Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

‘Molding a Hard Rock’ @ Lois Lambert Gallery

Posted on January 17th, 2018 by Joseph A. Hazani

Rodrigo Branco held an opening titled Molding A Hard Rock at Lois Lambert Gallery. Aside from the bright-eyed, apple-dunking plunge into the primary color yellow which sparkled wonder because of its paradoxical audacity, the portraits Mr. Branco painted bring forward an unheralded technique: the broad brushstrokes of facial obscurity.   A post shared by Joseph […]

Culver City Arts District January Review

Posted on January 11th, 2018 by Joseph A. Hazani

There was a flurry of openings in Culver City’s arts district last Saturday night, which brought about a sheer eclecticism of artistry. Its always a joyous occasion to see such diversity in contemporary art, from the novelty in the media to the compositional matter.   A post shared by Joseph Hazani (@jhazani) on Jan 10, […]

‘2017 Open Show’ @ 825 Gallery

Posted on December 20th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

The 2017 Open Show held by the Los Angeles Artist Association brought an eclectic mix of contemporary artists out, most of whom were generous samplings of the pursuit of creative experimentation. It was not simply the innovative media used to impregnate the viewers with new textures, but also the symbolic expressions themselves which were overall […]

‘Her Paris’ @ Denver Art Museum

Posted on December 13th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

(Through January 18th)   The Denver Art Museum has an exhibition titled Her Paris which showcases female French Impressionists. The most rewarding aspect of the exhibition was in the discernible insight that the women bring to the Fine Arts compared to their male Impressionist counterparts. When proclaiming that the women had strong interest in depicting […]

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

Posted on December 6th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

(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. […]

Javier Carrillo @ Bakersfield Museum of Art

Posted on November 29th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

(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 […]

Tomoharu Murakami @ Kayne Griffin Corcoran

Posted on November 23rd, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

(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 […]

‘MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT’ @ Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Posted on November 15th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

(MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT: ART AND THE DECOLONIAL TURN IN LATIN AMERICA, 1960-1985 runs through February 4th)   The San Diego Contemporary Museum of Art currently has an exhibition which is an assembly of meditations on the emergence of Latin America from a third-world backwater of the globe, to something on par with a middle-class society. But […]

LA Artcore / Lamperouge Fine Art @ The Brewery

Posted on November 9th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

There were two openings side by side at the Los Angeles Brewery artist colony last Sunday. I was invited by Carla Viparelli to the first one, where she was debuting new artwork which stressed an unlikely historical harmony. She did so by creating a representation of Western antiquity through the visualization of broken archaeological ceramic […]

Kim Dingle at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects Art Review

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

The artist Kim Dingle housed 4 exhibition series at Susan Vielmetter, with the best works radically experimenting with the audience’s foreground space and investigating the nature of aesthetic reproduction. When speaking of “reproduction”, it is meant that the nature of originality with art, or with anything for that manner, is examined. We take a picture, […]