Tomory Dodge at Cherry and Martin

Tomory Dodge at Cherry and Martin By Lorraine Heitzman Through January 16th   Tomory Dodge has opened with a strong hand in his first show at Cherry and Martin after his former gallery, Acme, abruptly closed their doors in June. The Culver City gallery was quick to sign up an artist they had admired for…

Alex Couwenberg at SCAPE

Alex Couwenberg SCAPE, Southern California Art Projects and Exhibitions By Liz Goldner Through December 16th   This intriguing exhibition is as much about the illusion of depth—with paintings implying three-dimensionality within two-dimensional canvases—as it is about hard-edge abstraction. Inspired by a lifetime of observing SoCal’s images, especially its cars, surfboards and mid-century design, Couwenberg has…

Phyllis Green at Chimento Contemporary

Phyllis Green, Life after Life after Life Chimento Contemporary By Jody Zellen Through December 16th   In “Life after Life after Life” Phyllis Green presents an array of objects —some are wearable, suspended from the ceiling on hand crafted wooden supports that look like walking sticks— others are sculptures on casters that can be repositioned and…

Michael St. John and Michelle Grabner at Edward Cella

Michael St. John: Portraits of Democracy Michelle Grabner: Patterns in Metal and Oil Edward Cella Art and Architecture By Kathy Zimmerer Through January 6th Michael St. John taps neatly into the zeitgeist of a tumultuous time in his current series of paintings, Portraits of Democracy.  He uses a mixture of techniques to reinforce his witty…

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,…

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960 – 1985 Hammer Museum By Anna Garner Through December 31st   Outside the Europe to NY insular circuit of canonized contributors to linear narratives of art history are the radically branded perspectives of Latin American and Latina artists. While their works may or may not be radical in approach,…

Cristobal Valecillos at Timothy Yarger Fine Art

Cristobal Valecillos Yare: One More Dance Timothy Yarger Fine Art By Shana Nys Dambrot Through November 30th   A profusion of threads converge in this passionate, intelligent, and timely interdisciplinary project from Cristobal Valecillos. Issues of cultural identity, tradition, history, religion, ritual, metaphor, performance, sculpture, photography, architecture, the power of color, and the narrative potential…