Ever see graffiti on the street and wish you could take it home? Amber Goldhammer’s art allows you to take graffiti home. Her canvas are filled with graffiti style words and phrases in bold colors and in black and white. Looking at her work becomes almost a scavenger hunt where you are researching for words and faces through the overlaid color. One of her new series is “I Love You,” where the phrase repeats over and over again all over the canvas.
Known for his images with overlaid text, Ed Ruscha has developed an iconic artistic style. While art gazing at Bergamot Station, I found this work and it made me chuckle. Resembling a classic Ed Ruscha piece, this artist overlaid text stating “It Worked for Ed Ruscha,” implying if it worked for Ruscha it will work for him too.
Psychotic Reaction // David Trulli // Robert Berman Gallery // 2017
David Trulli designed a series of galaxy inspired works. Titled “(space) men in the Cities,” these pieces are created in the technique known as scratchboard. Essentially, Trulli utilized a black-coated clay board in which he carefully scratched out his design. What remains are his meticulous interstellar scenes of astronauts, UFOs and swirling space comets.
(T) Galaxy Door // David Trulli // Robert Berman Gallery // 2010 (R) Gravity’s Rainbow // David Trulli // Robert Berman Gallery (L) Galaxy Bridge // David Trulli // Robert Bearman Gallery // 2015
Escape Artist // David Trulli // Robert Berman Gallery // 2017
Ed Ruscha // 2015 // Melrose
Traffic stopper. As bad as driving can be in Los Angeles there can be an added benefit. Currently in Los Angeles The Billboard Creative has placed 33 billboards throughout the city designed by contemporary artists. Curated by Mona Kuhn, these billboards are sure to stop traffic. Have you seen any? Log on to the ArtMoi app to find out the locations of these welcome additions to the ubiquitous billboards of Los Angeles.
Jack Pierson // 2015 // Santa Monica Blvd
Bear Kirkpatrick // 2015 // Gower Street
Shannon Rose // 2015 //Cahuenga Blvd
Robert Zuchowski // 2015 // Virgil Ave
I never expected to walk into Skidmore Contemporary Art Gallery and be confronted by my favorite comfort foods: peanut m&m’s, hershey kisses and grilled cheese sandwiches. These were not food to eat but food for thought. These larger than life canvases provide an inviting perspective of popular American foods, something sure to leave you craving for more.