Monthly Archives: August 2011

Tim Bavington Featured in “softcore / HARD EDGE”

With work in the provocatively titled “softcore / HARD EDGE,” Tim Bavington will show alongside Billy Al Bengston, Alexander Caldwell, Karl Benjamin, Monique Prieto and thirteen other established contemporary artists selected by Los Angeles Times’ art critic, David Pagel, and The Art Gallery of Calgary’s Senior Art Curator, Marianne Elder.

Traveling from Elder’s institution, the exhibition will open at Claremont Graduate University’s East and Peggy Phelps Galleries  on August 30, 6-9pm, and evaluate similarities of tone, palette, and brushstroke in contemporary painting between Los Angeles and Calgary. softcore / HARD EDGE” will ultimately bring together sixty artworks that question similarities of contemporary art practice created in these two very different cities, not to mention some of the most distinctive voices of modern abstraction.

The show will remain on view through September 23, 2011.

Dorland’s “For Lori” Opens to Rave Reviews

After its opening reception on Thursday, June 23, Kim Dorland‘s For Lori (at Mike Weiss Gallery in NYC) has received rave reviews from critics and bloggers alike. In addition to making the “10 Must-See Painting Shows in the US” list for Summer 2011 (as named by the Huffington Post), the show has also been featured by the AOL Artists blog, NY Arts Magazine, and Art Daily – which praises the show for its “raw and unapologetic” edge.

The exhibition’s gritty textures and experimental color palette will be on view for one more month, closing August 27. More information can be found at the gallery’s website.