Lilli Muller: The Mandala Project

Lilli Muller: The Mandala Project Has Heart, Soul, and Bones The Joshua Tree Retreat Center   By Genie Davis An outgrowth of Lilli Muller’s full body sculptures, The Mandala Project is both sculptural art work and a spiritual quest for an artist who views her previous body cast work as her canvas. The new direction…

The 10th Berlin Biennale: No Hero Necessary

The 10th Berlin Biennale: No Hero Necessary By Lara Salmon On June 9 the Berlin Biennale opened to commence its three-month stay in the city. There are large exhibitions on view at several venues, as well as a packed schedule for talks, forums, performances and music throughout the summer. The title of the Biennale, “We…

Rachel Yezbick at Garden

Rachel Yezbick, Cover Me at Garden through May 5th  by Lara Salmon In a window-lined room, which sits atop an olive-green Victorian in Silverlake, lies a unique gallery space in Los Angeles. The visibility of the neighborhood from this room makes it feel like a watchtower, or possibly a greenhouse as it drowns in Southern…

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…