Ian Francis at Corey Helford

Ian Francis: Artificial Winter at Corey Helford By Genie Davis Through November 25th Both figurative and abstract, Ian Francis’ Artificial Winter turns its own graceful constructions inside out. The U.K.-based artist works in acrylic, oil, charcoal and ink, creating works that are both socially aware, jolting, and beautifully, in some ways traditionally, rendered. The canvases are…

Ruth Root at 356 S. Mission Rd.

Ruth Root at 356 S. Mission Rd. By Genie Davis on view through November 12th   Now through November 12th at 356 Mission, New York-based artist Ruth Root offers a vibrant mixed media exhibition that is both visually and materially textured, created on Plexiglass and fabric. The color is intense, visually imprinting itself on the…

Monique Prieto at Chimento Contemporary

Monique Prieto, Luster Chimento Contemporary  By Anna Garner Through October 28th   Abstract paintings draw viewers’ attention to the surface, gleaning content and narrative not from representation, but from the exchange between color, brushstroke, and texture. In “Luster”, Monique Prieto’s current solo exhibition at Chimento Contemporary, these essential ingredients coalesce to generate pleasing and layered…

William Leavitt’s “Cycladic Figures” at Honor Fraser

William Leavitt “Cycladic Figures” Honor Fraser By Jody Zellen Through October 23rd   Depending on how one enters William Leavitt’s installation Cycladic Figures, one either first confronts paintings or tableaux that in many ways are three-dimensional realizations of Leavitt’s two-dimensional worlds. Leavitt’s mixed media works— Lennie‘s Set, 2016, Faraday Cage, 2015 and Time Granule Generator,…