Three Solo Shows at DENK

Helen Rebekah Garber: Thaumaturgy Ichiro Irie: Garmonbozia Sagrada David DiMichele: Real and Unreal extended through January 13 DENK Gallery, Los Angeles By Shana Nys Dambrot Creation, destruction, renewal; threat, protection, materialism; reality, illusion, and all manner of Utopias (including the ironic) are the order of the day with three concurrent solo shows on view at DENK.…

Astrid Preston, Between Earth and Silence

Astrid Preston; Between Earth and Silence   “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson   “…like a night wind in the pines or like the sea in the dark the echo of everything that has ever been spoken still spilling its one syllable between earth and silence” ~W.S. Merwin   By Gary Brewer When words fail…

Studio visit: Jesus Max Ferrandez

Studio visit: Jesus Max Ferrandez, Vanitas in a Time of Folly “In Spain, the dead are more alive than in any other country in the world.” ~Federico Garcia Lorca By Gary Brewer To converse with history and use images from iconic paintings that set the stage for a contemporary expression of “Vanitas”, these and other…

Jonas Wood at David Kordansky Gallery

Jonas Wood Interiors and Landscapes David Kordansky Gallery By Jody Zellen Through December 16th   Jonas Wood reduces the observable world into flat planes of color. He creates large-scale paintings that exist in a realm between abstraction and representation, somewhat analogous to artists like Alex Katz and Henri Matisse who often depict exterior and interior…

Tomory Dodge at Cherry and Martin

Tomory Dodge at Cherry and Martin By Lorraine Heitzman Through January 16th   Tomory Dodge has opened with a strong hand in his first show at Cherry and Martin after his former gallery, Acme, abruptly closed their doors in June. The Culver City gallery was quick to sign up an artist they had admired for…

Alex Couwenberg at SCAPE

Alex Couwenberg SCAPE, Southern California Art Projects and Exhibitions By Liz Goldner Through December 16th   This intriguing exhibition is as much about the illusion of depth—with paintings implying three-dimensionality within two-dimensional canvases—as it is about hard-edge abstraction. Inspired by a lifetime of observing SoCal’s images, especially its cars, surfboards and mid-century design, Couwenberg has…