The Viewing Room

Kenny Scharf

  To find Kenny Scharf’s studio in Los Angeles, take the alley near the corner of West Adams Boulevard and Sycamore Street. A couple of units in is a garage with children’s plastic toys—tricycles, big wheel racers, a vanity, a stove, a rocking horse–sitting along the perimeter of the rooftop.

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Margery Amdur

  Margery Amdur is a Philadelphia-based artist and educator, working in a variety of mediums. While her most recent work involves the use of cosmetic sponges, the work that she did between 2008-2012 was primarily collage-based.

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Editor’s Letter Fall 2014

In the 20th century, happenings, artists’ co-ops, galleries, not-for-profits and art periodicals, contributed to the necessary discourse on the landscape of contemporary art. In the 21st century, the contemporary art dialog is currently dominated by flippers and wealthy, elderly, out of touch men and women who stroll through artist studios, galleries, and art fairs like […]

Peggy Zask

  In the past year or two, the hegemony of New York art tastemakers has come under increasing skepticism from artists who, until now, had largely accepted the gospel of stylistic innovation. It was first from Clement Greenberg, the champion of pure modernist abstraction and then from the postmodernist/conceptual counterrevolution (partially led by former Greenberg […]

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Serena Bocchino

  There’s absolutely nothing wrong with a bit of craziness in contemporary art. There is too often a  fetish for reduction, dilution, or complete erasure from the field of vision. Scribbles, twists, pastel colors, and enamel paint aren’t only reserved for elementary school classrooms or the few havens of respected Art Brut/Naïf practitioners like Jean […]
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RobRoy Chalmers & Stephanie Hargrave

Unrestricted Energy! The Seattle-based dual collaborative entity known as Chalmers | Hargrave are intertwining their artistic practices together.Comprised of artists RobRoy Chalmers and Stephanie Hargrave, the Chalmers | Hargrave collaboration initially had a tumultuous beginning when the two first met at a holiday art fair in West Seattle.
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Gaya Bhola

  It all began by creating pathways to the soul in her portraits. A little history: Gaya Bhola painted in oils for ten years, selling every Essence painting she created without ever approaching a major collector or gallery.
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Rebecca Clark

  Art is a reflection of the world we live in, and for Rebecca Clark, the world is a living organism that mankind has stretched to its limit. From a young age, Clark harbored a very strong love for the environment, and today she works to share that love through her art by helping its […]
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Jacob Cooley

  Capturing the ephemeral moments of rising and falling sunlight and shadows—transient scenes evoking not only the harmonies of nature but also the deeper, transcendent moods of the human spirit—has always been the ultimate point of landscape painting. With his lucidly contemplative landscapes of the coastal marshes of the Carolinas, Jacob Cooley stands as a […]
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Preserving Memory in Paint

The Impressionism of Leigh Ann Van Fossan From luminous seascapes filled with boats gliding on glimmering water to renderings of children holding vibrant red umbrellas in their dance class, Colorado-based artist Leigh Ann Van Fossan’s paintings capture the fleeting moments of beauty and inspiration she encounters.
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Ronald D. Gosses

3-D Quest Ronald Gosses’ 3-D quest has uncovered depth, layer, surface, atmosphere, contrasting color spectrums, and the interplay between objects, materials, and paint. Abstract expressionist in style with combinations of brilliant colors and bold strokes, there is also imagery derived from nature. An organic feeling can especially be seen in many of his mixed media […]
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Exploring Expressionism at Lea Khorramain’s Studio

  Lea Khorramian is a Los Angeles based artist whose current works represent a divergence from her experiments with abstract expressionism.  She describes her primary influence as Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock.  His influence is apparent in figure 1, an untitled acrylic on canvas that was produced circa 2012.
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The Continuing Evolution of EPaul Julien and Elizabeth Kleinveld’s E2

  Epaul Julien and Elizabeth Kleinveld have been collaborating since 2010 on a project they call E2, based on the letters of their first names. They met and started their collaboration while participating in Before, During, and After: Louisiana Photographers’ Visual Reaction to Hurricane Katrina, a traveling exhibit of twelve photographers.
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Michael Massenburg

  In the Mother-Fatherland  or Afrikan continent, there was always someone there called jalis (griots) that memorized the tribe’s/society geneology.  They were about the business of keeping the collective memory of the group together through the mutual generations and keeping the group’s madness to a minimum.
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Bertil Petersson

  Bertil Petersson’s work is sculptural pantomime. It reminds you of the way in which Marcel Marceau nimbly threads his way head-on through a gale force wind. His pieces, some large, some smaller, defy gravity. Somehow they balance on corners and points without toppling over.
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Holly Knox Rhame

Realistic Constructions of a Subconscious Landscape Holly Rhame’s simple creations exude an adolescent desire for discovery that stems from her own lost personal narrative. Her drawings, paintings, and comics serve as channels for uncovering and remembering a history locked beneath her subconscious. Even though Rhame’s work cannot be separated from her own experiences, her playful, […]
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Synergy of Expression

A Conversation with Karrie Ross “I paint with abandon, driven by a belief that centers around being connected through vibrational energy of the universe.”
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Team Life!

A View From Inside Too often we see the differences between us—whether the color of our skin, the language we speak, or the place we call home—rather than what we have in common. But we share more than air and space and dwindling resources; we share a responsibility for the impact we make on the […]
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Matthew Mazzota

The Architecture of Social Space One of the very first questions I ask myself when visiting the ideas and practice of another artist is what are you working on now, and is this a continuation of your overall practice or perhaps a specific investigation? In my conversations with Mazzotta, he offered ideas that belong to […]
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