Edmund de Waal –one way or other–

Edmund de Waal —one way or other— MAK Center | Schindler House, West Hollywood Through January 6, 2019   By Shana Nys Dambrot When it comes to history-minded polymath Edmund de Waal’s artistic practice, ceramicist really does not cover it. But it’s a suitable place to begin, since it is mainly de Waal’s exceptional porcelain sculptures,…

Torrance Art Museum: Forum 1

Torrance Art Museum: FORUM 1 Through December 15th By Genie Davis A wildly diverse and wonderfully eclectic mix of mediums and artwork is the basis of the group show FORUM 1 at Torrance Art Museum. The culmination of a 10 month mentorship program between eighteen young art professionals and more established artists. Participants include Emily…

Book Review: Personal Voices/Cultural Visions – Conversations in the Visual Arts Community, Los Angeles 1994-1996

Personal Voices/Cultural Visions: Conversations in the Visual Arts Community, Los Angeles 1994-1996 produced and published by the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art and edited by Ann Isolde By Betty Ann Brown Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt We have…

Chuck Arnoldi at Desert Center

Chuck Arnoldi: Rough Cuts Desert Center Los Angeles Through December 2018   By Shana Nys Dambrot Chuck Arnoldi operates from a core set of ideas, a cadre of formal and optical precepts centering around the nuances and expressive pressures between shape and color. In a sense, all of his best known series start from a…