Sarah Ann Weber: Scenic View at Club Pro, Los Angeles

Sarah Ann Weber: Scenic View Club Pro, Los Angeles By Shana Nys Dambrot Through July 12th   Unapologetically beautiful but also a bit awkward; florid and verdant and teeming with floras and arboreals, rendered in a rather sickly sweet palette — the unnatural Nature of Sarah Ann Weber’s Scenic View offers dystopian idylls, in landscapes…

Alexis Smith at Craig Krull Gallery

Alexis Smith: On Point Craig Krull Gallery By Amy Kaeser On view through May 27th   On Point is the latest exhibition of seasoned artist Alexis Smith. The show is both humorous and contemplative in its use of found objects and materials. Smith’s collages made from thrift store finds, swap meet gems, and a few personal…

In the Land of Sunshine: Imaging the California Coast Culture at PMCA

In the Land of Sunshine: Imaging the California Coast Culture Pasadena Museum of California Art By Shana Nys Dambrot Through February 19th   Coastal landscapes have beguiled painters of the great outdoors since time immemorial, and inspiration has flourished along every achievable inch of land-meets-ocean across the planet’s centuries and continents. And the cliffs, sands, and…

Maria Lassnig, Surveying the Body and Spirit

Maria Lassnig, Surveying the Body and Spirit By Genie Davis  Through December 31st   Continuing in a strong trend toward displaying the work of seminal female artists, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel are featuring the work of Maria Lassnig in “A Painting Survey 1950-2007.” On view until December 31st, Lassnig’s intense yet ephemeral creations of her own…

London is Calling

“London Calling” at the Getty by Jacqueline Bell Johnson Closes November 13th The six major players from the “School of London” are given the spotlight and presented as a collective rebellion in the exhibition London Calling, at The Getty Center. The artists are Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, R. B. Kitaj, and Leon…