Flip | Art Pick | Los Angeles | Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly


Wednesday, Jul 19 2006

If MoMA’s 2002 exhibition “Drawing Now” emancipated drawing from second-class citizenship, “Flip: A Drawing Exhibition” makes the case for artists who have carved out and refined its mantle. The show’s 14 featured practitioners share an acute sensitivity to the touch of ink to paper, and a will to innovate. Paul Noble’s etched diptych features beanstalks and totem poles, tiny people and quirky Bosch-esque oddities. Rachel Goodyear’s discreet group of antlered heads and knotty tree trunks, Anton Henning’s chainlinks and fences on thin blue paper, and Margarete Hahner’s four drawings of a girl and her blow-up bear traffic in the delicate and minimal. Des Lawrence’s obituary portraits of James Coburn, Barry Sheene and Sheikh Ahmed Yassin reinvigorate memorial portraiture. Adam Dant’s R. Crumb-ish social medallions and Olivia Plender’s blown up, arty/mod silk-screen prints take their cues from graphic novels and comic books. And, tucked in the corner, George Bolster’s portrait of Jesus and stigmata-inflected religious scenes on sycamore gesture toward the everlasting.

“Flip: A Drawing Exhibition,” Chung King Project, 936 Chung King Road, L.A. (213) 625-1802. Thru Aug. 12.

—Melissa Lo

Related Stories

  • 5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including a Leaking Sink

    A baroness who made art in the 1920s holds her own alongside contemporary artists in a Hollywood group show, and a faucet drips ad nauseam downtown.   5. Taking the long view Andy Warhol started filming Empire, his eight-hour, five-minute look at the Empire State Building, at sunset on July...
  • The Intersection of Stand-Up Comedy and the Art World

    It was hot and stuffy, and comedian James Adomian was performing on a stage in the Highland Park art space Public Fiction, under a spotlight. Hovering behind him was an inflatable globe — or the globe could be in front of him, depending which way he turned, since audience members...
  • Instagram L.A.

    Southern California locations took the top two positions on Instagram's annual list of users' most-geotagged places around the world. Number one was Disneyland in Anaheim, a perennial favorite for Instagram users. Number two was Dodger Stadium in Elysian Park, also a frequent fave. Although greater L.A. represents the first- and...
  • Troma's Lloyd Kaufman: "I Hope the MPAA Burns in Hell"

    Another project that never took off: What the hell were you guys thinking when you made Doggie Tales?

    One of the people who worked for us, his significant other worked at this dog daycare center. He convinced Michael and me to make this. It didn't turn out to be very successful. But did you notice who did the voices? James Gunn.

  • When Creating Paintings, Amir Nikravan Tries to Mimic Photoshop

    Painter David Hockney, the moody Brit turned part-time Angeleno who made those fantastically flat, sunny pool paintings in the 1960s, had no idea, when Adobe executives invited him up to Silicon Valley in 1989, that he would become obsessed with drawing on his iPhone. Adobe was launching a program it...

Related Content

Now Trending

Los Angeles Concert Tickets