William E. Jones at David Kordansky Gallery

William E. Jones Fall into Ruin David Kordansky Gallery By Jody Zellen Through August 26th   What makes William E. Jones’ 30 minute video, Fall into Ruin so seductive and captivating is the use of first person narrative. Via voice over, Jones relates a story about his first trip to Greece in 1982, meeting the…

Jeanine Oleson at Commonwealth and Council

Jeanine Oleson: Can you feel it? Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles By Amy Kaeser Through August 19th   Commonwealth and Council’s location is off the beaten path. A simple piece of paper taped to a glass front door, in an industrial neighborhood, somewhere off Wilshire Boulevard, is the only indication of the gallery’s presence. Up…

Maiden LA: No Summer Doldrums  – August Art Happenings

Maiden LA: No Summer Doldrums  – August Art Happenings By Genie Davis   Co-organized by Salomeh Grace and Molly Schulman, Maiden LA is a rich, county-wide canvas of art events. Taking place in galleries, alternative spaces, and throughout the city itself, the vast panoply of art events is as inclusive as it is eclectic. There are…

It’s a Wonderful World at Groundspace

It’s a Wonderful World at Groundspace By Genie Davis Through July 22nd   At Groundspace Projects through July 22nd, It’s a Wonderful World, curated by Betty Ann Brown is a dazzling tour de force of a group show. Coupling the wonders of nature with the marvels of the art that depicts them, the show is…

Diane Williams Weaves Multicultural Magic in “My America”

Diane Williams Weaves Multicultural Magic in “My America” Shoebox Projects by Genie Davis   In the latest artist residency and exhibition at Shoebox Projects located in The Brewery arts complex, Diane Williams nails the immigrant experience with an installation that actively involves viewers and turns them into participants. And participants we all are: America is…

A Case for Art. Why Art Matters! at Torrance Art Museum

A Case for Art Why Art Matters! Torrance Art Museum By Lorraine Heitzman Through August 12th   Anybody reading this review won’t likely need to be convinced that art matters, but if they did entertain any doubts, the show at the Torrance Art Museum provides ample justification. Why Art Matters! is TAM’s response to the…