Marisa Merz: The Sky Is A Great Space

Marisa Merz: The Sky Is A Great Space UCLA Hammer By Nancy Kay Turner Through August 20th   “The Sky is a Great Space,” exhibited in New York at the Met Breuer last spring, is the first and long overdue retrospective of the sculpture, installation and paintings of the prolific ninety-one year old artist Marisa…

Birds of America: Explorations of Audubon at 101/Exhibit

Birds of America: Explorations of Audubon The Paintings of Larry Rivers and Others By Kathy Zimmerer Through May 13th   Fans of James Audubon’s exquisite large-scale plates in his Birds of America will enjoy Larry Rivers’ loosely painted but spirited renditions of Audubon’s gorgeous illustrations. Painted by Rivers in the 1990s in tribute to the…

The 2017 Whitney Biennial

The 2017 Whitney Biennial (Review) Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, New York By Mario Vasquez Through June 11th   Contemporary art has always asked the question, “What is now?” The Whitney Biennial always asks, “What is now in American Art?” Set in the new Renzo Piano designed building, located in the meat…

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…

Chimento Contemporary: Straight Outta Bushwick

Chimento Contemporary: Straight Outta Bushwick By Genie Davis Through February 4th   Straight OUTTA Bushwick, at Chimento Contemporary through February 4th, is less about geography than it is about the artists that geography contains. Organized by Patricia Hamilton, former curator of the Hamilton Gallery of Contemporary Art in New York, the exhibition showcases the work…