Astrid Preston at Craig Krull Gallery

Astrid Preston, Upside Down World Craig Krull Gallery By Jody Zellen Through November 25, 2017   Astrid Preston paints the landscape. She is infatuated by the wonders and beauty of nature and her works often depict rolling hills, ponds with lily pads and flower-filled gardens glistening in the daylight. While how and what is seen is…

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…

PhotoGRAPHIC at Rose Gallery

PhotoGRAPHIC Rose Gallery By Jody Zellen Through November 23rd   Graciela Iturbide (b. Mexico City, 1942) has been making photographs of people and places in Mexico and abroad since she first picked up a camera in the late 1960s and today she is considered one of Mexico’s most noted photographers. To celebrate her life and…

Ken Gonzales-Day at Skirball Cultural Center

Ken Gonzales-Day Surface Tension: Murals, Signs, and Mark-Making in LA Skirball Cultural Center By Jody Zellen Through February 25th   Ken Gonzales-Day’s exhibition documenting over 140 street artworks in Los Angeles is more than a history of Los Angeles Murals. By entitling the exhibition Surface Tension: Murals, Signs, and Mark-Making in LA, Gonzales-Day calls attention…

Ruben Ochoa at Art + Practice

Ruben Ochoa Sampled y Surveyed Art + Practice By Jody Zellen Through January 27, 2018   Three photographs installed low to the ground in a corner of the gallery,  provide a key to understanding Ruben Ochoa’s evocative installation, Sampled y Surveyed, which in numerous ways brings the outside in. These images: Overlapped in the 90063,…

William Leavitt’s “Cycladic Figures” at Honor Fraser

William Leavitt “Cycladic Figures” Honor Fraser By Jody Zellen Through October 23rd   Depending on how one enters William Leavitt’s installation Cycladic Figures, one either first confronts paintings or tableaux that in many ways are three-dimensional realizations of Leavitt’s two-dimensional worlds. Leavitt’s mixed media works— Lennie‘s Set, 2016, Faraday Cage, 2015 and Time Granule Generator,…

Documenta 14

Documenta 14 By Jody Zellen   I arrived at Documenta after visiting the Venice Biennale and Sculpture Project Muenster. These three exhibitions line up every ten years and while it is overwhelming to visit them all, it is also a rare treat. The map for Documenta 14 listed 32 venues. This did not include Athens…