ARC Visions at Arcadia Contemporary: A Fresh Take on Realism

ARC Visions at Arcadia Contemporary: A Fresh Take on Realism By Genie Davis   Just closed at the Arcadia Contemporary, the group exhibition Arc Visions featured the work of winners from the 12th Annual International Art Renewal Contemporary (ARC) Salon Arcadia Contemporary Award. The ARC Salon is an international exhibition of the work of realist…

Martin Ramirez at ICA LA

Martin Ramirez Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles Through December 31, 2017 Robert Berman Gallery Through October 14, 2017 By Shana Nys Dambrot   It’s all about context. Already one of the most anticipated venue debuts in recent memory, the new ICALA (Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles) was never going to want for attention.…

Brian Mallman, Still Connected at Open Mind Art Space

Brian Mallman, Still Connected Open Mind Art Space By Lorraine Heitzman Through September 29th   Brian Mallman is curious, in both senses of the word. He possesses a keen curiosity about his neighbors and all sorts of overlapping communities, and he might just be a little bit curious, himself.  With an almost naïve positivity, he…

Susan Joseph: A Tribute

Susan Joseph: A Tribute By Betty Ann Brown   Susan Joseph is both a talented visual artist and a gifted gallerist.  It’s rare to find one or the other–but finding both in one person is truly extraordinary. Remarkably accomplished in both endeavors, Joseph is, if not unique, then certainly a rare and precious member of…