Art Review

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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‘Caution’ & ‘Paradejo de la Soledad’ @ Lois Lambert Gallery
(Through May 5th, 2018)   ‘Caution’ is consistent with Lois Lambert Gallery’s opening history. Much like Molding a Hard Rock, the artist Martiros Adalian takes a radical approach to stereotypical Western fine art portraitures, imbuing them with a sense of irreverence through the use of brightly colored textures and action with the irrational painted layers
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‘Interior of the Yelling Clinic’ @ Walter Maciel Gallery
The Walter Maciel Gallery exhibited Katherine Sherwood’s Interior of the Yelling Clinic which was an ensemble of her earlier art series’. The most striking of those was Venuses, a collection of inspirations from Manet’s Olympia, but more broadly the Venus motif in Western fine art. The textile weaving of the works on what appeared to
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Art Los Angeles Contemporary Review
Two weeks ago housed a terrific cornucopia of refined contemporary art. By refined, I connote the distillation of artistry through the filters of commercial fine art galleries. Commerce is often seen to be a necessary evil with its marriage to artistry. For worse, it can corrupt the aim of art, which is to imitate reality
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