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Juri Koll

"Wood, Metal, Screw 2" Puts a Ban on Canvas - August 22, at Gabba Gallery!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 08.19.2015 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

"I'm looking for art that captures imagination, expresses happiness, love or sorrow," said Ostro. "I want art that makes people feel!"

Excene Cervenka at Sloan Projects

Juri Koll | Posted 07.08.2015 | Arts
Juri Koll

When keeping journals there becomes a place where irony and life's absurdities can gather, where momentary glances at something sad, blurred or treasured out of a car window or a shadow of a thought held from the hard light of day can be scrawled down or deliberately caught in the move of a pen - the color sometimes chosen carefully, sometimes done with what's at hand.

"Water Works II": A Continuation

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

With mandatory water restrictions here in Southern California, water is on the forefront of the minds of California residents.

How Artists Survive, Part 8 - They Mark Their Territory

Juri Koll | Posted 06.22.2015 | Arts
Juri Koll

Christine Nichols has built her career on listening and watching. She understands artists' approach to their work, whether it be works on paper or formed by fiberglass. She is careful in her curating, generous in her exhibitions of their work as she studies their methods.

How Artists Survive - Part 7 - They Paint Frescos

Juri Koll | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts
Juri Koll

I had no money to pay for the classes, so I offered a trade. I'd document his work on video and in writing and help spread the word, and he'd teach me the technique. He bit.

Ojai Turns on the Water Works

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 09.20.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Direct, immediate, nuanced, and responsive to the artist's hand, water-based mediums defy attempts at revision, demanding that the artist work quickly and intuitively, and be acutely present in the moment.

Mei Xian Qiu: It's All in the Name

Juri Koll | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
Juri Koll

Can we actually be original in our work? These questions, and more, form the basis of Mei Xian Qiu's extensive body of evocative, personal, yet worldly work, and illustrate for us how it can sometimes be all about what you call yourself.

One Night Only: Lisa Adams: As It Appears To Be, Directed by Juri Koll

James Scarborough | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
James Scarborough

The 54-minute documentary directed by Juri Koll presents a portrait of an artist who forged an individual, burn-the-ships path. It shows why her work is unique. It shows why it has integrity. And it shows, if you take a long-term view of things, why it will resonate far beyond the era in which it she made it.

How Artists (and Gallerists) Survive, Part 6: They Go Surfing

Juri Koll | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Juri Koll

I watch the film through the plexiglass that separates the shaping room from the rest of the gallery. It feels like being in the water, surfing.

Art Venti -- Pencil-Painting the Depths

Juri Koll | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Using a classical, layered technique adapted to his adept pencil work, Venti builds layers of color and form in one portion of the work, then covers that in an archival, museum-acceptable spray coating.

How Artists Survive : Part 5 -- Raven's Floating Worlds

Juri Koll | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Done of a repetitive, rhythmic technique of lines and circles and other shapes arranged and weaved into creations that become illustrated dreams, Raven Servellon's paintings are the artists way of finding a way out of and into the piece.

How Artists Survive - Part 4 - Independence Day in Iran

Juri Koll | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Humor and irony, truthful commentary -- free expression -- is something people all over the world strive for. America, and it's flag, is freedom's greatest symbol.

How Artists Survive, Part 3: The Westside Ain't All Bad (PHOTOS)

Juri Koll | Posted 07.02.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll


Herb Alpert - It Comes From the Feel

Juri Koll | Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

"When I paint or sculpt," he says, "I don't have anything in mind. I don't have a goal in mind other than form. I'm looking for that form that touches me and when I find it I stop."

How Artists Survive - Part 2: The Dutch Golden Age

Juri Koll | Posted 08.03.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

This Spring I visited The Girl With a Pearl Earring show at the de Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It was a gorgeous sunny day, nevertheless I found myself spending many hours inside, astounded by the paintings from the Mauritshuis in the Hague, which is undergoing a major renovation.

Anna Sew Hoy: Life Is a Beach (PHOTOS)

Juri Koll | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll


How Artists Survive

Juri Koll | Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Artists' lives, and they way they survive, are as important as their work, because their work is the result. We get to see the work, and we can feel the life. 2013-04-03-kollpull.jpg