Mike Kelley at Hauser & Wirth

Mike Kelley at Hauser & Wirth Kandors 1999-2011 By Lorraine Heitzman Through January 21st   Lacking a physical presence, memories are enigmatic and ephemeral things that may haunt us for unknown reasons or reveal the truth embedded and enshrouded in a reconstructed past. Such moments of longing and revelation are powerful and transformative which explains…

The Haas Brothers at UTA Artist Space

The Haas Brothers: Haas Angeles UTA Artist Space By Lorraine Heitzman Through October 14th   Haas Angeles, at the UTA Artist Space in Boyle Heights has all the makings of a blockbuster; it is exciting, naughty, fantastical, and well crafted. The gallery is owned by the United Talent Agency and this show, despite its unlikely…

Brian Mallman, Still Connected at Open Mind Art Space

Brian Mallman, Still Connected Open Mind Art Space By Lorraine Heitzman Through September 29th   Brian Mallman is curious, in both senses of the word. He possesses a keen curiosity about his neighbors and all sorts of overlapping communities, and he might just be a little bit curious, himself.  With an almost naïve positivity, he…

Supercaliforniagilisticexpialibodcious at Human Resources

Supercaliforniagilisticexpialibodcious Human Resources   By Lorraine Heitzman Through September 10th   A cynic might say that galleries with cavernous exhibition spaces are compelled to fill their walls with over-sized works and that the quality of the art often does not justify their square footage. Sometimes these large artworks seem intended to pay the rent or…

A Case for Art. Why Art Matters! at Torrance Art Museum

A Case for Art Why Art Matters! Torrance Art Museum By Lorraine Heitzman Through August 12th   Anybody reading this review won’t likely need to be convinced that art matters, but if they did entertain any doubts, the show at the Torrance Art Museum provides ample justification. Why Art Matters! is TAM’s response to the…