Yevgeniya Baras, "Towards Something Standing Open" at the Landing ; Photo by Maggie Shannon, courtesy of the gallery

Yevgeniya Baras at the Landing

Yevgeniya Baras, Towards Something Standing Open through March 10 the Landing, Los Angeles By Lorraine Heitzman Where to begin with this pleasurable, satisfying show? In Yevegeniya Baras’s first solo show in Los Angeles she presents a body of work that is deliciously tactile and fully realized. The series of small paintings is so self-assured that…

Our Writers Name Their Top 5 Exhibitions of 2017

Our Writers Name Their Top 5 Exhibitions of 2017   From Kerry James Marshall to Kim Abeles, Shoshana Wayne to MOAH, women, immigrants and the resistance, Art and Cake asked our art critics to name their favorite 5 shows of 2017. Here is what they had to say: Lorraine Heitzman Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, MOCA Chagall: Fantasies…

Tomory Dodge at Cherry and Martin

Tomory Dodge at Cherry and Martin By Lorraine Heitzman Through January 16th   Tomory Dodge has opened with a strong hand in his first show at Cherry and Martin after his former gallery, Acme, abruptly closed their doors in June. The Culver City gallery was quick to sign up an artist they had admired for…

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…