Archive for January, 2009

LA Art Fair

Friday, January 23rd, 2009


The Fair was certainly a great opportunity to meet and greet. The best offerings were mainly local. Ace had a standout one-person show for Tim Hawkinson. Tom Solomon had a beautifully curated booth which included small, stunning, and well-priced work by Helen Lundeberg and Krysten Cunningham. Brian Butler’s presentation of Christin Everberg, with drawings tucked around the corner, Pae White and Jorge Pardo worked for me.


Dean Valentine was among the faithful on opening night. We had an opportunity to discuss his January interview in Art & Auction Magazine. One of the most candid and biting opinion pieces in recent memory, and I would say right on.



Around Town

Thursday, January 15th, 2009


It’s great to see mature artists of renown best themselves. Joel Shapiro at LA Louver has really done it. A beautiful show in which his sculpture excels in both lightness and density. Classic work that just got even better. LA Louver


China town has seen some shifts as the galleries relocate and reposition. Two that will enrich our viewing in the area are Solway Jones (Robert Walker above) who is now at 990 Hill St. and David Patton, who moved into Mary Goldman’s old space on Chung King Road. Thomas Solomon Gallery@Cottage Home, which opened last Fall is a great anchor to the scene. Check out For Your Art for listings and maps. For Your Art

Beautiful Science

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Huntington One

The Huntington Library in Pasadena has inaugurated a permanent new exhibition titled “Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World.” The exhibition highlights four areas of exploration: astronomy, natural history, medicine and light. The installation is as imaginative and visually arresting as the science it depicts.


Huntington Library.