Brian Mallman, Still Connected at Open Mind Art Space

Brian Mallman, Still Connected Open Mind Art Space By Lorraine Heitzman Through September 29th   Brian Mallman is curious, in both senses of the word. He possesses a keen curiosity about his neighbors and all sorts of overlapping communities, and he might just be a little bit curious, himself.  With an almost naïve positivity, he…

Animating the Archives: The Woman’s Building

Animating the Archives: The Woman’s Building Avenue 50 Studios, Highland Park By Shana Nys Dambrot Through June 3rd   The great blessing of Animating the Archives is that while it succeeds in its core imperative to re-introduce the pioneering work of the original Woman’s Building actions of decades ago to new generations of audiences and…

Los Angeles has its own Situation Room

  Los Angeles has its own Situation Room By Patrick Quinn   Ask someone to define what an art gallery is and they’ll inevitably describe an empty room with paintings hung on bare white walls. That may be an accurate description, but only in a literal sense. Just as a portrait is more than a…

A Conversation with LAUNCH LA’s James Panozzo

A Conversation with LAUNCH LA’s James Panozzo by Genie Davis   Few people support the arts in Los Angeles as much as James Panozzo, the man behind the TARFEST arts festival and Launch Gallery. It all began after his 2003 return to Los Angeles from a period in which he lived in New York and…

Sonny Lipps: A Cosmic Dance of Nature

Sonny Lipps: A Cosmic Dance of Nature written by Katie McGarigle   The paintings of Sonny Lipps are composed of earthy abstractions that take everyday objects of nature and turn them into something intricate and expansive. With a background in Earth Science, Lipps reveals the magnified complexity of biological processes through a bold and vivid…