Thoughts, reviews and conversations...Posted on April 28, 2013
Peripatetic Molly Barnes, independent art dealer, radio personality, and former gallery owner, has recently organized an art event on both coasts. In New York she showed the artist Guy Nelson and has organized presentations for May 16 and 17 at the Roger Smith Hotel that include personalities such as: Peter Plagens, former art editor of Newsweek, currently writing for the Wall Street Journal; Sterling Lord, literary agent, and John Gruen, cultural historian and photographer for “Speak.” In Los Angeles she’s curated a pop-up exhibition at the Tobey C. Moss Gallery. Featured at the show are the paintings of Roland Reiss, Dawn Arrowsmith, and Jill Sykes, three of L.A.’s most accomplished artists working out of the L.A. Brewery Arts Complex (holding their Artwalk on April 27).
The exhibit’s title is “Flowers, Shade, and the Natural Curve,” or put another way, “Flowers” from Reiss; “Shade” from Sykes; and “Natural Curve” from Arrowsmith. Dawn Arrowsmith informed me that the show’s title is a play on a quote from D.H. Lawrence,“…Live and let live, love and let live, love and let love, flower and fade, and follow the natural curve, which flows on…” The images of the artists in front of their works (courtesy of Mauro Caputo) demonstrate how well Barnes has curated three artists who resonate almost seamlessly with each other. [Read more and comment...]