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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sandra's Pick of the Month 


Sampson's work appeals to not only children and adults alike, but all levels of art appreciation; his paintings are truly for everyone. His narratives are enigmatic and encourages the viewer to look closer and engage. The work has a wonderful sense of familiarity recalling European masters, but also has an unexpected twist. His open ended paintings allow the viewer to continue to enjoy the work over time. At age 83, he is still in his studio daily painting new work! He is truly a master!

 Come in and take an up close and personal look at these exquisite paintings. 


here is a link to Sampson's paintings in the gallery. 

What are your favorite Frank Sampson paintings?

Thank you for reading our blog!  - Lisa 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Trip to Los Angeles 

Sandra Phillips went with the DAM Contemporaries  to Los Angeles to see  Pacific Standard Time. They went to the Getty, LACMA, Schindler House, private collections, artist studios and much more.

Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas, 1963, Ed Ruscha. Oil on canvas. 64 1/2 x 121 3/4 in.

This unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California for six months to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene. It is the largest collaborative project of its kind. Its mission is to uncover the largely hidden historical record of Southern California art and present its richness and diversity.
Judy Chicago 
Big Blue Pink from the Flesh Gardens series, 1971, Judy Chicago.
 Sprayed acrylic lacquer on acrylic. 96 in x 96 in

The Getty

                                                                                                           Gardens at the Getty 

Andrew Perchuk, co-curator of the Getty's PST show 

Exterior of the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion (Photo by Alex Vertikoff, Museum Associates/LACMA)

LACMA's largest current show is California Design, Living in a Modern Way  

This exhibition is the first major study of California midcentury modern design. With more than 300 objects—furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fashion and textiles, and industrial and graphic design—the exhibition examines the state’s role in shaping the material culture of the entire country

Schindler House 

The Schindler house, built 1922, was the first example of the modern style architecture. 

Artist Studio Visits
 Artist Tony de los Reyes

Rachel Lachowicz
Cell Interlocking Construction, 2010

UNTITLED, 1961, 
mirror,wood,paint , 

One of Sandra's favorite exhibits was Beatrice Wood: Career-Woman, Drawings, Paintings Vessels, and Objects.   in the Santa Monica Museum of Art. 

Beatrice Wood, Mermaid Teapot, 
1991, 22 x 18 x 9 inches

Beatrice Wood, Footed Bowl, 1965, ceramic, 10 1/2 x 3 7/8 x 4 inches
Gift of the Artist to the Ala Story Collection 

California Architecture 


If you are in the area this a must see exhibit to learn about the art history of Southern California. 

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