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artist profile: rachel lachowicz

art ltd. May/June 2017.  Today more expansive feminisms are trending in the era of transgender politics and once again Rachel Lachowicz  is driving the conversation. Lachowicz prefixes red lipstick onto satirical homages of iconic minimalist works in her feminist interventions in minimalism to transgress gender binaries. Her “feminimalist” work fuses aesthetic complexity with conceptual rigor. Lachowicz was...
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James Griffith’s Tar Paintings, Biophilia @ Craig Krull Gallery

HuffPost, March 31, 2017. A review of James Griffith’s tar paintings. Instead of depicting nature, Griffith works with nature itself, extracting images of the milky way, flora and fauna out of tar so that his paintings exude life. Rather than making paintings of nature Griffith’s artwork behaves like nature – recalling Jackson Pollock’s famous comment ” I...
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Lisa Adams’ Fictious Worlds @ CB1 Gallery and College of the Canyons Gallery

 HuffPost, March 22, 2017.  Lisa Adams’ idiosyncratic paintings are interior monologues. Her paintings are a hybrid of representation and abstraction,landscape and still life, surrealist and dystopian imagery that blur so many genre lines, they defy categorization.Adams paintings play with anomalies that are disturbing, eccentric and quirky – rather like Tim Burton’s movies. Her paintings are fictitious worlds...
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Llyn Foulkes, Visionary Outsider of Noir @ Spruth Magers

Huffington Post, February 25, 2017. An essay on Lyn Foulkes’ visionary political work and anti-Trump artworks which opened at Spruth Magers the evening before the Presidential Inauguration. For decades Foulkes has made strong political statements about the abuse of power, corporate greed and the commodification of fantasy symbolized by Mickey Mouse.  Foulkes is at the forefront of...
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Interview with Gisela Colon: Kinesthetic Minimalist Sculpture @ Diane Rosenstein Gallery

Huffington Post February 6, 2017. Interview with Gisela Colon about the kinesthetic quality of her sculptures at Diane Rosenstein Gallery. The organic overlay in Colon’s sculpture expands the dialogue on Light and Space and Minimalism with a feminine twist.   Link: Interview with Gisela Colon: Kinesthetic Minimalist Sculpture @ Diane Rosenstein Gallery http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gisela-colon-interview-kinesthetic-minimalist-sculpture_us_58962a94e4b0985224db55ce  ...
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L A Legends – A Conversation with Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Ed Moses and Ed Ruscha @ The Broad Stage and Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Huffington Post, January 21, 2017. A review with extracts from this lively conversation with LA icons, moderated by Hunter Drohojowkski-Philp.  Like old buddies bantering in a bar, they joked and teased one another about their fifty year shared history – while dispensing sage wisdom from an era when artists worked without ulterior motive or any...
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Surreal/Unreal at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts

Painters’  Table via Huffington Post, January 13, 2017. Review of a jewel exhibition with over 100 works  at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts which explores the surrealist praxis in historic and contemporary art works. Includes a video by Eric Minh Swenson on the exhibtion. Links: Painter’s Table: http://www.painters-table.com/link/lita-barrie-huffington-post-arts/surrealunreal-jack-rutberg-fine-arts Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/critics-pick-surrealunreal-at-jack-rutberg-fine_us_5879a689e4b03e071c14fd22...
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CRITIC’s PICK: Jeffrey Vallance Drawings at Edward Cello Art & Architecture

Huffingtnn Post, December 29, 2016. A review of Jeffrey Vallance’s energy-charged drawings using an automatist technique. Vallance creates a shifting phatasmagoria out of a dream like medley of disparate images which blur the line between the real and the imaginary.   Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/critics-pick-jeffrey-vallance-drawings-at-edward_us_58645814e4b014e7c72edf6e#commen       Link:...
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