Studio Visit: Abel Alejandre, Into the Fray

Studio Visit: Abel Alejandre, Into the Fray By Gary Brewer   “I am human, I regard nothing that is human alien to me.” Terence, Heauton Timorumenos (The Self-Tormentor)   “Art is a weapon that penetrates the eyes, the ears, the deepest and subtlest human feelings.” David Alfaro Siqueiros   Male identity – masculine archetypes –…

Brian Mallman, Still Connected at Open Mind Art Space

Brian Mallman, Still Connected Open Mind Art Space By Lorraine Heitzman Through September 29th   Brian Mallman is curious, in both senses of the word. He possesses a keen curiosity about his neighbors and all sorts of overlapping communities, and he might just be a little bit curious, himself.  With an almost naïve positivity, he…

Sarah Ann Weber: Scenic View at Club Pro, Los Angeles

Sarah Ann Weber: Scenic View Club Pro, Los Angeles By Shana Nys Dambrot Through July 12th   Unapologetically beautiful but also a bit awkward; florid and verdant and teeming with floras and arboreals, rendered in a rather sickly sweet palette — the unnatural Nature of Sarah Ann Weber’s Scenic View offers dystopian idylls, in landscapes…

Terry Arena: Not Just Bees at the Carnegie Art Museum

Terry Arena: Not Just Bees Carnegie Art Museum Studio Gallery By Jennifer Susan Jones   It seems fitting that the Oxnard, California Farmer’s Market is held directly across the parking lot from Terry Arena’s latest exhibit. For in this exhibit, titled “Not Just Bees,” Arena shows us the perilous state of the symbiotic relationship between…

Carroll Dunham at Blum & Poe

Carroll Dunham at Blum & Poe By Sara Fortson  Through June 17th   On display now at Blum & Poe is a collection of new work by Carroll Dunham that features drawings as well as paintings in his unique stylized nudity.  The exhibition showcases four different types of work that are all cohesive and tell…