Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

‘The Limits of Control’ by Florian Maier–Aichen @ Blum and Poe

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

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 […]

‘Development’ @ dnj Gallery

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

The eponymous Development at dnj Gallery showcases clear artistic growth by the each of the exhibiting artists. The simplest demarcation of evolution in artistry is change as opposed to repeating a successful note over and over until the key breaks. Often times growth in itself is a challenge for artists who, upon finding their voice, […]

‘Trap Door’ & ‘Black Elf’ by Ginny Casey & Ulrich Wulff @ Nino Mier Gallery

Posted on May 29th, 2019 by Joseph A. Hazani

Ginny Casey presents us with a surrealist motif in her Nino Mier Gallery opening Trap Door. Each of her compositions presents a clever diorama of what can be described as “set-pieces” of human objects and in a positively less cryptic style than what is prototypically Surrealist. We do not, for instance, find the bizarre and […]

‘Cultivation’ by the Fortoul Brothers @ No Free Bread Gallery

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

The Fortoul Brothers, attempting to strike a primordial nerve with their sun-drenched murals in Phoenix, have translated their aims on a more intimate scale with their first Los Angeles show at No Free Bread Gallery revealing their fine artistry.   There is a rustling in contemporary culture between the fabrications of man around the designs […]

‘The Influencers Mean No Harm’ by Daniel B. Dias @ Zevitas Marcus

Posted on May 6th, 2019 by Joseph A. Hazani

With Zevitas Marcus’ latest opening, Daniel B. Dias most poignantly coyly and playfully critiques our contemporary society head-lurching over blue screens with his eponymous exhibition. We have faint resemblances of surreal gestures which intensify the odd absurdities of our current lives being over-powered with electronic power, no doubt changing our sense of being human, which […]

‘Expressions’ by Amadea Bailey @ Fabrik Projects

Posted on May 4th, 2019 by Joseph A. Hazani

Amadea Bailey’s Expressions currently exhibiting at Fabrik Projects brings forth a more sanguine effort at the pioneering stylistic work of Basquiat. The latter artist preferred to drench his canvases in darkness; purely for contrasting purposes no doubt, but it perennially leaves one ruminating on a shadowy expressiveness which matches the artists own tormented temperament. Nevertheless, his […]

The Windowing System – as a (hyperstatic) problem by Andreas Breunig @ Nino Mier Gallery

Posted on May 4th, 2019 by Joseph A. Hazani

Andreas Breunig’s The Windowing System – as a (hyperstatic) problemopening at Nino Mier Gallery presents a fine connection and indeed continuation of the Western Fine Arts tradition through the clever use of the novel “windowing” technique. By placing his canvas in geometrical constructions, the artworks, most emphatically the triad of Hi_LoRes_46, Hi_LoRes_52, and Hi_LoRes_58, immediately […]

‘Refractions’ by @ Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Posted on February 27th, 2019 by Joseph A. Hazani

Chris Engman’s works in Refraction at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles surpass the human imagination’s ability to conceive of the meticulous. Indeed, together with the site-specific Containment which creates an ethereal effervescent stimulus – quite extraordinary for a fine art to accomplish – we have a rigorous task of ridding the devil from the details and replacing […]

‘Works’ by Rona Pondick @ Zevitas Marcus

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

Rona Pondick’s Works from 2013-2018 at Zevitas Marcus show a chronological installment of a genuine artist. By genuine, we mean an artist who grows in response to a tiredness to previous exertions at novel beautiful creations, of one who’s mastery finds working the same tried way as banal if not deathly. Being able to continuously […]

Photo LA 2019

Posted on February 16th, 2019 by Joseph A. Hazani

Photo LA in Santa Monica was a storm of over 60 contemporary photography galleries from all corners of the Earth. It provided more validation of Los Angeles as a locus for contemporary fine art and great representations of experimental artwork. My favorites from the show:   Sean Mundy’s Sigil, found in the Gallerie Youn booth […]