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Beverly Pepper and Charles Garabedian at their best

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.07.2017 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The current mini-retrospective of renowned American artist Beverly Pepper (b. 1922) at Kayne Griffin Corcoran simply stopped me in my tracks. I've enc...

Louis XIV to Donald Trump: 'You Are Fired."

Edward Goldman | Posted 03.22.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Small- and medium-sized works are not Schnabel's game. He goes for large, very large. Sometimes his ambition gets the best of him, but other times he's right on the money.

Naked and Ugly and Irresistible

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.20.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

If you've never seen works by Los Angeles based artist, Charles Garabedian, let me warn you before you step into LA Louver Gallery to see his latest exhibition. Garabedian's paintings and drawings illustrate dramatic and painful moments of Greek mythology and Christianity.

Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin: 'A Common Thread' at L.A. Louver Gallery

John Seed | Posted 05.24.2015 | Arts
John Seed

In the upstairs gallery of L.A. Louver Gallery, painter Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin is showing a suite of works that depict views of Mendocino County.

A Conversation with Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin

John Seed | Posted 06.14.2014 | Arts
John Seed

In order to fully understand and appreciate Rubin's recent work, I recently asked her to tell me about her background, the long path of her career, and her recent interest in aerial views.

In the Art Ring: Newcomer Artist vs. Heavyweight Champion

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.16.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Two new solo exhibitions that opened over the past week in L.A. Louver and Blum & Poe couldn't be more different. After all, sculptor Matt Wedel is a ...

Surrealism at LACMA, Gingrich to the Moon

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

So, here she was: one female artist versus three super-macho colleagues. And you know who won the battle? Yes, you guessed it right: Frida left the boys in the dust.

Jason Martin at L.A. Louver

Tracey Harnish | Posted 10.17.2011 | Los Angeles
Tracey Harnish


Be Warned: You Can't Operate a Vehicle After Watching This Video

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

A good fellow American, and a faithful listener of Art Talk on KCRW, sent me a link to a Vatican website with a 360 degree panorama of the Sistine Chapel. For the next hour, wild horses couldn't have driven me away from the computer screen.

The Best and Worst of 2010

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

On a personal level, I want to say "thank God" that the year 2010 is coming to an end, but artistically speaking it was definitely a year to remember.

Blague d'Art: American Masters, American Dreams

Peter Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Peter Frank

"What are masterpieces?" asked Gertrude Stein in the very title of one of her best known books. "What is mastery?" she could have been asking. Can one...

Michael C. McMillen: Every Dream Is New

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Michael McMillen's shifting and overlapping job descriptions -- sculptor, installation artist, printmaker, cultural anthropologist -- reflect the fact that he is a searcher, never quite sure what he is looking for.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Alice Neel Inspires At LA Louver

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Alice Neel WHAT: 'Paintings' WHEN: May 20 - June 26, 2010 WHERE: L.A. Louver 45 N Venice Blvd Venice, CA 90291 WHY: The exhibition includes...

Plan ForYourArt May 20-22

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

There has never been more worldwide attention on the creative culture of Los Angeles. People from all over the world came to LA for the opening of the...

Gwynn Murrill: Animals

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Peter Clothier

Murrill's animal sculptures are much closer to monochrome abstraction, in the painting world, than they are to realism. The surfaces of her bronze works are meticulous, smooth and seductive.

Fear And Faith: The Art Of Rebecca Campbell

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 04.26.2012 | Home
Kimberly Brooks

There is a passage in Victor Hugo's Les Miserables that makes me think of Rebecca Campbell's installations and paintings -- both are at once familiar and menacing.