Ken Gonzales-Day at Skirball Cultural Center

Ken Gonzales-Day Surface Tension: Murals, Signs, and Mark-Making in LA Skirball Cultural Center By Jody Zellen Through February 25th   Ken Gonzales-Day’s exhibition documenting over 140 street artworks in Los Angeles is more than a history of Los Angeles Murals. By entitling the exhibition Surface Tension: Murals, Signs, and Mark-Making in LA, Gonzales-Day calls attention…

Conduction at Fellows of Contemporary Art (FOCA)

Conduction FOCA  By Lorraine Heitzman Through October 27th   The Fellows of Contemporary Art (widely known as FOCA) operates out of an unassuming office space in Chinatown, accessed through a quiet courtyard and tucked into a second floor storefront. Like the spy headquarters concealed behind a tailor shop in The Man from U.N.C.L.E., the pedestrian…

Christina Fernandez at Gallery Luisotti

Christina Fernandez Prospect Gallery Luisotti By Jody Zellen Through November 22nd   Since the early 1990s Christina Fernandez has been making photographic works that “examine the intersection between private and public space, personal and historical narratives, ex-urban and city spaces and the cultural border and historical relationships between the United States and Mexico.” For her…

Pop Surreal Playhouse at Artshare LA

Pop Surreal Playhouse at Artshare LA By Betty Ann Brown Through October 22nd   The Los Angeles art world was stunned to learn of the death of Gregorio Escalante last month. The highly respected Escalante was one of the first and most influential champions of Lowbrow and Street Art, a founder of Juxtapoz Magazine, and…

From Mexico City to LA at Mixografia, Los Angeles

From Mexico City to LA at Mixografia, Los Angeles By Kathy Zimmerer Through October 21st   Celebrating the great printmaking traditions of Mexico City and Los Angeles, the Pacific Standard Time exhibit at Mixografia delves deeply into this vibrant imagery ranging from works by Jose Guadalupe Posada to Rufino Tamayo. Jose Guadalupe Posada was the…

Monique Prieto at Chimento Contemporary

Monique Prieto, Luster Chimento Contemporary  By Anna Garner Through October 28th   Abstract paintings draw viewers’ attention to the surface, gleaning content and narrative not from representation, but from the exchange between color, brushstroke, and texture. In “Luster”, Monique Prieto’s current solo exhibition at Chimento Contemporary, these essential ingredients coalesce to generate pleasing and layered…