Studio Visit: Jeff Colson, The Entropy of Memory

Studio Visit: Jeff Colson, The Entropy of Memory By Gary Brewer   “Only entropy comes easy.” Anton Chekhov   “Everyday objects shriek aloud.” René Magritte   There is something about the deadpan expression on Buster Keaton’s face that belies the physicality and poetry of his comedy. It is the balance of humor and melancholy that…

Fran Siegel at the Fowler

Fran Siegel Lineage through Landscape: Delicate and Formidable By Genie Davis Through December 10th   Fran Siegel’s lush Lineage through Landscape: Tracing Egun in Brazil, is a large-scale installation that offers an almost ethereal take on culture and politics in Brazil. The work, awash in a lustrous palette of largely blues and whites, is both…

Noysky Projects: Tactile, Textural Works

Noysky Projects: Tactile, Textural Works By Genie Davis Through November 12th   A Narrow Passage, at Hollywood’s Noysky Projects through November 12th, is a fascinating mix of abstract works. With textures ranging from waxen to silky, at first glance, the exhibition appears to be about unusual sculptural forms, the use of materials to shape images…

Diasporagasm at SBC SoLA Gallery

Diasporagasm at SBC SoLA Gallery By Genie Davis Through November 19th   Filled with light, color, and form, Diasporagasm at SBC SoLA Gallery through November 19th presents the vibrant work of artists Bright Ackwerh, Kwame Akoto, Lavialle Campbell, Florine Demosthene, June Edmonds, Cole James, Jeffrey Meris, Jodi Minnis, Nii Kotei Nikoi, Keisha Oliver, Duane Paul, Gio…

Studio Visit: Camilla Taylor, Seeker of Shadows

Studio Visit: Camilla Taylor, Seeker of Shadows By Gary Brewer   “Actually, however, life begins less by reaching upward, than by turning upon itself. But what a marvelously insidious, subtle image of life a coiling vital principle would be! And how many dreams the leftward oriented shell, or one that did not conform to the…

Conduction at Fellows of Contemporary Art (FOCA)

Conduction FOCA  By Lorraine Heitzman Through October 27th   The Fellows of Contemporary Art (widely known as FOCA) operates out of an unassuming office space in Chinatown, accessed through a quiet courtyard and tucked into a second floor storefront. Like the spy headquarters concealed behind a tailor shop in The Man from U.N.C.L.E., the pedestrian…