Final Round Up: Studio System 2 at TAM

Final Round Up: Studio System 2 at Torrance Art Museum By Lawrence Gipe After spending the month of June creating work, the 12 artists participating in the Studio System 2 residency at the Torrance Art Museum displayed the results of their labors at a closing reception on June 30. It was this author’s pleasure and privilege…

Studio Systems II at Torrance Art Museum: Half-Time

Half-Time at Studio System 2018 Torrance Art Museum By Lawrence Gipe Studio System 2018 is the brainchild of Max Presneill, the Torrance Art Museum’s director, curator and a dynamic impresario in the LA art world. One of Presneill’s themes as an organizer is an exploration into the nature of chemistry between artists. In his (now…

Studio Visit: Lawrence Gipe, The Dark Poetry of History

Studio Visit: Lawrence Gipe : The Dark Poetry of History   “One has the impression that something is stirring inside [photographs] – it is as if one can hear little cries of despair, gémissements de désespoir… as if the photographs themselves had a memory and were remembering us and how we, the surviving, and those…

Dreams and Fevers at Torrance Art Museum

Dreams and Fevers, Torrance Art Museum Curated by Melissa Tran and Max Presneill Through May 18, 2018   By Lorraine Heitzman Dreams and Fevers, currently at the Torrance Art Museum, is filled with romance, carnality, and decay; in other words, the business of being human. Rebecca Campbell, Joshua Hagler, Emily LaCour, Atilio Pernisco and Alex…

Co/Lab III at the Torrance Art Museum

Torrance Art Museum: International Exhibition Includes Los Angles Collectives and More Through May 18th.  By Genie Davis Co/Lab III, at the Torrance Art Museum through May 8th offers a stellar pairing of 8 artist-run collectives from Berlin with 8 artist-run gallery spaces from LA. The 16 groups create eight separate curatorial projects; 76 artists in…

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.…