PhotoGRAPHIC at Rose Gallery

PhotoGRAPHIC Rose Gallery By Jody Zellen Through October 21st   Graciela Iturbide (b. Mexico City, 1942) has been making photographs of people and places in Mexico and abroad since she first picked up a camera in the late 1960s and today she is considered one of Mexico’s most noted photographers. To celebrate her life and…

Kimberly Brooks: Brazen at Zevitas Marcus

Kimberly Brooks: Brazen Zevitas Marcus, Los Angeles By Shana Nys Dambrot Through October 28th   Choreographing abstraction and figuration to operate within a single image is always really a balancing act. A purportedly non-figurative composition can, by design or by neurological/optic impulse, seem to be tugging at, or flirting with imagery, like a mystery wanting…

Ruben Ochoa at Art + Practice

Ruben Ochoa Sampled y Surveyed Art + Practice By Jody Zellen Through January 27, 2018   Three photographs installed low to the ground in a corner of the gallery,  provide a key to understanding Ruben Ochoa’s evocative installation, Sampled y Surveyed, which in numerous ways brings the outside in. These images: Overlapped in the 90063,…

From Mexico City to LA at Mixografia, Los Angeles

From Mexico City to LA at Mixografia, Los Angeles By Kathy Zimmerer Through October 21st   Celebrating the great printmaking traditions of Mexico City and Los Angeles, the Pacific Standard Time exhibit at Mixografia delves deeply into this vibrant imagery ranging from works by Jose Guadalupe Posada to Rufino Tamayo. Jose Guadalupe Posada was the…

Process is King: Conceptual Craft @ DENK Gallery

Process is King: Conceptual Craft @ DENK Gallery By Jacqueline Bell Johnson Through October 14th   For the longest time “craft” was a dirty word in fine art.  Craft refers to functional objects, often commissioned or created for profit.  It refers to mindless, pretty, kitsch work made even more accessible by merchandising.  Even work of…

Monique Prieto at Chimento Contemporary

Monique Prieto, Luster Chimento Contemporary  By Anna Garner Through October 28th   Abstract paintings draw viewers’ attention to the surface, gleaning content and narrative not from representation, but from the exchange between color, brushstroke, and texture. In “Luster”, Monique Prieto’s current solo exhibition at Chimento Contemporary, these essential ingredients coalesce to generate pleasing and layered…