Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

‘Unseen Picasso’ @ The Norton Simon Museum

Posted on October 22nd, 2021 by Joseph A. Hazani

The Norton Simon Museum has recently publicly exhibited etchings from the famed 20th century fine artist master Pablo Picasso. What certifies a genuine artistic spirit is its unquenchable desire for more novelty. To impose higher demands of originality upon itself, which creates a continuum of creativity which is doubtlessly expressed with Mr. Picasso’s anthology.   […]

‘Chaos’ by Chet Zar @ Copro Gallery

Posted on October 12th, 2021 by Joseph A. Hazani

What is the sense of gloom? Does it invoke despair, of a forlorn realization, demotivating the inner spirit to continue to propel itself towards some certainty about its place? Does gloominess signify a dissatisfaction in the present yet also indicate a pessimism about the future? No doubt Mr. Chet Zar in his Chaos opening provides […]

‘Carousel’ by Justin Adian @ Lowell Ryan Projects

Posted on September 17th, 2021 by Joseph A. Hazani

  Mr. Justin Adian presents us with his most recent exploration in the medium of felt with his Carousel opening at Lowell Ryan Projects. With more than a dozen wall canvases, we have the presentation of the comfort and relaxation of inexactness, as a soothing relief from the endless pursuit of perfection. His selection of […]

‘Accumulations and Overlaps’ by Amalia Pica @ Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Posted on September 15th, 2021 by Joseph A. Hazani

Amalia Pica’s Accumulations and Overlaps at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery is another potent demonstration of artistic creativity being very much a product of the environment as much as the artist herself. Ms. Pica, as is the rest of world civilization, is being contained by an invisible pestilence which is slowly, almost tauntingly, remaining airborne and infectious […]

Alejandro Cardenas in ‘Wish You Were Here’ @ Anat Ebgi Gallery

Posted on August 3rd, 2021 by Joseph A. Hazani

Mr. Alejandro Cardenas provides a spark of the cerebral with the opening of Wish You Were Here at Anat Ebgi Gallery. His series presents a consternating reflection on works of art which are emotionally distant yet upon consideration provoke an eerie sense of wonder.   The compositions of his work present us with a bizarre […]

‘Falling’ by Kiki Kogelnik @ Kayne Griffin

Posted on July 27th, 2021 by Joseph A. Hazani

Kayne Griffin was gracious enough to exhibit the pseudo-psychedelica of a mid-century artist Kiki Kogelnik, most renowned for her pop-artistry. The expansive imaginary elements to her gaping canvases is something befitting for contemporaneity and the smorgasbord of scintillating imagery which seeks to extend the mind of the subject beyond the quotidian. And yet, her compositions […]

‘Confluence’ Gustavo Ramos Rivera @ William Turner Gallery

Posted on July 22nd, 2021 by Joseph A. Hazani

Mr. Gustavo Ramos Rivera showcases strong abstract pigmentations and radical forms as part of the Confluence opening at William Turner Gallery. His wordless ideas painted imbue the artworks which are oft centered about industrial society to give us a more beatific perspective on the rambling nature of men at work – even if this work […]

Ebony G. Patterson @ Shulamit Nazarian’s ‘Intersecting Selves’

Posted on July 16th, 2021 by Joseph A. Hazani

In Shulamit Nazarian’s Intersecting Selves opening, Ms. Ebony G. Patterson testifies to the incalculable craftsmanship which is the celebration of being human. When juxtaposed to the consideration of how many lives now flow through digital electronics invisibly interwoven, Ms. Patterson gives the public her own idea of an intersection of the cosmic precipitation of terrestrial […]

IKUZE! By Kaoru Mansour @ Launch LA

Posted on July 6th, 2021 by Joseph A. Hazani

Ms. Kaoru Mansour affords us a superb entry into her marvelous imagination with her latest exhibition IKUZE! At Launch LA. The artist makes a concerted effort to present cryptic yet accessible meditations on contemporaneous subject matters which provoke us to ponder, until we are beaming from the whimsy which percolates our own mind. Terrifically, each […]

‘Seas’ by Matthew F Fisher @ Ochi Projects

Posted on July 2nd, 2021 by Joseph A. Hazani

Pictures do not do justice to the fastidiousness of Mr. Fisher’s new exhibition Seas at Ochi Projects. The minute yet impeccably mastered compositions – most are painted under one and a half square feet – have one confident theme: the sea and its arrival to shore. One might imagine the subject matter to be derivative, […]