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…

Day jobs: Peter Wowkowych, architect

Day jobs: Peter Wowkowych, architect A week-long series about artists who work day jobs outside of the art world By Dani Dodge   Although most artists need day jobs to sustain their practice, it is commonly accepted that the best place for artists to work is within the art world. There they build contacts that can…

Von Lintel Gallery Explores Landscapes and Space

Von Lintel Gallery Explores Landscapes and Space By Genie Davis Through April 22nd   Two powerful solo exhibitions smash conceptions of landscape and space —  and redefine them at Culver City’s Von Lintel Gallery through April 22nd. Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky subverts landscape images in his large-scale color photographs which dazzle with intricate detail. Poetic…

Sadie Benning at Susanne Vielmetter

Sadie Benning Blinded by the Light Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects By Jody Zellen Through April 8th     Sadie Benning’s cross disciplinary practice is idiosyncratic. Her early videos were created in the late 1980s with a toy camera —the Fisher-Price Pixelvision— given to her by her filmmaker father James Benning. With the Pixelvision, Benning…

David Lloyd at Klowden Mann

David Lloyd at Klowden Mann: Time is taller than space is wide By Lorraine Heitzman Through March 4th   David Lloyd’s Time is taller than space is wide at Klowden Mann should be a welcome surprise to those familiar with his work and a happy discovery for anyone encountering his paintings for the first time.…

Naotaka Hiro: Peaking at The BOX, LA

Naotaka Hiro: Peaking at The BOX, LA By Shana Nys Dambrot Through January 28th   Shaped canvas paintings are not often emotionally expressive, favoring the precise curves and angles of custom frames over the bohemian flaunting of rough-edges and raw remnants. Instances of attacking, slicing, piercing, puncturing, and otherwise compromising the painted surface through draping, crumpling,…

Merion Estes’ “Lost Horizons” at CB1 Gallery

Merion Estes’ “Lost Horizons” at CB1 Gallery by Lorraine Heitzman On view through February 19th Merion Estes’ imaginary landscapes currently on view at CB1 Gallery conjure up scenes of fantastical terrains and seascapes altered by the artist’s hand and threatened by human intervention. The visual and psychological dualities she employs bring a menacing dimension to…