Robert Russell: Moore. More. Moore.

Robert Russell: Moore. More. Moore. Anat Ebgi – AE2  Through April 28.   By Shana Nys Dambrot What do Andy Warhol, Kellyanne Conway, Charlie Brown, CalArts, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, softcore porn, firearms, Rembrandt, Marilyn Monroe, and Pikachu have in common? Funny you should ask, because painter Robert Russell has prepared an answer. It’s you. “Moore. More.…

Book Review; Lynn Robb, surface | tension

Lynn Robb surface | tension By Lorraine Heitzman As anyone who is acquainted with even the most rudimentary principals of visual perception knows, our minds, in concert with our eyes, will unconsciously make connections in an effort to understand visual information. Gestalt psychologists in the 1930’s and 40’s postulated that we perceive new and unknown…

Co/Lab III at the Torrance Art Museum

Torrance Art Museum: International Exhibition Includes Los Angles Collectives and More Through May 18th.  By Genie Davis Co/Lab III, at the Torrance Art Museum through May 8th offers a stellar pairing of 8 artist-run collectives from Berlin with 8 artist-run gallery spaces from LA. The 16 groups create eight separate curatorial projects; 76 artists in…

BioPerversity at Nicodim

BioPerversity at Nicodim Gallery through April 28, 2018 By Shana Nys Dambrot We tend to use anthropomorphized animals as proxies in metaphors and morality plays, fairy tales and Freudian projections, tattoos and illuminated manuscripts. Old myths are full of half human, half animal creatures, often gods or at least demigods. Minotaur, mermaid, centaur, Anubis, wood…

Randi Matushevitz and Diane Williams Confront Otherness Through Experience

Randi Matushevitz and Diane Williams Confront Otherness Through Experience at LAAA/Gallery 825 through April 20th By Genie Davis Randi Matushevitz and Diane Williams both offer profoundly moving solo shows at LAA/Gallery 825. Matushevitz’ Conundrum continues the artist’s powerful, growing, large scale work with an experiential installation of paintings and found objects. Here she addresses both…