Ben Jackel: Beauty, Death and the Heart of Darkness…

Ben Jackel: Beauty, Death and the Heart of Darkness… By Gary Brewer   “We live in the flicker — may it last as long as the old earth keeps rolling! But darkness was here yesterday.” ― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness   Art is a form of magic. It is the ability we have to create language…

“Wo(Man) Made” at the Brand Library and Art Center

“Wo(Man) Made” at the Brand Library and Art Center By Genie Davis   Man Made, which closed at the Brand Library and Art Center on May 6th, is really woman-made. The show deals with the idea of human-made, of all mankind if you will. Man Made focuses on the ways in which human beings engage with their environment,…

Meaning in Moments: Lola Gil at KP Projects

Meaning in Moments: Lola Gil at KP Projects By Evan Senn Through May 6th   We all have those moments of blissful contemplation. In the middle of something, we catch ourselves wandering deep inside our own subconscious, where we can get cozy with our memories and take out all of the items that give us…

Seth Kaufman at The Situation Room

Seth Kaufman at The Situation Room By Genie Davis Through April 30th   Seth Kaufman is best known as a sculptor. His history is making things. “I teach materials of art and design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena,” he relates. “I’ve basically taught sculpture for sixteen years. People know me as…

POWER at Sprüth Magers

POWER at Sprüth Magers By Anna Garner Through June 10th   From post-Civil War photographs to Simone Leigh’s 2017 terracotta and porcelain sculpture, Stone (Black Mountain), POWER at Sprüth Magers presents a comprehensive overview of the ongoing history of the arts and visual culture of African American women. The line-up includes nearly every major player…