Michael St. John and Michelle Grabner at Edward Cella

Michael St. John: Portraits of Democracy Michelle Grabner: Patterns in Metal and Oil Edward Cella Art and Architecture By Kathy Zimmerer Through January 6th Michael St. John taps neatly into the zeitgeist of a tumultuous time in his current series of paintings, Portraits of Democracy.  He uses a mixture of techniques to reinforce his witty…

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…