ACME Gallery, By The River

ACME Gallery, By The River By Patrick Quinn Through February 18th   The on-going gentrification of L.A.’s lower-income districts is a subject worthy of a PBS documentary. One can connect the gentrified dots on a map from Silverlake to Echo Park to Chinatown to Highland Park to Boyle Heights. Dictionary.com has a surprisingly on-point definition…

Walter Maciel Gallery Shines with Politics and Poetry

Walter Maciel Gallery Shines with Politics and Poetry By Genie Davis Through March 4th   I.D., Please! the insightful, beautiful, and poetic political group show now at Walter Maciel on La Cienega features work by Hung Liu, John Bankston, Lezley Saar, John Jurayj, Maria E. Pieres, Nike Schröder, Dana Weiser and Monica Lundy. On display…

A MAS Attack: The End Is Just The Beginning

A MAS Attack: The End Is Just The Beginning By Jacqueline Bell Johnson   The final MAS Attack exhibition, MAS 13 happened last Saturday at the Torrance Art Museum (TAM) where scores of artists made an appearance to bid farewell and to celebrate what makes these shows great. MAS stands for Mutual Appreciation Society, and…

‘Phantom Limb,’ Figures in a State of Mind

Phantom Limb, Figures in a State of Mind Shulamit Nazarian   By Jacqueline Bell Johnson Scott Anderson, Wendell Gladstone, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Maja Ružnić, and May Wilson What struck me most about this show are the hierarchies within each work. Each one portrays an isolated world and illustrates a system, an order within it. Are…

“Phantom Limb” at Shulamit Nazarian Los Angeles

Phantom Limb Scott Anderson, Wendell Gladstone, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Maja Ruznic, and May Wilson August 4 – September 9, 2016 Shulamit Nazarian is pleased to present Phantom Limb, an exhibition featuring five artists whose works operate between figuration and abstraction. The term phantom limb describes the illusion of feeling a body part when the actual…