jack Hanley Gallery, Kontainer, Ooga Booga, Patrick Painter, Regen Projects, and Marc Selwyn Fine Art.

Partial list of national and international galleries exhibiting: Bortolami, Eleven Rivington, and Reena Spaulings (New York), Ratio 3 (San Francisco), Fredric Snitzer Gallery (Miami), Taka Ishii Gallery and Tomio Koyama Gallery (Tokyo), Kurimanzutto (Mexico City), and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin (Paris and Miami).

Fair Location
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
1855 Main Street

Public Fair Dates and Hours
Friday, January 25, 12 - 8pm
Saturday, January 26, 12 - 8pm
Sunday, January 27, 12 - 6pm

1-day pass $15, or a 3-day pass for $25. Tickets are available for purchase at the box office during the run of the fair.

This week you can also visit the Los Angles Art Show which is also located in Santa Monica. Also, go early and stop by the galleries in Santa Monica and Bergamot Station.

Useful Links:

Art LA 2008

Santa Monica Gallery Guide
Bergamot Station Gallery Guide

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Art-LA / New Art Blog for 2008

Welcome to "Art - LA" our new art blog about Los Angeles art galleries and museums, as well as other news about the LA art scene. The blogs will include local art news, reviews (we're looking for reviewers), press releases and artwork.

In addition to our new blog we've updated and rearranged the Los Angeles Gallery Guide to include Los Angeles County galleries. Culver City, Santa Monica and Bergamot Station galleries are located on separate gallery guide pages.

We've also, rearranged the San Francisco Gallery Guide so that it's easier to locate galleries.

In the next few days, we'll be adding blogs to the Culver City Gallery Guide, a combined art blog for Santa Monica and Bergamot Station Gallery Guides.

If you'd like to share interesting art news or stories, please contact us via email at Also, add us to your press release mailing list if you have a gallery or art business.

Thanks for looking, check back soon and help spread the word about our new "Art-LA" blog.

Dan Fear