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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

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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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

Electric Earth

76bee167-60c9-4200-8671-65237125677dSONG 1 // Doug Aitken // video installation with eight-channel composite video (color, sound), eight blended projections, and 360-degree aluminum and PVC screen // 2012/2015

Local Redondo Beach artist Doug Aitken’s first retrospective is currently underway at MOCA Geffen in Downtown LA. His practice alludes to the way individuals interact and adapt to society’s constant changes. What better way to see individuals’ interactions than by designing an exhibition with no immediate start or end. Visitors are empowered to begin their own journey through the show. From 360 degree video screens, to large scale installations of dripping water, to photographs splashed with prozac and bleach, Aitken uses a wide range of media. But the exhibition doesn’t end at MOCA Geffen. If you feel like experiencing his work submerged in water, Aitken has created an underwater installation off the island of Catalina which encourages those who dare to swim down, around and through the work. This is an exhibition that will electrify your senses.

a25d6d02-a77f-486a-a4fd-057d77a69e65SONG 1 // Doug Aitken // video installation with eight-channel composite video (color, sound), eight blended projections, and 360-degree aluminum and PVC screen // 2012/2015

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100 YRS (neon) // Doug Aitken // hand-carved foam, acrylic & neon // 2014

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99¢ dreams // Doug Aitken // neon // 2007

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desire (chemical spills) // Doug Aitken // chromogenic print with MSG (monosodium glutamate), fluoxetine (Prozac) and chlorine bleach mounted on aluminum

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Station to Station (Volume) // Doug Aitken // Earth, acrylic & steel // 2013

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Hot Mess: Aperture series // Doug Aitken // chromogenic transparency on acrylic in aluminum lightbox with LEDs // 2016