CACtTUS, an Avant-garde Haven for Long Beach Artists

CACtTUS, An Avant-garde Haven for Long Beach Artists By Sydney Walters   Although Long Beach, California is teeming with artists, there are relatively few venues to showcase artwork. With only two art museums and a handful of niche art galleries, coffee shops, cafes and bars are more often than not the creative platform for local…

“The Panacea Project” Nudges Funny Bones at Werkartz

The Panacea Project Nudges Funny Bones at Werkartz By Sydney Walters Through September 30th   Artist Bettina Hubby projects an astute lesson of survival into the art game: humor is necessary. While humor becomes more biting and sarcastic in media, The Panacea Project rejects this defensive and deflective humor and charges forth with a delightful…

“SELF RELIANCE 2017” at NowSpace

“SELF RELIANCE 2017” at NowSpace By Sydney Walters Through October 1st   While pondering what to create, many artists consider not only what he or she wants to create, but what they know will sell. After all, artists need to make a living somehow. It is this tension between desire, practicality, value and waste that…

CUNT at Venus Over Los Angeles

CUNT at Venus Over Los Angeles By Sydney Walters Through September 2nd   For those versed in feminist art history, Venus Over Los Angeles’s show CUNT, is an intimate art collection from six key players of the feminist art movement. If you are unfamiliar with feminist art history, welcome to a crash course. CUNT has…

Edgar Arceneaux’s Until, Until, Until… At Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

Edgar Arceneaux’s Until, Until, Until…  At Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects By Sydney Walters Through July 1st   In his seventh solo show with Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Edgar Arceneaux’s show Until, Until, Until… recontexualizes black history and pieces together a narrative that gives voice and light to whitewashed media that has viciously misinformed…

Sabrina Gschwandtner’s “Hands at Work” at Shoshana Wayne Gallery

Sabrina Gschwandtner’s “Hands at Work” at Shoshana Wayne Gallery By Sydney Walters Through August 26th   This month, Shoshana Wayne Gallery presents “Hands at Work,” a solo show by multi-medium artist Sabrina Gschwandtner who literally dissects films to comment on the evolution of maker and renegotiates historic women’s craft as liberating rather than divisive. In…