John Bankston at Walter Maciel Gallery

John Bankston: The Sky Above Us Walter Maciel Gallery, Culver City Through June 30 By Shana Nys Dambrot   The predicated, corollary, problem-solving relationship between line and color that unfolds across a pristine coloring book animates the paintings of John Bankston. It’s a stylistic and material process he sets up for himself, by first drawing…

Robert Russell: Moore. More. Moore.

Robert Russell: Moore. More. Moore. Anat Ebgi – AE2  Through April 28.   By Shana Nys Dambrot What do Andy Warhol, Kellyanne Conway, Charlie Brown, CalArts, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, softcore porn, firearms, Rembrandt, Marilyn Monroe, and Pikachu have in common? Funny you should ask, because painter Robert Russell has prepared an answer. It’s you. “Moore. More.…

Review: Laurie Simmons’ My Art

FILM REVIEW: My Art Written, directed by and starring Laurie Simmons Opens in LA January 19 Laemmle Ahyra Fine Arts Theatre, Beverly Hills By Shana Nys Dambrot Laurie Simmons basically plays herself in this wry, pensive narrative about a woman artist in her 60s who is moved to confront metrics of success, agencies of authorship,…

CHENHUNG CHEN | ENTELECHY opens April 9th

CHENHUNG CHEN: ENTELECHY IN ACTION By Peter Frank Los Angeles February 2016     The term “entelechy,” originating in Greek philosophy, is defined variously as the actualization of potential and the agent that brings about this actualization. Where does the “life” force end and “life” itself begin, then? Through a series of readily communicated metaphors,…

thread/bare/regroup – an essay by Shana Nys Dambrot

Artists create exhibition where threads converge and they lay bare their commonalities thread/bare Opening Reception June 6th 7-9pm Artists in conversation with art critic Shana Nys Dambrot June 18th 7pm Exhibition runs May 16th – July18th Brand Library & Art Center 1601 West Mountain Street Glendale, CA 91201 818-548-2051 Featured artists: Elana Kundell Susan T.…