There is a Japanese concept called ma which refers both to the value of negative space in constructing an architecture, image or object, as well as to the deliberate pauses in speech which emphasize aspects of the language.
Most of us have forgotten the unique rhythmic noise of words being typed on a page with a typewriter. What we know these days is soft and sometimes silent, whether composed with our fingers or our thumbs. Tim Youd has not forgotten that original sound.
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.
Narcolandia features a range of colorful imagery and graphic depictions of a dark subject: drugs and guns, highlighting the tacit and illicit exchange that's often overshadowed by the broader and less complicated issue of immigration.
I am in the thick of it, preparing for a retrospective. It is a unique experience, fraught with nostalgia. Rediscovering old art works is like going through an old family album; each picture elicits an emotion.
A graphic poster stapled to a telephone pole read "Gordy Grundy: BURN A Retrospective, One Night Only. The Whole Damn Oeuvre." Grundy is an L.A.-based artist who is better known as an art writer. His poster brought some questions to mind.