Judithe Hernandez and Patssi Valdez; One Path, Two Journeys

Judithe Hernandez and Patssi Valdez: One Path Two Journeys through January 28th Millard Sheets Art Center, Pomona in participation with Pacific Standard Time: La/LA By Mario Vasquez What happens when two women artists, whose artistic practice involved political and social activism, begin painting? Do they abandon the activism? Or, do they express it in new…

Three Solo Shows at DENK

Helen Rebekah Garber: Thaumaturgy Ichiro Irie: Garmonbozia Sagrada David DiMichele: Real and Unreal extended through January 13 DENK Gallery, Los Angeles By Shana Nys Dambrot Creation, destruction, renewal; threat, protection, materialism; reality, illusion, and all manner of Utopias (including the ironic) are the order of the day with three concurrent solo shows on view at DENK.…

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.…