Lari Pittman at Regen Projects

Lari Pittman, Portraits of Textiles & Portraits of Humans Regen Projects Through October 27, 2018   By Lorraine Heitzman For more than three decades, Lari Pittman has been one of Los Angeles’ greatest talents, his fertile imagination matched only by his daunting work ethic. His early paintings grew out of the Pattern and Decoration movement…

Artist Profile: Sierra Pecheur

Artist Profile: Sierra Pecheur By Jenny Begun Los Angeles artist, Sierra Pecheur, who turned 80 a few days ago, is uncommonly strong and dynamic. She brings a lifetime of wisdom to her ceramic sculptures and gives us the gift of seeing the world through her experience. Growing up, she didn’t think of becoming an artist,…

Lauren Mendelsohn-Bass Candy Coats Noir Cool

Lauren Mendelsohn-Bass Candy Coats Noir Cool by Genie Davis With vivid, rich colors contrasting with monochromatic images, artist Lauren Mendelsohn-Bass creates a hyper-realistic world that’s straight out of film. Using images and themes from popular candies, and contrasting them with lush black and white women, men, and couples, the artist offers viewers a wonderfully visceral…

Chelle Barbour at Band of Vices

Chelle Barbour’s You Is Pretty! Band of Vices Through October 13th   By Genie Davis Closing October 13th at Band of Vices, You is Pretty! marks the first solo exhibition by mixed media artist Chelle Barbour. The exhibition received plenty of buzz from the guest curation of the show by Oscar-nominated actress Angela Bassett, but it’s the…