June 28, 2018

I created this moon for one of the niches in the piece.  It is engraved in 1/8" mdf and is around 3.5" in diameter. The settings were at 500mm/sec and around 20% power for any K40 people out there. I struggled a little bit to cut it completely through. I think that is a focusing issue and am a few mm out of focus, but it still works pretty well.  I was able to "pop" it out of the mdf, but one part of the edge was fuzzy.

April 27, 2018

A little more insight about Roland Reiss' Unapologetic Flowers show at the Claremont Museum Art. Another show is at Diane Rosenstein Gallery as well.

Here is a link to the review at What the Butler Saw -An Arts Magazine, an online arts magazine I just recently discovered.

April 25, 2018

 One of the museum's Pollocks was being cleaned and restored and they decided to use one of the galleries for the process. A great idea!

 A couple of early works on paper were included, and some great visuals in large digital printed vinyl on the wall as well.  Opposite this famous image of Pollock painting was a monitor with the famous documentary of Pollock creating some of his works. This is the film with the camera man below Pollock and he is splatteri...

April 22, 2018

While it is always a pleasure to view a single Mark Rothko piece, it is especially satisfying to experience a room full of them, and the MOCA does not disappoint.

 I didn't get shots of all of them, but as you can see, there are a number of benches to sit and contemplate these works and installation. The photo looks empty here, but it was a bit crowded the day I attended. Perhaps an early morning visit might allow you to view this in a bit more intimate setting...

April 18, 2018

It had to be  probably 25 years or more since I viewed the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.  In fact, I had never been to the downtown space, on the Little Tokyo space. This is the space that is basically across the street from the Frank Gentry designed Disney Music Hall.

I was treated to a display of Joseph Cornell assemblages in the first room I entered.

A little better view of some.  There are a number of Cornell pieces around Los Angeles, but...

April 17, 2018

My Alma Mater, Pomona College has begun, well actually is more like in the middle of construction of a new museum of art. After much haggling with the city of Claremont, and moving one of the historic houses on the site, construction is well on its way.

 The northeast corner of the site

 Still a lot of concrete to be cast.

 The architects rendition of the museum posted at the site.

 Here is a better rendering from the Pomona College website.

 Around a year ago the...

April 14, 2018

I was quite lucky that my recent trip to Claremont coincided with Roland Reiss' reception for Unapologetic Flowers.  I haven't seen Roland in probably ten years so it was good to see him and catch up. There was quite the CGU reunion during the opening at Claremont Museum of Art on April 7th.

Husband and Wife team of Gary Geraths and Joyce Hesselgrave going through the catalogue of the show with Roland. 

Here are some of the Unapologetic Flowers.  The blue p...

April 4, 2018

 (Roland Reiss, Fleur du Mal II, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 68 x 52 in. courtesy of the Claremont Museum of Art)

Long-time CGU art chaiman is having a retrospective of sorts at the Claremont Museum of Art.  I plan to attend the opening Saturday, April 7th from 6-9pm. More details can be found at the museum site.  Click here.

March 9, 2018

As I continue to slowly create new works I'll add some details on "details"

Not the greatest shot of some detail plaques for the piece.  These were engraved and cut on the K40 laser.  The intial design was drawn in Adobe Illustrator. I'll post the step by step process of the painting techniques.  These will look like weathered bronze.  More pics and views of the whole piece to follow.

January 28, 2018

Past due here since the exhibit closed a couple of weeks ago. What a great show! I saw it all the way back on Thanksgiving weekend.  My only criticism was the hanging of the show really could have been a little better thought out, there were bottlenecks that could have been avoided.  It was quite crowded, so I could have chose a better time to go as well.

I had only seen Andrew Wyeth's works in ones and twos before, and frankly just a few in person at that...

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