Beautiful Parts at CSUN Art Gallery

Beautiful Parts CSUN Art Gallery on view through October 26th by Eve Wood   Attempting to scrutinize and understand what makes someone, or something, beautiful is and has always been a dangerous game that only ever leads to feelings of disappointment and self doubt. That being said, Rough Play, the collective who conceived and organized…

Khôra at Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery

Khôra at Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery By Larry Gipe Through December 7th     It’s hard to imagine a slipperier siting for an exhibition than “Khôra”, an evocative three-person show continuing until December 7th at Mt. SAC Art Gallery. To reckon with the meaning of the title, beware: Wiki will promptly plunge you down…

Process is King: Conceptual Craft @ DENK Gallery

Process is King: Conceptual Craft @ DENK Gallery By Jacqueline Bell Johnson Through October 14th   For the longest time “craft” was a dirty word in fine art.  Craft refers to functional objects, often commissioned or created for profit.  It refers to mindless, pretty, kitsch work made even more accessible by merchandising.  Even work of…

“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…

Marisa Merz: The Sky Is A Great Space

Marisa Merz: The Sky Is A Great Space UCLA Hammer By Nancy Kay Turner Through August 20th   “The Sky is a Great Space,” exhibited in New York at the Met Breuer last spring, is the first and long overdue retrospective of the sculpture, installation and paintings of the prolific ninety-one year old artist Marisa…

Mai-Thu Perret “Féminaire” at David Kordansky Gallery

Mai-Thu Perret Féminaire David Kordansky Gallery By Jody Zellen Through July 1, 2017   Mai-Thu Perret is a Geneva based artist who creates politically and socially astute, albeit often bombastic works that deploy a feminist agenda. In her installation entitled, Féminaire she presents Les guérillères— an elevated white plinth dotted with nine figurative sculptures depicting…

Sabrina Gschwandtner’s “Hands at Work” at Shoshana Wayne Gallery

Sabrina Gschwandtner’s “Hands at Work” at Shoshana Wayne Gallery By Sydney Walters Through August 26th   This month, Shoshana Wayne Gallery presents “Hands at Work,” a solo show by multi-medium artist Sabrina Gschwandtner who literally dissects films to comment on the evolution of maker and renegotiates historic women’s craft as liberating rather than divisive. In…