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…

Seth Kaufman at The Situation Room

Seth Kaufman at The Situation Room By Genie Davis Through April 30th   Seth Kaufman is best known as a sculptor. His history is making things. “I teach materials of art and design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena,” he relates. “I’ve basically taught sculpture for sixteen years. People know me as…

“Text Message” at Loft at Liz’s

“Text Message” at Loft at Liz’s By Genie Davis Through April 29th   Text Message at Loft at Liz’s is an exciting, dynamic, simply fun show. Curated by Randi Kreeft, the show features the work of Fred Feldmesser, Stuart Kusher, Michael Flechtner, Theodore Svenningsen, and Senon Williams. Whether created from neon, mixed media, or ink on…

Appetitive Torque at Eastside International

Appetitive Torque at Eastside International By Genie Davis Through April 22nd   Eastside International has another provocative exhibition running through April 22nd, Appetitive Torque. Curated by Loren Britton and Rocket Caleshu, the show features the work of artists Cheyenne Julien, Gaby Collins-Fernandez, and Christina Quarles; and of writers Vanessa Baish, Rin Johnson, Martha Oatis, and…

Three Fine Solo Shows at Gabba Gallery

Three Fine Solo Shows at Gabba Gallery By Genie Davis   Closing last weekend,  Gabba Gallery gave us another of its signature groupings of strong solo shows.. Essi Zimm’s Happenstance tells stories. Inspired by mythology and a childhood spent in a book store, Zimm creates a dynamic and richly colored world featuring lions, unicorns, a…

Siri Kaur and Rebecca Bird at Kopeikin Gallery

Siri Kaur and Rebecca Bird at Kopeikin Gallery By Genie Davis Through April 22nd   Brooklyn-based Rebecca Bird talks about her show. “Women” is somewhat of a departure from my earlier work. I am not usually figurative, but here I wanted to paint monumental women. I wanted to show unsung, typical people.” Along with the…