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Cindy Wright at Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City

by Suzanne on May 19th, 2011

Collector's Item by Cindy Wright, oil on linen, 2010 - click to enlarge

Belgian photorealist Cindy Wright's new solo show entitled Reality Can Be The Strangest Fantasy will be opening this Saturday at Mark Moore Gallery.

For the first time ever, her oil paintings (pictured here) and charcoal drawings will be shown together - both showing an intense Victoria Reynoldesque obsession with the tactile, the visceral, the tissue, the texture, the fabric of things.

If this exhibition won't convince you to embrace cannibalism, I don't (want to) know what will.

Details below.

Mickey by Cindy Wright, oil on canvas, 2008 - click to enlarge

Opening reception: May 21, 2011, 6 - 8 PM

On show: May 21 - July 9, 2011

Address: Mark Moore Gallery, 5790 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, USA, tel: 310.453.3031

Gallery hours: Tue - Sat: 11 AM - 6 PM, and by appointment

Preview works | Press release

Artist's website

Victoria Reynolds' Meatscapes at Richard Heller, NYC

by Suzanne on February 22nd, 2011

PUBLIC SERVICE NOTICE: Apart from nausea and cramps, I'm feeling a lot better already and will be tackling the backlog of emails and comments in reverse chronological order very soon. Thank you for your patience.

Down the Primrose Path by Victoria Reynolds, oil on panel, 2003 - click to enlarge

As a full-time vegetarian and part-time vegan, I've always felt nauseous looking at raw animal meat (whereas, strangely enough, I am totally confortable staring at human flesh) which is probably why Victoria Reynolds's works have fascinated me for a long time now.

As mistress of painted meat landscapes, Victoria truly holds a monopoly in a rather bizarre niche of oil painting.

Her new works can now be seen at Richard Heller Gallery until March 19.

Further information below.

On show: Feb 12 - Mar 19, 2011

Address: Richard Heller Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave, B-5A, Santa Monica, California, 90404, USA, tel: 310-453-9191, email: art@richardhellergallery.com

Gallery hours: Not listed

Preview show

Other arty things on the internets:


ALVB by Chris Conn Askew, 2011

Chris Conn Askew is auctioning off his most recent original painting ALVB on eBay, or "evil, evil eBay" as he calls it. 10% of the sale will go to Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary.


Excerpt from Bigger and Better by Muddy Wehara

The great Aeron of MonsterBrains fame was kind enough to create a Muddy Wehara slideshow on Flickr. Yay!


Pollen by Kristin Kwan, pencil and watercolour

Kristin Elder is now Kristin Kwan. Congrats to the young couple!


Adam Wallacavage says:

"I use only true Floridian Goths to paint the black on my chandeliers."



Rebecca Uchill invented the glorious Random Exhibition Title Generator (via Valentina Tanni)


And Sir Substrom reminds us of some essential Chris Morrisian truths.

by suzanne_tumblr on November 29th, 2009


defixiones: Victoria Reynolds shimmerandrot

Every gallery worker knows that the framing can make or break an artwork, particularly when the frame is 4/5 of the ensemble. This piece gets a 10 out of 10 and I wish I could jump right into it. o_O