May 31, 2013

Painting In Place


Before becoming the tanned, laid-back, West Coast dude that I am today, I was a pale, high-strung, East Coast art student who worked at a bank to help pay my tuition.  For that reason, I felt very much at home at Los Angeles Nomadic Division's new exhibition Painting in Place - a contemporary painting survey mounted in the historic Farmers & Merchants Bank in Downtown Los Angeles.

The stately old building proves a fascinating setting for a contemporary art show and with a stacked roster of well-known contemporary artists participating in the exhibition, it's worth checking out.  I've included some images below, but come on, it's a show about place, they would probably prefer that you go see it in person.  

Matt Greene, for her/lost it/way decapitated, 2013, acrylic on canvas and wood, axe, sandbags, 96 x 192 x 84 inches

Matt Greene, for her/lost it/way decapitated, 2013, acrylic on canvas and wood, axe, sandbags, 96 x 192 x 84 inches

Kon Trubkovich, Red Square, 2013, oil on canvas, wood, sandbags, structure: 111 x 112 x 41 inches

Kon Trubkovich, Red Square, 2013, back detail

Sam Moyer, LA Overhead, 2013, ink on canvas, butterfly frame, stands, screen: 137 1/2 x 133 1/4 inches, frame: 173 x 122 x 47 inches

Sam Moyer, LA Overhead, 2013, detail

Painting In Place installation view

Painting In Place installation view

Olga Koumoundouros, Possession; version 3, 2013, acrylic on vinyl with mixed media, detail

Sarah Cain, Runaway, 2013, acrylic, vinyl, and string on window and wall, dimensions variable

Sarah Cain, Runaway, 2013, detail

Vincent Szarek, Untitled, 2013, urethane on aluminum, detail

Jacob Kassay, Untitled, 2013, linen on wood support, 84 x 120 inches

Jacob Kassay, Untitled, 2013, canvas on wood support, 35 1/2 x 12 x 1 inches

Jacob Kassay, Untitled, 2013, canvas on wood support, 35 1/2 x 12 x 1 inches, side view

Alexandra Grant, Model Self (2), 2012, cardboard, paint, adhesive stickers, disco balls, wood, and rope, 100 x 48 x 48 inches.

Paintings by Jim Lee

Analia Saban, Potato Sack (Abstraction with Blue and Green Forms, Mountainscape, Portrait of a Cat), 2013, potatoes, oil and acrylic on canvas, 32 x 24 x 12 inches

Analia Saban, Potato Sack (Still Life with Scissors, Abstract Cityscape, Portrait of a Blonde Pink Woman, Oceanscape with Girl and Boy, Portrait of a Man with Green Hat and Blue Fan), 2013, potatoes, oil and acrylic on canvas, 32 x 24 x 12 inches

Monique Van Genderen, "...the love of gold" -Heist 1 and "...the love of gold" -Heist 2, gold leaf on linen, 61 paintings in each pile, each painting 4 x 11 x 1 3/4 inches.

Rita Ackermann, Fire by Days XVII, 2011, oil, spray paint and acrylic on un-stretched canvas, 165 x 135 inches

Nate Lowman, Employees Only, 2013, oil, dirt, paper and tape on canvas, 115 x 134.5 inches

Nate Lowman, Employees Only, 2013, detail

Nate Lowman, Sitting On A Ruin, 2012, acrylic, dirt, and dental floss dipped on oil paint on canvas, 85 1/4 x 74 1/2 inches.

Barnaby Furnas, Untitled (Rummy's Flood), May 19th, 2013, L.A., 2013, dye, water dispersed pigment and acrylic on linen, 120 x 240 inches

Left: N. Dash, Untitled, 2013, acrylic, linen, and pigment, 55 x 48 inches
Right: N. Dash, Untitled, 2013, adobe, jute, linen, oil, pigment, and watercolor, 110 x 27 inches

Paintings by Allison Miller

Painting by Allison Miller

Britton Tolliver, Pointless Whispers from a Sea Captain, 2013, acrylic on panel, 115 x 75 inches

Britton Tolliver, Pointless Whispers from a Sea Captain, 2013, detail

Kevin Appel, Untitled (Bank), 2013, acrylic, oil, and UV cured ink on canvas over panel, 84 x 72 inches

David Hendren, twice the night in half the light, 2013, wood, glass, jute, lights, enamel, ink, and stain, 204 x 144 x 96 inches

David Hendren, twice the night in half the light, 2013, wood, glass, jute, lights, enamel, ink, and stain, 204 x 144 x 96 inches, alternate view

Kim Fisher, Magazine Painting (House), 2013, oil on aluminum on dyed linen, 38 x 38 inches

Los Angeles Nomadic Division's exhibition Painting In Place is on view at the Farmers & Merchants Bank in Downtown Los Angeles through July 31, 2013.

(Image at top: Painting In Place installation view)

1 comment:

Rockchick said...

Love these pieces