Roger Herman’s paintings from the 80s in LA

In the LAWeekly, Doug Harvey’s fall preview kicks off with an image of “Auditorium,” a 1987, 8′ x 12′ painting by Roger Herman(pictured above). A show of Herman’s paintings from the 1980s opens at the Jancar Gallery this Saturday. Born in 1947 in the Saarland, Germany, Herman studied at the Kunstakademie in Karlsruhe from 1972 … read more… “Roger Herman’s paintings from the 80s in LA”

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Saul, Brown, and Shaw: Invoking creative craftsmanship over formulaic novelty

In LA Weekly, Doug Harvey reports that curating isn’t always as easy as it looks. “It’s rare to find a group of concurrent solo projects that genuinely complement one another — just because two artists happen to use images of trees or refer to cartography or have Photoshop doesn’t necessarily mean their work will have … read more… “Saul, Brown, and Shaw: Invoking creative craftsmanship over formulaic novelty”

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Doug Harvey’s untidy whatever

LA Weekly art critic Doug Harvey has a show up at the Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery this month. LAVC Dean of Arts Dennis Reed writes that Harvey’s work is lively, slyly humorous, wryly hip, and at times crude. “These works exhibit the wit of an art world insider who chooses to appear at … read more… “Doug Harvey’s untidy whatever”

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Marie Thibeault’s extravagant wreckage in LA

In the LA Weekly Doug Harvey reports that Thibeault was riveted by the imagery that emerged from the maelstrom of bad weather and inept government after Katrina. “As the title Keeping Things Whole suggests, Thibeault is less interested in romantic ruins than in paradigms of continuity emerging from the wreckage — a timely and elegant … read more… “Marie Thibeault’s extravagant wreckage in LA”

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More about “Some Paintings”

“Some Paintings: 2007 LA Weekly Annual Biennial,” curated by Doug Harvey. Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Through Feb.16. In the LA Times, Christopher Knight reports that the only thing missing from the exhibition is an exclamation mark at the title’s end. “A whopping 81 paintings by 80 artists, most made recently; here is a … read more… “More about “Some Paintings””

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Love letter to painting in LA

“Some Paintings: 2007 LA Weekly Annual Biennial,” curated by Doug Harvey. Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Through Feb.16. Artists include Lisa Adams, David Amico, Michael Arata, Josh Aster, Hilary Baker, Lynne Berman, Sandow Birk, William Brice, Heather Brown, Kristin Calabrese, Steve Canaday, Carol Caroompas, Karen Carson, Scott Cassidy, Mike Chang, Brian Cooper, Daniel Cummings, … read more… “Love letter to painting in LA”

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Brad Spence: psychic relief via airbrush

“Brad Spence: Art Therapy ,” Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA. Through Oct. 27 In LA Weekly, Doug Harvey reports: “Spence has created an installation where the viewer stands at the vanishing point of a dozen slightly indeterminate psychological perspectives, resulting in a simultaneously unnerving and amniotic sense of creative suspension and potential. … read more… “Brad Spence: psychic relief via airbrush”

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