Sadie Barnette at Charlie James Gallery

Sadie Barnette: Black Sky Charlie James Gallery, Chinatown Through December 1, 2018   By Shana Nys Dambrot The wide front windows of the gallery are sheathed in pink cellophane. At night, with the lights left on, it’s a beacon of welcoming mystery; inside during daylight hours it’s a bit like another world, a fine mist…

Lynda Benglis at Blum & Poe

Lynda Benglis Blum & Poe, Los Angeles By Shana Nys Dambrot Through December 16th   Lynda Benglis’ career is characterized by the dramatic upending of many kinds of social and art historical expectations; as a practical matter her rebellion is not only stylistic, but material as well. Her sculptures combine elements of polyurethane, ceramic, handmade…

Jeffrey Gibson is ALIVE at Desert X

Jeffrey Gibson is ALIVE at Desert X Gibson brings his unique vision of the desert to life for the inaugural Desert X By H.C. Arnold Through April 30th   Neville Wakefield believes that if the Coachella Valley can host a globally-hyped music festival, then it can also be home to a biennale style art extravaganza.…

Chris Natrop “Silver Sun Supernova” at Cooper Design Space

Chris Natrop: Silver Sun Supernova Long-term site-specific installation at Cooper Design Space, DTLA By Shana Nys Dambrot   Chris Natrop is not a sculptor, or a painter, not really. But he works in both large-scale quasi-sculptural installation and conventional wall-framed idioms, often using paint in addition to lighting, video, and audio elements to augment his…