Ten Artists Look South of the Border Loft at Liz’s

  Ten Artists Look South of the Border Loft at Liz’s By Genie Davis through February 6, 2018 South of the Border at Loft at Liz’s is a stellar exhibition, curated by Isabel Rojas-Williams with the Loft’s own Liz Gordon. Part of the Participating Gallery Program of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the exhibition addresses not just…

Alex Couwenberg at SCAPE

Alex Couwenberg SCAPE, Southern California Art Projects and Exhibitions By Liz Goldner Through December 16th   This intriguing exhibition is as much about the illusion of depth—with paintings implying three-dimensionality within two-dimensional canvases—as it is about hard-edge abstraction. Inspired by a lifetime of observing SoCal’s images, especially its cars, surfboards and mid-century design, Couwenberg has…

Lynda Benglis at Blum & Poe

Lynda Benglis Blum & Poe, Los Angeles By Shana Nys Dambrot Through December 16th   Lynda Benglis’ career is characterized by the dramatic upending of many kinds of social and art historical expectations; as a practical matter her rebellion is not only stylistic, but material as well. Her sculptures combine elements of polyurethane, ceramic, handmade…

Michael St. John and Michelle Grabner at Edward Cella

Michael St. John: Portraits of Democracy Michelle Grabner: Patterns in Metal and Oil Edward Cella Art and Architecture By Kathy Zimmerer Through January 6th Michael St. John taps neatly into the zeitgeist of a tumultuous time in his current series of paintings, Portraits of Democracy.  He uses a mixture of techniques to reinforce his witty…

Shepard Fairey: Damaged

Shepard Fairey: Damaged Presented by Obey Giant and Library Street Collective at Werkartz Through December 17th By Shana Nys Dambrot Photos by Stephen Levey, Shana Nys Dambrot and Werkartz   Each one of the big, bigger, and biggest new paintings in this sprawling exhibition is in itself animated by the same layer upon layer, peeling,…

Daniel Joseph Martinez at Roberts & Tilton

Daniel Joseph Martinez I am Ulrike Meinhof or (someone once told me time is a flat circle) Roberts & Tilton By Jody Zellen Through December 16   For Daniel Joseph Martinez, art and politics are inseparable. Martinez is known to shock and challenge viewers but never without purpose. His projects are extremely specific, well researched and…

Cristobal Valecillos at Timothy Yarger Fine Art

Cristobal Valecillos Yare: One More Dance Timothy Yarger Fine Art By Shana Nys Dambrot Through November 30th   A profusion of threads converge in this passionate, intelligent, and timely interdisciplinary project from Cristobal Valecillos. Issues of cultural identity, tradition, history, religion, ritual, metaphor, performance, sculpture, photography, architecture, the power of color, and the narrative potential…