‘River of Styx’ by Peter Williams @ Luis De Jesus Los Angeles & ‘Gap in the Net’ by Alex Roulette @ George Billis Gallery

by Joseph A. Hazani November 6, 2018

Recently within the Arts District of Culver City there was one disappointing and one intriguing opening. River of Styx by Peter Williams at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles unfortunately smudged the sacred artistic landscape with brutish political dogma, rendering no public outlet of common life safe. Is the whole of human existence rendered to just that, political confrontation? If so, what a sorry....

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‘Recent Paintings’ by William Lane @ FIG

by Joseph A. Hazani October 21, 2018

William Lane presents a provocative return to mid-century minimalism at FIG. To be honest, I was initially worried we would be seeing nothing but derivatives of that long-ago foray by 20th century artists into finding, almost akin to a scientific methodology, an irreducible complexity to the aesthetic form of color. As is typical with minimalism, geometry also pairs with the primary colors to....

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Ai Weiwei: Zodiac @ Jeffrey Deitch Gallery

by Joseph A. Hazani October 7, 2018

The opening of Jeffrey Deitch’s Los Angeles Gallery of the artist Ai Weiwei does well to showcase the expansiveness of the space. The 15,000 square feet gallery is phenomenally curated, most notably with the center-piece Stools acting as not only the anchor-point and talking piece but as a center stage for which the entire exhibition centripetally motions around. The work is suitable with the....

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My Written Works

On the Struggling Artist: An Essay

A philosophical....

On the Christian Business Ethic: An Essay

Analysis of the role that Christian morality has played in the development of commerce and....

On the Necessity of Color in the Fine Arts: An essay

A philosophical exploration of color and its use in Renaissance, abstract and modern fine....

Towards an Understanding of Jesus Christ: An Essay

Nietzsche had incredible disdain for Christianity being "Judaized Rome", of the slave morality of Judaism creeping up and....