Pat O’Neill, The Decay of Fiction

Pat O’Neill, The Decay of Fiction at Philip Martin Gallery Through October 27th   By Lorraine Heitzman The beginning of the fall art season in Los Angeles necessitates more gallery hours than can ever be repaid, (apologies to Mike Kelley) but none are more worthwhile than the time spent with The Decay of Fiction at…

Hagop Najarian at Rio Hondo College Art Gallery

Hagop Najarian; Atonal Chromatics   at Rio Hondo College Art Gallery Through October 2, 2018   By Lorraine Heitzman Step inside Atonal Chromatics at Rio Hondo College Art Gallery and you are suddenly enveloped in the exuberant, colorful world of Hagop Najarian. This recent body of work originates from the artist’s interest in atonal harmonics and…

Joshua Hagler at The Brand Library

Joshua Hagler, The River Lethe at The Brand Library Art Center Through August 24 By Lorraine Heitzman In The River Lethe Joshua Hagler challenges the hubris that defined the exploration of the American West and Westward Expansion to conclude that grief is the cost of forgetting. His epic narratives, although partially obscured and deconstructed, are…

Julia Schwartz at Visitor Welcome Center

Julia Schwartz tenderly cradled and lavishly flung  Visitor Welcome Center Through August 11th   By Lorraine Heitzman   It is a well-known axiom that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The same may be said for our emotions. Such is the experience of seeing Julia Schwartz’s poignant show at Visitor Welcome Center. What…

Sacha Baumann’s FULL BLEDE

Sacha Baumann’s FULL BLEDE By Lorraine Heitzman In this time of vanishing newspapers, it is a special kind of luxury to hold a printed publication in your hands, to feel and appreciate the tactile quality of newsprint despite the unassuming nature of the material. Sacha Baumann, the driving creative force behind FULL BLEDE, is well…

Book Review; Lynn Robb, surface | tension

Lynn Robb surface | tension By Lorraine Heitzman As anyone who is acquainted with even the most rudimentary principals of visual perception knows, our minds, in concert with our eyes, will unconsciously make connections in an effort to understand visual information. Gestalt psychologists in the 1930’s and 40’s postulated that we perceive new and unknown…