The Fourth World at The Institute for Art and Olfaction

The Fourth World Institute for Art and Olfaction By Shana Nys Dambrot   Everything is mediated. All objects, actions, impulses, and mythologies are multivalent, shape-shifting, and strange. Even the singular is a stranger to itself. Articulating interconnectivity is an imperative for truthfulness, but the contours of overlapping energetic dimensions are a bear to make into…

“SELF RELIANCE 2017” at NowSpace

“SELF RELIANCE 2017” at NowSpace By Sydney Walters Through October 1st   While pondering what to create, many artists consider not only what he or she wants to create, but what they know will sell. After all, artists need to make a living somehow. It is this tension between desire, practicality, value and waste that…

kozyndan, The Golden State at Gregorio Escalante

kozyndan, The Golden State Gregorio Escalante Gallery By Genie Davis Through September 17th   The Golden State, at Gregorio Escalante gallery in Chinatown through September 17th, is a beautiful, fanciful, and poetic series of works by the duo of kozyndan. The two artists, husband and wife team Kozy and Dan, have shaped a work that…

Black is a color at Charlie James Gallery

Black is a color at Charlie James Gallery By Sydney Walters   Over the gallery door, a red and green neon sign reads, “Black Owned.” Any good artist knows that working with text is difficult. The written word is often taken for gospel over any visual image (see Joseph Kosuth’s 1965 One and Three Chairs).…

Knowing Autumn: The Sculpture of Derek Weisberg

Knowing Autumn: The Sculpture of Derek Weisberg By Genie Davis   The show has closed but the images are not forgotten, and the artist spectacularly memorable. Derek Weisberg’s Knowing Autumn, recently at the Fine Arts Building in DTLA, is a body of work both haunting and evocative, fragile and resonant. Take “What her Eyes Said,”…