"Aqua" by Mauricio Cortes; Photo courtesy of saltfineart

Mauricio Cortes at saltfineart

Mauricio Cortes at saltfineart through January 28 saltfineart, Laguna Beach   By Evan Senn While the L.A. art scene winds down its obsession with Latin American art through PST: LA/LA and flexes its muscles for show, through art fairs and big gala events, the remnants of the Latin American artistic pride that was felt all over…

Disappear Here at Durden and Ray

Disappear Here: Current Photography in Los Angeles through January 28th Durden and Ray, Los Angeles   By Patrick Quinn Most art forms, whether it be music, dance, or literature, have illustrious histories that go back for centuries. The notion of considering a photo as a work of art, however, is relatively new. But then again, so is…

Andre Hemer: Making-image at Luis de Jesus

Andre Hemer: Making-image through February 10 Luis de Jesus, Los Angeles By Genie Davis With “Making-image”, now at Luis de Jesus gallery through February 10th, Andre Hemer creates rich, dimensional abstract images. Composed of multiple layers, the artist’s second solo show at the gallery is a vital dance of colors and textures seductively interwoven. What…

Review: Laurie Simmons’ My Art

FILM REVIEW: My Art Written, directed by and starring Laurie Simmons Opens in LA January 19 Laemmle Ahyra Fine Arts Theatre, Beverly Hills By Shana Nys Dambrot Laurie Simmons basically plays herself in this wry, pensive narrative about a woman artist in her 60s who is moved to confront metrics of success, agencies of authorship,…