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A man shoots fashion in the street. He looks for something the fashion houses haven’t seen yet. He becomes famous. Late in his life he is invited to speak. He says:
“Beauty is a form of knowledge. If you seek beauty, you will find it.”
After the excesses of the 18th century, many would claim that beauty was a superficial pursuit. But I say:
Just because someone has a superficial idea of beauty does not mean beauty is superficial.
Because that photographer is right. Beauty is a form of knowledge.
Oxnard-born Henry Taylor’s current solo show takes up the first floor of the Blum & Poe space in Culver City, Los Angeles. Best known for his large, thickly-painted, emotionally-charged paintings, often modeled on photographs, but not photorealism in any sense of the word, Taylor in this exhibition also extends Continue reading “Henry Taylor at Blum & Poe”
So much fun. Just had my Summer Open Studio with John Lacques [percussion] and Noah Thomas [horn] playing free-form jazz. What a blast.
These guys can really play. Noah can channel Miles on a conch shell. Where else are you going to hear that?
Improvisational music, improvisational painting. A room full of great people grooving it.
At left you can see Laurie Kirby, founder of Fest Forward, channeling Antonioni’s cinematography. She’s not really a movie star, just one of the most kick ass experts on how to run a major music festival on the planet. ’nuff said. See y’all next time.
The Erik ReeL: Full Circle solo show at the Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka [see side bar] will open this Saturday. The show has already been up for two weeks.
There is also a music festival going on at the museum this weekend, so there should be lots of interesting things to do.
Erik ReeL’s Ush Arbalosa, acrylic on canvas, at the BuenaVentura Artists Association 12 January through 6 February, 2016.
Opening reception on Saturday 16 January 2016, from 5 to 7 pm in downtown Ventura, at the BAA gallery across from the downtown post-office.