Interstitial at the Pasadena Museum of California Art

Interstitial at the Pasadena Museum of California Art The Meaning In-Between By Lorraine Heitzman Through August 6th   As a culture we glorify “things”; EBay monetizes our possessions and Instagram fetishizes them. The utilitarian and aesthetic things that surround us fill our lives and our landfills, yet the collectibles, ephemera, household items and building materials…

Jason Rhoades: A World of Light

Jason Rhoades: A World of Light By Genie Davis Through May 21st   Jason Rhoades: 1994-2006 is a comprehensive exhibition that could only be mounted in a space as capacious as Hauser & Wirth. Six installations fill the galleries here, creating a wonderful canvas for the Los Angeles-based artist who passed away in 2006. It’s…

POWER at Sprüth Magers

POWER at Sprüth Magers By Anna Garner Through June 10th   From post-Civil War photographs to Simone Leigh’s 2017 terracotta and porcelain sculpture, Stone (Black Mountain), POWER at Sprüth Magers presents a comprehensive overview of the ongoing history of the arts and visual culture of African American women. The line-up includes nearly every major player…

“Text Message” at Loft at Liz’s

“Text Message” at Loft at Liz’s By Genie Davis Through April 29th   Text Message at Loft at Liz’s is an exciting, dynamic, simply fun show. Curated by Randi Kreeft, the show features the work of Fred Feldmesser, Stuart Kusher, Michael Flechtner, Theodore Svenningsen, and Senon Williams. Whether created from neon, mixed media, or ink on…

Three Fine Solo Shows at Gabba Gallery

Three Fine Solo Shows at Gabba Gallery By Genie Davis   Closing last weekend,  Gabba Gallery gave us another of its signature groupings of strong solo shows.. Essi Zimm’s Happenstance tells stories. Inspired by mythology and a childhood spent in a book store, Zimm creates a dynamic and richly colored world featuring lions, unicorns, a…