The City of Immortals: Carolyn Campbell

The City of Immortals: Carolyn Campbell By Genie Davis   Los Angeles-based artist and writer Carolyn Campbell is paying tribute to the City of Immortals, the massive and visually astonishing Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Launched on November 2nd in time for All Souls Day, Campbell’s project is two-fold: an extensive, beautifully rendered online tribute to…

Shepard Fairey: Damaged

Shepard Fairey: Damaged Presented by Obey Giant and Library Street Collective at Werkartz Through December 17th By Shana Nys Dambrot Photos by Stephen Levey, Shana Nys Dambrot and Werkartz   Each one of the big, bigger, and biggest new paintings in this sprawling exhibition is in itself animated by the same layer upon layer, peeling,…

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960 – 1985 Hammer Museum By Anna Garner Through December 31st   Outside the Europe to NY insular circuit of canonized contributors to linear narratives of art history are the radically branded perspectives of Latin American and Latina artists. While their works may or may not be radical in approach,…

Daniel Joseph Martinez at Roberts & Tilton

Daniel Joseph Martinez I am Ulrike Meinhof or (someone once told me time is a flat circle) Roberts & Tilton By Jody Zellen Through December 16   For Daniel Joseph Martinez, art and politics are inseparable. Martinez is known to shock and challenge viewers but never without purpose. His projects are extremely specific, well researched and…

Cristobal Valecillos at Timothy Yarger Fine Art

Cristobal Valecillos Yare: One More Dance Timothy Yarger Fine Art By Shana Nys Dambrot Through November 30th   A profusion of threads converge in this passionate, intelligent, and timely interdisciplinary project from Cristobal Valecillos. Issues of cultural identity, tradition, history, religion, ritual, metaphor, performance, sculpture, photography, architecture, the power of color, and the narrative potential…

Ian Francis at Corey Helford

Ian Francis: Artificial Winter at Corey Helford By Genie Davis Through November 25th Both figurative and abstract, Ian Francis’ Artificial Winter turns its own graceful constructions inside out. The U.K.-based artist works in acrylic, oil, charcoal and ink, creating works that are both socially aware, jolting, and beautifully, in some ways traditionally, rendered. The canvases are…