Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Santa Monica Airport Artwalk Review

Posted on March 28th, 2018 by Joseph A. Hazani

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 […]

‘Caution’ & ‘Paradejo de la Soledad’ @ Lois Lambert Gallery

Posted on March 14th, 2018 by Joseph A. Hazani

(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 […]

‘Interior of the Yelling Clinic’ @ Walter Maciel Gallery

Posted on March 9th, 2018 by Joseph A. Hazani

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 […]

Art Los Angeles Contemporary Review

Posted on February 8th, 2018 by Joseph A. Hazani

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 […]

‘Future Feminine’ @ The Fahey/Klein Gallery

Posted on January 25th, 2018 by Joseph A. Hazani

Future Feminine Art Review @ The Fahey/Klein Gallery   The Fahey/Klein Gallery had a massive art party Saturday night which no doubt was assuaged by the conjointly held “Women’s March” the same day. The emphasis here was on photographic depictions of the feminine form, but most intriguing was the direction in which feminism was being […]

‘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. […]