March 1, 2012

Painters I like: Apgar, Awad, Ghuloum, Kuhn, McCaddon, Melchi, and Rubio

Here are images guaranteed to make a number of my New York painter friends swoon. The show, at George Lawson in Culver City, is simply called "Seven Young Los Angeles Painters I Like." I like them, too. The work is modestly scaled and self-effacing, but the artists have their say with the paint. Each piece is powerful in it's own awkward (that's a good thing) way.

The gallery is having a panel discussion on Saturday, March 10, at 2pm, moderated by painter Marie Thibeault--I wish I could go.

Jonathan Apgar, Double Neighbor, 2011, oil on canvas, 20 x 20 inches.

 Sarah Awad, Bridge Over Isis, 2011, oil on canvas, 38 x 42 inches.

Rema Ghuloum, Light at 15th and Harrison, 3PM, 2011 oil and acrylic on canvas, 9 x 10 inches. 

Christopher Kuhn, Lost and Found, 2011 oil, acrylic, spray paint on canvas, 40 x 30 inches. 

Anne McCaddon, Pinwheel W, 2010, oil on canvas, 18 x 23 inches.

 Jacob Melchi Diamond 1, 2008 oil on linen 17 x 15 inches.

 Nano Rubio Accelerated Grimacing 4, 2010 acrylic on canvas 7 x 5 inches. 

 Installation view at George Lawson Gallery.

"Seven Young Los Angeles Painters I Like: Jonathan Apgar, Sarah Awad, Rema Ghuloum, Christopher Kuhn, Anne McCaddon, Jacob Melchi, Nano Rubio. George Lawson Gallery, Clver City, CA. Through March 17, 2012.


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Thank You Sharon for this very useful information !

Regards, Roger B.

doesnt look good to me, not sure why (awkward) or (casual) abstraction is so trendy these days. but it bores me. anybody with half a sense of painting can sling things together like this. give me a break.

Thanks for sharing LA with your audience. It seems as if there may be a dialog happening here.