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…

Interstitial at the Pasadena Museum of California Art

Interstitial at the Pasadena Museum of California Art The Meaning In-Between By Lorraine Heitzman Through August 6th   As a culture we glorify “things”; EBay monetizes our possessions and Instagram fetishizes them. The utilitarian and aesthetic things that surround us fill our lives and our landfills, yet the collectibles, ephemera, household items and building materials…

Carlson Hatton at Patrick Painter

Carlson Hatton, Memory of a Rock at Patrick Painter It’s Complicated By Lorraine Heitzman  Through May 6th   For people who like their art simple and sedate, Carlson Hatton’s current show at Patrick Painter in Bergamot Station may not be to their taste. However, for those who are drawn towards dense compositions and mind-bending complexities just shy…