Betye Saar: Keeping it Clean

Betye Saar: Keeping it Clean Craft and Folk Art Museum By Shana Nys Dambrot Through August 20th   One of the most potent aspects of assemblage is that it deepens and amplifies the power of its message by not only depicting but actually embodying the history of its components. This is one of the reasons…

“Crossing Boundaries” at the Huntington Beach Art Center

“Crossing Boundaries” Huntington Beach Art Center By Sydney Walters   Crossing Boundaries is more than a feminist art initiative on behalf of the Huntington Beach Art Center. Their proclaimed “Year of Women in the Arts” is a production of paintings, sculptures and mixed media that experiments with common methods of art making to create something…

Lezley Saar’s Gender Renaissance

Lezley Saar Gender Renaissance Walter Maciel Gallery By Jody Zellen Through July 1st   In her second solo exhibition at Walter Maciel Gallery, Lezley Saar continues to evoke awe. The paintings and mixed media works are not only impeccably crafted, but are also rich in content. Saar draws from personal experiences— specifically complex issues related…

Cece Caro, Katie Shanks, and Stephanie Sherwood Examine Gender Bias in an Experimental Installation at Shoebox Projects

Cece Caro, Katie Shanks, and Stephanie Sherwood Examine Gender Bias in an Experimental Installation at Shoebox Projects By Genie Davis   Material Identity: Artmaking on the Gender Continuum holds a closing reception Saturday, June 3 from 3-7 p.m. at Shoebox Projects in DTLA. Cece Caro, Katie Shanks, and Stephanie Sherwood who’ve been in residence at…

Derrick Adams at the California African American Museum

Derrick Adams: Network California African American Museum, Los Angeles By Shana Nys Dambrot Through June 11th   Derrick Adams makes television. Well okay, he makes bright, bold, chromatically saturated and pattern-rich mixed media collage, sculpture, video, interdisciplinary installation, and performance art about television. But the way Adams does it, it’s kind of the same thing.…

Male or Female? You Decide

Male or Female? You Decide By Sydney Walters Through May 13th   The Beall Center for Art + Technology presents Masculine  Feminine, a show that acts as a rebuttal to the limitations society has placed on gender. Curated by David Familian and Micol Hebron, this multi-medium exhibit declares that gender identity ought to be…

A Lesson in Class, Gender and Race from Genevieve Gaignard

A Lesson in Class, Gender and Race from Genevieve Gaignard Smell the Roses at the California African American Art Museum By Sydney Walters Through February 19th   The California African American Art Museum presents Genevieve Gaignard’s first solo museum show: Smell the Roses. An MFA graduate of Yale University, Gaignard highlights the importance of individual…