M. Brian Tichenor is an artist and partner in Tichenor & Thorp Architects, Inc. He holds a M. Arch from UCLA, and BFA from UC Santa Barbara, with a concentration in lithography. He currently teaches in the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Southern California. [March 2013]

David Musgrave Unfolds the Uncanny

David Musgrave, detail of #3 from the Reverse Golem Portfolio (2012).

David Musgrave’s finely wrought drawings investigate transmutation: his “plane” and “golem” drawings depict common materials—folded and torn paper, children’s string constructions—arranged and charged with figurative power. In his new set of prints, Musgrave extends the mimetic prowess of these meticulous trompe l’œils, blurring the line between abstraction and figuration. Read More

Zarina: Paper Like Skin

Displacement and memory, and a keen yearning for order, are the key themes running through the very compelling and personal survey, “Zarina: Paper Like Skin.” Zarina’s first-ever retrospective, spanning 50 years of the Indian-born artist’s work, presents not only a deeply felt personal commentary on a life lived in exile, but also a catalog of the remarkable breadth of technique that has become integrated into the printer’s art in the last half century. Read More

“Ellsworth Kelly: Prints and Paintings” at LACMA

Installation view of “Ellsworth Kelly: Prints and Paintings” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Spring 2012.

The finely mounted show “Ellsworth Kelly: Prints and Paintings” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art affords a rare opportunity to see the 50 year arc of this artist’s commitment to editions on paper and to trace some of the high points of the Southern Californian fine art printmakers’ craft in the bargain. Read More