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.…

What’s Hot in L.A.? Art Events You Should Check Out

What’s Hot in L.A.? Art Events You Should Check Out UPCOMING OPENINGS January 3rd Names Printed in Black Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions 6522 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028 Opening January 3rd 7-10pm For more information January 4th Yoshie Sakai & Tim Reid- Twin Engines Performance Series PØST 1206 Maple Ave. #515 Los Angeles, CA…

What’s Hot in L.A.? Art Events You Should Check Out

What’s Hot in L.A.? Art Events You Should Check Out UPCOMING OPENINGS December 14th A Journey In Time: Part 2 Fine Arts Building 811 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA December 14th 6-8pm For more information December 15th Hotels/Motels (Unofficial Art Fair 2017) Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows 2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego,…