Do NOT miss what should be a great artist talk today with Nikki Painter and Marissa Long whose shows are up at Civilian Art Projects but close next weekend.

I am a big fan of Nikki Painter’s going back a few years (disclaimer: I own some of her pieces) and her new work keeps pushing from 2D to 3D and to great effect. Her drawings are labyrinths are excursions into some parallel universe which feels like you’ve entered the Z axis. Neon Planar indeed. Her large-scale installation is especially transfixing.

I’m new to the work of Marissa Long, but I like what I’m seeing so far. Beauty in the eye of the beholder, but also somewhat tromp l’oueil. Her photographs comment on beauty, perception, recycling, the grotesque and consumption. These photographs dazzle and in some cases, disturb, but they are definitely all Offerings.

Also, today’s talk led by Director Jayme McLellan will also feature “special guests”….hmmmm.

Artist talk today, Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 4-6pm at Civilian Art Projects at 1019 7th St., NW, 2nd Floor.

Look what arrived in the mail today!!! Untitled (Mountain), 2010 by Egyptian-born, Los Angeles raised artist Sherin Guirguis. Sherin is one of my favorite contemporary artists (and a friend) and I am lucky to own not one, but two, of her amazing “paintings” which are really so much more than that (ink, cut paper, metallic foil). Now all I have to figure out is how to frame this! 78h x 52w in!

Look what arrived in the mail today!!! Untitled (Mountain), 2010 by Egyptian-born, Los Angeles raised artist Sherin Guirguis. Sherin is one of my favorite contemporary artists (and a friend) and I am lucky to own not one, but two, of her amazing “paintings” which are really so much more than that (ink, cut paper, metallic foil). Now all I have to figure out is how to frame this! 78h x 52w in!