Art Review

‘Disruptive Spirit’ by Jennifer Joseph @ George Billis Gallery Los Angeles
Jennifer Joseph presents a triumph of contemporary fine art in her positive absorption of the Dionysian messiness of the City of Angels at George Billis Gallery. Self-explained as a reaction to her recent transition to the city, her artwork is uniformly cosmic in its pretensions and unveils a rapturous succulence of colors which is a
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Paul Kempe in “Allure” @ GDCA Gallery
Paul Kempe exhibiting at GDCA Gallery continues a demonstration of innocent imagination in contemporary Los Angeles fine art. His crude childish forms, however, aim for a deeper message than superficial contentment. Indeed, they reach for abstract expressions of the human spirit, coyly presented to welcome us into a new mythology.   Human Evolution (title image) is a
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‘FREEKS’ by Ryan Heshka @ Corey Helford Gallery
Ryan Heshka in Gallery 2 at Corey Helford Gallery provides a continuity in a recurring theme in Los Angeles contemporary art for nostalgia. Yet his reminiscence – which always has a weight of sentimentality to memory – is original in that it diverges from a more childish subjectivity which accompanies rudimentary artwork from children. He
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LACP’s Sixth Annual Members’ Exhibition 2019 @ dnj Gallery
The sixth annual LACP Members Exhibition exercised a menagerie of contemporary fine art photography with noticeable attempts of expanding the concept of the photograph. Intrinsic to the art form is the occupation of a subjective lens, so unavoidably naked a proclamation to perceive what is focally intended by the artist. There have been obvious movements
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‘Jungle Train’ by Matthew Grabelsky @ Thinkspace
Tucked away coyly amidst a group exhibition, Jungle Space provides an elixir to the mundane urbanity of public transportation. This effort by Mr. Matthew Grabelsky is well on target for the aim of good art, which can be said to take the perfunctory and reveal its inner transcendence. The attempt at such decoding is always where
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‘Crowds and a Touch of Distinction’ by Edel Bordon @ Lois Lambert Gallery
Mr. Bordon presents an enigmatic dirge to contemporaneous digital society in his opening at Lois Lambert Gallery. Sensitive to the relaxed isolation of human beings formed by the computing power of rocket ships now held in pockets and purses, Mr. Bordon provides a gentle lamentation on the abrupt lack of empathy and color concocted by
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New American Paintings @ Zevitas Marcus
Zevitas Marcus welcomes once more a worthy selection of contemporary fine art to the Los Angeles community, this time via the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Out of the general abstract and experimentalism of the art show, three works stood out in regards to their compositional excellence and motif.   A pair of works
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‘Secret Message’ by Richard Chow
In a further expansion of fine art photographic elasticity, Richard Chow presents a provocative monolithic abstraction to challenge our sense of time with his Secret Message. The similarity to 2001: A Space Odyssey cannot go unnoticed, in this precise meditation of time in space. Gazing upon the sleek blackness provides a friendly disarming immobility; it is
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‘Oculus No. 11’ by Lisa Bartleson @ FP Contemporary
In a medley of art at the ‘Infusion’ opening at FPContemporary, Lisa Bartleson’s exercise in bringing forth new sensations from light, particularly with her Oculus No. 11, is immediately evocative and enchanting to perceive. There is a playfulness with the tactile which creates a moment of not so much distortion or confusion to the subject,
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‘The Limits of Control’ by Florian Maier–Aichen @ Blum and Poe
Mr. Florian Maier-Aichen exercises a tremendous artistic statement with Untitled (Lasso Painting #8) at Blum and Poe. Confronting the contemporary anxieties of sophisticated artificial intelligence permeating every digital second of 21st century life, Mr. Maier-Aichen provides a boldly humanist affirmation by proving the limitations of technology. In a somewhat mischievous fashion, Mr. Maier-Aichen takes Photoshop – what
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