Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

patrick angus

This month, the Fort Smith Art Center is showing early work by Patrick Angus. The paintings and drawings in the show are all from a period before he painted overtly gay subject matter (the painting above isn’t in the show, obviously–it’s not easy to find many Angus images online), but far enough along to detect the influence of David Hockney, who would eventually become an Angus patron. I walked through the show yesterday, it’s definitely worth seeing. Portraits dominate, but there are some nice interiors, cityscapes, even a landscape or two. Angus had some anxiety in life that his successes as a painter were more due to his later works’ subject matter than his painterly prowess. Based on what I saw at the FSAC, his painting, regardless of subject, is pretty impressive.

[UPDATE: Photos from the exhibition after the jump.]



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Thaddeus Strode

Thaddeus Strode: Absolutes and Nothings at the Mildred Lane Kemper Museum of Art at Washington University in St. Louis, until April 21, 2008.  Strode is a 40something painter living in Los Angeles.  From the catalog essay, by curator Sabine Eckmann: “Everything that painting ever promised seems to have gone wrong in the canvases of Thaddeus Strode.”

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Ryan Deemer

Ryan Deemer 

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