Sunday, June 9, 2013

Mindy Alper@Rosamund Felsen Gallery

Mindy Alper and Kate share a friendship that goes back to 1994, Mindy showed in the original Random Gallery (on Figueroa), a show titled "drawing on the wrong side of the brain", as Kate remembers, she sold a lot of work.  This May 4th, 2013 Mindy had her third exhibit at
The Rosamund Felsen Gallery in Bergamot Station.  The show included magnificent sculpture of wire and paper mache', and several drawings, framed by us. She continues to have great success. Mindy is our dear friend and as visitors to our home, as well as the shop, can attest, we are big fans as well.

This is Douglas' brother David and his new
friend Myron Kaufman
just a couple of the many guests at Mindy's reception.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Jeffery Vallance

Alan Weiner of Mainfield Projects works with unique collectors and brings compelling art and challenging presentations into Random.  I often reach out to our friend Herb Rabbin for projects like these.  We wanted to show the information/propaganda on the reverse of "The Dear Leader Smiles #1", a Jeffrey Valance piece, we also wanted the mounting to be maple to match a maple frame.  We chose 3/8 inch maple plywood and enlisted Herb's help in cutting out the rear window.  I used a waterbased poly topcoat on the backing and maple spacers,  Maloof Oil and beeswax on the frame.  Museum glass made for a seamless presentation.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Alta Eats (Open!)

Our friend Paul Ragan brought us a poster  that he wanted to place in his new restaurant, Alta Eats.   Because of its size, it it did not have the impact he was hoping for.  With help from our building partners Artworks, we created a larger giclee' on canvas, stretching it on 1 inch stretcher bars. Using a Z bar hanging system, it is mounted it on the wall opposite the open kitchen.   Paul is a great friend and we are anxious for the opening of Alta Eats.

Our trip to the Fair

We are lucky to work with many on the faculty at Art Center College of Design, one is Jason Holley.

His art reminds me of Audubon book plates, old and new together.  The Red Truck Gallery included his work while participating in the LA Art Fair 2013.  Our frames were an oxidized walnut and mahogany wax.