Astrid Preston, Between Earth and Silence

Astrid Preston; Between Earth and Silence   “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson   “…like a night wind in the pines or like the sea in the dark the echo of everything that has ever been spoken still spilling its one syllable between earth and silence” ~W.S. Merwin   By Gary Brewer When words fail…

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…

Chrissy Angliker and Ann Lofquist at Craig Krull Gallery

Chrissy Angliker and Ann Lofquist at Craig Krull Gallery By Molly Enholm Through August 19   French artist Eugene Boudin may not be a household name today, but reverberations of the 19th-century artist’s legacy as both artist and teacher clearly linger through today, as evidenced in the sun-drenched compositions of Swiss-American painter Chrissy Angliker. Boudin’s…

Sarah Ann Weber: Scenic View at Club Pro, Los Angeles

Sarah Ann Weber: Scenic View Club Pro, Los Angeles By Shana Nys Dambrot Through July 12th   Unapologetically beautiful but also a bit awkward; florid and verdant and teeming with floras and arboreals, rendered in a rather sickly sweet palette — the unnatural Nature of Sarah Ann Weber’s Scenic View offers dystopian idylls, in landscapes…

Von Lintel Gallery Explores Landscapes and Space

Von Lintel Gallery Explores Landscapes and Space By Genie Davis Through April 22nd   Two powerful solo exhibitions smash conceptions of landscape and space —  and redefine them at Culver City’s Von Lintel Gallery through April 22nd. Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky subverts landscape images in his large-scale color photographs which dazzle with intricate detail. Poetic…

Cole Case’s Poetic Vision at Chimento Contemporary

Cole Case’s Poetic Vision at Chimento Contemporary By Genie Davis Through March 25th   At Chimento Contemporary through March 25th, Cole Case’s “Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt” is a beautiful, poetic exhibition of luminous but empty landscapes, Los Angeles scenes that seem to come out of a dream but are created from meticulous observation.…