Filed under: Art World, Los Angeles, Noteworthy, Video | Tags: 91, Annie Lapin, Future Shipwreck, Graham Kolbeins, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles
Los Angeles-based artist Annie Lapin has made a career out of taking something obvious and completely tearing it apart visually, and while her compositions might appear obscurely rendered, her talent is unmissable. The third in our New American Paintings/Video series with Graham Kolbeins of Future Shipwreck focuses on the studio practice of Annie Lapin, the recent winner of both our inaugural Reader’s Choice Poll and our first NAP Annual Prize.
Featured in edition #91 of New American Paintings as a Noteworthy artist, Annie’s work will be featured in a forthcoming solo show at Honor Fraser in Los Angeles.
Filed under: Art Fairs, Art World, Los Angeles, On the Road, Video | Tags: Aaron Spangler, Angles Gallery, Camilo Alvarez, Charest-Weinberg Gallery, Country Club, Eric Charest-Weinberg, Iva Gueorguieva, Jessica Silverman, John Knuth, Katharine Mulherin, Lucky Dragons, Luke Butler, Luke Fishbeck, Matt Distel, Mike Bayne, Nicole Cherubini, Ooga Booga, Ryan McGinness, samsøn, Shannon Finley, Silverman Gallery, Wendy Yao
March Madness is here, and that can only mean one thing: art fairs. (And college basketball, I suppose.) As we at New American Paintings excitedly head to New York for The Armory Show, VOLTA, Pulse and the fairs this week, we’re reminded of how much fun we had at Art Los Angeles Contemporary recently. We teamed up with the talented Graham Kolbeins of Future Shipwreck—who last filmed Iva Gueorguieva in her studio—to interview dealers at Art LA and bounce from booth to shining booth. The result is a candid crop of gallerists revealing details about the work they’re exhibiting, and never-ending throngs of art-hungry visitors.
Dealers and featured artists include:
David Kordansky Gallery (LA): Richard Jackson
Camilo Alvarez (samsøn, Boston): Nicole Cherubini
Jessica Silverman (Silverman Gallery, SF): Luke Butler, Shannon Finley
Matt Distel & John Knuth (Country Club, LA): Ryan McGinness
Wendy Yao (Ooga Booga, LA): Luke Fishbeck (Lucky Dragons)
Angles Gallery (LA): Iva Gueorguieva
Eric Charest-Weinberg (Charest-Weinberg Gallery, Miami): Aaron Spangler
Katharine Mulherin (Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto): Mike Bayne
Susanne Vielmetter (LA): Olga Koumoundouros, Andrea Bowers
Allegra LaViola Gallery (New York): Jennifer Catron & Paul Outlaw
If you happen to be scouting out work at the New York fairs this weekend, don’t forget our Armory Arts Week Twitter Contest where you can win a free year’s subscription to New American Paintings just by tweeting about NAP artists while you’re out and about.
—Evan J. Garza, Editor-at-large
Filed under: Video | Tags: Future Shipwreck, Graham Kolbeins, Iva Gueorguieva
The work of LA-based artist Iva Gueorguieva is an elegant and controlled form of chaos, evoking movement at every possible turn. Gueorguieva’s paintings and collages clamor with so many visible points of entry that, when standing in front of one, it’s impossible to focus on any one place. (She also makes some really great noises when describing her work.)
The focus of this month’s Spotlight feature in edition #91 of New American Paintings, currently on newsstands, Gueorguieva opens up about her process, the importance of cutting in her work, and how something as simple as sound informs the paintings she makes.
For our first New American Paintings video production, we teamed up with blogger Graham Kolbeins of Future Shipwreck fame, who caught up with the Bulgarian-born artist recently while working in her studio. Enjoy! More videos coming soon! —Evan J. Garza, Editor-at-Large
Filed under: Video | Tags: 91, Conrad Ruiz, Future Shipwreck, Graham Kolbeins, Pacific Coast
Featured in #91, the forthcoming Pacific Coast edition of New American Paintings, available on newsstands next month, the work of Conrad Ruiz doesn’t take itself too seriously, and neither does he. Featuring a host of characters in mild to wild circumstances, Ruiz’s exciting work is one colorful and exuberant playground. Humor is as inherent to the work as the paint used to create it, and his compositions are often filled with subjects in oddly fantastic circumstances, like Obama riding a giant Corgy or smiling characters on the back of a great white shark.
Graham Kolbeins of Future Shipwreck recently caught up with the California artist while he was working on a mammothly scaled painting which he claims is the largest watercolor on Earth. Be sure to pick up #91 on newsstands in December!