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…

“Spirited Away,” Belkis Ayon at the Fowler

“Spirited Away” By Nancy Kay Turner   “We do not know enough about the unknown to know that it is unknowable.” G.K.Chesterton NKAME is the title of the retrospective exhibition at The Fowler Museum at UCLA that closed in February. The show introduced the haunting collographs of Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayon to new audiences. Though…

Derrick Adams at the California African American Museum

Derrick Adams: Network California African American Museum, Los Angeles By Shana Nys Dambrot Through June 11th   Derrick Adams makes television. Well okay, he makes bright, bold, chromatically saturated and pattern-rich mixed media collage, sculpture, video, interdisciplinary installation, and performance art about television. But the way Adams does it, it’s kind of the same thing.…

Creature Feature at the Broad Museum

Creature Feature at the Broad Museum By Genie Davis Through March 19th   What is a creature? Is it a physical body? Human, animal, literal, figurative? Is it our own perception that shapes creatures from fantasies and nightmares, from our own flesh, from robotic forms? The Broad presents a new, free-to-the-public exhibit that takes up…

Toba Khedoori’s Enigmatic Scale at LACMA

Toba Khedoori’s Enigmatic Scale at LACMA By Genie Davis Through March 19th   Toba Khedoori’s works, now on exhibit at LACMA through March 19, 2017, are large scale, enigmatic, and precisely detailed. While born in Australia, Khedoori is very much a Los Angeles artist. Like the city, her paintings are large, even sprawling, with plenty…