Saturday, April 4, 2015

LACE Auction- 2015

Lita Albuquerque, Erin Christovale, Ciara Ennis, Ed Gomez, LACE,  Tom Lawson, Barry Markowitz, Amitis Motevalli, Bruce Yonemoto, HK Zamani

Friday, October 10, 2014

A few words from Howard Fox about NOTHING SHOCKING...

I saw Tm Gratkowski’s powerful, moving, and very provocative show NOTHING SHOCKING yesterday. I was engrossed by the formal strength and composure of his disconcertingly anxious works. In a way I felt the show was, well, the word 'haunted' comes to mind.
Tm manages to make swarms of text -- the kind that surrounds our every waking moment like static -- and orchestrate it into a highly disciplined kind of chaos: meticulously structured, but chaotic and unfathomable nonetheless. He makes what is familiar alien, and vice-versa. There's an exquisite tension between connection and disconnection that's edgy, unsettling, and faintly melancholic, at least to my reading of the work.
That's quite a feat. And the trilogy of Good, Bad, and Ugly is a real tour de force.
Howard Fox- Emeritus Curator of Contemporary Art, LACMA.