The Brand Library Art Center in Glendale presents “Man Made” with works by 7 Los Angeles based women artists: Anita Bunn, Chelsea Dean, Jennifer Gunlock, Jacqueline Bell Johnson, Jenene Nagy, Michelle Robinson and Sinziana Velicescu. This show exploring the urban ecology of our built environment through the distinctive work of these artists includes installation, sculpture, photography, printmaking, painting, drawing and collage. Runs thru 5/6/17.
David Kordansky Gallery presents paintings by Mary Weatherford (image below left). “like the land loves the sea” is a collection of large scale abstract color saturated paintings with some including a 3rd dimension provided by neon tubes. Weatherford’s approach to mark-making includes painterly gestures that are “the final articulations of a process that begins with the negotiation of psychological moods, pointed art historical reflection, and even meditation on current world events. As such, they are entrusted with carrying the fullest possible array of sensory and intellectual experiences.” The exhibition is receiving quite a bit acclaim including this review by Carolina Miranda for the Los Angeles Times. Runs thru 5/06/17.
“Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California” at the Craft and Folk Art Museum is a comprehensive exhibition. Women artists included are Kim Abeles, Jacki Apple, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Terry Braunstein, Eugenia P. Butler, Joyce Cutler-Shaw, Carol Es, Patricia Fernández, Cheri Gaulke, Nancy Jo Haselbacher, Susan Elizabeth King, Suzanne Lacy, Cynthia Marsh, Laura Owens, Sue Ann Robinson, Betye Saar, Susan Sironi, Alexis Smith, Barbara T. Smith and Linda Vallejo. Runs thru 5/7/17.