‘Year One’ by Loren Philip & Tomoaki Shibata @ Castelli Art Space

by Joseph A. Hazani December 4, 2018

Year One was a triumphant opening at the Castelli Art Space for its feat in advancing Los Angeles contemporary fine art. While this does not deny the fact that many contemporary galleries in Los Angeles are well capable of providing the space for such an installation, Castelli is expanding the boundaries of the field of play for fine artists, rewarding such collaborative efforts which would....

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‘Now and Then’ by Jo Ann Callis @ ROSEGALLERY

by Joseph A. Hazani November 27, 2018

With this exhibition at ROSEGALLERY of Ms. Jo Ann Callis’ work done over 40 years ago, we have a positive element of timelessness to the collection. While there is a strong current of autobiography, the success of the artistry is in its ability to take the subjective and make it universal. Indeed, this is what we may consider to be the gift of the arts – to take one subject’s glimmering....

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‘Artificial Memories’ by Corey Grayhorse @ dnj Gallery

by Joseph A. Hazani November 25, 2018

Corey Grayhorse brings tremendous felicity to photography with her exhibition Artificial Memories at dnj Gallery. She presents generally eccentric and mildly zany photographs which, while having an autobiographical subtext, can stand alone as cheerful gum drops of contemporary life. It is striking that she is able to take such profane settings such as a McDonald’s and imbue it with a luscious....

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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....

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