Art Review

Camilla Taylor & ‘Diverted Destruction’ @ The Loft at Liz’s
Diverted Destruction from The Loft at Liz’s presents an assortment of artwork that most politely is described as “recycled”. While that is a worthy creative effort in its own right, for the sake of art we ought to expect goodness to be represented aesthetically. What else would the purpose of raising one person’s trash be if
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‘The Fashion Show’ @ Peter Fetterman Gallery
Peter Fetterman Gallery’s The Fashion Show opening represents that rare nexus of art and commerce, wherein commercial enterprises lead to transforming the concept of marketing into something – though not always – transcendent. The ideal of art, after all, is to elevate and reverberate a sense of the sacred. Brute mass marketing hardly accomplishes this
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Jordi Alcaraz – ‘Defying Boundaries’ @ Jack Rutberg Fine Arts
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts presents an overwhelming, if not monumental, installment of work by the Catalan artist Jordi Alcaraz in what can simply be described as a paragon of contemporary high art. We can gather from the works that Mr. Alcaraz dances effortlessly in his exploration of our conception of space yet is successful with
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Toby Salkin @ Topanga Canyon Art Studio Tour 2018
Amidst a glorious Saturday Afternoon in the 2018 Topanga Canyon Studio Tour, Toby Salkin proudly reflected the sunshine and cheerfulness of Southern California living with her art. Aside from the staunchly confident use of color – and a noticeably effortless use of oranges and reds – there is the playfulness with her use of lines
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‘The Escape Artist’ by CRAOLA @ KP Projects Art Review
The Escape Artist at KP Projects is an opening which solidifies a formidable artistic direction, if not movement, of contemporary artists recalling a possession of innocence within their imagination. Possibly because of the tumult of the 21st century and its violent cacophony amplified by information technology, many artists are returning to the drawing board to almost
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‘Something Resembling Truth’ by Jasper Johns @ The Broad
The Broad Museum continues to distinguish itself as a high cultural center by providing a softer form of the Athenian Agora upon the hills of the city centre of Los Angeles, for the common man to be brought closer to the truth – or something resembling it! In this exercise of advancing the spiritual in
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‘Wilde Paintings’ by Yunhee Min @ Susanne Vielmetter
Have we seen all the color that will ever be? Is the human’s eye limited to a finite wheel and amalgam of red, blues, and greens? Even if the resolution is finite there is something laudatory in introducing humanity with the taste of the new in a very cheerfully irradiant manner. It is as if
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‘Nightfall’ @ William Turner Gallery
At the William Turner Gallery, Curtis Ripley was presented in an exhibition titled Nightfall. And the series resembles much of the surreal dreamstuff. I can only describe Ripley’s works as being akin to Dalí but with austere abstraction rather than whimsical figurativeness. And the efforts are simply enticing.   A post shared by Joseph Hazani (@jhazani)
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442: Original Art from the Graphic Novel @ GR2 Gallery
At the iconoclastic Giant Robot Gallery there housed a collage of the fine workmanship of water colors on display from Rob Sato. Per the artist, this was a challenging, if not his most challenging, effort.   A post shared by Joseph Hazani (@jhazani) on Apr 17, 2018 at 7:40pm PDT Water color is a delicate
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Santa Monica Airport Artwalk Review
The Santa Monica Airport Artwalk housed a few gems in an otherwise mediocre display of art produced for mere decorative sake. As mentioned before, there is a fine tug-of-war act that artists must engage in order to sustain themselves, and therefore I am sympathetic to those who love the act of creating art and are
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