Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Open House Exhibition






Andrew Conklin


 
"Lake View" is the dominant theme of this year's Open House exhibition.







 
I love this one - possibly inspired by the large Magritte show at the A.I.C.
 
It's wonderfully painted.





Penny Feuerstein



 
A more conventional view 
 
 I often  bicycle along this stretch on my way to the club






Delicious areas of detail






Phyllis Brodny

 
Photographs are only allowed on the blog
when they look like paintings.
 
Phyllis specializes in taking shots from her windows,
so she has plenty of time to wait for unusual moments.

 








Helen Oh


Lake Michigan minimalism,
which reminds me of  this early Kandinsky
that showed in Milwaukee earlier this year:





Wassily Kandinky, "Tunis, the Bay", 1905

 
Obviously, Lake Michigan is more subtle and refined.








Helen Oh







Errol Jacobson


Errol's street scenes seem to be a "ghost's eye view"
 
And it won't be long before I'll be haunting them myself.





James Burrell
"Lorte Garden"


Urbs in Horto -- or vice-versa






Leonid Osseny







 









 







 






 



Exhibit: Quadrilogy





Lenin Del Sol


There's only a few artists who make painting at the Palette and Chisel a full-time job.

Lenin is one of them.

His work dominates this show - but he could easily fill the gallery several times over just with what he's painted this year.









With his interest in detail -- and setting his figures into appropriate settings - he's the kind of artist who accompanied expeditions of the  Field Museum back when they were exploring remote areas of the world.



















This one would work well as the cover
of a steamy paperback mystery novel
from the 1940's.


















This one reminds me of "The Five Senses" by Hans Makart









The stark poignancy of this  one reminds me of Mary Qian
who has also spent many hours painting on the third floor.






































Nick Moscalink



In a few years of drawing at the club, Nick has really become quite a Classicist
with precision in both figure and design


































Sue Kuc

Like Lenin's, these pieces also look like book illustrations - but the books are from the 19th instead of 20th century, and their subjects are less sensational.

Like Louisa May Alcott.



























Blessing Akalaonu


Blessing has a wonderfully different sense of mise en scene.











This evening in Chicago reminds me so much of Joseph Tomanek's view of 18th and Laflin in the Vanderpoel Museum.


Tomanek (1889 - 1974) was an early member of the P&C

























 






















Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sculpture and Drawing Show - 2014




Robert Tati



I've seen Robert many times in the drawing workshops -- but never knew he did this kind of stately, classical drawing.






 







I find these images so relaxing, enjoyable, and expressive.








 



 


Don Yang






 Helen Oh




James Hajicek






Larry Paulsen





Leonid Osseny





Leonid Osseny








Lothar Speer







Marina Nemtseva













Mary Palmer








Valerie Stanaszek









Misha Livshulz















Roger Akers


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I guess I'm more impressed by P&C drawings than sculpture,
which isn't surprising.



The one is more difficult than the other.