January 17, 2013 |
A dozen new table-top sculptures by Patrick Nickell represent a significant evolution, which the artist also signals by titling his beguiling exhibition “Letting Go.” Serendipity has always been a prominent feature of his meandering abstractions, but now it has brought him to an implied - and sometimes even frank - figuration. Nickell's last show at Rosamund Felsen Gallery two years ago, which featured some of the mid-career artist's finest work, featured looping interlaces of painted plaster over a metal armature, painted and set on top of simple, homemade white tables that function as homey pedestals.
September 18, 2009 |
There is something wonderfully peculiar about the paintings of Gegam Kacherian , but it's difficult to pinpoint just what it is. Each of the 15 works in his second solo show at Rosamund Felsen Gallery begins in a reasonable, even orthodox manner with an aerial view of a city skyline, or else the billowing clouds of a turbulent sky-scape. He has a knack for spatial atmospherics and most of these scenes would make for very handsome compositions in their own right. Over these, however, he layers a whirling miscellany of fantastical imagery: animals, figures, flora, architecture, and various totemic objects, all wound in ectoplasmic strands of abstract pigment.
November 22, 2001
* Nancy Jackson (Rosamund Felsen Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave., B-4, Santa Monica,  828-8488). Drawings, paintings and sculpture, including an untitled work, above. Ends Dec. 22.
November 13, 1997
* "Modotti and Weston: Mexicanidad"'--Photo of Diego Rivera (1923), above, by Edward Weston, is among those on exhibit at the Laguna Art Museum through Jan. 4. * "Windows on Wilshire"--Site-specific artworks by Cindy Bernard, Terry Braunstein and Gisela Weimann can be seen at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art through Dec. 31. * "Jim Shaw"--An exhibition of dream-based paintings, drawings and sculpture opens Saturday at Rosamund Felsen Gallery in Santa Monica, and runs through Dec. 20.
September 17, 1995
When my Marin County sister came to town, I could hardly wait to show Bergamot Station off. She bought two Lichtenstein paper plates, a stunning silver bracelet at Rosamund Felsen's (created by her San Francisco daughter), we marveled at the display of dishes--many styles we remembered from our first apartment days--at Track 16 and had a surprisingly good and cheap lunch. I feel as if a new playground has been opened in my back yard. MARTY RAUCH Los Angeles
February 21, 2008
"Macabre" is how Los Angeles-based painter Steve Hurd describes his latest exhibition, now on display at Santa Monica's Rosamund Felsen Gallery: "It's about the dark times we live in." This theme is echoed in Hurd's "R.I.P." series, depicting blurry, pixelated images of American flag-draped coffins culled from real-life photos. And then there's "The Devil Is in the Details" (pictured), a damning work quoting ex-military spokesman Maj. Gen.