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The Art of Empathy: Joel-Peter Witkin and Jerome Witkin

Huffington Post July 8, 2014. Also republished in Twin Visions: Joel Peter Witkin Jerome Witkin ( published by Jack Rutberg Fine Arts,  2014.) The” Twin Vision”  exhibition of these legendary artists  at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts is an historic landmark, because it is the first joint exhibition of these twins who have worked separately in...
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Critic’s Pick: Sharon Ellis at Christopher Grimes Gallery

  Artweek.LA April 7, 2014, Critic’s Pick. Sharon Ellis solo exhibition at Christopher Grimes Gallery. Ellis’ subject is the patterns of time perceived in the recurrent symmetries of nature and the fractal universe of self-similar patterns. Read my review in Artweek.LA....
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Critic’s Pick: Mei Xian Qiu at Kopeikin Gallery

Artweek.LA, April 7, 2014, Critic’s Pick. Qiu’s work has a cinematic feel, created by imprinting  photographs on plexiglass substrates with thick layers of pigments housed in tabloid souvenir boxes, which have a 3-D quality. (Kopeikin Gallery, March 1-April 19, 2014) Read my review in Artweek.LA....
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Barbara Kruger Monograph. Essay text.

Essay commissioned for the monograph,Barbara Kruger  published by The National Art Gallery, New Zealand, 1988 http://www.specificobject.com/objects/info.cfm?object_id=6153#.U43teVy1y1J   BEYOND THE LOOKING GLASS: YOUR TRUTHS ARE ILLUSIONS By Lita Barrie “How can I be distinguished from her? Only if I keep on pushing through to the other side, if I’m always beyond, because on this side of...
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Twins Speak: Joel-Peter Witkin and Jerome Witkin

   Painters Table via Artweek.LA March 24, 2014.  Republished in Twin Visions: Joel-Peter Witkin Jerome Witkin ( published by Jack Rutberg Fine arts, 2014) Lita Barrie’s  interview with twin brothers, narrative figurative painter Jerome Witkin and celebrated/controversial art photographer Joel-Peter Witkin, at their first joint exhibition at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts. Links:  Front Cover  story in Artweek.LA Featured...
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Dennis Hollingsworth: Artist-and-Critic Conversation

 PaintersTable- via Artweek.LA,  January6/13, 2014. A philosophic  conversation on art issues, after visiting Hollingsworth’s  new studio in NYC. This interview is a continuation of an eighteen year dialogue that began in LA. Links: http://www.painters-table.com/link/artweekla/dennis-hollingsworth-conversation http://artweek.la/issue/january-6-13-2014-double/article/dennis-hollingsworth-artist-and-critic-conversation 24cialisitalia.coa continuation of an eighteen year dialogue which began in Los Angeles and travelled to New York....
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Dennis Hollingsworth:Painting with a Punch

  Painters Table  -via Artweek.LA  Dec 23, 2013. An essay analyzing Hollingsworth’s corporeal paintings. Hollingsworth’s work is on view in Drifters, a group exhibition, at Hionus Gallery, New York. Hollingworth’s paintings raise playful questions about the paradoxical position of abstract painting today – caught in the impasse between opposing camps.His layered surfaces become a self-reflective space in...
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Lisa Adams: The Aesthetic Dimension of Melancholy

Painters Table Dec 7, 2013 – via Artweek.LA Dec 2, 2013. Republished in In the Land of Entropic Beauty ( monograph published by CB1 Gallery)    An essay on  Lisa Adams’ recent melancholic paintings. These paintings do not  represent melancholy in obvious themes and iconography they  exhale it through enigmas – created by combining different emotions and different...
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Dangerous Beauties: A Double Take on Art and Nature

Front cover story ARTWEEK.LA, Vol viagra kopen online 131, July 22, 2013 http://artweek.la/blogs/art-muse http://artweek.la/authors/lita-barrie Dangerous Beauties, an exhibition curated by John O’Brien for Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens (May 7 through July 31, 2013) pairs art works with botanical plants – which are not what they appear to be, on the surface. This exhibition...
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Charles Fine: The Art of Visual Perception

Front cover story ARTWEEK.LA, Vol 129, July 8, 2013. An enormous  30 year survey  which fills 30,000 square feet in Ace Gallery ( October to June , 2013). The main impression Fine’s work leaves is a cherishment of natural forms and a loving pursuit of visual detail which goes beyond outer forms – to the underlying...
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