Cerritos College Gallery: Window Dressing

Window Dressing: Art Front and Center opening January 29 through April 20 Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk by Genie Davis Window Dressing, a series of week-long installations in the Cerritos College Art Gallery’s display window vitrine, debuts January 29th. Running through April 20th, the exhibition presents 10 different artists’ conception of a window display. The…

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…

Process is King: Conceptual Craft @ DENK Gallery

Process is King: Conceptual Craft @ DENK Gallery By Jacqueline Bell Johnson Through October 14th   For the longest time “craft” was a dirty word in fine art.  Craft refers to functional objects, often commissioned or created for profit.  It refers to mindless, pretty, kitsch work made even more accessible by merchandising.  Even work of…

WALLS: The Quest for Immersive Space at Produce Haus

WALLS: The Quest for Immersive Space at Produce Haus Written by Jacqueline Bell Johnson   Arriving at 5:00pm on the night of the opening at Produce Haus, one could see the sun just starting to stretch westward.  The unassuming property includes a parking lot strewn with newspaper and leftovers from an hours earlier produce market.…

Claremont Graduate University MFA Open Studios

Claremont Graduate University MFA Open Studios,  April 30 2017   By Jacqueline Bell Johnson   Open studios are always a lot of fun.  They are the precursor to the much more lucrative and serious art fair… and honestly, they tell a bigger story.  One of process, one of thinking, one of making.  A studio is…