Studio Systems II at Torrance Art Museum: Half-Time

Half-Time at Studio System 2018 Torrance Art Museum By Lawrence Gipe Studio System 2018 is the brainchild of Max Presneill, the Torrance Art Museum’s director, curator and a dynamic impresario in the LA art world. One of Presneill’s themes as an organizer is an exploration into the nature of chemistry between artists. In his (now…

Victor Wilde’s New Work is Edgy and Cheeky

Victor Wilde’s New Work is Edgy and Cheeky At Contemporary Gallery By Genie Davis Cheeky, a collection of mixed media works, paintings, and prints from LA-based artist Victor Wilde is aptly named. Edgy, irreverent, fascinating, and vehemently socio-political in nature, the show, at DTLA’s Contemporary Gallery, is a perfect introduction to Wilde’s style and aesthetic. During…

Carbon at Fellows of Contemporary Art

Carbon: Richer than Gold Fellows of Contemporary Art in Chinatown Through July 20th   By Genie Davis In the case of Carbon, at Fellows of Contemporary of Art in Chinatown through July 20th, that element is not only the basis of life, it is the basis of a vibrant artistic life. Beautifully curated by Lauren…

TEXAS at Philip Martin Gallery

Texas at Philip Martin Gallery Curated by Matthew Brown Through June 30th   By Lorraine Heitzman While Texas, currently at the Philip Martin Gallery, may not be as super-sized as its formidable namesake, it is nevertheless an expansive survey of art that includes eighteen artists who are associated with the Lone Star state. Some are…

John Bankston at Walter Maciel Gallery

John Bankston: The Sky Above Us Walter Maciel Gallery, Culver City Through June 30 By Shana Nys Dambrot   The predicated, corollary, problem-solving relationship between line and color that unfolds across a pristine coloring book animates the paintings of John Bankston. It’s a stylistic and material process he sets up for himself, by first drawing…