- Engel and Brigante Nov 2015
Jules Engel and Nicholas ‘Nick’ Brigante
Drawings and Watercolors
Jules Engel (1909 – 2003) and Nicholas ‘Nick’ Brigante(1897-1989) were far apart in their imagery BUT they both loved ‘the line’ and ‘motion’, as demonstrated in these two exhibitions. Each artist has his unique ‘hand’ which clearly captured rhythmic goals. Compare, contrast and enjoy!
Disney to CalArts 1930s-1990s
Nicholas P. Brigante
- LATIN FLAVORS 2015
LATIN FLAVORS 2015
July 14 to September 4, 2015
Here in Southern California, we blend many cultures in true American melting pot tradition. We trace roots to the original latin countries – here and abroad – to add spices to our pot!
Our LATIN FLAVORS 2015 spans a century that includes art by Posada, Zuniga and Romero, in a flow of story telling, folklore, songsheets that pour out the passions of the artists. Dramatic black and white adds to the brew, though color is intrinsic. These colors reveal the moods, the visions and the heat that is a part of creativity.
David Alfaro Siqueiros’s mountainous landscape climbs to 6000 feet at Macchu Picchu but Frank Romero brings us down to earth at MacArthur Park with the ice cream vendors. Francisco Zuniga depicts an earthy nude in contrast to Elizabeth Catlett’s study of a young Rafaela. Carlos Merida narrates the origins of the earth while Leopoldo Mendez reveals the plights of a family disconnected from its land.
Pablo O’Higgins observes the village laundress while Jean Charlot is depicting a holiday hairdressing. Jesus Escobedo somberly meditates alongside Rico Lebrun’s Mourners at the Crucifixion, while Manuel Alvarez Bravo’s carousel horse slyly peeks at Francisco Toledo’s turtle on the ladder!
LATIN FLAVORS 2015 brims with imagination, honesty, humor, social commentary, heartfelt sadness and Life, Life, Life.
Techniques include: Lithography, Etching, Screenprinting, Photography, Drawing, Woodcut, Typography and Sculpting.
Many additional pieces can be seen on our website : TobeyCMossGallery.com
Do check us out and visit the Gallery – in person, over the telephone or on the web. We look forward to greeting you!
- IN FOCUS – August 2015
IN FOCUS – Joyce Wahl Treiman (1922-1991)
- June Wayne (1918-2011)
June Wayne (1918-2011)
- COLLAGE May/June 2015
The technique of collage is a process of ‘add-ons’….applying papers, string, objects, photographs, buttons and bows to a support of paper, cardboard, board, cloth or whatever……resulting in a composition of complex ideas, textures and shapes.
To illustrate: here are works of art by artists whose minds transgress boundaries. William Dole, Jules Engel, Betye Saar, Werner Drewes, Leonard Edmondson, Increase Robinson, and Emerson Woelffer.
We find these images exciting. They encourage you and me to ‘think outside the box’; we hope you feel the same curiosity and interest!
Imagination, serendipity and stacks of ‘stuff’ are the stimuli.
- Sister Mary Corita Kent
Sister Mary Corita Kent 1918 – 1986
Sister Mary Corita became part of the Order of the Immaculate Heart, Los Angeles in 1936. Only 18 years old, she found an avenue to follow her faith and to expand her education. Over the next decade she took classes at Otis Art Institute, Chouinard Art Institute and achieved a Master in Arts degree from USC. During the same period she taught in elementary school and developed a signature style in color screenprinting. She taught in the Immaculate Heart College and became a celebrated chair of its art department. Her classes at Immaculate Heart attracted prominent artists including John Cage, Buckminster Fuller and Charles and Ray Eames whom she, in turn, credited as playing important roles in her artistic development. Aside from national attention for her ’Love’ postage stamp, her work has been lauded in many museum exhibitions, catalogues and a movie narrated by Eva Marie Sainte.
- The Photographic Eye
a stellar collection of images that range from the abstract to the portrait – from genre to industrial …
images to LIVE WITH.
This eclectic showing displays a wide range of 20th century artists ranging from CameraWorks/Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston to Lou Jacobs Jr. and Gyorgy Kepes. The listing below describes our walls. Some images are available to request.
- YNEZ JOHNSTON: AN INTIMATE VIEW
YNEZ JOHNSTON: AN INTIMATE VIEW
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Ynez Johnston makes dramatic use of jewel-like colors and bold lines as she references romantic and mystic cultures. The viewer is guided through fantastic kingdoms, exotic structures and magical settings that suggest teeming cities, ambiguous landscapes, voluptuous royal trappings and improbable vehicles.
From the Whitney Museum of American Art to the Art Institute of Chicago, from San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, her art has been celebrated in solo exhibitions. Galleries from Los Angeles, London, Chicago, Tokyo, New York and others throughout Europe and the United States have followed with their own solo shows.
Ynez Johnston excites the imagination that lies within most of us!
- THE SUBJECT IS WOMAN
THE SUBJECT IS WOMAN
January 19 to March 29
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The Subject is WOMAN is an eclectic collection of works that depict “WOMAN” as the source of mystery, creativity, and desire that is the foundation, the intuition and ‘the way’. The artists including John Altoon to Alfred Stieglitz, Albrecht Durer to Leonora Carrington, Betye Saar to Gerald Brockhurst, Kathe Kollwitz to Jose Luis Cuevas, George Morland to Henrietta Shore have portrayed INSCRUTABLE WOMAN in her many guises.
- MOLLY BARNES – TALK TALK! January 19, 2013
Molly Barnes, Host Extraordinaire
Panelists:Rachel Rosenthal, Katherine Cone and Susan Baerwald.
Molly Barnes has been involved in the Los Angeles art scene for decades as a dealer and curator. She has hosted radio programs and is the author of three books about the art business, including Love at First Sight, a book on collecting. Molly currently hosts a series of art talks at the Roger Smith Hotel in New York, teaches at Otis Art Institute and is writing a book about deKooning. Her Panel
Rachel Rosenthal is an interdisciplinary artist, a teacher, and animal rights activist based in Los Angeles, California. She is best known for her full-length performance art pieces which she has toured, with The Rachel Rosenthal Company. Her work brings forth a creative imagination amongst the highest in the ranks of LA artist.
Katherine Cone is a highly respected Los Angeles gallerest. She grew up and was educated on the East Coast and has an impressive family legacy that includes the famous art collectors, Etta and Claribel Cone, who, in the early twentieth century, were avid collectors of Matissse and Picasso and were instrumental in exposing their work in America. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2003, she worked with several top galleries and in 2011 opened Katherine Cone Gallery in Culver City
Susan Baerwald co-founded Just Folk in Santa Barbara in June of 2007 to showcase her long time passion for American Folk and Outsider art.