Enrique Martínez Celaya: “Shiny paint makes me feel like I can’t breathe”

In the NY Times, Jori Finkel profiles Enrique Martínez Celaya, whose show recently opened in LA. “The questions he explores in painting (and in his related writings) belong to religion and philosophy: the meaning of life and death, the purpose of consciousness, and what it means to be good or do good. He is as … read more… “Enrique Martínez Celaya: “Shiny paint makes me feel like I can’t breathe””

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Karl Benjamin’s hard edge abstraction

“Karl Benjamin: Dance the Line,” Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, CA. Through Dec. 22. “Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture at Midcentury,” Curated by Elizabeth Armstrong. Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. Through Jan. 6. Traveling to Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA; Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, … read more… “Karl Benjamin’s hard edge abstraction”

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Ann Philbin at the Hammer Museum collects paper

According to Jori Finkel in the NY Times, “When Los Angeles’ Hammer Museum Director Ann Philbin and Chief Curator Gary Garrels started building a collection, they chose to concentrate on drawings, photographs and works on paper, leaving the more expensive fields of painting and sculpture to play a supporting role…The goal is to be financially … read more… “Ann Philbin at the Hammer Museum collects paper”

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