Woods Davy and Pierre Picot at Craig Krull

WoodsDavy_Pierre Picot2014 CUSculptor Woods Davy — one of the artists profiled in “Young Turks” — and painter Pierre Picot, who has lived off and on in Los Angeles for much of the past four decades, will show their work in an exhibition opening at Craig Krull Gallery at Bergamot Station next Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Davy’s new pieces are organic clusters of rounded sea stones and bleached coral rubble that evoke an underwater landscape, while Picot’s Chinese-influenced paintings and drawings are raw, gestural and gritty.

The show will continue through May 17. The reception is Sat., April 12, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Craig Krull Gallery
Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave., Building B3
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310)828-6410
email: info@craigkrullgallery.com

Young Turks Out on Cable and Digital Dec. 17

YT Cable Release PRIndie Rights is pleased to announce the Dec. 17 release of “Young Turks” on cable video on demand (including Comcast, Cox, Frontier and Verizon FIOS) and digital platforms (iTunes, XBox, Playstation and Vudu).

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, author of “Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s” and “Full Bloom: The Art and Life of Georgia O’Keeffe, wrote that “Young Turks” was a “kaleidoscopic melange of bizarre underground existence and a few naked truths.”

For more information, please call Linda Nelson of Indie Rights at 213/613-1587 or email her at info@nelsonmadisonfilms.com

Young Turks press release

Downtown Blues

Linda Frye Burnham’s “Downtown Blues,” with guitar work by Jimmy Townes, is the unofficial anthem of “Young Turks,” to be released on cable, iTunes and other digital platforms on Dec. 17.

Using a lot of unseen footage from the outtakes of the movie, editor Pamela Wilson has put together a music video to  Burnham’s recording of the song, which was produced by the Dark Bob.

Coleen Sterritt to Exhibit New Works

"And Then Some" Wood, bamboo, strapping tape 99" x 61" x 40" (2012)

“And Then Some”
Wood, bamboo, strapping tape
99″ x 61″ x 40″ (2012)

Another Year in LA will present Torque, an exhibition of recent sculpture and works on paper by Los Angeles artist Coleen Sterritt. Sterritt, one of the “Young Turks,” uses old doors, household fixtures, masking tape, milled lumber, furniture and building materials to create abstract compositions with strong polarities — forms that have a compelling resonance while being familiar and unknown at the same time. Her works on paper incorporate geometric and organic forms, and refer to both man-made and natural forms and structures.

Critic Peter Frank wrote about Sterritt’s work, “You never quite know what’s going to happen with/in/at a Sterritt structure —except that, for all its piling-on of discrete units, it’s going to balance, against all odds, with an entirely unlikely dignity.”

The raw materials and basic DIY quality of her wall tableau “And Then Some” upsets the original use of its components, yet none has been skewed so radically that it is not immediately recognizable. When hung on the wall, they form a sculptural haiku.

Collectively, the sculpture in Torque appears as if it is the residue of the perfect storm, a still point (neither still nor in motion) amidst a tsunami of chaos and material excess.

Coleen Sterritt: Torque
Recent Sculpture and Works on Paper
November 14, 2013 – January 3, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 14, 5-8 PM
another year in LA
Pacific Design Center, Suite B267
8687 Melrose
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Gallery phone: (323)223-4000
www.anotheryearinla.com

The Times Reviews La Gruta Azul

la-et-cm-review-richard-newton-at-jancar-galle-001Great write-up by the Los Angeles Times’ Christopher Knight for Richard Newton’s installation, “La Gruta Azul,” at Jancar Gallery in Chinatown.

With this work, writes Knight, “Newton commemorates shattering loss” in an installation that is “surprisingly refined and even elegant, given the throwaway materials.”

Read the whole review here.

Jancar Gallery
961 Chung King Road
Chinatown
(213) 625-2522
Through Oct. 19
Closed Sunday through Tuesday
For more information on Richard Newton, visit his website here.
“Young Turks” is out on DVD and will soon be available for download and viewing on iTunes and other digital platforms.