More Articles by James Scarborough
Julian Hoeber: All That is Solid Melts into Air at Blum & Poe
Collectively, these sculptures look like death masks cast from Aztec sacrifices. Each embodies the magical absurd-beyond-belief-because-it’s-so-true realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Requiem For War: Paintings by Hans Burkhardt
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts 357 North La Brea Avenue Los Angeles 323 938-5222 July 11 to October 25, 2003 Hans Burkhardt responds to war with deep felt feelings of rage, horror, and disgust. Moreover, he expresses these feelings with a sure hand that takes us to the brink of annihilation and back. It’s an exhausting … Continued
Patricia Correia Gallery 2525 Santa Monica Avenue E2 Santa Monica, California 310 264 1760 July 19 to August 23, 2003 In her eight large paintings on show at Patricia Correiea, Helene Slavin creates instant patina. Looking aged, well-used, as if they’ve been sitting in an attic, her works resemble maps that mischevious schoolchildren have dipped … Continued
Untitled (ellipses) II Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects 5363 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90036 323.933-2117 May 31 – June 28, 2003 Rodney McMillian’s work limns absence as an unmitigated presence. His take on absence is more sensuous than cerebral. He doesn’t deconstruct the idea of absence and then rebuild it as a dialectical opposition, … Continued