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January 30, 2018


ANDRÉ HEMER IN BE-ART MAGAZINE

DISRUPTIVE PAINTING: This is Hemer's second solo exhibition with the gallery and it is a most disturbing show. Impossible to render as images on Internet, these paintings have to be seen in the flesh. [ READ MORE ]

January 27, 2018


REVIEW: KEN GONZALES-DAY IN RIOT MATERIAL

In Bone-Grass Boy: The Secret Banks of the Conejos River, Ken Gonzales-Day brings his ongoing inquiry of erasure, history, and the history-making process itself full circle. First shown in 1993-96, the updated Bone-Grass Boy made its debut at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles gallery in 2017 and now shows at BRIC House in Brooklyn, NY as part of Reenactment, a group show curated by Jenny Gerow.   more

This updated version of Bone-Grass Boy features Gonzales-Day’s original show, with the addition of new work, reflections, and introductions. [ READ MORE ]

January 26, 2018

JOSH REAMES AND FEDERICO SOLMI ON ARTNET NEWS

5 BOOTHS TO CHECK OUT AT THIS YEAR'S ART LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY FAIR

A selection of politically charged works by Josh Reames and Federico Solmi will don the walls of art dealer Luis De Jesus’s booth. “Both Reames and Solmi have chosen to address the current political landscape in their new works,” says de Jesus. “Josh Reames’s recent paintings feature iconic symbols of American history and commerce singed by trompe l’oeil burns. These paintings are statements on the destruction of myth and the power that images can hold.   more

Solmi has created new animated video-paintings featuring Donald Trump gallivanting with past and present world rulers in handmade ‘patriotic’ frames. These pieces are satirical, grotesque, and very on point.” [ READ MORE ]

January 25, 2018

ANDRÉ HEMER ON ARTNET NEWS

Let’s see what’s happening in West Coast art this week. Los Angeles was recently crowned as the artist capital of the world—boasting more working artists than even New York!—and it has the gallery scene to match. From your heavy-hitter white cube venues to grungy underground artist-run spaces, the city has it all. It just might take a lot of driving and battling some congested traffic to see it all. [ READ MORE ]

January 25, 2018

LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES ON FORBES.COM

“As the international art community looks towards Los Angeles as a new global epicenter, it is essential to have an event that draws upon a comprehensive notion of the city,” said Tim Fleming, ALAC’s founder and director.

Among favored Los Angeles galleries exhibiting are Shulamit Nazarian, Kayne, Griffin Corcoran, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Mixografia.   more

They are joining exhibitors from Hong Kong (10 Chancery Lane Gallery), Seoul (313 Art Project), Moscow (LAZY Mike), Copenhagen (Marie Kirkegaard Gallery), Bogota (Instituto de Vision), and Sao Paulo (Vermelho), among others... [ READ MORE ]

January 25, 2018

FEDERICO SOLMI ON ART FIX DAILY

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, now in its ninth year, is the International Contemporary Art Fair of the West Coast, held January 25-28, 2018.The fair presents top established and emerging galleries from around the world, with a strong focus on Los Angeles galleries. Participants present some of the most dynamic recent works from their roster of represented artists, offering an informed cross section of what is happening now in contemporary art making.   more

The fair provides a sophisticated yet accessible environment for art collectors, curators, and patrons of the arts alike to enjoy. [ READ MORE ]

January 18, 2018

REVIEW: ANDRÉ HEMER

With “Making-image”, now at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles through February 10th, André Hemer creates rich, dimensional abstract images. Composed of multiple layers, the artist’s second solo show at the gallery is a vital dance of colors and textures seductively interwoven.

What seems at first look to be a final stage in these paintings, the luminous, often oddly-textured thick blobs of paint that dot and dart across the canvases, is actually Hemer’s first step in creating the works. [ READ MORE ]

January 18, 2018

JOSH REAMES AND FEDERICO SOLMI AT ART LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, the International Contemporary Art fair of the West Coast, will be held January 25-28, 2018.

The ninth edition of the fair will feature top established and emerging galleries from around the world, with a strong focus on Los Angeles galleries. Participants will present some of the most dynamic recent works from their roster of represented artists, offering an informed view on contemporary art making. [ READ MORE ]

January 18, 2018

REVIEW: KEN GONZALES-DAY ON KCRW ART TALK

KEN GONZALES-DAY AND ANITA BRENNER: HUNTER DROHOJOWSKA-PHILP CHECKS OUT PST:LALA SHOWS AT THE SKIRBALL CENTER

Ken Gonzales-Day documents. Even an exhibition of his own photographs, Surface Tension, consists of photographs taken by him of an overlooked art by others: murals.

At the Skirball Center, each of his color photographs, aligned in rows like the bricks of a wall, is a rectangular fragment of a mural or other form of public painting. The floor of the gallery is covered in a schematic map of the greater L.A. area in gray where small red numbers correspond to each mural.
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January 16, 2018

REVIEW: KEN GONZALES-DAY

RECAP: SHATTERING PLATES AND SMASHING THE PATRIARCHY AT INTO ACTION

Sometimes, you need to smash things: the system, the patriarchy, the kitchen plates. Into Action, the pop-up event that opened on Friday night and runs through January 21, has the tools to do all three.

Into Action’s fusion of art and activism is going down inside a complex on the warehouse-lined edge of Chinatown. It’s filled with socially-relevant, politically-charged works from high-profile artists: Shepard Fairey, Sage Vaughn, Tara McPherson, Ken Gonzales-Day and Star Montana amongst them.   more

Meanwhile, there is a bounty of panels and workshops covering topics like immigration, prison reform, and food justice. [ READ MORE ]