Photo LA 2019

by Joseph A. Hazani February 16, 2019

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 among at least a dozen other works, imbues a sense of....

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‘Goethe komischer Mann’ by André Butzer @ Nino Mier Gallery

by Joseph A. Hazani January 25, 2019

Nino Mier Gallery has made a splash onto the Los Angeles Contemporary Art scene with a resplendent opening. The grand and imposing compositions of André Butzer do not dare to be daunting, but rather festive, each in an inconceivably original manner. This is childish jubilee carried forward into adulthood, providing a beaming light amidst the shadows of the Western culture’s nihilistic crisis....

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‘The Studio is My Church’ by Dora De Larios @ Craig Kull Gallery

by Joseph A. Hazani January 17, 2019

The recently deceased Dora De Larios brought a warm positivity to the damp evening opening at the Craig Kull Gallery at the Bergamot Station (at least by Los Angeles standards). Her mirthful ink works were reminiscent of children’s illustrations, themselves generally an uplifting work to bring about a sense of wonder to a child’s imagination. Curious, it is, how often the metamorphosis into....

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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....