LOS ANGELES, CA.-Shane Guffogg and Jon Krawczyk are hard hitting neo-modernists: New York School with a contemporary twist. Their work has a conceptual side, but they are also very much about the physicality of making art and the objects that result from that action, i.e. energy and matter. This elemental approach is much of what these artists have in common, and such is the primary curatorial rationale behind this show. Guffogg builds layer upon layer of paint and glaze, a technique hes employed for quite some time along with the ribbon-like motif that has been part of his vocabulary since the late 1980s. However, these recent paintings from his new At the Still Point series are different than anything hes done before. That difference is a newfound commitment to absolute freedom of movement and the energy that comes with that freedom. The gesture has become his subject and such a direct expression of self he views these works as figurative.