Patrick Staff’s “Weed Killer” at MOCA

Patrick Staff’s Weed Killer at MOCA by Linda Kroff   Patrick Staff’s arresting video installation, Weed Killer, at MOCA explores a set of deeply personal and highly complex issues around the body and what it means to be healthy or sick, normative or other, and ultimately self aware and self-possessed. These questions are powerfully posed…

What’s Hot in L.A.? Art Events You Should Check Out

What’s Hot in L.A.? Art Events You Should Check Out UPCOMING OPENINGS April 25th Artist & Researcher Art Show Hoyt Gallery, 1975 Zonal Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033 in the Keith Administration Building Opening April 25th 5-7pm For more information Art in the Arthouse presents Francisco Alvarado Laemmle NoHo 7 5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood,…

“Spirited Away,” Belkis Ayon at the Fowler

“Spirited Away” By Nancy Kay Turner   “We do not know enough about the unknown to know that it is unknowable.” G.K.Chesterton NKAME is the title of the retrospective exhibition at The Fowler Museum at UCLA that closed in February. The show introduced the haunting collographs of Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayon to new audiences. Though…

Three Fine Solo Shows at Gabba Gallery

Three Fine Solo Shows at Gabba Gallery By Genie Davis   Closing last weekend,  Gabba Gallery gave us another of its signature groupings of strong solo shows.. Essi Zimm’s Happenstance tells stories. Inspired by mythology and a childhood spent in a book store, Zimm creates a dynamic and richly colored world featuring lions, unicorns, a…