Tag Archives: Culver City

Marvel

oReversing Service (Oreo) // Kendell Carter // 2017 // cast latex // 38.1 x 28.1 x 5.1 cm

Kendall Carter addresses relevant themes of race and identity in a new body of work shown at Edward Cella Art & Architecture in an exhibition titled “Marvel.” Perhaps one of the most powerful works is “Cranes for Solange,” where Carter displays white denim jeans hanging on hooks that are locked. Above the jeans is a bathroom sign that states “Rest Rooms,” “White” and “Colored.” This site specific installation harks back to a dark time in history whilst simultaneously illustrating the problems that still exist.

pCranes for Solange // Kendell Carter // 2017 // denim jeans, lightbox, ephemera, locks, brackets

ooEffigy for a New Normalcy VI (Accepting Greatness) // Kendell Carter // 2017 // gold-plated sneakers

lFrom left to right (1) Waves for My People // Kendell Carter // 2017 // cast latex & aerosol float mounted in frame // 71.8 x 57.8 x 5.1 (2) Thai Waves in Scandinavia // Kendell Carter // 2017 // cast latex & aerosol float mounted in frame // 101 x 85.1 x 5.1 (3) Waves for Breakfast // Kendell Carter // 2017 // cast latex & aerosol float mounted in frame // 118.8 x 95.9 x 5.1 cm (4) Waves on Beverly // Kendell Carter // 2017 // cast latex & aerosol float mounted in fame // 129.5 x 88.9 x 5.1 cm (5) Dirty Waves // Kendell Carter // 2017 // cast latex & aerosol float mounted in frame // 137.2 x 121.9 x 5.1 cm (6) Waves for Amit // Kendell Carter // 2017 // cast latex & aerosol float mounted in frame // 153.7 x 125.1 x 5.1 cm (7) Waves for McQueen // Kendell Carter // cast latex & aerosol float mounted in frame // 203.2 x 143.5 x 5.1 cm

Days and Nights, Lemons

sScene with Sliced Bread, Sundown // Holly Coulis // 2017 // oil on linen // 30.13 x 24 in

“Days and Nights, Lemons” is the title of a recent show of work by Holly Coulis in Cherry and Martin Gallery. In this body of work various still life scenes are painted on linen. Images of wine bottles, glasses, fruits and utensils are some of the main subjects. These objects are characteristic of traditional Dutch still life paintings from the 1600s. Here Coulis creates a modern still life through bold colors and stylized forms.

ssKnife, Potatoes (for French Fries), Bowls // Holly Coulis // 2017 // oil on linen // 30.13 x 36.13 in

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Water at Night // Holly Coulis // 2017 // oil on linen // 22 x 19 in

Davis Bros Tires

yy.jpgWhen taking your car to get serviced you don’t expect to find a work of street art. However, if you go to Davis Bros Tires you will be surprised to find a mural by Kenny Scharf. Sprawling across this auto shop are cartoon-like aliens, LA city streets, fluffy clouds and even a solar system pointing out  the location of Grandpa, Bobby and Aunt Kate. This is just one of Scharf’s murals. Others can be found in NYC, Sao Paulo, Philadelphia, East Hampton and West Hollywood.

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Blume & Poe

FullSizeRender.jpgGathering and Territory – S // Kishio Suga // 1995/2017 // wood, metal // installed dimensions variable

At Blume & Poe’s LA location is a retrospective of Japanese artist Kishio Suga. Some of Suga’s early works on paper are on view in addition to large scale installations. Known for his artistic practice of combining natural and man-made works in the Japanese style of Mono-ha, Suga’s minimal artistic manner is evident. For many of these installations, they will never look the same way as they do in Blume & Poe as their dimensions vary each time they are installed.

FullSizeRender 2Gathering and Territory – S // Kishio Suga // 1995/2017 // wood, metal // installed dimensions variable

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Kishio Suga

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Differentiated Orders // Kishio Suga // stone, paper // 1979/2017 // installed dimensions variable

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(Back Wall) Cause of Directionality // Kishio Suga // wood, paint // 2016 (Floor) Contored Positioning // Kishio Suga // 1982/2017 // wood, branches // installed dimensions variable

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Layered Dependence // Kishio Suga // wallpaper, marker ink // 1977

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Continuous Existence – L // Kishio Suga // 1977/2017 // branches, rope, zinc plate, stone // installed dimensions variable

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Units of Dependency // Kishio Suga // 1974/2017 // concrete blocks, grass // installed dimensions variable

Blox and Bax

wef.jpgHedz // Kenny Scharf // oil on linen with powder coated aluminum frame // 2016 // 48 x 34 cm

In a fun, playful Honor Fraser Gallery exhibition were pieces by Kenny Scharf. Titled “Blox and Bax,” three of Scharf’s series were on view: BLOCKHEADZ, TV Bax and Assemblage Tableaux Vivants. In BLOCKHEADZ, bold colored geometric faces with large noses and varying expressions painted on large canvases hang on the gallery’s white walls. For TV BAX Scharf uses old TV’s and brings them to life with his iconic faces. Some sport dazzling teeth and vibrant paint while one even includes a painted green skull. In the final series on view, Assemblage Tableaux Vivants, Scharf creates small sculptures using a variety of materials such as beads, game board pieces and plastic toys. Despite the different materials used in each series, what all three share in common is their commentary on commercialism in today’s world.

aaHeadblox // Kenny Scharf // oil on canvas // 2016 // 96 x 120 in

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Viva El Robot Infinitum // Kenny Scharf // 2017 // 70 x 90 in

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 #1 // Kenny Scharf // oil and mixed media on found television // 2016 // 22 x 30 x 13 in

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 I Heart You // Kenny Scharf // mixed media assemblage // 2016 // 23 x 24 x 8 in

Blinded by the Light

xxSunset 1 – 18 // Sadie Benning // 2016 // wood, casein, acrylic gouache & aqua resin // 38 x 54 in

Entering Susanne Vielmetter’s Gallery in Culver City I was taken back by the first work I saw. 18 horizontal panels were arranged on the wall all depicting the same scene: a sunset. Conceived by Sadie Benning, these seemingly identical 18 sunsets were made with casein, acrylic gouache and aqua resin. Since Benning created these panels by hand, each sunset is actually slightly different. It is up to the viewer to notice the subtle differences between each adjacent panel. This small variation of details and juxtapositions are a common thread in Benning’s works.

zz(L) Smiley Face // Sadie Benning // 2016 // wood, aqua resin, casein & acrylic gouache and Euro Lux // 60 x 24 in (R) Bottle Boo // 2016 // wood, aqua resin, casein & acrylic gouache // 60 x 26 in

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(L) Sunglasses Person 1 // Sadie Benning // 2016 // wood, aqua resin, casein & acrylic gouache // 61 x 48 in (R) Sunglasses Person 2 // Sadie Benning // 2016 // wood, aqua resin, casein & acrylic gouache // 61 x 48 in

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Underwater // Sadie Benning // 2017 // wood, aqua resin, casein & acrylic gouache // 2017 // 48 x 33 in

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Left to Right (1) Mom in Garden // Sadie Benning // 2017 //  wood, aqua resin, casein and acrylic gouache // 64 x 45.5 in (2) Yellow Sun // Sadie Benning // 2017 // wood, aqua resin, casein and acrylic gouache // 64 x 48 in (3) Yellow Tree // Sadie Benning // 2017 // wood, aqua resin, casein and acrylic gouache // 64 x 48 in (4) Yellow Field // Sadie Benning //          2017 // wood, aqua resin, casein and acrylic gouache // 64 x 48 in

Technicolor Drip

FullSizeRender 8.jpgTechnicolor Drip // Jen Stark // 2015

The side of a parking garage in Culver City drips with paint. Well, that is not entirely true. The paint is now dry, but the lasting effect makes the paint appear wet. The piece created by Jen Stark for the Culver City Art in Public Places Program shows white and black chevron stripes alternating with neon yellow, green, blue and pink. The bold colors  add a welcome pop of color to an ordinary parking structure.