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Spring is officially here! At what better way to welcome the season than with this painting by Charles Garabedian. Titled The Spring for Which I Longed (2001-03), this massive work measuring 144 x 288 in., was most recently shown in Garabedian’s Retrospective at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 2011. The image below is an installation shot from the exhibition the reflects the painting’s enormous scale. 

IMAGE: Charles Garabedian, The Spring for Which I Longed, 2001 - 2003, acrylic on canvas, 144 x 288 in. (365.8 x 731.5 cm)

Three sculptures by Gwynn Murrill are on view at the Honolulu Museum of Art in Natural Unnatural Supernatural, an exhibition focused on themes of nature, from wildlife, flora and fauna, landscapes and seascapes.
Including both artists from Hawaii and all over the United States, the show will remain on view through November 2.
Learn more here.
IMAGE: Gwynn Murrill, Lying Dog, 1986, bronze, 12.5 x 37 x 24 in.

Three sculptures by Gwynn Murrill are on view at the Honolulu Museum of Art in Natural Unnatural Supernatural, an exhibition focused on themes of nature, from wildlife, flora and fauna, landscapes and seascapes.

Including both artists from Hawaii and all over the United States, the show will remain on view through November 2.

Learn more here.

IMAGE: Gwynn Murrill, Lying Dog, 1986, bronze, 12.5 x 37 x 24 in.

This is one of the latest paintings to emerge from Rebecca Campbell's studio. The work belongs to a new series "The Potato Eaters" of black and white paintings based on old family photographs.

This is one of the latest paintings to emerge from Rebecca Campbell's studio. The work belongs to a new series "The Potato Eaters" of black and white paintings based on old family photographs.

Michael C. McMillen’s Time Tower (1995) is now on public view in the Rotunda of the Beverly Hills Civic Center Palm Court as part of the "Arts of Palm" outdoor exhibition celebrating Beverly Hills’ 100th Anniversary.

We’re thrilled that the sculpture will remain on view through the end of the year, since it couldn’t have a found a better (temporary) home! 

A solo exhibition for McMillen is slated for this fall at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France. Stay tuned on our blog for updates on the show.

IMAGE: Michael C. McMillen, Time Tower, 1995, cast bronze, 81 1/2 x 17 x 16 in. (207 x 43.2 x 40.6 cm)

The Fountain,1977 (featured above) was created by Ed and Nancy Kienholz in Hope, Idaho, during a period when the couple divided their time between Hope and Berlin, Germany. This sculpture belongs to The White Easel series, the first body of work to emerge from their newly constructed studio in Hope (where the couple relocated in 1973). 
Nancy Reddin Kienholz recounted the various elements of The Fountain in the catalogue we produced for our current exhibition Kienholz: Berlin/Hope.

"The elephant leg came from a Berlin flea market. We shipped it to Idaho, and soaked it in water. When [former studio assistant] Rich Post was stretching it over the driftwood stump [sourced from the drift yard at the Denton Slough, on Lake Pend Oreille in Hope, near the mouth of the Clark Fork river], the smell was pervasive. The dogs would growl when they passed it."

Click here to view the complete e-catalogue.
Kienholz: Berlin/Hope is on view at L.A. Louver through April 26th.
IMAGE: Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, The Fountain, 1977, mixed media assemblage, 96 3/4 x 65 x 22 1/2 in. (245.7 x 165.1 x 57.2 cm)

The Fountain,1977 (featured above) was created by Ed and Nancy Kienholz in Hope, Idaho, during a period when the couple divided their time between Hope and Berlin, Germany. This sculpture belongs to The White Easel series, the first body of work to emerge from their newly constructed studio in Hope (where the couple relocated in 1973). 

Nancy Reddin Kienholz recounted the various elements of The Fountain in the catalogue we produced for our current exhibition Kienholz: Berlin/Hope.

"The elephant leg came from a Berlin flea market. We shipped it to Idaho, and soaked it in water. When [former studio assistant] Rich Post was stretching it over the driftwood stump [sourced from the drift yard at the Denton Slough, on Lake Pend Oreille in Hope, near the mouth of the Clark Fork river], the smell was pervasive. The dogs would growl when they passed it."

Click here to view the complete e-catalogue.

Kienholz: Berlin/Hope is on view at L.A. Louver through April 26th.

IMAGE: Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz, The Fountain, 1977, mixed media assemblage, 96 3/4 x 65 x 22 1/2 in. (245.7 x 165.1 x 57.2 cm)

Nancy Reddin Kienholz and Gajin Fujita at last Thursday’s opening for "Kienholz: Berlin/Hope" and "Gajin Fujita: Drawings." We had such an amazing turnout — see more pics from the event on our Facebook page.
Both exhibitions will be remain on view through April 26.

Nancy Reddin Kienholz and Gajin Fujita at last Thursday’s opening for "Kienholz: Berlin/Hope" and "Gajin Fujita: Drawings." We had such an amazing turnout — see more pics from the event on our Facebook page.

Both exhibitions will be remain on view through April 26.

The Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles is hosting an art exhibition dedicated to two of Los Angeles’ most renowned culinary contributions — Sriracha and Tapatio. These hot sauces both originated in the City of Angels and continue to grow in popularity, signifying the proliferation of immigrant communities, as well as the cultural culinary shift in palette. 

Titled L.A. Heat: Taste Changing Condiments, the selected Los Angeles artists were welcome to interpret this theme and to take creative license on the topic. Gajin Fujita was one of 28 artists invited to participate and re-imagined the idea of the spicy condiment into one he knows very well: WASABI - the Japanese green paste made from ground wasabi root. (See the bottom image of wasabi being freshly ground.)

 To learn more about the exhibition and the artists, visit camla.org.

L.A. Heat: Taste Changing Condiments is on view through July 12, 2014.

IMAGE: (top) Gajin Fujita, L.A. Heat (Wasabi), 2014, spray paint, paint markers, gold leaf on wood panel, 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm); (bottom) via shizuokasushi.com

See this painting by Leon Kossoff “Cherry Tree, and Young Girl” (2007-08), in a group exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion located in East Sussex, UK. Titled "I Cheer a Dead Man’s Sweetheart," the exhibition focuses on contemporary painting in Britain today and features 21 British painters who live and work in the UK. Other artists include: Frank Auerbach, Katy Kirbach, Christopher Le Brun, Bruce McLean, Haley Tompkins, Joella Wheatley, Gray Wragg and more. Visit the De La Warr’s website for more information.
The painting featured above was first seen in the 2010-2011 traveling exhibition “Leon Kossoff: Recent Works 1999-2000” at Annely Juda Fine Art, Mitchell-Innes and Nash and L.A. Louver. Click here to see more works from the show. 
IMAGE: Leon Kossoff, Cherry Tree, and Young Girl, 2007-2008, oil on board, 50 1/4 x 48 1/4 in. (127.5 x 122.5 cm)

See this painting by Leon Kossoff “Cherry Tree, and Young Girl” (2007-08), in a group exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion located in East Sussex, UK. Titled "I Cheer a Dead Man’s Sweetheart," the exhibition focuses on contemporary painting in Britain today and features 21 British painters who live and work in the UK. Other artists include: Frank Auerbach, Katy Kirbach, Christopher Le Brun, Bruce McLean, Haley Tompkins, Joella Wheatley, Gray Wragg and more. Visit the De La Warr’s website for more information.

The painting featured above was first seen in the 2010-2011 traveling exhibition “Leon Kossoff: Recent Works 1999-2000” at Annely Juda Fine Art, Mitchell-Innes and Nash and L.A. Louver. Click here to see more works from the show. 

IMAGE: Leon Kossoff, Cherry Tree, and Young Girl, 2007-2008, oil on board, 50 1/4 x 48 1/4 in. (127.5 x 122.5 cm)

The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) is hosting an auction tonight March 14 (6:30pm), to benefit the museum’s exhibition and educational programming. We are thrilled to be participating with works by our artists Rebecca Campbell, Gajin Fujita, Ben Jackel and Don Suggs represented in the bidding wars.
Visit the museum’s website for more info. 
IMAGE: Don Suggs, Bouquet, 2013, archival inkjet print on Crane Museo Max paper, 44 x 29 1/8 in. (111.8 x 74 cm), Edition 1 of 5

The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) is hosting an auction tonight March 14 (6:30pm), to benefit the museum’s exhibition and educational programming. We are thrilled to be participating with works by our artists Rebecca Campbell, Gajin Fujita, Ben Jackel and Don Suggs represented in the bidding wars.

Visit the museum’s website for more info. 

IMAGE: Don Suggs, Bouquet, 2013, archival inkjet print on Crane Museo Max paper, 44 x 29 1/8 in. (111.8 x 74 cm), Edition 1 of 5

OPENING TONIGHT! The opening reception for “Kienholz: Berlin/Hope" takes place tonight, March 13, 6-8pm. The show features assemblage sculpture produced by Ed and Nancy between 1975-1979, while working concurrently in Berlin, Germany and Hope, Idaho. Click here to view the catalogue for the exhibition.
And, be sure to see our second floor exhibition of drawings by Gajin Fujita. Included are eight works on paper, that span 2007-2014. Click here to see a video documenting the drawings’ production. 
"Kienholz: Berlin/Hope" and "Gajin Fujita: Drawings" will be on view through April 26th.
IMAGE: Installation of “Kiehnolz: Berlin/Hope” (left) “White Easel with Face,” 1977 (right) “Kitchen Table (bronze version),” 1975-1977

OPENING TONIGHT! The opening reception for “Kienholz: Berlin/Hope" takes place tonight, March 13, 6-8pm. The show features assemblage sculpture produced by Ed and Nancy between 1975-1979, while working concurrently in Berlin, Germany and Hope, Idaho. Click here to view the catalogue for the exhibition.

And, be sure to see our second floor exhibition of drawings by Gajin Fujita. Included are eight works on paper, that span 2007-2014. Click here to see a video documenting the drawings’ production

"Kienholz: Berlin/Hope" and "Gajin Fujita: Drawings" will be on view through April 26th.

IMAGE: Installation of “Kiehnolz: Berlin/Hope” (left) “White Easel with Face,” 1977 (right) “Kitchen Table (bronze version),” 1975-1977