Inglewood Open Studios 2018 Review

by Joseph A. Hazani November 16, 2018

Off the beaten path of commercial art galleries in the city of Inglewood is a network of artist studios with an annual weekend “open house”. Exploring the open studios with no expectations, I was astounded at the artistic liberty and mastery of many of the artists. In the process of creating for the sake of creating, they are unbound from commercial art demands, which mostly amounts to....

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‘River of Styx’ by Peter Williams @ Luis De Jesus Los Angeles & ‘Gap in the Net’ by Alex Roulette @ George Billis Gallery

by Joseph A. Hazani November 6, 2018

Recently within the Arts District of Culver City there was one disappointing and one intriguing opening. River of Styx by Peter Williams at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles unfortunately smudged the sacred artistic landscape with brutish political dogma, rendering no public outlet of common life safe. Is the whole of human existence rendered to just that, political confrontation? If so, what a sorry....

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‘Recent Paintings’ by William Lane @ FIG

by Joseph A. Hazani October 21, 2018

William Lane presents a provocative return to mid-century minimalism at FIG. To be honest, I was initially worried we would be seeing nothing but derivatives of that long-ago foray by 20th century artists into finding, almost akin to a scientific methodology, an irreducible complexity to the aesthetic form of color. As is typical with minimalism, geometry also pairs with the primary colors to....

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My Written Works

On the Struggling Artist: An Essay

A philosophical....

On the Christian Business Ethic: An Essay

Analysis of the role that Christian morality has played in the development of commerce and....

On the Necessity of Color in the Fine Arts: An essay

A philosophical exploration of color and its use in Renaissance, abstract and modern fine....

Towards an Understanding of Jesus Christ: An Essay

Nietzsche had incredible disdain for Christianity being "Judaized Rome", of the slave morality of Judaism creeping up and....