Two Out-of-the-Ballpark Shows at Charlie James Gallery

Two Out-of-the-Ballpark Shows at Charlie James Gallery Upstairs: Gabriella Sanchez; By Any Other Name Downstairs: “Other Worlds”, curated by Martin Durazo Through August 18th By Genie Davis Charlie James Gallery offers two strong shows through August 18th, Other Worlds, an exciting, ethereal show curated by Martin Durazo, downstairs; and the bold text and commanding visual…

Magic at Roberts Projects

Magic at Roberts Projects through August 18th By Eve Wood Magic is by its very nature transformative, whether it be an actual trick of the eye, or a transfiguration of space and time. Art, at its most effective, is a form of magic, and the work on view at Roberts Projects in Culver City attests to…

Conceptual Craft II at Denk Gallery

Conceptual Craft II at Denk Gallery Through August 18th By Genie Davis Photos Courtesy Denk   Conceptual Craft II, now at Denk Gallery, is a visual wonderment. 12 LA-based artists offer their takes on the sculptural process, intricate and graceful works that are both fully dimensional and filled with light. As the curator’s notes suggest,…

Final Round Up: Studio System 2 at TAM

Final Round Up: Studio System 2 at Torrance Art Museum By Lawrence Gipe After spending the month of June creating work, the 12 artists participating in the Studio System 2 residency at the Torrance Art Museum displayed the results of their labors at a closing reception on June 30. It was this author’s pleasure and privilege…

Ethan Cook at Anat Ebgi

Ethan Cook, Propositions at Anat Ebgi Through August 11th By Genie Davis Anat Ebgi is a gallery that often transforms itself with each exhibition, and such is the case once again with Propositions. New York-based artist Ethan Cook has created woven, textured images that at first glance seem deceptively simple. The hand-woven cotton canvases are…