Tom Krumpak, Almanac of Love and Sunshine; Peripheral thought, house photo word movie paint, singular color; Photo courtesy of Lora Schlesinger Gallery

Tom Krumpak at Lora Schlesinger

Peripheral thought, house photo word movie paint singular color through February 17 Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica By Jody Zellen The Haiku as title — “Peripheral thought, house photo word movie paint, singular color” — of Tom Krumpak’s exhibition at Lora Schlesinger Gallery sums up the myriad sources he brings together on canvas and paper. Krumpak…

Photo courtesy of Christopher Grimes Gallery

The Crime of Art (Hollywood Edition) at Christopher Grimes Gallery

The Crime of Art (Hollywood Edition) by Kota Ezawa through March 10 Christopher Grimes Gallery,  Santa Monica   By Jody Zellen “The Crime of Art (Hollywood Edition)” is in many ways a sequel to “Gardner Museum Revisited,” Kota Ezawa’s 2016 exhibition at Christopher Grimes Gallery. In “Gardner Museum Revisited,” Ezawa recreated the 13 works stolen from…

Rafaël Rozendaal at Steve Turner Gallery

Rafaël Rozendaal: Portraits through February 10 Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles By Jody Zellen Rafaël Rozendaal presents himself as a visual artist who uses the internet as his canvas. To that end, he has been creating websites with unique URLs since 2001. He has also created iOS apps making art for hand held devices. Among his…

Our Writers Name Their Top 5 Exhibitions of 2017

Our Writers Name Their Top 5 Exhibitions of 2017   From Kerry James Marshall to Kim Abeles, Shoshana Wayne to MOAH, women, immigrants and the resistance, Art and Cake asked our art critics to name their favorite 5 shows of 2017. Here is what they had to say: Lorraine Heitzman Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, MOCA Chagall: Fantasies…

Jonas Wood at David Kordansky Gallery

Jonas Wood Interiors and Landscapes David Kordansky Gallery By Jody Zellen Through December 16th   Jonas Wood reduces the observable world into flat planes of color. He creates large-scale paintings that exist in a realm between abstraction and representation, somewhat analogous to artists like Alex Katz and Henri Matisse who often depict exterior and interior…

Marking Time at Sturt Haaga Gallery, Descanso Gardens

ELEMENTAL | Marking Time Descanso Gardens Sturt Haaga Gallery by Genie Davis On view through December 3rd   Marking Time is a beautiful installment in the Elemental series, one that continues the evocative, subtly imagined link between the gallery’s art and the gardens in which the gallery is located. Time is wonderfully suited to explore…