Pop Surreal Playhouse at Artshare LA

Pop Surreal Playhouse at Artshare LA By Betty Ann Brown Through October 22nd   The Los Angeles art world was stunned to learn of the death of Gregorio Escalante last month. The highly respected Escalante was one of the first and most influential champions of Lowbrow and Street Art, a founder of Juxtapoz Magazine, and…

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…

“SELF RELIANCE 2017” at NowSpace

“SELF RELIANCE 2017” at NowSpace By Sydney Walters Through October 1st   While pondering what to create, many artists consider not only what he or she wants to create, but what they know will sell. After all, artists need to make a living somehow. It is this tension between desire, practicality, value and waste that…

kozyndan, The Golden State at Gregorio Escalante

kozyndan, The Golden State Gregorio Escalante Gallery By Genie Davis Through September 17th   The Golden State, at Gregorio Escalante gallery in Chinatown through September 17th, is a beautiful, fanciful, and poetic series of works by the duo of kozyndan. The two artists, husband and wife team Kozy and Dan, have shaped a work that…

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…

SUR:biennial and Getty PST: LA/LA

SUR:biennial and Getty PST: LA/LA By Genie Davis   The 2017 SUR:biennial and Getty PST: LA/LA will be coming to a wide range of venues this year, including the Whittier Museum, which will be hosting the SUR:biennial for the first time. SUR:biennial curator and Whittier Museum board president Lydia Michelle Espinoza has been with the…