We join the art world in mourning the loss of Lyn Keinholz, an arts advocate known for a fierce devotion to raising the profile of California artists. See the L.A. Times article.
The film Feminists: What Were They Thinking? is now playing on Netflix.
The Brand Library current exhibition Valley Girl gets a write up in the New Yorker!
IN THE GALLERIES
Unfrozen, the upcoming exhibit at Substrate Gallery in Hollywood is a bit of a retort to the well-known Frieze exhibition, this one featuring the work of only women artists. In this exhibition, work by Kim Abeles, Leigh Salgado, Lezley Saar, Dwora Fried, Randi Matushevitz, and Melinda Smith Altshuler will be featured. 2/12-2/20/19. Reception: 2/15; 6-9.
Avenue 50 Studio presents Four Women: A Modern Look at Black Women Artists in Four Chapters curated by Peter Woods. The exhibit borrows the name from the Nina Simone classic. Artwork by Sharon Barnes, Buena Johnson, Jessi Jumanji and Janett Kabeh Ojo create a discourse through their work about what it means to be black, a woman, and artist. This exhibit is part of the Black History Month micro-festival, BLK SOL. BLK SOL is produced by The Accomplices, in conjunction with Civic Center Studios, Air 11 Gallery and Avenue 50 Studio. BLK SOL events are: NEW ADVENTURES IN BLACK MUSIC (2/8); FOUR WOMEN (2/9) ALL BLACK EVERYTHING (an intentionally Black zine writing project) (tba) FREEDOM WRITERS Poetry Reading (tba). 2/09-3/02/19.
Annie Lebowitz: The Early Years 1970-1983 Archive Project No. 1 at Hauser and Wirth, Works on view trace Leibovitz’s development as a young talent capturing the dramatic cultural and political shifts of the Seventies. Arranged chronologically and thematically, the exhibition begins with her work for Rolling Stone magazine and advances through her visual chronicles of defining moments and key protagonists of the decade. 2/14-4/14/19.
Monumentalis: Works on Paper is the the next exhibition at Tufenkian Fine Arts. The exhibit will feature the large scale charcoal, ink and graphite works on paper by Garo Antreasian and Joanne Julian. The unfurling of Zen scrolls and Zen Buddhist painting are resources for Julian’s work. The results are expressive yet restrained gestures. 2/08-3/08/19.: Opening Reception: 2/08, 7-9:30 p.m. Conversation with Art Historian, Critic and Curator Betty Ann Brown, Sun. 2/24; 3-5 p.m.
Unusual Views is a group exhibition at the Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens. The selected artworks are quite varied yet all represent unique views of the gardens, many presenting a most unusual perspective and interpretation. The list of artists is extensive, so I will share a few I am familiar with: Karen Hochman Brown, Kathy Cahill, Molly Enholm, Melissa Reischman, Lindsay Serata , Ann Storc, and many many more. 2/11-6/09/19. Reception: 2/17, 3-5 p.m.
If There Were Tigers is the current exhibition at Walter Maciel Gallery featuring the work of Dana Weiser. Digital photographs as well as embroideries are used to explore her ethnic heritage as a Korean adoptee in an American family. Thru 2/23/19.
The Pasadena Museum of History presents Something Revealed; California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960.the exhibition presents an eclectic array of oil paintings, works on paper, ceramics, metalcraft, textiles and sculpture. Now in its second phase the exhibition is loosely divided into themes and is curated by Maurine St. Gaudens Studio. The image shown here is by Angelica Schuyler Patterson (1864–1952) Thru 3/31/19.
Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings at the Getty Center. Themes of family, memory, mortality and Southern landscape are explored as a repository of memory-both collective and persona. Mann’s photographs-many not exhibited before also expose how her relationship with the land as well as her relationship with the South has shaped her work. Continues thru 2/10/19.
Two noteworthy surveys continue at the MOCA Geffen Contemporary A mid-career survey of work by Laura Owens and a survey of the work of artist Zoe Leonard. Thru 3/25/19.