Rafaël Rozendaal at Steve Turner Gallery

Rafaël Rozendaal: Portraits through February 10 Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles By Jody Zellen Rafaël Rozendaal presents himself as a visual artist who uses the internet as his canvas. To that end, he has been creating websites with unique URLs since 2001. He has also created iOS apps making art for hand held devices. Among his…

Jane Callister at Royale Projects

Jane Callister: Baroco-pop through March 4 Royale Projects, Los Angeles By Shana Nys Dambrot Somehow both sparse and lush, Jane Callister’s new paintings manifest an array of engaging dualities. The Royale Projects show consists of about a dozen works, half of which are richly hued, half rendered in grey-scale. Within that, each individual work enacts…

Ruth Root at 356 S. Mission Rd.

Ruth Root at 356 S. Mission Rd. By Genie Davis on view through November 12th   Now through November 12th at 356 Mission, New York-based artist Ruth Root offers a vibrant mixed media exhibition that is both visually and materially textured, created on Plexiglass and fabric. The color is intense, visually imprinting itself on the…

Monique Prieto at Chimento Contemporary

Monique Prieto, Luster Chimento Contemporary  By Anna Garner Through October 28th   Abstract paintings draw viewers’ attention to the surface, gleaning content and narrative not from representation, but from the exchange between color, brushstroke, and texture. In “Luster”, Monique Prieto’s current solo exhibition at Chimento Contemporary, these essential ingredients coalesce to generate pleasing and layered…

Studio Visit: Dion Johnson, The Curvature of Light…

Studio Visit: Dion Johnson, The Curvature of Light… By Gary Brewer   “Polyphonic painting is superior to music in that there, the time element becomes a spatial element. The notion of simultaneity stands out even more richly” Paul Klee, Polyphonic Painting   “…I see my soul reflected in nature, As I see through a mist,…

Studio Visit: Sarah Awad, A Dialogue with History…

Studio Visit: Sarah Awad, A Dialogue with History… By Gary Brewer   “You have to know how to use the accident, how to recognize it, how to control it, and ways to eliminate it so that the whole surface looks felt and born all at once.” “Every canvas is a journey all its own.” Helen…