Maiden LA: No Summer Doldrums  – August Art Happenings

Maiden LA: No Summer Doldrums  – August Art Happenings By Genie Davis   Co-organized by Salomeh Grace and Molly Schulman, Maiden LA is a rich, county-wide canvas of art events. Taking place in galleries, alternative spaces, and throughout the city itself, the vast panoply of art events is as inclusive as it is eclectic. There are…

Phung Huynh and Osvaldo Trujillo at CB1

Phung Huynh and Osvaldo Trujillo at CB1 By Genie Davis   As beautiful as women are expected to be, it’s hardly surprising that Pretty Hurts. This dark truth behind society’s quest for an “ideal” woman is also the title of Phung Huynh’s powerful exhibition at CB1 Gallery that just closed. Huynh uses as her reference…

GLAMFA and CSULB Open Studios 2017 – Photo Essay

GLAMFA and CSULB Open Studios 2017 – Photo Essay By Kristine Schomaker   GLAMFA 2017 participating schools: CSUN, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, Claremont, Cal Arts, Cal State Fullerton, Art Center, Azusa Pacific, Laguna College of Art & Design and UC Irvine On view through February 1, 2017 Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 12p-5p Wednesday…

“Dark Realism/Dark Surrealism” at Gregorio Escalante

“Dark Realism/Dark Surrealism” at Gregorio Escalante By: Sydney Walters Through December 23rd   This month, Gregorio Escalante pays homage to decay, growth and the fragile subconscious. Curated by Chet Zar and Greg Escalante, Dark Realism/Dark Surrealism is an assembled show of over twenty artists. Surrealism, a movement that flourished primarily in the early twenty-first century,…