Installation view of Catherine Opie "The Modernist" at Regen Projects, Los Angeles, January 12 - February 17, 2018, Photo: Brian Forrest, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Catherine Opie’s “The Modernist” at Regen Projects

Catherine Opie’s “The Modernist” through February 17 Regen Projects, Los Angeles By Mario Vasquez A “flaneur” is defined in the dictionary as “an idle man about town.” In the context of modernism, the flaneur is a wanderer of the city, who seeks to connect with the experiences of modernity and modern life. What happens when the…

Debra Scacco at Klowden Mann

Debra Scacco: The Narrows through February 17 Klowden Mann, Culver City   By Shana Nys Dambrot Debra Scacco is a rare presence in contemporary art — a mindfully reductive conceptualist with the emotional soul of a storyteller. As schematic abstraction goes, Scacco’s work is warm, evocative, and unusually lyrical. Her previous work has often included…

Rebecca Chernow: #superbloom at GCAC

Rebecca Chernow: The Power of the #superbloom through January 14th Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana By Evan Senn Walking around the stone buildings and glass display windows of the many different businesses and venues of downtown Santa Ana, it’s easy to get swept up in the hustle and bustle of the fantastic restaurants, vibrant culture,…

Hypoxia by James Peterson at Montclair Place

Hypoxia by James Peterson On view through December 31, 2017 Montclair Place, Montclair By Jacqueline Bell Johnson At the far end of the new food court in Montclair Place sitting a walled-off area emitting a glowing green light. It’s the type of green associated with alien abduction or toxic nuclear waste. Entering means walking into a foreign…

Heather Gwen Martin and Deborah Butterfield at LA Louver

Currents by Heather Gwen Martin and Three Sorrows by Deborah Butterfield through Jan 6, 2018 LA Louver, Venice by Kathy Zimmerer Heather Gwen Martin’s candy hued canvases are a tribute to the pure beauty of line and color. Brilliant reds, purples, blues and yellows fill the eye as linear arabesques take the viewer on infinite rhythmic…