Veteran artist Wayne Thiebaud -- who will turn 93 on November 15th -- isn't slowing down a bit. His current one-man show at the Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Memory Mountains, consists of 31 paintings and 17 works on paper and fills both floors of the gallery.
An Artist, a Curator and a Rabbi Walk Into a Bar is an amalgamation of not only Dennis' wit, but but of his superior, hyper-realist eye. 'I think all of the paintings in this exhibition are Marc's strongest to date.'
Like many of my contemporaries in Los Angeles, I work across multiple disciplines that allow for attention to be directed toward my investigations rather than restricted by a commitment to a single medium. Working in this way allows for opportunity to explore.
It's as if you're confronting yourself every time, but a self well aware of their major and minor arcana -- ones intertwined in the forces of free will and fate and the natural abyss that occurs at the crossroads
It is a generative sculpture. The long strips of LED lights fixed to the side of the train are not pre-programmed, but are triggered by sensors on the train that measure light, temperature, sound and speed and are constantly remixing live.
Although I am used to looking at contemporary art -- which often broadcasts its messages with great immediacy -- I found myself slowing down and scanning the 15-century works on view in their entirety, hoping for more subtle moments.