PEARL LAM SHARING THE BEAUTY OF CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART WITH THE WEST
DAVID W. STREETS: KEEPING APPRAISED by Lynn Morgan
For the past five years, veteran art dealer David W. Streets has been holding court at his Beverly Hills gallery, David W. Streets Fine Art. A Southern transplant, David Streets arrived in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and established himself as an art dealer, appraiser and consultant.
Lost in a little-known area of northern Tokyo, between temples and small shops from a bygone age, SCAI the Bathhouse exhibits the provocative work of young Kohei Nawa
“I come from a small town where roads are small and where the atmosphere of old Japanese castle towns can still be felt,” recalls Kohei Nawa, an Osaka-born artist whose work is currently on display at Tokyo’s SCAI the Bathhouse gallery. Nawa hails from a family of artistically inspired teachers—his father taught manual arts, his mother, literature, and his grandmother, flower arrangement and calligraphy. It was only natural then that Nawa became fond of traditional Japanese arts, crafts and tales. “The legends coming from my mother’s village, ‘River of the Cow,’ also had a profound impact on me, notably my interest in animals and divine beasts,” he says. As early as three he began crafting games and tableware cut out of bamboo.
Santa Barbara painter and gallery owner Ralph Waterhouse sheds light on plein air painting
As a plein air painter, Ralph Waterhouse finds his inspiration all around him. A lover of the countryside, he has found a special haven in Santa Barbara where, despite juggling the commitments of a gallery owner, he finds time to pick up a brush five days a week, sometimes painting all day out in the field.
Ace Gallery Los Angeles presents techno-artist Kenneth Feingold
He stares. His voice is striking as he eyes me face-to-face, mano-a-mano. But he’s not human.
He’s a computer—or rather, a computer program rigged to an animatronic human head. He’s also the primary component in Kenneth Feingold’s Sinking Feeling, featured in Ace Gallery Los Angeles’ current exhibition, Kenneth Feingold: Survey.