Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

‘Continuous Touch’ by Ericka Lopez @ Tierra Del Sol Gallery

Posted on March 19th, 2023 by Joseph A. Hazani

Ms. Ericka Lopez at Tierra Del Sol Gallery helps us imagine pottery which is beyond the idea of rigid, and instead imposes upon us plasticity to her forms with her Continuous Touch opening. The ability for the ceramic to be make so elastically configured, while still retaining use from its emptiness, gives the subject an […]

FriendsWithYou @ Pit-LA

Posted on March 12th, 2023 by Joseph A. Hazani

With an incredibly jovial flair, FriendsWithYou introduces us Japanese animation-style forms yet with an indelibly soft, taffy material with the mirthful exuberance with nevertheless ludicrously playful context at The Pit LA. It is in the plastine clay where the artworks are really resounding and are markedly different than pencil-lined and ink-drawn anime. Indeed, it would […]

‘Leaving Eden’ by Samuelle Richardson

Posted on February 24th, 2023 by Joseph A. Hazani

Samuelle Richardson brings to light a refined concept of artisanal fabrication with her collection of birds, dogs, and lion heads at her opening with Keystone Art Space. The need to extend beyond simple plush dolls, to move towards more artful ideas – that of permanence which is more significant than the permanence of childhood innocence […]

’20 Atmospheres’ by Adam Tylicki @ Baert Gallery

Posted on February 19th, 2023 by Joseph A. Hazani

In a mesmerizing installation at Baert Gallery, Adam Tylicki imbues us with a sense of goodness to the natural motion of ocean swells, of sea currents, of powers which move beyond the capabilities of man, with his ’20 atmospheres’ exhibition at Baert Gallery. The exhibition is first a portrayal of the cryptic achievements of submerging […]

‘Strings of Desire’ @ Craft Contemporary

Posted on February 10th, 2023 by Joseph A. Hazani

In an impressive collection of artwork, Craft Contemporary introduces to us an exquisite representation of the use of textured media in their Strings of Desire opening. In no way contesting each other, Erick Medel and Miguel Osuna each introduce us to the wonderful idea of embroidery to fine artwork. Moving past paints to introduce us […]

‘Uproot’ by Alison Saar @ LA Louver

Posted on February 4th, 2023 by Joseph A. Hazani

The madness of being born on a continent not out of one’s own choice but out of a history of forced removal and labor – to make it convenient to reap cotton and tobacco incomes – has an understandably irritating, infuriating, and taxing confusing stress induced upon the soul of the African-blooded. Uproot by Alison […]

‘Reiterate’ at Launch LA

Posted on January 29th, 2023 by Joseph A. Hazani

In a medley of artwork which ranges from the plastically colorful to the ornament of plastic, Launch LA moves us towards an appreciation of fine artistry without a necessary academic pretension. Yet with the works by Ms. Monica Wyatt, Raghubir Kintisch and Lorraine Hetizman, what does this pretension imply? That there is a formality to […]

‘Tangle’ by Christopher Murphy @ Billis Williams Gallery

Posted on January 13th, 2023 by Joseph A. Hazani

In what can only be pronounced as quintessentially fine, Mr. Christopher Murphy introduces us a novel form of refinement in his capture of human life as an after effect of COVID-19 with his Tangle opening at Billis Williams Los Angeles. The plethora of multiplicity in human subject matter is its own commentary on the health […]

A Dilettante’s Art of the Year 2022

Posted on December 23rd, 2022 by Joseph A. Hazani


‘On Edge’ by Ulrik Muller @ Susanne Vielmetter

Posted on December 5th, 2022 by Joseph A. Hazani

Ulrike Müller at Susanne Vielmetter provides a dutiful effort at better understanding geometrical form through a simplification of pattern, towards an idea of necessary and sufficient with her On Edge opening. It is in the sense of, not so much contrast, as it is boundary which gives us a measured sense of completeness. In such […]