StART Up Art Fair 2018

StART Up Art Fair 2018 The Kinney, Venice   By Genie Davis This year’s iteration of the StART Up Art Fair, it’s third in LA, moved from Hollywood to Venice. Fifty-two rooms on the second and third floor of the remodeled sleek motel, The Kinney, served as ersatz galleries for a wide range of artists.…

Shepard Fairey: Damaged

Shepard Fairey: Damaged Presented by Obey Giant and Library Street Collective at Werkartz Through December 17th By Shana Nys Dambrot Photos by Stephen Levey, Shana Nys Dambrot and Werkartz   Each one of the big, bigger, and biggest new paintings in this sprawling exhibition is in itself animated by the same layer upon layer, peeling,…

Susan Joseph: A Tribute

Susan Joseph: A Tribute By Betty Ann Brown   Susan Joseph is both a talented visual artist and a gifted gallerist.  It’s rare to find one or the other–but finding both in one person is truly extraordinary. Remarkably accomplished in both endeavors, Joseph is, if not unique, then certainly a rare and precious member of…

Los Angeles has its own Situation Room

  Los Angeles has its own Situation Room By Patrick Quinn   Ask someone to define what an art gallery is and they’ll inevitably describe an empty room with paintings hung on bare white walls. That may be an accurate description, but only in a literal sense. Just as a portrait is more than a…

Kyla Hansen at Five Car Garage

Kyla Hansen at Five Car Garage Written by Lorraine Heitzman Not long ago, a friend and I visited Five Car Garage, an appointment-only art project space in Santa Monica. Following the enigmatic instructions, we parked on a quiet residential street, walked down a steep hill and found ourselves in a tidy, upscale alley. Immediately to…