Hot Off the Easel: September, 2015 Edition

Hot off the Easel is a new monthly feature blog that I am introducing with this edition. It is designed to showcase a cross-section of vital and varied contemporary paintings.


Artist Ayn Choi with We're All Fragile Beings and Do What We Can To Survive
2012-2015, Paint on polycarbonate, 12'x10'


Kate Kretz, Gunlicker I, 2015
Oil and acrylic on Gatorboard, 20" x 16", photo by Greg Staley

"This is the first in an ongoing series on the fetishization of guns in our country." - Kate Kretz


Michael Pearce, Nimbus, 2015
Oil on canvas, 48" x 60"

"Nimbus is part of a series of paintings I made about love: you can't deconstruct love -- it's too real." - Michael Pearce

Nimbus will be in an exhibit titled "Love" from September 3rd - 25th at:

The Blackboard Gallery
2222 Ventura Boulevard
Camarillo, CA 93010


Chet Glaze, You told me I was the only one, 2015
Acrylic on canvas, gold leaf on wood, 60" x 73"

"This painting reflects a few years worth of effort in defining my personal relationship to a public space and its subsequent destruction." - Chet Glaze

Currently on view through September 12th at Patrick Painter Inc. as part of Jagged Negotiations.


Kim Frohsin, Seeing Red: Cone #1, 2015
Mixed media on rag board, 24 1/8" x 19 3/8"

"This painting came to being as an immediate reaction/result of an internal, visceral rage: a sense of entrapment and bewilderment I felt back in July while stuck in a huge bumper-to-bumper traffic jam trying to the Bay Bridge to get home." - Kim Frohsin

Kim Frohsin is represented by Gallerie Citi and will have work on view at the Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco, October 9-12, 2015


Tony Pro, Kanye vs. Sumo or the Death of Music, 2015
Oil on linen, 22" x 22" © Tony Pro Fine Art

"The image of Kanye West is merely a symbol, of which there are many, to underscore not only the complete and utter erosion of pop culture but our own shortcomings as a society to what we now call celebrity." - Tony Pro


Grant Drumheller, Escalator, 2015
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 72" x 108"

Escalator at the Beaubourg is a recent image, never shown, that explores the magical quality of human beings in separate vignettes, moving through an urban space, in league with light, color and pattern. - Grant Drumheller

Grant Drumheller: Between Worlds is on view at Gordon College through October 14, 2015


Kyle Staver, Waterfall and Red Fox, 2015
Oil on canvas, 68" x 58"

"Each year I paint Tom, my husband, an anniversary love letter: this is this year's."

- Kyle Staver

Kyle Staver: Tall Tales
Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects
September 9 - October 11