Willard Hill at The Good Luck Gallery

Willard Hill at The Good Luck Gallery   Through October 14 By Shana Nys Dambrot The Good Luck Gallery is L.A.’s only outlet dedicated to Outsider Art, a genre long valued by a dedicated niche of collectors and curators which has been gaining more widespread attention in recent years. Perhaps prompted by a general cultural…

Todd Gray at Meliksetian Briggs

Todd Gray: Portraits Meliksetian Briggs June 15 – September 15, 2018   By Shana Nys Dambrot Todd Gray takes all the photographs in his mixed media works himself; he’s been doing it since forever. Even if he didn’t, if they were found or discovered in the public domain, his deft recombinations of landscapes, interiors, and…

Todd Carpenter at KP Projects

Todd Carpenter: In the Spaces Between KP Projects / Merry Karnowsky Gallery Through July 28 By Shana Nys Dambrot Painter Todd Carpenter has a unique relationship to photography; a counterintuitive inversion in which his eye and his technique take an empathetic rather than a competitive stance toward photography’s concerns. A connoisseur of ostensibly classical motifs…

Carbon at Fellows of Contemporary Art

Carbon: Richer than Gold Fellows of Contemporary Art in Chinatown Through July 20th   By Genie Davis In the case of Carbon, at Fellows of Contemporary of Art in Chinatown through July 20th, that element is not only the basis of life, it is the basis of a vibrant artistic life. Beautifully curated by Lauren…

John Bankston at Walter Maciel Gallery

John Bankston: The Sky Above Us Walter Maciel Gallery, Culver City Through June 30 By Shana Nys Dambrot   The predicated, corollary, problem-solving relationship between line and color that unfolds across a pristine coloring book animates the paintings of John Bankston. It’s a stylistic and material process he sets up for himself, by first drawing…

Deborah Roberts at Luis de Jesus

Deborah Roberts: Fragile but Fixable Luis de Jesus Gallery Through June 16, 2018   By Shana Nys Dambrot Mixed media collages by Deborah Roberts give physical expression to an essential psychosocial phase of human development — adolescence. Her works deftly interpret the time in everyone’s life when we really start to consciously figure out who…

Art History Interrupted at CMAY Gallery

Art History, Interrupted at CMay Gallery Through May 1 By Genie Davis. The works of Andy Bauch, Bobbie Moline-Kramer, and Jay Mark Johnson offer a stunning series of contrasts in a strong show at CMay Gallery in the Pacific Design Center. Well-curated by Shana Nys Dambrot, the images are striking and fascinating in their contrasts,…