January 9, 2008

Some Paintings

I'm fortunate to be one of the 70 (living) painters curator Doug Harvey invited to participate in this show at Track 16 at Bergamont Station this Saturday night. Whose company will I keep? I have no idea, other than a few friends that I know who have been invited too (Raffi Kalendarian, Brad Eberhard, David Amico, Jasmine Little... and Dani Tull, whose painting you see above gracing the invitation). Doug is a great writer here in LA (longtime LA Weekly arts reviewer) and he seems to love the carnivalesque, so it's no surprise to see that he has incorporated John Kilduff's Let's Paint TV performance shenanigans to the opening festivities. A big plus, the very excellent Wounded Lion (Brad and Raffi's band, the dudes mentioned above) will play at the opening too. Saturday night should be pretty insane, there are tons of openings across town, and parking at Bergamont Station is notoriously limited, so come by early.

Here's the press release:


?Some paintings give me diamonds, some paintings, heart attacks
Some paintings I give all my bread to, I don?t ever want it back

Some paintings give me jewelry, others buy me clothes
Some paintings give me children, I never asked them for.?


1 November, 2007?Track 16 Gallery is proud to present ?Some Paintings,? the third (2007) LA Weekly Annual Biennial, curated by Doug Harvey. Featuring the work of over 70 living Los Angeles painters, the exhibition is a long-overdue large-scale celebration of LA?s vital and ongoing exploration of the longest-lasting, most constantly reinvented medium in the fine arts. The show runs from January 12 through February 16, 2008, with an opening reception on Saturday, January 12 from 7 P.M. to 11 P.M. with refreshments and performances by The Spirit Girls, Wounded Lion, John Kilduff of Let?s Paint TV, and others.

The exact list of participating artists will not be officially revealed until the joint opening/publication of the annual LA Weekly Art Issue, but ?Some Paintings? will include works by the famous and the unknown, and range from pure abstraction to photorealism, and include available works from many of LA?s most cherished masters and hottest emerging talents. None of the work in ?Some Paintings? has been previously exhibited in Los Angeles, and most of it will be barely dry.

While not claiming to be exhaustive, or even comprehensive, ?Some Paintings? is an idiosyncratically personal and optimistic love letter spelling out the potential inherent in the world?s third-oldest profession and how it is currently manifesting itself in our city.

For more information please visit our website at www.track16.com.
Posted by Dennis at January 9, 2008 6:34 PM

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