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…

HK Zamani, Untitled #13, Like Ghosts, JAUS; photo courtesy of the gallery

Like Ghosts: New Works by Rema Ghuloum and HK Zamani at JAUS

Like Ghosts: Rema Ghuloum and HK Zamani through April 8 JAUS, Los Angeles By Lorraine Heitzman There is currently a show at JAUS that highlights two equally vibrant but divergent voices in contemporary abstraction. The work by Rema Ghuloum and HK Zamani surprisingly complement one another and the juxtaposition of the paintings by these two…

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…