AM recently got the chance to visit Wayne White in his Los Angeles studio. His workspace is as amazing and surreal as you would imagine, including four foot tall eyes and an oversized mask of former president Lyndon Johnson. Although White is best known in the art world for his paintings that combine vintage imagery with clever, bright colored words, he is also recognizable as the star of the documentary Beauty is Embarrassing and for his work on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. When we arrived he was […]
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A few weeks ago AM got a chance to visit with artist Tessar Lo at his Toronto studio. He was just coming off of recent group shows More Than Two (Let It Make Itself) at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto and Buddy System at the Breeze Block Gallery in Portland. Tessar’s process involves tapping into the unconscious, creating imagery that feels poignant despite its abstraction, using color and shape to convey unspoken meaning but maintaining a haunting familiarity. He challenges the viewer to digest the work without having something […]
After an interview with Ray Caesar back in 2011, we caught up recently with him again to talk some more about his art, his inspiration and his method. The opportunity presented itself shortly after the October 3rd opening of Truth, Light and Matter at Gallery House in Toronto, Canada – an unusual display space whose premise is to deliberately partner with galleries around the world on behalf of the artists. Take a look at our Q&A’s below… Arrested Motion (AM): During previous interviews, a lot has been written about […]
A few weeks back, AM had a chance to visit with painter Jocelyn Duke in her Los Angeles studio. Coming off of back to back shows in Portland, Oregon (solo titled Brain Candy at the Sum Gallery and a group exhibition titled Wider than a Postcard at the Breeze Block Gallery), she was busy catching up on commissions and enjoying some time back home in the studio. She describes her work as Pop Organic Geometry, or POG for short. Jocelyn explains that her collective body of work consists of repetition of patterns, […]
Last Friday was the opening night of Ryan McLennan’s newest show Fabrications at the David B. Smith Gallery in Denver. The 2011 Western Award Winner spent the last 12 months channeling the cinema of filmmakers like Guy Madden and Andrei Tarkovsky for the inspiration to create the 20 piece show which will be on display until October 5th. Fans of Ryan’s would call this a departure from the work of his last several shows, swapping his signature animals and limited outdoors landscapes for empty, foreboding […]