Pond and Waterfall at Michael’s Restaurant

Pond and Waterfall at Michael’s Restaurant co-organized by Christopher Schwartz and Julia Trotta Michael’s Restaurant Through September 15, 2018   By Jody Zellen Michael’s Restaurant in Santa Monica has a long history of involvement with art and artists. The walls on the lower level are covered by artworks by well and lesser know artists, many…

B.A.D. Summer at Baik Art

B.A.D. Summer at Baik Art Jonathan Casella, Mark Cooper, Kim Eull Through September 8   By Jody Zellen “B.A.D. Summer” is a collaborative installation that transforms the rectangular adjunct gallery space of Baik Art into a kaleidoscope of sculpted and painted forms. The floor is covered in astroturf. The walls are painted in bright bold…

The Forest for the Trees with Sant Khalsa

The Forest for the Trees with Sant Khalsa at The Museum of Art & History, Lancaster, CA Through July 15   By Jody Zellen “The Forest For the Trees” is the umbrella title for a series of one person exhibitions at the Museum of Art & History, Lancaster. On view simultaneously are works by Greg Rose…

This Brush for Hire at ICA LA

This Brush for Hire: Norm Laich and Many Other Artists at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) Organized by Meg Cranston and John Baldessari Though September 2, 2018 By Jody Zellen It is an open secret that many artists hire out, working with fabricators in the production of their artwork. These artists, artisans…

Show #31: JODI at And/Or Gallery

  Show #31: JODI at And/Or Gallery Through August 25, 2018 By Jody Zellen In the mid 1990s, when artists began to experiment with the internet, using it as a platform to create artworks that lived outside traditional gallery spaces that were accessible to all with a modem, a curious website — JODI (or http://www.jodi.org) —…

Kelly Berg at Craig Krull Gallery

Kelly Berg, Unknown Horizon Craig Krull Gallery Through May 26 By Jody Zellen Kelly Berg’s mixed media works occupy the territory between paintings and sculpture. She uses unconventional materials to build up surfaces that flow like lava, framing the delicately drawn centers of her compositions. Berg is interested in depicting all things geological, especially natural phenomena…