Interstitial at the Pasadena Museum of California Art

Interstitial at the Pasadena Museum of California Art The Meaning In-Between By Lorraine Heitzman Through August 6th   As a culture we glorify “things”; EBay monetizes our possessions and Instagram fetishizes them. The utilitarian and aesthetic things that surround us fill our lives and our landfills, yet the collectibles, ephemera, household items and building materials…

Jason Rhoades: A World of Light

Jason Rhoades: A World of Light By Genie Davis Through May 21st   Jason Rhoades: 1994-2006 is a comprehensive exhibition that could only be mounted in a space as capacious as Hauser & Wirth. Six installations fill the galleries here, creating a wonderful canvas for the Los Angeles-based artist who passed away in 2006. It’s…

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…