Friday, April 27, 2012

Here, in L.A.

Again, I have been somewhat remote. My show at George Lawson Gallery in L.A. opens tomorrow night. I arrived yesterday. An extraordinary week for the gallery and for me - my show was selected to be featured in Artweek.LA and their Huffington Post blog, This Artweek.LA. Here is the post, with text by the brilliant George Lawson. Also find it in full in the links listing to the right...

Tama Hochbaum + Patti Oleon: Photographs and Paintings | Originally from New York, Tama Hochbaum currently lives and works in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. For the past several years she has used a soft focus, monochromatic palette and quasi-cubist compositions to offer up the sense impressions of her immediate surroundings and family. In this body of work she has turned her lens inward, constructing something of a dream journal of her vigilance in caring for her mother in her battle with old age and early stage Alzheimer's. Deeply personal, this imagery captures at once the struggle to hold on to memory along with a certain willingness to let memory fade. Train journeys record a receding past; self-portraits become an overlay of ancestors; even an evening in front of the television provides an umbilical link to a familial history. Using dance as a metaphor, Hochbaum addresses the most difficult of questions, and in the process affirms her place in an ever-shifting continuum.

And here, an interview with George in WhiteHot Magazine:
Photo of George with painter, Clem Crosby, in front of the gallery:

George Lawson in front of the gallery with British painter Clem Crosby. photo: John Zurier

Installation photos:

George in the gallery

George talking to Susan Landau

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It Has Been a While...

I have not posted in over a month. I have been grieving, in my own, quiet way. Ready now to connect again. I have a show coming up in about 3 weeks at George Lawson Gallery in Los Angeles. It opens on April 28th and will run through May 26th. It had been scheduled for the small space in the back of the gallery for March, but when my mom died George offered to postpone it, give me the large space in the front and the exhibition is dedicated to her. Here are some of the images I will be showing. Curated, as always, with his usual brilliance, by George Lawson.

Fred (Adele's Partner)

It Takes A Train II

Solo Dance

Body Parts