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Don Suggs portrait by Linda Stark
Photo, Linda Stark

 

Don Suggs

1945 Born, Fort Worth, TX
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Education:
1962 - 67 General Studies at University of California at Los Angeles, CA
1967 - 72 Received BA, MA, MFA. University of California at Los Angeles, CA

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Selected L.A. Louver group exhibitions

Don Suggs:
Thermal Pool Paintings and Paradise Prints

24 May - 30 June 2012

Loose Canon
Second floor and Skyroom
13 October 2011 - 12 November 2011

     

Group show
Second floor gallery
28 April 2011 - 28 May 2011

 
Group show
Main gallery
2 June - 9 July 2011
     

Don Suggs
One Man Group Show

14 April - 23 June 2007
Ben Maltz Gallery
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

 

Don Suggs
Concentric

17 May - 16 June 2007

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Selected articles

Pagel, David. "Art Review: It's always an adventure."
Los Angeles Times , 2007.
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Mallinson, Constance. "Don Suggs at L.A. Louver"
Art in America, December 2007.
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Harvery, Dugg. "Myth Breaker"
Modern Painters, Summer 2004.
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  Weissman, Benjamin. "Don Suggs / L.A. Louver"
Artforum, May 1993.
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Knight, Christopher. "Paintings to bear in mind"
Los Angeles Herland Examiner, 6 October 1989.
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Selected works by exhibition >>

Don Suggs: Thermal Pool Paintings and Paradise Prints
24 May - 30 June 2012 >>
 
                  Art 43 Basel
The International Art Show

14 - 17 June 2012 >>
 
                          ARCOmadrid 2010
29th international art fair
17 - 21 February 2010 >>
 
      Group Show
12 November - 31 December 2009 >>
 
   
Don Suggs
Concentric
17 May - 16 June 2007 >>
 
          Don Suggs: Hexane Photographs
11 April - 10 May 1997 >>
 
         
Don Suggs: Photoworks - Old Genres
16 January - 13 February 1993 >>
 
   
Don Suggs: Paintings
23 September - 21 October 1989 >>
 
     
Don Suggs: Paintings from 1982 - 84
25 January - 23 February 1985 >>
   
     
Don Suggs: Paintings from 1979 - 1981
15 January - 13 February 1982 >>
 
     
Don Suggs: Paintings and Drawings
20 February - 19 March 1977 >>
 
  Vida Hackman, Don Suggs: Paintings, Prints, Drawings
22 February - 21 March 1976 >>
 
 
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The Gaze (Pork, Prudery, Protection)
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Abyss Pool 19
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Abyss Pool
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Travertine Springs 4
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Travertine Springs
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Pod
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Wind
 
    
The Birth of Venus
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The Birth of Venus schematic
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The Birth of Venus schematic
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Earthly Delights Iris
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Earthly Delights schematic
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Earthly Delights schematic
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Earthly Delights schematic
 
    
Cardinal/Inquisitor
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Toco Toucan #15
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Toco Toucan #20
 
 
Twenty Blackbirds
 
 
 
Acid-trope
Feast Pole
 
 

 
Raft of the Medusa

 

 

Watteau/Tiepolo
 

Six Points: Capitol Reef

 
 
 
Garden (Family 1)
 
 
Light Girl (Beuys' Ghost)
 
 
Scale
     
 
Disappearances: Einstein (51st Step)
 
 
Proprietary View: Portage Glacier
 
 
Garden of the Asylum
 
 
Adamsite
 
 
J.T. and R.D.
 
 
Pathfinder’s Problem
 
 
Agave
 
 
Sculptor's Game
 
 
Invitation

 
  
Invitation

 

Thermal pools

The Abyss Pools and Travertine Springs are inspired by the palette of dark pools and mineral springs, which Suggs imagines in oil of rich, glossy color applied in concentric circles against a white or grey background.

 

 

          Paradise prints

Paradise Prints are archival inkjets inspired by landscape, and printed in small editions of five or fewer. Suggs photographs each landscape with the intended void in mind, the circular abstraction that overlays provides a key to understanding the obstructed view: either in fact (the palette of the landscape), or in symbol (a reference to something external to the landscape that resonates with the scene).
 

Canoniris paintings

The Canoniris paintings focus on an 80 year time span from 1430 to 1510--roughly from the initiation of linear perspective to the end of the most spectacularly fecund decade of the Renaissance. Each Canoniris painting is based on a circular crop of the source painting--an area chosen for its psychological centrality, and at the center of which is an anchoring circular motif.

                                  LA Louver, Group Show, 12 November - 31 December 2009  
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Don Suggs, working in his studio, la louver gallery
 
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The Patrimony/Matrimony series interprets iconic works of art, by both men(Patrimony)
and women(Matrimony) artists, using a conceptual framework based on palette,
composition and psychological force. In conceiving each work, Suggs first determines
the "emotional heart of the painting," which becomes the center of these tondos.

               
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