Divided Brain at Lava Projects

Divided Brain at Lava Projects Curated by Brian Cooper and Colin Roberts Through December 16th   By Eve Wood Sometimes, as a critic, you come across a group show that hangs together so seamlessly, it knocks the breath right out of you. This is the case with “Divided Brain,” curated by Brian Cooper and Colin Roberts…

Magic at Roberts Projects

Magic at Roberts Projects through August 18th By Eve Wood Magic is by its very nature transformative, whether it be an actual trick of the eye, or a transfiguration of space and time. Art, at its most effective, is a form of magic, and the work on view at Roberts Projects in Culver City attests to…

Practice, Practice Every (ongoing) Day at Arena 1 Gallery

Practice, Practice Every (ongoing) Day through April 14th Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica By Eve Wood Jody Zellen and Pam Posey have curated a fascinating exhibition that looks at process-based artworks made over extended periods of time. The idea of making an artwork to delineate or mark a history or a passage in time is a…

Matt Wedel, Figure with Head, LA Louver; Image courtesy of the gallery

Matt Wedel at LA Louver

Matt Wedel through March 4 LA Louver, Venice By Eve Wood Matt Wedel’s sculptures are visually stunning, but there is more to them than simple beauty. They are witty, enigmatic and above all, gorgeously crafted objects that are at once postmodern and classical, elegant and awkward, fragile and visually powerful. Referencing Classical Greek and Hellenistic…

Wendell Gladstone, Moon Shadow, Photo courtesy of Shulamit Nazarian Gallery

Wendell Gladstone’s “Fever Pitch” at Shulamit Nazarian

Wendell Gladstone’s “Fever Pitch” through February 17 Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles   By Eve Wood Wendell Gladstone’s first exhibition at Shulamit Nazarian represents a amalgam of gorgeously rendered surreal mindscapes that defy traditional understanding. Reminiscent of Charles Garabedian’s ominous and psychologically charged imagery, Gladstone’s work engages the viewer in a deeply sensuous, albeit dangerous psychological…

00 by Ross Rudel at Baik Art

 00 by Ross Rudel  through January 13th Baik Art, Los Angeles By Eve Wood Ross Rudel’s newest body of work, aptly titled 00, on view at Baik Art, represents a mini retrospective of the artist’s incredibly imaginative sculptures. Working mostly in wood, Rudel’s precise and rigorous attention to detail yields an astonishing array of elegant,…