Vanessa Prager: Ultraviolet at Richard Heller Gallery

Vanessa Prager: Ultraviolet Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA By Amy Kaeser Through June 17th   Vanessa Prager’s third solo show at Richard Heller Gallery is a series of impasto-abstracted self-portraits. The work in Ultraviolet delves deeper into the artist’s psyche detailing the interrelationship between the art object and the unconscious drive of the artist.…

Judy Rifka: A Survey of Important Works

Judy Rifka: A Survey of Important Works Merage Gallery at Sinai Temple, Westwood By Shana Nys Dambrot Through April 20th     Throughout her four decades of art-making, Judy Rifka has never ceased challenging conventions of the formalism/conceptualism continuum. Her deal is, she messes with the picture plane, through various operations of flatness, compression, texture,…

Sally Bruno: “SURF SKATE SNOW” at Chimento Contemporary

Sally Bruno: “SURF SKATE SNOW” at Chimento Contemporary By By Jacqueline Bell Johnson   Sally Bruno’s solo show SURF SKATE SNOW is up right now at Chimento Contemporary. The show consists of six oil paintings in a whiter than white gallery space. Sally’s paintings have always been loaded with impasto, but there is something new on…