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,…

“Art Speaks, Lend Your Voice” at Arena 1 Gallery

“Art Speaks, Lend Your Voice” through March 10 Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica By Genie Davis Through March 10th at Arena 1 Gallery, “Art Speaks, Lend Your Voice” presented by the Women’s Caucus for Art, is beautiful group show, images carefully juxtaposed by curator Jill Moniz. Moniz has selected 62 artists from throughout the U.S.…

It’s a Wonderful World at Groundspace

It’s a Wonderful World at Groundspace By Genie Davis Through July 22nd   At Groundspace Projects through July 22nd, It’s a Wonderful World, curated by Betty Ann Brown is a dazzling tour de force of a group show. Coupling the wonders of nature with the marvels of the art that depicts them, the show is…

Made in the Mojave at MOAH, Lancaster

Made in the Mojave Museum of Art and History, Lancaster May 13 – July 30, 2017 By Kathy Zimmerer   The vast and hot expanse of the Mojave Desert is interpreted by contemporary artists in an extensive series of solo exhibitions and installations at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History. The stark beauty and…

In the Artist’s Studio – Photo Essay

In the Artist’s Studio – A Photo Essay   I always prefer to work in the studio. It isolates people from their environment. They become in a sense… symbolic of themselves. ~Richard Avedon                                            …

Hexon/Hexoff at Noysky Projects

Hexon/Hexoff at Noysky Projects By Anna Garner Through April 1st   A hex is a spell, often linked to witchcraft, voodoo, or other forms of magic.  With this semantic embarkation, Hexon/Hexoff presents the work of eight artists giving aesthetic form to ritual and/or embodying the role of artist as shaman.  The exhibition includes video, sculpture,…

Walter Maciel Gallery Shines with Politics and Poetry

Walter Maciel Gallery Shines with Politics and Poetry By Genie Davis Through March 4th   I.D., Please! the insightful, beautiful, and poetic political group show now at Walter Maciel on La Cienega features work by Hung Liu, John Bankston, Lezley Saar, John Jurayj, Maria E. Pieres, Nike Schröder, Dana Weiser and Monica Lundy. On display…