Category: Drawing

Calendar. 05.07.14.

A detail from A Land Reform 5, by Camilo Restrepo, at Steve Turner Contemporary in Los Angeles
A detail from A Land Reform 5, by Camilo Restrepo. Part of the artist’s solo exhibit, El Sueño de la Razón Produce Monstruos, at Steve Turner Contemporary. Through May 31, in Mid-Wilshire. Do not miss this show!! (Photo by C-M.)

Miscellany. 11.04.13.

Fenomenología a las 7:30 p.m. (codiaeum varegatum) by Melissa Gallaga
Fenomenología a las 7:30 p.m., by Melissa Gallaga. (Image courtesy of the artist.)

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Calendar. 09.12.13.

Peak, 2012, by Robert Pruitt, at Koplin del Rio
Peak, 2012, by Robert Pruitt. Part of the artist’s solo exhibition Fantastic Sagas, at Koplin del Rio. Opens Saturday, in Culver City. Artist talk at 4pm; reception at 6pm. (Image courtesy of the artist and Koplin del Rio.)

Calendar. 07.17.13.

Steeped, 2011, by Robert Pruitt
Steeped, 2011, by Robert Pruitt. The artist is having a solo exhibition, Women, at the Studio Museum in Harlem; opening Thursday. (Image courtesy of the artist.)

  • NYC: Body Language, at the Studio Museum. Opens Thursday, in Harlem.
  • NYC: Walker Evans American Photographs, at the Museum of Modern Art. Opens Friday.
  • NYC: Monika Grzymala, Volumen, at the Morgan Library & Museum — part of the museum’s summer sculpture series. Opens Friday, in Midtown.
  • NYC: A.G.G. W.O.P., a group show, at Asya Geisberg Gallery. Opens today at 6pm, in Chelsea.
  • NYC: Elena del Rivero and Linn Meyers: Rhapsody, at Gering & López. Through September 7, in Chelsea.
  • Linlithgo, N.Y.: Heavy Equipment, a group show, at CR10 Gallery. Through September 15, in the Hudson Valley.
  • L.A.: Daido Moriyama, at Prism Gallery. Through August 12, in West Hollywood. (I saw work by this artist at Steven Kasher in New York. This is definitely worth checking out.)
  • L.A.: Robert Russell, Men Who Are Named Robert Russell, at François Ghebaly. Through August 10, in Culver City.

Calendar. 06.19.13.

Desert Architecture, 2005, by Ken Price, at the Drawing Center
Desert Architecture, 2005, by Ken Price. Part of the artist’s solo exhibit Ken Price: Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Works on Paper, 1962-2010, at the Drawing Center. Opens today, in New York. (Courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery.)

Miscellany. 03.18.13.

I Miss My Mom, from Big Joy, by Sean Michael Solomon
I Miss My Mom, from the comic Big Joy by Sean Michael Solomon. (Found at The Smell during a recent Japanther concert.)

Calendar. 05.23.12.


Scheme, 2011, a pencil drawing by Karl Haendel. Part of the solo exhibition Informal Family Blackmail at Susanne Vielmetter Projects, in Los Angeles. Opens Saturday at 6pm, in Culver City. (Image courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter.)

Photo Diary: Fernando Bryce at Alexander and Bonin in Chelsea.


A detail of a New York Times cover reproduced by Fernando Bryce, in his staggeringly detailed World War II-themed show at Alexander and Bonin. (All photos by C-M.)

This is one of those exhibits that made me exclaim “holy shit” the minute I walked in: for his piece El Mundo en Llamas (The World in Flames), Fernando Bryce has lined the walls of Alexander and Bonin’s ample space in Chelsea with faithful ink recreations of World War II-era newspaper front pages from England, France, the U.S., Germany and Peru. (All are depicted above the fold.) Screaming headlines related to war cover the walls, from floor to ceiling — a stirring chronicle of long-ago news reports on battle advances, defeats, carnage and victory. In between, Bryce has incorporated his renderings of era film posters that he culled from the pages of El Comercio, Peru’s leading daily. (Bryce was born in Peru; he produced El Mundo en Llamas in 2010-11.)

The result is a chronicle of the war that is intensely personal, providing the rare opportunity to view this much-studied global conflagration through a uniquely Latin American lens. Not only are there some interesting historical finds, such as an ad for a 1940s Disney film geared at and incorporating South Americans (see below), the film posters featured — for flicks such as La Sombra del Terror (The Shadow of Terror) and Los Crimenes del Doctor Satán (The Crimes of Doctor Satan) — seem to echo, in exaggerated, graphic form, everything happening in the news. In addition, Bryce’s illustrations are exquisite, turning scenes of war into works of ethereal beauty (such as the image of the Australian soldier, above, from the New York Times). Taken together, the exhibit provides a riveting take on the nature of war, news, propaganda and graphic art. Consider it a must-see.

The show is up through Saturday, at Alexander and Bonin.

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