Alexis Smith at Craig Krull Gallery

Alexis Smith: On Point Craig Krull Gallery By Amy Kaeser On view through May 27th   On Point is the latest exhibition of seasoned artist Alexis Smith. The show is both humorous and contemplative in its use of found objects and materials. Smith’s collages made from thrift store finds, swap meet gems, and a few personal…

Chenhung Chen at Crafton Hills College Art Gallery

Chenhung Chen at Crafton Hills College Art Gallery By Jacqueline Bell Johnson   Chenhung Chen’s exhibition “Crossings” at Crafton Hills College Art Gallery includes a myriad of work, including sculpture, installation, and works on paper. These works on paper are the first thing you see, hung at the front of the gallery and sorted into…

The Meaning of Words in the Work of Tm Gratkowski

The Meaning of Words in the Work of Tm Gratkowski Tm Gratkowski’s “Epithelia” at Walter Maciel By Genie Davis    On exhibit through October 29th at the Walter Maciel Gallery is Tm Gratkowski’s second solo with the gallery, Epithelia. Astonishingly delicate and yet at the same time powerfully present, the LA-based artist’s two and three-dimensional…

CES Gallery: San Francisco Unbound

CES Gallery: San Francisco Unbound written by Genie Davis   The group exhibition Fog a Mirror, at DTLA’s CES Gallery through October 15th, is a paean the aesthetic of San Francisco, the city which these artists call home. Vanessa Blaikie, Luke Butler, Adam Feibelman, Matt Gonzalez, Andres Guerrero, Peter Kirkeby, Robert Larson, Joey Piziali, and…

“Life Force” at The Blackboard Gallery

“Life Force” at The Blackboard Gallery Written by Jennifer Susan Jones   The Blackboard Gallery at Studio Channel Islands is hosting a new exhibition called “Life Force” with artists Hiroko Yoshimoto and Bob Privitt from Sept. 1 through 24 at 2221 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. It takes a certain type of artist to present a viewer with…

Dwora Fried’s haunting autobiographic mixed media boxes

“Growing up as a Jew in Vienna, I have always felt like an outsider and that perspective is reflected in my art,” explains Fried. “It is by far my most autobiographical work; it contains elements of my life as a Jewish/Austrian/Lesbian daughter of a holocaust survivor.” Dwora Fried’s mixed media boxes capture people, places and…