Studio Visits
ERIN RACHEL HUDAK AT PAUL ARTSPACE

ERIN RACHEL HUDAK AT PAUL ARTSPACE

Erin Rachel Hudak just returned from a stint at Paul Artspace in St. Louis, Missouri.  The residency program is situated on 5.5 acres in close proximity to the city of St. Louis and consists of a house and studio spaces.  Hudak went to install “You Are My Reflection” in a permanent location at the residency,...
STUDIO VISIT: MIA BABALIS

STUDIO VISIT: MIA BABALIS

Last Saturday Hayley Miner and I had the pleasure of visiting Mia Babalis at her Santa Monica house slash-studio.  Babalis, a former dancer and current video and installation artist, was in the midst of experiments with porcelain and video projection.  This was my first time at Babalis’ home.  The space is an amazing, sunlit, close-to-the-beach...
BRIAN WILLS: STUDIO VISIT - a little overdue

BRIAN WILLS: STUDIO VISIT – a little overdue

If you haven’t had the chance yet to see the show at our industrial space it is well worth the effort to make an appointment, or stop by and try to catch us. Carol Glenn’s installation, From the Wheel to the Wall, and Brian Wills’ Wow & Flutter make up one of my favorite shows...
STUDIO VISIT: ELISA JOHNS

STUDIO VISIT: ELISA JOHNS

Have I mentioned that Claudia Parducci and Elisa Johns share a large studio space?  It’s great to visit one of them because often they’re both there painting.  And while their paintings are completely different they are both excellent at speaking about one another’s work. Despite having just wrapped up a show with us this fall...
STUDIO VISIT: CLAUDIA PARDUCCI

STUDIO VISIT: CLAUDIA PARDUCCI

Claudia’s latest paintings are a stunning culmination of her interest in language, gaps in communication and despondent cries for help.  “Tell me how to disappear,” “I will go on or not” and other equally, ominously cryptic messages are spelled out in morse code and either painted or silver leafed onto her canvases.  The rigid, graphic...
STUDIO VISIT: PETER ALEXANDER

STUDIO VISIT: PETER ALEXANDER

Denis visited with Peter Alexander at his beautiful studio where Peter is preparing for two solo shows, one on each coast, next year.  Peter has had a couple extremely busy years showing extensively during Pacific Standard Time and subsequently in solo and few person shows in New York, Los Angeles and Berlin.   -pauli ochi...
STUDIO VISIT: ALISON VAN PELT

STUDIO VISIT: ALISON VAN PELT

I love going to artists’ studios because there is always something to look at.  Even when they are between bodies of work and the room is full of blank canvases, as was the case with Alison Van Pelt when we visited her yesterday.  About to begin a series of paintings (the content of which I...
STUDIO VISIT: WILLIAM T. WILEY

STUDIO VISIT: WILLIAM T. WILEY

An Irishman drinking a Guiness finds an old lamp, rubs it and out pops a genie.  The genie says “I will grant you three wishes.”  The Irishman says, “I’d like a glass of Guiness that ever refills itself.”  The genie grants him his wish.  The Irishman drinks his beer and immediately it refills. He does...
STUDIO VISIT: MARY HULL WEBSTER

STUDIO VISIT: MARY HULL WEBSTER

Entering Mary’s studio this morning was like entering another world.  It was dark, which was unexpected.  There were small lights scattered throughout the whole room.  With senses heightened and eyes adjusting it was apparent that the lights were coming from multiple boxes.  Noises started emerging from the boxes as Mary clicked a remote.  Each little...
STUDIO VISIT: NELLIE KING SOLOMON

STUDIO VISIT: NELLIE KING SOLOMON

I’m torn about posting this studio visit.  The paintings are so fresh and good that I want to show them RIGHT NOW, but Nellie is still developing the body of work and I have to wait until next summer, so I want to keep them secret…But no, they’re really just too good, so here you...
STUDIO VISIT: CHUCK ARNOLDI

STUDIO VISIT: CHUCK ARNOLDI

Denis caught up with Chuck Arnoldi at his Venice studio the other day.  While he is making some new, beautiful paintings in dialogue with the architecture of Frank Gehry, Chuck seemed almost as excited about the achievements of his family.  In fact Chuck is showing with his daughter, Natalie (whose work we saw at Nye...
STUDIO VISIT: MOLLY LARKEY

STUDIO VISIT: MOLLY LARKEY

My dad and I visited with Molly Larkey last week.  We checked out her new studio space and selected work for UNTITLED MIAMI BEACH, where we are headed on December 1!  The new fair is curated by a fellow mega-fan of Molly’s, Omar Lopez Chahoud, and will feature over 45 galleries in a temporary structure...