Artist Profile: Britney Penouilh

Artist Profile: Britney Penouilh, A Journey from New Orleans to LA By Genie Davis Artist Britney Penouilh was born in New Orleans and has done artists residencies in New York, Alaska, and North Carolina. Having moved to Los Angeles, she spends a great deal of time exploring the desert and its rich minerals and stones,…

Yevgeniya Baras, "Towards Something Standing Open" at the Landing ; Photo by Maggie Shannon, courtesy of the gallery

Yevgeniya Baras at the Landing

Yevgeniya Baras, Towards Something Standing Open through March 10 the Landing, Los Angeles By Lorraine Heitzman Where to begin with this pleasurable, satisfying show? In Yevegeniya Baras’s first solo show in Los Angeles she presents a body of work that is deliciously tactile and fully realized. The series of small paintings is so self-assured that…

Dani Dodge’s Fugitive Love Song

Dani Dodge’s Fugitive Love Song by Genie Davis Artist Dani Dodge works with themes that surround identity, forgiveness, and social justice. Creating installations that are often immersive and include video, painting, and performance, she’s recently expanded her “canvas” to include public works in the street, often guerilla in approach with a positive intent. She’s been…

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…