Janie Geiser and Laura Heit at Track 16

Janie Geiser, Parallel Storms and Laura Heit, Too Many Days Track 16 Gallery Through May 19, 2018   By Lorraine Heitzman Projections, films, prints and mechanized puppets have transformed Track 16’s three rooms into a ghostly theatrical space with a curious ambience. Partly mysterious and wholly inventive, Laura Heit’s Too Many Days and Janie Geiser’s…

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.…

Marking Time at Sturt Haaga Gallery, Descanso Gardens

ELEMENTAL | Marking Time Descanso Gardens Sturt Haaga Gallery by Genie Davis On view through December 3rd   Marking Time is a beautiful installment in the Elemental series, one that continues the evocative, subtly imagined link between the gallery’s art and the gardens in which the gallery is located. Time is wonderfully suited to explore…

Mike Kelley at Hauser & Wirth

Mike Kelley at Hauser & Wirth Kandors 1999-2011 By Lorraine Heitzman Through January 21st   Lacking a physical presence, memories are enigmatic and ephemeral things that may haunt us for unknown reasons or reveal the truth embedded and enshrouded in a reconstructed past. Such moments of longing and revelation are powerful and transformative which explains…

Beautiful Parts at CSUN Art Gallery

Beautiful Parts CSUN Art Gallery on view through October 26th by Eve Wood   Attempting to scrutinize and understand what makes someone, or something, beautiful is and has always been a dangerous game that only ever leads to feelings of disappointment and self doubt. That being said, Rough Play, the collective who conceived and organized…

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…