StART Up Art Fair 2018

StART Up Art Fair 2018 The Kinney, Venice   By Genie Davis This year’s iteration of the StART Up Art Fair, it’s third in LA, moved from Hollywood to Venice. Fifty-two rooms on the second and third floor of the remodeled sleek motel, The Kinney, served as ersatz galleries for a wide range of artists.…

Miranda Ratner: All You Need is Love – and Art

Miranda Ratner: All You Need is Love – and Art by Genie Davis   Her work resembles flowers, stained glass, and eye-popping mosaics. With a new show scheduled to open on December 7th at the Hubbell Street Galleries in San Francisco, Miranda Ratner is in bloom. The show is “We Are Love,” and it is…

Nicholas Hunt’s Caliber Abstractions at Mugello Gallery

Nicolas Hunt’s Caliber Abstractions Mugello Gallery By Kathy Zimmerer Through July 16th   Paintings with bullet holes by Nicholas Hunt seem to echo the headlines as gun violence became even more political with the GOP baseball practice shooting, and another gun fueled rampage devastating the UPS workplace in San Francisco.  Hunt’s brilliantly colored metal paintings have…

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…

stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles 2017 – Photo Essay

stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles 2017 – Photo Essay   By Kristine Schomaker   AWOL, with Jim Ovelmen Special performance by Jenifer Yeuroukis and StevenMichaelArts: Sirenum scopuli, a video projection and live performance collaboration exploring the the intersection of gender, race, consumerism and physical destruction.   The Startup Art Fair Los Angeles 2017

Matisse/Diebenkorn Artistic Soulmates

Baltimore Museum of Art Matisse/Diebenkorn Artistic Soulmates By Jacqueline Bell Johnson Through January 29th   Matisse/Diebenkorn is an exhibition 15 years in the making, ending this month at the Baltimore Museum and opening at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in March. Reading biographies of Matisse and Diebenkorn side-by-side reveals both to be great students,…