Llyn Foulkes’ “Old Man Blues” at Sprüth Magers

Llyn Foulkes Old Man Blues Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles By Jody Zellen Through March 4, 2017   Llyn Foulkes is a Los Angeles icon whose diverse practice— he is both an artist and a musician— is celebrated locally, nationally and internationally. Foulkes’ mixed media tableaux were included in the infamous exhibition Helter Skelter, curated by Paul…

American Civics: A Lesson of Legends

American Civics: A Lesson of Legends By Genie Davis   Just closed at Subliminal Projects is a golden and orange glow of photography-based art. The collaboration of Subliminal Projects co-founder Shepard Fairey and the late photographer Jim Marshall, this is an inside-out look at history and culture. Jim Marshall is renowned for his iconic and…

Emily Wiseman’s “Powerful” at Shoebox Projects

Emily Wiseman’s Powerful At Shoebox Projects By Genie Davis Emily Wiseman’s closing reception for Powerful at Shoebox Projects packed an additional potent punch: the continuation of the artist’s Occupy Series included an interactive reveal of each work. As attendees wrote a comment on a card as to what should be placed behind the zipper on each…

Walter Maciel Gallery Shines with Politics and Poetry

Walter Maciel Gallery Shines with Politics and Poetry By Genie Davis Through March 4th   I.D., Please! the insightful, beautiful, and poetic political group show now at Walter Maciel on La Cienega features work by Hung Liu, John Bankston, Lezley Saar, John Jurayj, Maria E. Pieres, Nike Schröder, Dana Weiser and Monica Lundy. On display…

Karl Haendel: Drawing the American Ego

Karl Haendel: Drawing the American Ego By Sydney Walters Through February 11th   This month, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects has transformed into a space ripe with sexual and post-election tension. Karl Haendel’s solo show, “BY AND BY,” is a collection of drawings, a video and a sound piece that explore the complexity of indulging…