Final Round Up: Studio System 2 at TAM

Final Round Up: Studio System 2 at Torrance Art Museum By Lawrence Gipe After spending the month of June creating work, the 12 artists participating in the Studio System 2 residency at the Torrance Art Museum displayed the results of their labors at a closing reception on June 30. It was this author’s pleasure and privilege…

Aili Schmeltz and Jason Manley at JAUS

Aili Schmeltz & Jason Manley: Fixed/Flux JAUS Gallery Through July 29th    By Lawrence Gipe The well-proportioned Jaus Gallery is an apt chamber for the works of Aili Schmeltz & Jason Manley. The room has an urban, well-lit character, with an ambiance suitable for two artists that constructively obsess on spatiality. Engaging here with “architectural…

Studio Systems II at Torrance Art Museum: Half-Time

Half-Time at Studio System 2018 Torrance Art Museum By Lawrence Gipe Studio System 2018 is the brainchild of Max Presneill, the Torrance Art Museum’s director, curator and a dynamic impresario in the LA art world. One of Presneill’s themes as an organizer is an exploration into the nature of chemistry between artists. In his (now…

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…

Khôra at Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery

Khôra at Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery By Larry Gipe Through December 7th     It’s hard to imagine a slipperier siting for an exhibition than “Khôra”, an evocative three-person show continuing until December 7th at Mt. SAC Art Gallery. To reckon with the meaning of the title, beware: Wiki will promptly plunge you down…

A MAS Attack: The End Is Just The Beginning

A MAS Attack: The End Is Just The Beginning By Jacqueline Bell Johnson   The final MAS Attack exhibition, MAS 13 happened last Saturday at the Torrance Art Museum (TAM) where scores of artists made an appearance to bid farewell and to celebrate what makes these shows great. MAS stands for Mutual Appreciation Society, and…