Rachel Kaster: The Shape of Memory Fused into Sculpture

Rachel Kaster: The Shape of Memory Fused into Sculpture Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 through November 30th   By Genie Davis Rachel Kaster’s solo exhibition, Anamnesis, now showing at Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 is an intricate installation of pendants, photographs, transparencies, and heirlooms. It glows and fascinates, mesmerizing viewers with her large-scale recreation of…

Sadie Barnette at Charlie James Gallery

Sadie Barnette: Black Sky Charlie James Gallery, Chinatown Through December 1, 2018   By Shana Nys Dambrot The wide front windows of the gallery are sheathed in pink cellophane. At night, with the lights left on, it’s a beacon of welcoming mystery; inside during daylight hours it’s a bit like another world, a fine mist…

Tahiti Pehrson at Joseph Gross Gallery

Tahiti Pehrson at Joseph Gross Gallery Through November 17 by Jenny Begun As you walk into Joseph Gross Gallery in Los Angeles, you come to face a large sculptural tapestry that immediately transports you from Chinatown to the Middle East or the Ancient Greece or Rome. The hanging white cotton rag looks like a facade of…

Celeste Dupuy-Spencer: The Chiefest of Ten Thousand

Celeste Dupuy-Spencer: The Chiefest of Ten Thousand Nino Mier Gallery Closed on November 3, 2018   By Shana Nys Dambrot Paintings by Celeste Dupuy-Spencer are wicked and fraught, elusive and dense, saturated and shadowy tableaux. She wields an edgy, folkloric style that is both naive and sophisticated, depicting figures in landscapes and interiors enacting versions…

Amy Elkins: Photographs of Contemporary Masculinity

Amy Elkins: Photographs of Contemporary Masculinity Orange Coast College, Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion Through December 1, 2018   By Liz Goldner Photos of men as objects of beauty, athleticism, vulnerability and aggression have a special fascination in a world saturated with images of elegant women. This surprising series of portraits, many of them carefully posed,…