Studio Visit: Camilla Taylor, Seeker of Shadows

Studio Visit: Camilla Taylor, Seeker of Shadows By Gary Brewer   “Actually, however, life begins less by reaching upward, than by turning upon itself. But what a marvelously insidious, subtle image of life a coiling vital principle would be! And how many dreams the leftward oriented shell, or one that did not conform to the…

Process is King: Conceptual Craft @ DENK Gallery

Process is King: Conceptual Craft @ DENK Gallery By Jacqueline Bell Johnson Through October 14th   For the longest time “craft” was a dirty word in fine art.  Craft refers to functional objects, often commissioned or created for profit.  It refers to mindless, pretty, kitsch work made even more accessible by merchandising.  Even work of…

Guerrilla Girls Part 2: Heroes of the Past and Present

Guerrilla Girls Part 2: Heroes of the Past and Present, An Interview with the Guerrilla Girls By Jacqueline Bell Johnson   In conjunction with their exhibition Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Art World & Beyond, at California State University San Bernardino, the Guerrilla Girls gave a talk on campus.  The talk presented…

Carlson Hatton at Patrick Painter

Carlson Hatton, Memory of a Rock at Patrick Painter It’s Complicated By Lorraine Heitzman  Through May 6th   For people who like their art simple and sedate, Carlson Hatton’s current show at Patrick Painter in Bergamot Station may not be to their taste. However, for those who are drawn towards dense compositions and mind-bending complexities just shy…

Lisa Adams at CB1 Gallery

Lisa Adams, Petrichor at CB1 Gallery By Jacqueline Bell Johnson Through April 9th   Lisa Adams’ series of paintings come together to create the show Petrichor at CB1 Gallery.  Coined by scientists studying wet weather and the smells created therein, the word petrichor refers to the lingering scent when rain arrives after a dry spell.1 …