Vanessa Prager: Ultraviolet at Richard Heller Gallery

Vanessa Prager: Ultraviolet Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA By Amy Kaeser Through June 17th   Vanessa Prager’s third solo show at Richard Heller Gallery is a series of impasto-abstracted self-portraits. The work in Ultraviolet delves deeper into the artist’s psyche detailing the interrelationship between the art object and the unconscious drive of the artist.…

Maria Lassnig, Surveying the Body and Spirit

Maria Lassnig, Surveying the Body and Spirit By Genie Davis  Through December 31st   Continuing in a strong trend toward displaying the work of seminal female artists, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel are featuring the work of Maria Lassnig in “A Painting Survey 1950-2007.” On view until December 31st, Lassnig’s intense yet ephemeral creations of her own…

London is Calling

“London Calling” at the Getty by Jacqueline Bell Johnson Closes November 13th The six major players from the “School of London” are given the spotlight and presented as a collective rebellion in the exhibition London Calling, at The Getty Center. The artists are Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, R. B. Kitaj, and Leon…