April 25, 2007

Four Hours with Don Suggs

HOW DOES AN ARTIST stay with the same gallery for 30 years? Based in our northeast corner of Los Angeles, Don Suggs has been showing with LA Louver in Venice since 1977. This April 24 LA Weekly piece gets to the center of the painter, illustrator, photographer and sculptor:
"His spacious Atwater Village studio, though packed with books, tools, materials of all kinds, mountainous bins of plasticware, and a contraption the size of a small room designed to spin a canvas horizontally while the artist applies pigment from a mattress-lined perch above, is minimally stocked with chairs, and we make little - in fact, no - use of them over the course of my nearly four-hour visit..."
Suggs' next show, Concentric, opens at LA Louver May 17 with a reception Saturday, May 19, 6:00pm.
[Photo of Don Suggs in his studio by Meg Linton, Director, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design]

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