Miguel Rio Branco: Out of Nowhere

Miguel Rio Branco: Out of Nowhere through December 29th Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica By Shana Nys Dambrot With a little Raging Bull, a little cinéma vérité, shades of Goya’s heat, Edward Hopper’s lonely atmospheric architecture, Hemingway’s bullfights, and rock music’s working class heroes, the images in Brazilian filmmaker and photographer Miguel Rio Branco’s Out…

Erica Ryan Stallones at Elephant Art Space

STARDECK Academy, Erica Ryan Stallones Elephant Art Space, Los Angeles   By Jacqueline Bell Johnson Astrology is often thought of as fortune telling, hocus pocus, even silliness. But what if it is, in fact, a demonstration of everyday systems and how our lives are so entrenched in systemic order? Astrology is, at its simplest, calculations based…

Engender at Michael Kohn Gallery

Engender at Michael Kohn Gallery by Eve Wood through January 13th.   Engender, a group exhibition curated by Joshua Friedman at Michael Kohn Gallery, represents an amalgam of familiar visual tropes, albeit shattered ones. Ideas about identity, sexuality and personal choice are brought to the fore in this stunning line up that includes the likes…

Man Up! Masculinity in Question

Man Up! Masculinity in Question  at Cerritos College Art Gallery By Sydney Walters Through December 5th   Man Up! Masculinity in Question, splices the broad brush of gender binaries and settles into the textured and complex areas of free expression. Twelve artists pack emotional heat as they confront rigid gender expectations and present a different…

Tomory Dodge at Cherry and Martin

Tomory Dodge at Cherry and Martin By Lorraine Heitzman Through January 16th   Tomory Dodge has opened with a strong hand in his first show at Cherry and Martin after his former gallery, Acme, abruptly closed their doors in June. The Culver City gallery was quick to sign up an artist they had admired for…