BioPerversity at Nicodim

BioPerversity at Nicodim Gallery through April 28, 2018 By Shana Nys Dambrot We tend to use anthropomorphized animals as proxies in metaphors and morality plays, fairy tales and Freudian projections, tattoos and illuminated manuscripts. Old myths are full of half human, half animal creatures, often gods or at least demigods. Minotaur, mermaid, centaur, Anubis, wood…

Randi Matushevitz and Diane Williams Confront Otherness Through Experience

Randi Matushevitz and Diane Williams Confront Otherness Through Experience at LAAA/Gallery 825 through April 20th By Genie Davis Randi Matushevitz and Diane Williams both offer profoundly moving solo shows at LAA/Gallery 825. Matushevitz’ Conundrum continues the artist’s powerful, growing, large scale work with an experiential installation of paintings and found objects. Here she addresses both…

Glenn Waggner’s Existential After Party

Glenn Waggner’s Existential After Party Neutra Institute Gallery & Museum Closing reception April 15, 2-5pm   by Genie Davis Glenn Waggner’s exhibition, The Existential After Party, currently at the Neutra Institute Gallery & Museum in Silverlake may just be the quintessential Southern California landscape. Offering a mix of architecture, figures, and landscapes, his work has…

Studio Visit: Aline Mare, Mutable Fire

Studio Visit: Aline Mare, Mutable Fire   “We are in the process of descending into the depths of the heart. To where bodies communicate with each other.” Héléne Cixous, The Book of Promethea   By Gary Brewer Long ago, in the delirium of youth, intoxicated with ideas of the feminine as a form of power,…

Tony DeLap: A Retrospective

Tony DeLap: A Retrospective Laguna Art Museum Through May 28, 2018   By Liz Goldner Ninety-year-old Tony DeLap proves the adage that artists seldom retire. He also manifests the theory that the unquenchable creative urge surges up from within us, demanding to be expressed in a variety of artistic disciplines. DeLap has manifested his creative…

Dark Light is a Masterpiece of Political Relevance

Dark Light is a Masterpiece of Political Relevance. Nicole Eisenman at Susanne Vielmetter Susanne Vielmetter Gallery Through April 21   By Sydney Walters In Dark Light, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects presents a politically dynamic show by artist Nicole Eisenman. In the center of the main gallery, a modern white couch is splattered with black…