Tahiti Pehrson at Joseph Gross Gallery

Tahiti Pehrson at Joseph Gross Gallery Through November 17 by Jenny Begun As you walk into Joseph Gross Gallery in Los Angeles, you come to face a large sculptural tapestry that immediately transports you from Chinatown to the Middle East or the Ancient Greece or Rome. The hanging white cotton rag looks like a facade of…

Celeste Dupuy-Spencer: The Chiefest of Ten Thousand

Celeste Dupuy-Spencer: The Chiefest of Ten Thousand Nino Mier Gallery Closed on November 3, 2018   By Shana Nys Dambrot Paintings by Celeste Dupuy-Spencer are wicked and fraught, elusive and dense, saturated and shadowy tableaux. She wields an edgy, folkloric style that is both naive and sophisticated, depicting figures in landscapes and interiors enacting versions…

Amy Elkins: Photographs of Contemporary Masculinity

Amy Elkins: Photographs of Contemporary Masculinity Orange Coast College, Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion Through December 1, 2018   By Liz Goldner Photos of men as objects of beauty, athleticism, vulnerability and aggression have a special fascination in a world saturated with images of elegant women. This surprising series of portraits, many of them carefully posed,…

Judy Dater, Only Human

Judy Dater, Only Human Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University Through December 8   By Jody Zellen What does it mean to be human? Human beings have the capacity for feeling, sensitivity and compassion. The phrase ‘only human’ often refers to an acceptance of vulnerability and imperfection. Photographer Judy Dater is interested in what makes people…