HOSFELT - ELI RIDGWAY - CHANDLER
VARNISH - GUERRERO - WILL BROWN
(with assistance from RWM)
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Hosfelt Gallery: Driss Ouadahi - Trans-Location.
Comment by AB: Algerian artist Driss Ouadahi paints up a distinct take on architecture, the backgrounds more complete and realistic cityscapes, the gridded foregrounds more like free-floating scaffolds or skeletal building structures. The plus and not-so-plus points of the show are identical-- he achieves the desired effect exceptionally well over and over again. Ouadahi also paints chain link fences with uncanny accuracy, from the perspective of a viewer peering through the latticework at cloudless unidentifiable skies.
Architectural art by Driss Ouadahi at Hosfelt Gallery.
Art by Driss Ouadahi.
Driss Ouadahi discusses his art at Hosfelt Gallery.
Chain link fence paintings by Driss Ouadahi.
Pinkie cam detail of Driss Ouadahi art in above image at Hosfelt Gallery.
Driss Ouadahi architectural art.
Art by Driss Ouadahi at Hosfelt Gallery.
Long view - Driss Ouadahi art show at Hosfelt Gallery.
Eli Ridgway Gallery: Elisheva Biernoff - Look Out.
Review by RWM: Amazing details leave one unsure whether they are looking at original cards or replicas. Were these once playing cards or are they new small paintings? Not always clear even with close looks.
Comment by AB: Elisheva Biernoff's miniature paintings are stunningly true reproductions of vintage postcards, humdrum family photographs, famous paintings and playing cards. No matter how close you zoom in, you still have difficulty figuring out exactly what you're looking at. Even my pinkie cam is flabbergasted!! And you know what that means don't you, my artful darlings? That's right. Elisheva Biernoff is hereby and herewith conferred the rare and highly coveted "How Do Dey Do Dat?" Award. You really have to see these paintings in person; too too good.
Art by Elisheva Biernoff at Eli Ridgway Gallery (yes, they're paintings).
Paintings by Elisheva Biernoff.
Pinkie cam detail of amazingly accurate art by Elisheva Biernoff.
Elisheva Biernoff and her art at Eli Ridgway Gallery.
Art by Elisheva Biernoff in above image closer at Eli Ridgway Gallery.
Hmm. What's this dude lookin' at?
Oh... let's see.
Miniature unicorn video art by Elisheva Biernoff at Eli Ridgway Gallery.
Paintings of old photographs closer by Elisheva Biernoff.
Chandler Fine Art: Cailin Foster - Drawings.
Review by RWM: Interesting work with all manner of fine details in the drawings. Nice to revel in the space made available to these many designs. Not quite minute but fascinating in their intricate spontaneity. Cool renderings which invite closer inspection.
Art by Cailin Foster at Chandler Fine Art.
Pinkie cam detail of Cailin Foster art in above image.
Cailin Foster art at Chandler Fine Art.
Art by Cailin Foster closer.
Turnout - Cailin Foster art show at Chandler Fine Art.
Varnish Fine Art: Seditions - Frank Kozik and Winston Smith.
Review by RWM: Cool show with all sorts of narratives. Easy to spend time with the works of Winston Smith which tell stories through collage. All sorts of emotions and wildness in a quirky sort of place. Fascinating stories draw one in to look at the action that is underway. Also interesting to see the cartoons of Frank Kozik who captures the emotions and the angst.
Comment by AB: The charged collaged commentary of Winston Smith melds nicely with the brash sociopolitical polemics of Frank Kozik. Militant is mainstream here.
Art by Frank Kozik at Varnish Fine Art.
Art by Frank Kozik.
Art by Frank Kozik at Varnish Fine Art.
Artist Frank Kozik out front at Varnish Fine Art.
Collage art by Winston Smith.
Collage art by Winston Smith at Varnish Fine Art.
Art by Winston Smith in above image closer.
Winston Smith (left) + cane + art at Varnish Fine Art.
Relative density - Frank Kozik & Winston Smith art show at Varnish Fine Art.
Who let the dogs out? On the esplanade at Varnish Fine Art.
Guerrero Gallery: Man in Transition - Remio (main gallery); This is Me - Tim Diet (project room).
Review by RWM: Memorable self-portraits in the abstract. Bold and contrasting color schemes. Here also is the person who collected all of those plastic figurines we used to play with as children. Individual and in conglomeration, they serve as pop art assemblages with personalities. Loud and startling art invites you to play along.
Art by Remio at Guerrero Gallery.
Art by Remio.
Portrait art by Remio at Guerrero Gallery.
Remio portrait art closer.
Wall of art by Remio at Guerrero Gallery.
Sticker collage art by Tim Diet (kinda like it).
Pop culture icon art by Tim Diet at Guerrero Gallery.
Art by Tim Diet.
Tim Diet action figure collage art at Guerrero Gallery.
Tim Diet action figure art in above image closer.
Attendance figures - Remio and Tim Diet art show at Guerrero Gallery.
Will Brown: The Ghost of James Lee Byars - A Retrospective.
Review by RWM: The ghost pervades the darkened, not quite empty room with no light. One can experience everything in this nothingness. Sort of like a cleansing fire burning almost everything into the air. Nice tribute to an artist who had many fans who will not forget.
Comment by AB: This pitch black tribute is a faithful re-staging of the artist's lightless 1969 show, The Ghost of James Lee Byars. In the back room, peruse art, reading materials, memorabilia and ephemera relating to this as well as past Will Brown shows.
Here we are - James Lee Byars retrospective art show at Will Brown.
What it is - James Lee Byars art show.
The Ghost of James Lee Byars - reenacted pitch black art show at Will Brown.
The Ghost of James Lee Byars art show at Will Brown (looking east).
One more from The Ghost of James Lee Byars art show (looking west).
Art ephemera & memorabilia available for perusal & purchase in the back room.
Objets d'art in above image closer at Will Brown.
James Lee Byars art.
James Lee Byars reading area at Will Brown.
One more from James Lee Byars art show at Will Brown.