SoCal MFA 2018 at Millard Sheets Art Center

SoCal MFA 2018 Juried Exhibition at Millard Sheets Art Center Through June 2   by Jacqueline Bell Johnson Many of the works in this exhibition start out visually striking, funny, and vibrant but quickly move to discomforting, lingering, even grotesque explorations. Thinking of artists as a reflection of their times (even if unwillingly so), this…

Beautiful Parts at CSUN Art Gallery

Beautiful Parts CSUN Art Gallery on view through October 26th by Eve Wood   Attempting to scrutinize and understand what makes someone, or something, beautiful is and has always been a dangerous game that only ever leads to feelings of disappointment and self doubt. That being said, Rough Play, the collective who conceived and organized…

Claremont Graduate University MFA Open Studios

Claremont Graduate University MFA Open Studios,  April 30 2017   By Jacqueline Bell Johnson   Open studios are always a lot of fun.  They are the precursor to the much more lucrative and serious art fair… and honestly, they tell a bigger story.  One of process, one of thinking, one of making.  A studio is…

GLAMFA and CSULB Open Studios 2017 – Photo Essay

GLAMFA and CSULB Open Studios 2017 – Photo Essay By Kristine Schomaker   GLAMFA 2017 participating schools: CSUN, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, Claremont, Cal Arts, Cal State Fullerton, Art Center, Azusa Pacific, Laguna College of Art & Design and UC Irvine On view through February 1, 2017 Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 12p-5p Wednesday…