Astrid Preston, Between Earth and Silence

Astrid Preston; Between Earth and Silence   “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson   “…like a night wind in the pines or like the sea in the dark the echo of everything that has ever been spoken still spilling its one syllable between earth and silence” ~W.S. Merwin   By Gary Brewer When words fail…

Ten Artists Look South of the Border Loft at Liz’s

  Ten Artists Look South of the Border Loft at Liz’s By Genie Davis through February 6, 2018 South of the Border at Loft at Liz’s is a stellar exhibition, curated by Isabel Rojas-Williams with the Loft’s own Liz Gordon. Part of the Participating Gallery Program of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the exhibition addresses not just…

Women in Neon at MONA

Women in Neon at MONA By Genie Davis Through February 8th She Bends: Women in Neon at the Museum of Neon Art in Glendale offers 29 women artists working in rich, glowing, lustrous colors, in abstract and figurative forms, in curves and lines and varying textures of light and types of gasses. Featuring the work…

Jonas Wood at David Kordansky Gallery

Jonas Wood Interiors and Landscapes David Kordansky Gallery By Jody Zellen Through December 16th   Jonas Wood reduces the observable world into flat planes of color. He creates large-scale paintings that exist in a realm between abstraction and representation, somewhat analogous to artists like Alex Katz and Henri Matisse who often depict exterior and interior…

Tomory Dodge at Cherry and Martin

Tomory Dodge at Cherry and Martin By Lorraine Heitzman Through January 16th   Tomory Dodge has opened with a strong hand in his first show at Cherry and Martin after his former gallery, Acme, abruptly closed their doors in June. The Culver City gallery was quick to sign up an artist they had admired for…

Lynda Benglis at Blum & Poe

Lynda Benglis Blum & Poe, Los Angeles By Shana Nys Dambrot Through December 16th   Lynda Benglis’ career is characterized by the dramatic upending of many kinds of social and art historical expectations; as a practical matter her rebellion is not only stylistic, but material as well. Her sculptures combine elements of polyurethane, ceramic, handmade…