The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley: Provocative Art at LACE

The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley: Provocative Art at LACE By Genie Davis Through February 12th   Three curators from LACE’s Emerging Curators Program have put together a compelling seven-artist group show in The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley. Closing February 12th, this show vibrates with the dichotomy of pleasure and pain, the flip sides of that…

Naotaka Hiro: Peaking at The BOX, LA

Naotaka Hiro: Peaking at The BOX, LA By Shana Nys Dambrot Through January 28th   Shaped canvas paintings are not often emotionally expressive, favoring the precise curves and angles of custom frames over the bohemian flaunting of rough-edges and raw remnants. Instances of attacking, slicing, piercing, puncturing, and otherwise compromising the painted surface through draping, crumpling,…