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…

State of the Union: Politically Charged to #resist

State of the Union: Politically Charged to #resist by Genie Davis On view through February 25th   Brainworks Gallery, Erin Adams’ new artist-run space in mid-city, hosted the opening of State of the Union last Saturday, a politically potent exhibition featuring cutting edge art work offering visually strong support to #resist. Curated by Erin Adams,…

The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley: Provocative Art at LACE

The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley: Provocative Art at LACE By Genie Davis Through February 12th   Three curators from LACE’s Emerging Curators Program have put together a compelling seven-artist group show in The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley. Closing February 12th, this show vibrates with the dichotomy of pleasure and pain, the flip sides of that…