Appetitive Torque at Eastside International

Appetitive Torque at Eastside International By Genie Davis Through April 22nd   Eastside International has another provocative exhibition running through April 22nd, Appetitive Torque. Curated by Loren Britton and Rocket Caleshu, the show features the work of artists Cheyenne Julien, Gaby Collins-Fernandez, and Christina Quarles; and of writers Vanessa Baish, Rin Johnson, Martha Oatis, and…

“Spirited Away,” Belkis Ayon at the Fowler

“Spirited Away” By Nancy Kay Turner   “We do not know enough about the unknown to know that it is unknowable.” G.K.Chesterton NKAME is the title of the retrospective exhibition at The Fowler Museum at UCLA that closed in February. The show introduced the haunting collographs of Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayon to new audiences. Though…

Three Fine Solo Shows at Gabba Gallery

Three Fine Solo Shows at Gabba Gallery By Genie Davis   Closing last weekend,  Gabba Gallery gave us another of its signature groupings of strong solo shows.. Essi Zimm’s Happenstance tells stories. Inspired by mythology and a childhood spent in a book store, Zimm creates a dynamic and richly colored world featuring lions, unicorns, a…

Siri Kaur and Rebecca Bird at Kopeikin Gallery

Siri Kaur and Rebecca Bird at Kopeikin Gallery By Genie Davis Through April 22nd   Brooklyn-based Rebecca Bird talks about her show. “Women” is somewhat of a departure from my earlier work. I am not usually figurative, but here I wanted to paint monumental women. I wanted to show unsung, typical people.” Along with the…