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,…

CES Gallery: San Francisco Unbound

CES Gallery: San Francisco Unbound written by Genie Davis   The group exhibition Fog a Mirror, at DTLA’s CES Gallery through October 15th, is a paean the aesthetic of San Francisco, the city which these artists call home. Vanessa Blaikie, Luke Butler, Adam Feibelman, Matt Gonzalez, Andres Guerrero, Peter Kirkeby, Robert Larson, Joey Piziali, and…

‘Phantom Limb,’ Figures in a State of Mind

Phantom Limb, Figures in a State of Mind Shulamit Nazarian   By Jacqueline Bell Johnson Scott Anderson, Wendell Gladstone, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Maja Ružnić, and May Wilson What struck me most about this show are the hierarchies within each work. Each one portrays an isolated world and illustrates a system, an order within it. Are…