Kate Ballis at Garis & Hahn

Kate Ballis, Hypercolour Fantasy: Infra Realism Garis & Hahn On view through August 25th   By Genie Davis Hypercolour Fantasy: Infra Realism at Garis & Hahn through August 25th, is a remarkable exhibition. The almost neon, saturated pinks and purples here are dazzling; they re-shape Southern California iconic images into something freshly bathed in the…

Jerusulem Biennale LA at MuzeuMM

  Jewish Artists Initiative’s Jerusalem Biennale 2017 Exhibition, Flashpoints at MuzeuMM Gallery, Los Angeles June 19 – July 6, 2018   By Genie Davis The Los Angeles iteration of the Jewish Artists Initiative of Southern California’s exhibition for the 2017 Jerusalem Biennale was both a window into an international exhibition and a look at universal issues.…

Surrogate Gallery Projects Brings Art to Empty Spaces

Holly Boruck: Surrogate Gallery Projects Brings Art to Empty Spaces By Genie Davis Artist and curator Holly Boruck created Surrogate Gallery Projects in 2014 to unite empty commercial spaces with opportunities for artists. And she’s succeeded. Boruck explains, “The mission of Surrogate Gallery Projects is to give voice to underrepresented artists, inspire youth participation in…

The Echoing Sounds of Reverb at Tiger Strikes Asteroid LA

The Echoing Sounds of Reverb at Tiger Strikes Asteroid Through July 22nd By Genie Davis Reverb, the group show at Tiger Strikes Astroid closing July 22nd, began with an opening in which the visual art fused with the auditory. A poetry reading held a circle of viewers riveted, as if they themselves were suspended in…

Artist Profile: Cia Foreman

Artist Profile: Cia Foreman, Works that Explore Ambiguity and Perception By Genie Davis Artist Cia Foreman explains that her approach to making art is both experimental and conceptual. “When I think about my work over the past 40 years, it’s mostly about ideas.” The abstract photographic images in Foreman’s recent exhibitions are mysterious and haunting,…

Nettie Wakefield at Jason Vass

Provocative Plastic Cast in Bronze Brandy at Jason Vass by Nettie Wakefield Through July 21st   By Genie Davis With Brandy, at Jason Vass through July 21st, London-based artist Nettie Wakefield has created a provocative exhibition that focuses on things plastic – but is cast in bronze or created in the most detailed pencil drawings.…

Artist Profile: L. Aviva Diamond

Artist Profile: L. Aviva Diamond By Genie Davis “My work is how I process the world. It’s how I see, how I feel, how I heal myself,” L. Aviva Diamond, says. The artist creates astonishing photographic art work that is painterly in style, cosmic in nature. She also draws, both black and white and color…