Ensor at the Getty

Tucked into the current Getty exhibition of James Ensor’s works is his small etching from 1887 entitled “The Pisser,” depicting a gentleman in a top hat seen from the back doing, well, his business against an outside wall.  Not a … Continue reading

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Eric Pedersen at Katherine Cone Gallery

In Washington D.C.’s National Gallery there hangs an anatomically correct, rather contemporary portrait of a man in an ornate gold frame.  There is nothing unusual about it until the viewer reads the title plate: “Portrait of the Art Dealer Pedro … Continue reading

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Two Ceramicists at Couturier

I’ve always had a special affinity for South American and Spanish contemporary artists; their emphasis on material textures and idiosyncratic ways of rendering the human form are a constant fascination. Small wonder then that visiting Couturier Gallery on La Brea, … Continue reading

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Reiss, Arrowsmith, and Sykes at Tobey C. Moss Gallery

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 … Continue reading


Washed Up – A Group Exhibit at El Camino College Gallery

Renowned socio-biologist E.O.Wilson stated in his book “The Social Conquest of Earth,” “Humanity today is like a waking dreamer, caught between the fantasies of sleep and the chaos of the real world…. We have created a Star Wars civilization, with … Continue reading

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At Katherine Cone Gallery With Molly Barnes

I cannot imagine a more enjoyable gallery-hopping companion in Culver City than the “redoubtable and unsinkable” Molly Barnes, former gallery owner and radio celebrity.  Highly eclectic, Barnes is ever open to divergent expressions of art making and styles that exceed … Continue reading