Ian Francis at Corey Helford

Ian Francis: Artificial Winter at Corey Helford By Genie Davis Through November 25th Both figurative and abstract, Ian Francis’ Artificial Winter turns its own graceful constructions inside out. The U.K.-based artist works in acrylic, oil, charcoal and ink, creating works that are both socially aware, jolting, and beautifully, in some ways traditionally, rendered. The canvases are…

Astrid Preston at Craig Krull Gallery

Astrid Preston, Upside Down World Craig Krull Gallery By Jody Zellen Through November 25, 2017   Astrid Preston paints the landscape. She is infatuated by the wonders and beauty of nature and her works often depict rolling hills, ponds with lily pads and flower-filled gardens glistening in the daylight. While how and what is seen is…

Kim Dingle at Susanne Vielmetter

Kim Dingle, YIPES Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects By Jody Zellen Through November 11th   Kim Dingle’s first installation at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects takes command of the entire gallery. YIPES fills four discrete rooms with three bodies of interrelated new works. Dingle carefully crafts a trajectory from room to room where autonomous series of…

Kimberly Brooks: Brazen at Zevitas Marcus

Kimberly Brooks: Brazen Zevitas Marcus, Los Angeles By Shana Nys Dambrot Through October 28th   Choreographing abstraction and figuration to operate within a single image is always really a balancing act. A purportedly non-figurative composition can, by design or by neurological/optic impulse, seem to be tugging at, or flirting with imagery, like a mystery wanting…