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…

“SELF RELIANCE 2017” at NowSpace

“SELF RELIANCE 2017” at NowSpace By Sydney Walters Through October 1st   While pondering what to create, many artists consider not only what he or she wants to create, but what they know will sell. After all, artists need to make a living somehow. It is this tension between desire, practicality, value and waste that…

Richard Bruland and the Art of Bebop

Richard Bruland and the Art of Bebop By Genie Davis   Bebop Records is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a display of the shop and concert venue’s iconic posters. While live events are in the works for the future – spoken word and music – visiting the Highland Park shop Social Studies to see the…

Edgar Arceneaux’s Until, Until, Until… At Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

Edgar Arceneaux’s Until, Until, Until…  At Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects By Sydney Walters Through July 1st   In his seventh solo show with Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Edgar Arceneaux’s show Until, Until, Until… recontexualizes black history and pieces together a narrative that gives voice and light to whitewashed media that has viciously misinformed…

POWER at Sprüth Magers

POWER at Sprüth Magers By Anna Garner Through June 10th   From post-Civil War photographs to Simone Leigh’s 2017 terracotta and porcelain sculpture, Stone (Black Mountain), POWER at Sprüth Magers presents a comprehensive overview of the ongoing history of the arts and visual culture of African American women. The line-up includes nearly every major player…

Nikki Darling at Five Car Garage

Nikki Darling The Dessert Table Five Car Garage By Genie Davis   Nikki Darling is nothing if not daring.  “My brain works in images, text and sound,” she’s said. “Simultaneously.” At The Dessert Table at Five Car Garage, Darling’s performance art piece involved cake – and cake decaying; love and shame; the carnage created accused…