Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California

Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California The Craft & Folk Art Museum Review by Amy Kaeser Through May 7th   Currently on view at The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) is Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California. The contextual themes that this exhibition explores: conceptual art; feminism; process and technology; and community and collaboration,…

¿Donde esta Ana Mendieta?

¿Donde esta Ana Mendieta? By Nancy Kay Turner   “The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence”                                                             Carl Sagan The legacy of Cuban born feminist artist Ana Mendieta and that of her husband, iconic minimalist sculptor Carl Andre, are inextricably and tragically entwined. In 1985 Mendieta fell, jumped or was pushed out…

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…

The Honest Beauty of Non-Fiction at the Underground Museum

The Honest Beauty of Non-Fiction at the Underground Museum By Evan Senn Through May 1st   The Underground Museum is a simple and straightforward storefront art space in mid-city L.A., founded by the late great Noah Davis. The 6,000 square foot nonprofit exhibition space highlights and showcases renowned diverse and interdisciplinary artwork for underserved and…

“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.…