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TR Colletta

TR Colletta 

“It feels like I am in a movie about my life but I don’t have the lead…” a fascinating statement of clarity from TR Colletta – one that allows him to see abundant abstractions in every rigid reflection. He understands that the journey to his core is a compass-confusing maze. So rather than barreling through […]

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JOHN BALDESSARI

JOHN BALDESSARI 

John Baldessari is often irritated. He works in Los Angeles because it tends to piss him off. “It’s ugly here,” he says matter-of-factly. “It’s not a city – just an area with no real culture.” Add traffic congestion, noise and smog to its confusing identity and it’s easy to understand Baldessari’s angst. But being uncomfortable […]

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THE OXFORD PROJECT

THE OXFORD PROJECT 

What do people do in Oxford, Iowa? Euchre is popular. Some of the men go “coon huntin’.” Women clean houses and cook – anything from koloches to sliced deer in cream of mushroom soup. Oxford is quintessential flyover, small-town America, a town of 700 people. It’s got black sheep, Christians and Buddhists. Death brings with […]

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MR. BRAINWASH

MR. BRAINWASH 

Two industrial-sized buckets full of pink paint rest on the floor of a dimly lit Los Angeles garage. Mr. Brainwash picks them up and grunts as he heaves the contents against two bare, off-white walls. The stomach soothing shade splatters everywhere. Much of it oozes like lava onto the pale concrete below. The artist grabs […]

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PACO ROSIC

PACO ROSIC 

With his head anchored to the floor, Paco Rosic spins around like a top. Above him, God is creating Adam. His body twists and turns to the rhythm of James Brown’s “Sex Machine,” while the origins of mankind look down upon him. Minutes go by and he’s still going at a dizzying speed as the […]

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KEN PRICE

KEN PRICE 

By all accounts, Ken Price is a real artist. No dollar chasing, concept borrowing or gimmicky pan flashing, just a guy who has spent at least 60 hours a week in his studio for his entire life. “For me, the creative process is a deeply personal, subjective, private activity,” Price says. “I’m not trying to […]

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WILL BULLAS

WILL BULLAS 

Red shoes make the average bird stand out in a flock, and in the world of watercolor, only Will Bullas can make that concept fly. His latest project is called “dux in the city,” and from Pier 39 east to Union Square, up Nob Hill then down Lombard Street, Bullas’ birds are ruffling feathers throughout […]

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JOE RAMIRO GARCIA

JOE RAMIRO GARCIA 

The air in Joe Ramiro Garcia’s studio is stuffy. The summer afternoon sun in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is baking the place. Garcia’s long, wet, black hair is tied behind his head in a sloppy ponytail. Loose strands stick to his face. The armpits of his baby blue button-down shirt look like wading pools, yet […]

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MANUEL NERI

MANUEL NERI 

Locked in layers of plaster is a story of endless love. She represents a tension so thick it can only be cut by a machete. Yet she must be carefully crafted because their deep affection is also vulnerable. The juxtaposition between her jagged edges and smooth detail creates a surface that’s volatile to its core. […]

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GREGORY COLBERT

GREGORY COLBERT 

A boy stands peacefully, eyes closed as a falcon soars behind him with wings spread wide. A young monk sits on his feet reading to an elephant lying before him. There’s an incredible innocence as it appears to listen intently to every word. A crouched boy calmly nestles up to a seated cheetah who seems […]

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