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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 ]

January 16, 2018

KEN GONZALES-DAY AT BRIC

ART THIS WEEK: MARKING A YEAR OF RESISTANCE, AND MORE

Historical reenactment is typically only referred to in terms of the eager, largely-white people who don period dress and perform old American wars in places like colonial Williamsburg (Virginia, to clarify). Little did some of us know, it’s so much more than that. Group exhibition Reenactment delves into the politics of historical reenactment and what narratives get privileged along the way.   more

Six artists of color use performance, photography, textiles, and more to take on stories such as modern-day gentrification in Bed-Stuy, traced through an amateur kung fu film found at the former home of a theater frequented by Reverend Al Sharpton; the Syrian refugee crisis and conflict, mixing media coverage and first-person accounts; and the actual Revolutionary War’s 1776 Battle of Brooklyn, conducted by a woman of color. [ READ MORE ]

January 12, 2018

6 OUTSTANDING ARTWORKS AT UNTITLED, SAN FRANCISCO 2018

Another Los Angeles gem of a gallery, LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES, went a step further in risqué, body-oriented depictions, with new work by Julie Weitz. Among her compelling and brightly colored videos and some dildo-cast candles available in a range of psychedelic, swirly hues, is an intimate, smaller-scale duo of video-objects titled Screen Gestures 1 and 2.   more

With these tablet-like pieces, Weitz marries her sensual moving imagery with sculptural smoothness, achieving a video that depicts the sometimes uncomfortable, entropic aspects of feminine beauty (as is here evidenced by an acute study of hands and fingernails), and a slick, “contemporary” flat-screened device much like the companions that live in our pockets and handbags and that assist us in just about everything we do throughout our daily routines. [ READ MORE ]

January 12, 2018

KEN GONZALEZ-DAY IN THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
'INTO ACTION' FESTIVAL BLENDS ART, MUSIC AND SOCIAL JUSTICE; A 'MOMENTUM BUILDER' FOR SPARKING ACTIVISM

It’s been nearly a year since Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration and the subsequent women’s marches last January, when millions took to the streets advocating for women’s rights and other social justice issues.

Marking the occasion, “Into Action,” a free, nine day festival of art, music and activism, will kick off on Saturday.   more

It brings together more than 200 high profile visual artists from around the U.S., DJs, musicians and more than 100 nonprofits for performances, exhibitions, panel discussions and workshops that will all take place in a downtown Los Angeles warehouse. [ READ MORE ]

January 09, 2018

LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES AT UNTITLED SF 2018 ON ART FIX DAILY

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles will present From Observation, A Search Party, a curated presentation at UNTITLED San Francisco 2018, featuring new paintings by Elizabeth Huey, large-scale cyanotypes by Lia Halloran, and new videos and photographs by Julie Weitz. The works explore the formation of identity and subjectivity through the study of forgotten or overlooked feminist, scientific, technological, and healing histories. [ READ MORE ]

January 05, 2018

LUIS DE JESUS ON ARTNEWS
HERE'S THE EXHIBITOR LIST FOR NADA NY 2018

This March, the New Art Dealers Alliance will return to Skylight Clarkson Square for its second annual edition in the West SoHo space, presenting 100 galleries from 17 countries. It will mark the second year since the fair moved its dates from May to March, aligning itself with the Armory Show rather than Frieze New York. [ READ MORE ]