Artist Profile: Dave Lefner

Artist Profile: Dave Lefner davelefner.com By Jenny Begun In contemporary society, rules are often made to create standards by which we evaluate the quality of work done by everyone involved in a particular task or trade. Rarely, an individual sets up his or her own. In the case of Los Angeles artist Dave Lefner, his…

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,…

Studio Visit: Abel Alejandre, Into the Fray

Studio Visit: Abel Alejandre, Into the Fray By Gary Brewer   “I am human, I regard nothing that is human alien to me.” Terence, Heauton Timorumenos (The Self-Tormentor)   “Art is a weapon that penetrates the eyes, the ears, the deepest and subtlest human feelings.” David Alfaro Siqueiros   Male identity – masculine archetypes –…

Ann Hamilton at Gemini G.E.L.

Ann Hamilton at Gemini G.E.L. By Shana Nys Dambrot July 10 – September 19, 2017* (see note at the end about dates)     Qualities of tactility and physicality are not typically primary in considering print editions. But in ways both literal and illusionistic, that is exactly what’s called for — both in imagery and objecthood…