Frequency Retrofit/White, 2017, Photo courtesy of LA Artcore

Kio Griffith at LA Artcore

Kio Griffith’s in(poetry)2dexed through January 28 LA Artcore, Los Angeles “These works are a type of antithesis, to contemplate on when the battery runs out of our handheld gadgets” ~ Kio Griffith, 2018 By Larry Gipe When Kio Griffith’s father passed away ten years ago, there wasn’t much left behind but a box of diaries. He…

STATIC at Durden and Ray

STATIC at Durden and Ray through Dec 30 Durden and Ray, Los Angeles by Jody Zellen Static, by definition, has myriad meanings, all apt to the exhibition STATIC at Durden and Ray. Curated by Dani Dodge and Alanna Marcelletti, the show includes both artists and journalists. Static can be defined as lack of movement, as in…

Studio Visit: Kio Griffith, Between Worlds

Studio Visit: Kio Griffith, Between Worlds By Gary Brewer   “At no time are we ever in such complete possession of a journey, down to its last nook and cranny, as when we are busy with preparations for it. After that, there remains only the journey itself, which is nothing but the process through which…

A Case for Art. Why Art Matters! at Torrance Art Museum

A Case for Art Why Art Matters! Torrance Art Museum By Lorraine Heitzman Through August 12th   Anybody reading this review won’t likely need to be convinced that art matters, but if they did entertain any doubts, the show at the Torrance Art Museum provides ample justification. Why Art Matters! is TAM’s response to the…

Book Club: Going Native at Durden and Ray

Book Club: Going Native at Durden and Ray By Sydney Walters Through May 28th   For Durden and Ray’s latest show, Book Club: Going Native, curator Stephen Wolkoff assembled artists he knew could take a bizarre novel and produce experimental and innovative art. He asked a bartender, a hair stylist, an architect and a composer…

Black Mirror at Charlie James Gallery

Black Mirror at Charlie James Gallery Fighting for Survival By Jacqueline Bell Johnson Through May 13th   In the bunker-like basement space of Charlie James Gallery resides the exhibition, Black Mirror.  Curated by Julia Schwartz, it is easily labeled a political show.  However, the collection of works can be seen another way: an exploration of how…