Cadillac Ranch Via Route 66

On the moving road-trip to L.A. we passed through Amarillo, Texas home of infamous Cadillac Ranch.  Cadillac Ranch is a site specific artwork located on the property of art patron and Texan millionaire Stanley Marsh 3, in Amarillo Texas. The piece was created in 1974 by the San Francisco and Houston…

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New York Gallery Trip

On my NYC Grant trip to Guerra Paint Shop and the Alan Shield’s Retrospective I also had time to check out a few other shows at museums and galleries to round out my trip.  Highlights included a painting show in Chelsea of only contemporary female painters.  I also saw many…

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Alan Shields Retrospective

In Alan Shields “Something Goin’on and On”, at Greenberg Van Doren Gallery I was astounded how although they only were showing works of his of the 1970-80’s nothing felt dated.  The works were whimsical, colourful, and experimentive.  It was not a really large show or gallery but a good size…

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Colossal Judy Pfaff Collages

Tangling, floating, bouncing, forming, suspending, becoming, unwinding, twirling, rising, falling, maddening, growing, changing, happening, sensational, chaotic, and obsessive are words that come to mind when trying to describe an installation of artist Judy Pfaff.  Pfaff’s installations are a physical equivalent to Abstract Expressionist painting coming to life yet, are still…

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Cowboys of Color – Swain & Shields

Robert Swain and Alan Shields were some groovy colorful dudes! Both natives of the Midwest who ended up on the New York scene of the 1960’s.  Although they made their color rich works in the 1960-70’s they feel very fresh and contemporary.  Swain, born 1940 in Austin, Texas is a…

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