The Fourth World at The Institute for Art and Olfaction

The Fourth World Institute for Art and Olfaction By Shana Nys Dambrot   Everything is mediated. All objects, actions, impulses, and mythologies are multivalent, shape-shifting, and strange. Even the singular is a stranger to itself. Articulating interconnectivity is an imperative for truthfulness, but the contours of overlapping energetic dimensions are a bear to make into…

Beautiful Parts at CSUN Art Gallery

Beautiful Parts CSUN Art Gallery on view through October 26th by Eve Wood   Attempting to scrutinize and understand what makes someone, or something, beautiful is and has always been a dangerous game that only ever leads to feelings of disappointment and self doubt. That being said, Rough Play, the collective who conceived and organized…

Khôra at Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery

Khôra at Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery By Larry Gipe Through October 25th     It’s hard to imagine a slipperier siting for an exhibition than “Khôra”, an evocative three-person show continuing until Oct 25 at Mt. SAC Art Gallery. To reckon with the meaning of the title, beware: Wiki will promptly plunge you down…

PhotoGRAPHIC at Rose Gallery

PhotoGRAPHIC Rose Gallery By Jody Zellen Through October 21st   Graciela Iturbide (b. Mexico City, 1942) has been making photographs of people and places in Mexico and abroad since she first picked up a camera in the late 1960s and today she is considered one of Mexico’s most noted photographers. To celebrate her life and…

Kimberly Brooks: Brazen at Zevitas Marcus

Kimberly Brooks: Brazen Zevitas Marcus, Los Angeles By Shana Nys Dambrot Through October 28th   Choreographing abstraction and figuration to operate within a single image is always really a balancing act. A purportedly non-figurative composition can, by design or by neurological/optic impulse, seem to be tugging at, or flirting with imagery, like a mystery wanting…

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…