ONE WORK: Jordi Alcaraz’s “Book of Prayer”

ONE WORK: Jordi Alcaraz’s Book of Prayer in Defying Boundaries at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts through August 31st   By Betty Brown Let there be a landscape of open eyes and bitter wounds on fire. No one is sleeping in this world. No one, no one… ~Federico Garcia Lorca Spanish artist Jordi Alcaraz uses mirrors,…

SHIVA SPACES at The Rendon

SHIVA SPACES: Hidden Rooms, Art At The Rendon June 1 – June 3 By Betty Brown In “Hidden Rooms,” Cindy Schwarzstein has assembled over 50 visual artists, along with numerous musicians and other performers, to “activate” the abandoned spaces of the former Rendon Hotel (2055 E 7th St, DTLA.) This essay surveys some of the…

Lisa Bartleson,It Takes a Village, Lancaster Museum of Art and History; Photo credit Kristine Schomaker

It Takes a Village at MOAH

It Takes a Village: A World of Art through April 22 Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Lancaster By Genie Davis “It Takes a Village” at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) through April 22nd, is the world in a microcosm, truly wonderful exhibitions that address essential and universal elements of community in…

Gifts of the Body, New Work by Kristine Schomaker

Gifts of the Body, New Work by Kristine Schomaker through March 18th Ark Arts, Altadena “Fat-bashing in all its varied forms–criticism, exclusion, shaming, fat talk, self-deprecation, jokes, gossip, bullying–is one of the last acceptable forms of prejudice. From a very young age, before they can walk away or defend themselves, women are taught that they…

Our Writers Name Their Top 5 Exhibitions of 2017

Our Writers Name Their Top 5 Exhibitions of 2017   From Kerry James Marshall to Kim Abeles, Shoshana Wayne to MOAH, women, immigrants and the resistance, Art and Cake asked our art critics to name their favorite 5 shows of 2017. Here is what they had to say: Lorraine Heitzman Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, MOCA Chagall: Fantasies…