Diasporagasm at SBC SoLA Gallery

Diasporagasm at SBC SoLA Gallery By Genie Davis Through November 19th   Filled with light, color, and form, Diasporagasm at SBC SoLA Gallery through November 19th presents the vibrant work of artists Bright Ackwerh, Kwame Akoto, Lavialle Campbell, Florine Demosthene, June Edmonds, Cole James, Jeffrey Meris, Jodi Minnis, Nii Kotei Nikoi, Keisha Oliver, Duane Paul, Gio…

The Fourth World at The Institute for Art and Olfaction

The Fourth World Institute for Art and Olfaction By Shana Nys Dambrot   Everything is mediated. All objects, actions, impulses, and mythologies are multivalent, shape-shifting, and strange. Even the singular is a stranger to itself. Articulating interconnectivity is an imperative for truthfulness, but the contours of overlapping energetic dimensions are a bear to make into…

2017 California-Pacific Triennial at the Orange County Museum of Art

2017 California-Pacific Triennial at the Orange County Museum of Art By Mario Vasquez Through September 3rd   Structures are ever-present and ubiquitous in our daily lives. Architecture provides shelter, a place to work, and to escape the elements. Because of this function, structures and architecture give people sites of political contestation, historical and personal memory,…

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…

Claremont Graduate University MFA Open Studios

Claremont Graduate University MFA Open Studios,  April 30 2017   By Jacqueline Bell Johnson   Open studios are always a lot of fun.  They are the precursor to the much more lucrative and serious art fair… and honestly, they tell a bigger story.  One of process, one of thinking, one of making.  A studio is…

“Edge of Doom” at HILDE

“Edge of Doom” at HILDE By Mario Vasquez Through May 27th   When looking at the title “Edge of Doom,” there were certain expectations of what this show may be about. With the state of the world as it is now, one may think that this exhibit was going to be about the chaotic and…