‘Mourning Wood in Liminal Dawn’ by Christian Rex van Minnen @ Richard Heller Gallery

by Joseph A. Hazani December 6, 2017

(Through December 23rd)   Plato was generally anti-artistic for the reason the arts, while rendering reality in an aesthetic manner, can distort it in such a way that its misrepresentation is duplicitous, merely serving the ends of the artist’s wishful ambitions for how reality appears as and not buttressing the affirmation of the human condition. And despite the general positive....

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Javier Carrillo @ Bakersfield Museum of Art

by Joseph A. Hazani November 29, 2017

(Through January 14th, 2018)   While the Bakersfield Museum of Art is very small, it has ample space and the intrepidness to showcase to the small Central Valley community contemporary art contra what the general population presumes art to be. It’s understandable why the laymen have umbrage towards contemporary art. Their displeasure is woven with the same needle as mine. Though they....

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Tomoharu Murakami @ Kayne Griffin Corcoran

by Joseph A. Hazani November 23, 2017

(Through January 18th 2018)   In this exhibition, Tomoharu Murakami introduces us most noticeably with bleakness. When we ask ourselves what is the meaning of bleak, we can connote a dimness; but there’s more. It is connected to our conception of what will become in the future, but in an assertively negative light. A dim hopefulness, then, is the closest we can describe the word.....

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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....