Emerging Masters 2016: Laguna College of Art + Design MFA exhibit

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Emerging Masters 2016 June 19 to July 17 Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), in collaboration with Laguna Art Museum, is proud to present Emerging Masters 2016, a diverse and impressive exhibition featuring works by recent graduates and current candidates of LCAD’s Masters of Fine Arts programs in Drawing and Painting. Exhibiting Artists: Chloe Allred, Sansanee Boonyad, Trevor Christiansen, Jeff Clendenning, Mario Andrés Colón, Averi Endow, Ashley Gardner, Gavin Gardner, Kenny … [Read more...]

Richard Serra

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Richard Serra Paths and Edges #1 Etching, from the edition of 60, 2007 26 x 39 inches Courtesy of the artist and Gemini G.E.L. LLC Value: $11,000 Live Auction Executive Director's Pick >> Click here for artist's website Richard Serra is one of the preeminent sculptors of his generation, known for tough, monumental metal pieces that orchestrate spaces like architecture, inviting viewers to move around and through them. Trained at the Yale School of Art in the early 1960s with … [Read more...]

Ed Ruscha

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  Ed Ruscha On The Road Artist book of the novel by Jack Kerouac, from the edition of 350 signed and numbered copies, published by Gagosian Gallery and Steidl, 2009 15 1/8 x 36 11/16 x 1 5/16 inches Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery Executive Director's Pick Sold >> Click here for artist's website "Surely Jack Kerouac would have enjoyed the sheer coolness of Ed Ruscha’s visual accompaniment to his great novel. The American highway has been a theme in … [Read more...]

Márton Váró

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  Márton Varó Torso Carrara marble, 2016 21 x 7 x 5 inches Courtesy of the artist Sold >> Click here for artist's website As he shows clearly in works such as this, Márton Váró reveres the sculpture of ancient Greece, paying homage to the classical tradition of carving folds in drapery while suggesting the sensuous forms of the body beneath. The piece also bears witness to his admiration for Michelangelo—the marble is from the same quarry Michelangelo used five hundred … [Read more...]

Marcus Thesing

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Marcus Thesing Chartreuse and Hyacinth Divide Hand blown glass, 2015 16 1/2 x 19 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $2,600 Starting bid: $1,300 >> Click here for artist's website Marcus Thesing was born and raised in Southern California. He became interested in art at a young age, and his father, a sculptor, influenced him to try working in three dimensions. During his time at university, he explored a variety of art courses, from figurative sculpture and drawing to computer … [Read more...]

Gary Szymanski

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Gary Szymanski Untitled Acrylic on canvas, 2015 24 x 24 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $1,800 Starting bid: $900 The work of this sophisticated practitioner of reductivist abstraction is modest in scale and meticulously crafted. It is deliberately quiet to the point of anonymity, bearing no trace of the autographic. Szymanski has an MA from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. His work has been exhibited widely in the USA … [Read more...]

Sarah Stockstill

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  Sarah Stockstill Veriditas I Mixed media on panel, 2016 24 x 24 inches Courtesy of the artist and Kelsey Michaels Fine Art Sold >> Click here for artist's website Sarah Stockstill was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she had aspirations to become a photographer before doing the apprenticeship that inspired her to take up painting. Today she lives in Los Angeles and finds harmony in the landscape of the desert, melding it with the contemporary influences found in her … [Read more...]

Zin Helena Song

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Zin Helena Song Origami 1, #33 Mixed media on wood, 2015 12 x 12 x 5 inches Courtesy of the artist and CES Gallery Value: $1,400 Starting bid: $700 >> Click here for artist's website Zin Helena Song was born in Seoul, Korea in 1983 and completed her undergraduate studies there at the Kook Min University before traveling to New York, where she earned her MFA from Long Island University. She makes highly technical paintings in which she layers hard-edged abstractions on top of … [Read more...]

Phil Sims

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Phil Sims Untitled (Green) Oil on paper, c. 1980 22 1/2 x 30 inches Courtesy of Terry Gulden and Renee Comeau Value: $2,000 Starting bid: $750 Born in Richmond, California, in 1940, Phil Sims studied at the San Francisco Art Institute. He is a Minimalist, and enjoys a national and international reputation for his work in monochrome. He is currently represented by Brian Gross Fine Art in New York. Sims's monochromes can be viewed as an exercise in mindfulness, an invitation for the … [Read more...]

Bradford Salamon

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  Bradford J. Salamon Silent Corona Oil on canvas, 2016 25 x 30 inches Courtesy of the artist Sold >> Click here for artist's website Bradford Salamon began working as a professional illustrator as a young man, and by the early 1990s also owned and operated his own commercial art galleries in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. As his art developed, he continued to study traditional techniques of the Old Masters and began working almost exclusively in oil on canvas, focusing … [Read more...]