Studio Visit: Jeff Colson, The Entropy of Memory

Studio Visit: Jeff Colson, The Entropy of Memory By Gary Brewer   “Only entropy comes easy.” Anton Chekhov   “Everyday objects shriek aloud.” René Magritte   There is something about the deadpan expression on Buster Keaton’s face that belies the physicality and poetry of his comedy. It is the balance of humor and melancholy that…

Kim Dingle at Susanne Vielmetter

Kim Dingle, YIPES Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects By Jody Zellen Through November 11th   Kim Dingle’s first installation at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects takes command of the entire gallery. YIPES fills four discrete rooms with three bodies of interrelated new works. Dingle carefully crafts a trajectory from room to room where autonomous series of…

Erika Lizée: Eternally Searching (0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13)

Erika Lizée: Eternally Searching (0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13) By Genie Davis Through December 1st   Erika Lizée may be Eternally Searching (0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13) as the title of the artist’s new, utterly stunning installation at Los Angeles Art Association’s Gallery 825 suggests, but in seeing the work, viewers have arrived at the perfect destination. It’s hard to describe in words the…

You’re Invited to Virginia’s House

You’re Invited to Virginia’s House By Genie Davis   Artist Susan Feldman is building a house. In her studio. And not just any house, but Virginia’s Open House. From 1-5 p.m. November 4th and 5th, the artist is inviting viewers to explore her interpretation of a house that long fascinated her. Over the course of…

Mike Kelley at Hauser & Wirth

Mike Kelley at Hauser & Wirth Kandors 1999-2011 By Lorraine Heitzman Through January 21st   Lacking a physical presence, memories are enigmatic and ephemeral things that may haunt us for unknown reasons or reveal the truth embedded and enshrouded in a reconstructed past. Such moments of longing and revelation are powerful and transformative which explains…

Fran Siegel at the Fowler

Fran Siegel Lineage through Landscape: Delicate and Formidable By Genie Davis Through December 10th   Fran Siegel’s lush Lineage through Landscape: Tracing Egun in Brazil, is a large-scale installation that offers an almost ethereal take on culture and politics in Brazil. The work, awash in a lustrous palette of largely blues and whites, is both…

Conduction at Fellows of Contemporary Art (FOCA)

Conduction FOCA  By Lorraine Heitzman Through October 27th   The Fellows of Contemporary Art (widely known as FOCA) operates out of an unassuming office space in Chinatown, accessed through a quiet courtyard and tucked into a second floor storefront. Like the spy headquarters concealed behind a tailor shop in The Man from U.N.C.L.E., the pedestrian…