John Pearson, Oscillation/Fluctuation Series: SLG #12A, 2011, acrylic on canvas over reverse 'S' shaped strecher, 72 x 30 x 3 inches
Pacific Standard Time, the sprawling, Getty-sponsored, 60-venue celebration of the emergence of the Los Angeles art scene, is already a major guiding consideration in much of the exhibitions scheduled across LA – even though the official event does not officially kick-off until October of this year. In a somewhat counter-intuitive approach to addressing the history of art in LA, Sam Lee Gallery in Chinatown is very intentionally mounting “Color Rise,” paintings by British-born, Ohio resident and internationally exhibited artist, John Pearson, whose last (and only) Los Angeles show was in the late ’80s.
Why John Pearson? Well, there are a couple of reasons:
Dion Johnson, Glider, 2011, acrylic on canvas over panels, 60 x 160 inches
Just down the block from Michael Maloney’s Gallery, whose summer show seemed about as summer-y as possible, comes another contender for the iconic show for summer in Los Angeles, 2011. Widely exhibited LA artist, Dion Johnson‘s show at Western Project in Culver City, up now through September 3, really captures the summertime light of Los Angeles, as filtered through the lens of some of the city’s most iconic art and architecture. (more…)
John Weston, Tunnel Vision, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches
An eye-popping show of hybrid paintings by Los Angeles-based painter and installation artist, John Weston, will be closing this Saturday evening, August 20, at Sabina Lee Gallery in Chinatown.
Weston’s show, entitled “Pleasure Paintings,” is comprised of work that mashes together disparate styles and interests to form one extraordinarily visually stimulating body of work.