Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

‘Aquatic Figments’ by Ryan Linke @ dnj Gallery

Posted on October 19th, 2019 by Joseph A. Hazani

Ryan Linke at dnj Gallery possesses a spiritual intensity to personally reflective experiences of photography which elicit a sense of awe upon contemplation. These are works which are so intimately crafted, they are testimonies to the presence of the advancement of contemporary art. The genuine industrial technique required to concoct each piece, transcending mere photograph […]

‘Symbolic Gestures’ feat. Bruce Rubenstein @ Castelli Art Space

Posted on October 11th, 2019 by Joseph A. Hazani

Bruce Rubenstein exhibits a trio of artwork at Castelli Art Space which are positively maddening in their tempestuousness. Not to be confused with poorer derivatives of abstract art, Mr. Rubenstein tattoos his compositions with a secretion of unwieldiness which is incomparable to those with an aim at duplication, rather than inspiration. It is this abundant […]

‘Radiate’ by Karen Amy Finkel Fishof @ dnj Gallery

Posted on September 24th, 2019 by Joseph A. Hazani

Karen Amy Finkel Fishof presents a compendium of optimism in her latest opening titled Radiate at the always welcoming dnj Gallery. The works all speak to a unifying theme of enthusiasm for the creation active in all facets of common American society, irrespective of the discrepancies with an ideal human nature. Graciously, Ms. Finkel Fishof […]

‘The New Native’ by Raven Halfmoon @ Nino Mier Gallery

Posted on September 24th, 2019 by Joseph A. Hazani

Raven Halfmoon exerts a strong affirmation of the indigenous “native” American spirit in her latest opening at Nino Mier titled The New Native. The splendor in accessing such contemporary art is in its admission to the universal effort of human culture towards the transcendent. It is toward reaching the unseen order, as William James described, […]

‘To Tarry in Prayer/To Terri in Prayer’ by Brittney Leanne Williams @ Zevitas Marcus

Posted on September 17th, 2019 by Joseph A. Hazani

Brittney Leeanne Williams returns to Zevitas Marcus with a solo exhibition which is much more ambitious than her brief appearance a year ago yet still champions a unique style to the canvas. Instead of being demur with her aims and painting with more abstraction, Ms. Williams concentrates the work into a syncretization of biblical lore […]

‘Disruptive Spirit’ by Jennifer Joseph @ George Billis Gallery Los Angeles

Posted on September 13th, 2019 by Joseph A. Hazani

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 […]

Paul Kempe in “Allure” @ GDCA Gallery

Posted on August 30th, 2019 by Joseph A. Hazani

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 […]

‘FREEKS’ by Ryan Heshka @ Corey Helford Gallery

Posted on August 23rd, 2019 by Joseph A. Hazani

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 […]

LACP’s Sixth Annual Members’ Exhibition 2019 @ dnj Gallery

Posted on August 17th, 2019 by Joseph A. Hazani

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 […]

‘Jungle Train’ by Matthew Grabelsky @ Thinkspace

Posted on August 7th, 2019 by Joseph A. Hazani

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 […]