Vanessa Prager: Ultraviolet at Richard Heller Gallery

Vanessa Prager: Ultraviolet Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA By Amy Kaeser Through June 17th   Vanessa Prager’s third solo show at Richard Heller Gallery is a series of impasto-abstracted self-portraits. The work in Ultraviolet delves deeper into the artist’s psyche detailing the interrelationship between the art object and the unconscious drive of the artist.…

Studio Visit: Iva Gueorguieva, A Translator of the Senses…

Iva Gueorguieva, A Translator of the Senses… By Gary Brewer   “What I seek is a permanent opening of possibilities” Michel Foucault   “Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark. That’s where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from, and where you will go.” Rebecca Solnit, A…

TAG Gallery Glows With Linda Sue Price’s Enlightened Systems

TAG Gallery Glows With Linda Sue Price’s Enlightened Systems By Genie Davis Through June 10   Tag Gallery launches its new location on Wilshire Blvd. in mid-city with strong solo shows from Donn Delson, Jerry Hardin, Gary Polonsky, and Linda Sue Price. Price’s Enlightened Systems features astonishingly supple and vivid neon works that are the…

Phung Huynh and Osvaldo Trujillo at CB1

Phung Huynh and Osvaldo Trujillo at CB1 By Genie Davis   As beautiful as women are expected to be, it’s hardly surprising that Pretty Hurts. This dark truth behind society’s quest for an “ideal” woman is also the title of Phung Huynh’s powerful exhibition at CB1 Gallery that just closed. Huynh uses as her reference…