Studio Visit: Chaz Guest, The Hero’s Journey

Studio Visit: Chaz Guest, The Hero’s Journey By Gary Brewer   ”A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: The hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow…

The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley: Provocative Art at LACE

The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley: Provocative Art at LACE By Genie Davis Through February 12th   Three curators from LACE’s Emerging Curators Program have put together a compelling seven-artist group show in The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley. Closing February 12th, this show vibrates with the dichotomy of pleasure and pain, the flip sides of that…

Collaboration Becomes Transformation

Collaboration Becomes Transformation By Jackie Bell Johnson Through January 6th    Pulling The Forest Along The Road, which opened November 5th at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana is the culmination of a massive year-and-a-half long effort of collaboration, transformation, and discovery. The artists, Diana Markessinis and Darren Petersen were given the opportunity to…

LA artist Katherine Rohrbacher confronts viewers with the psychological impact of artificial transformation- Opening Saturday November 29th @ TAG Gallery Bergamot Station

Poet Ovid pronounces in book one of his mythological epic, “Metemorpheses” – “I intend to speak of forms changed into new entities.” Here, artist Katherine Rohrbacher provides a modern meditation on transformation, posing the question of what it means to change — whether artificially or naturally. In an era where physical perfection is held paramount,…