Black is a color at Charlie James Gallery

Black is a color at Charlie James Gallery By Sydney Walters   Over the gallery door, a red and green neon sign reads, “Black Owned.” Any good artist knows that working with text is difficult. The written word is often taken for gospel over any visual image (see Joseph Kosuth’s 1965 One and Three Chairs).…

Face to Face: Los Angeles Collects Portraiture at CAAM

Face to Face: Los Angeles Collects Portraiture California African American Museum By Anna Garner Through October 8th   The portrait has remained an innately relatable form; it welcomes the viewer to look at a person for extended periods, something that can be taken as a questionable form of interaction from one person to another. In…

Lipschutz or Lipschutz at MaRS

Lipschutz or Lipschutz at MaRS By Genie Davis Through July 22nd   Through July 22nd at Museum as Retail Space the father and son duo of Jeff Lipschutz and Michael Lipschutz exhibit the eponymous Lipschutz or Lipschutz. A collection of 15 large paintings and 25 sculptures, the installation is about two generations exploring the new…

It’s a Wonderful World at Groundspace

It’s a Wonderful World at Groundspace By Genie Davis Through July 22nd   At Groundspace Projects through July 22nd, It’s a Wonderful World, curated by Betty Ann Brown is a dazzling tour de force of a group show. Coupling the wonders of nature with the marvels of the art that depicts them, the show is…