Marisa Merz: The Sky Is A Great Space

Marisa Merz: The Sky Is A Great Space UCLA Hammer By Nancy Kay Turner Through August 20th   “The Sky is a Great Space,” exhibited in New York at the Met Breuer last spring, is the first and long overdue retrospective of the sculpture, installation and paintings of the prolific ninety-one year old artist Marisa…

Face to Face: Los Angeles Collects Portraiture at CAAM

Face to Face: Los Angeles Collects Portraiture California African American Museum By Anna Garner Through October 8th   The portrait has remained an innately relatable form; it welcomes the viewer to look at a person for extended periods, something that can be taken as a questionable form of interaction from one person to another. In…

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…