Please find a sampling of my recent writing credits below.
Exhibition Review: Rashid Johnson: The Rainbow Sign
Viscous black liquids cascade down the picture planes as scrawled drawings of agonized grimaces and anxious eyes confront the viewer at every turn. Indeed, Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Rashid Johnson’s current David Kordansky exhibition, The Rainbow Sign is a masterclass in haunting and subtly violent imagery. Read more here.
Exhibition Review: BEYOND THE STREETS
Wandering through the cavernous, labyrinthine yet thoroughly modern galleries of BEYOND THE STREETS — graffiti and street art historian Roger Gastman’s love letter to the genre — the viewer stumbles upon a modest and intimate installation resembling an ancient Roman temple. Closer inspection, however, reveals references to a myriad of other religious traditions, including Buddhist prayer wheels and a relief sculpture of the Biblical serpent tempting Eve. It is this blending of worlds, this juxtaposition of old and new, East and West, and high and low-brow art that defines this extravaganza of an exhibition. Read more here.
Exhibition Review: David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life
What is the value of community? For David Hockney, one of Britain’s most prominent living painters, the circle of friends, fellow artists, and employees joyfully and intimately rendered in his current Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) exhibition, 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life reveal the invigorating and inspirational power of camaraderie. Read more here.
Exhibition Review: Mike Kelley at Gagosian Beverly Hills
Exhibition Review: Robert Rauschenberg: In & About LA at LACMA
Exhibition Review: I Don’t Like Fiction, I Like History at Gagosian Beverly Hills
Exhibition Review: A Journey That Wasn’t at the Broad
Exhibition Review: David Leggett and Ryan Richey: Mixed Emotions at VSF
Exhibition Review: Spotlight—Selections from Kehinde Wiley’s The World Stage: Israel
Exhibition Review: Made in L.A. at the UCLA Hammer Museum
Exhibition Review: Fay Ray: I AM THE HOUSE at Shulamit Nazarian
Exhibition Review: Robert Colescott at Blum & Poe Los Angeles
Exhibition Review: Stories of Almost Everyone at the UCLA Hammer Museum
Exhibition Review: Lauren Halsey: we still here, there at MOCA Grand Avenue
Exhibition Review: Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus, Goldin at MOCA Grand Avenue
Exhibition Review: Louise Bourgeois: The Red Sky at Hauser + Wirth Los Angeles
Exhibition Review: Mark Bradford: New Works at Hauser + Wirth Los Angeles