Saturday, January 12, 2008

David Sandlin at Billy Shire Fine Arts

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I just got back from 2 very busy art openings. The first was for the opening at Billy Shire Fine Arts of David Sandlin and Helen Garber's new work. I'm such a long time fan of David Sandlin's work that I'm just commenting on his show there for this post entry. It was a tough night to have an opening because so many people were going over to the "Some Paintings" show at Track 16 (Bergamot Station in Santa Monica). That place was a madhouse. More of a partylike atmosphere, but good strong work and celebs filling the place. Matt Groening and Matt Dillon were there. Apparently a lot of famous men named Matt. Anyway, I'm just glad I made it to Billy Shire first to see David Sandlin's work. I will add more to this post in a day so I can get the name of the paintings that I found really impressive. Here are a couple of images from the show though. The work was big....BIG!!!! They were all oil on canvas (for the most part) and the colors were strong and vibrant. I've always loved how Sandlin rides this fine line between cartoonish and abstract. It's a dreamworld of distorted characters and genitalia. (Lord knows I love to paint the female breast.) He tends to draw on his life experiences and his 2 favorite topics are sex and religion. We have this in common for sure. He grew up in Belfast and also Alabama. His mother was from Ireland and the first painting here is an homage to her.

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6 comments:

joy said...

Hi there, I just learned of Billy Shire's Culver City art gallery last Sunday and appreciate you providing a review of the artwork shown there.

I too was at Bergamot Station last night and really enjoyed myself. My client, Artist Gali Rotstein, was having her inaugural art opening at the Lois Lambert Gallery which was packed the entire night.

I've never seen an art scene like that happening there before and had an absolute blast.

Joe Rocco said...

Hi Joy!

That was a very electrically charged gallery last night. So many people. Probably one of the busiest openings I've ever been to. My friend Esther Watson had a gorgeous painting in the show.

Thanks for coming to my blog and commenting!

joy said...

I agree with you on the electricity filled environment! I thought it was the best art scene I've ever, ever seen in LA.

I'm hoping to upload some of the pictures from last night once I finish working on a client's writing assignment.

Check them out at:www.thejoywriterpr.wordpress.com. Hey, post some of your friend's pix if you have any too ok?

Let's stay in touch!
JOY

Joe Rocco said...

I plan on blogging about Esther Watson's painting from the "Some Paintings" Show this evening Joy. I'll definitely stay in touch and also visit your blog as well.

Thanks!

joy said...

Hey Joe, Check out all my blogs because I've just uploaded pix from the other night and there's over 100!

My professional client update blog is called The Joy Writer PR - www.thejoywriterpr.wordpress.com

My personal blog where I write about anything and everything is called Pure, Unadulterated Joy - www.thejoywriter.typepad.com

My Myspace picture album has a wide variety of images from every part of my life (some that I don't want the general public to see unless I direct them there, but I think you and your readers can handle them because they're very tame in general...) - My space:
www.myspace.com/joykennelly

Please do let me know when your review is ready to go! Thanks!
JOY

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