Paul Kempe in “Allure” @ GDCA Gallery

by Joseph A. Hazani August 30, 2019

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 positively....

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‘FREEKS’ by Ryan Heshka @ Corey Helford Gallery

by Joseph A. Hazani August 23, 2019

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 does not aim to resuscitate a curiosity to artwork, as....

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

by Joseph A. Hazani August 17, 2019

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 beyond a glistening capture of reality....

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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....