The beauty of the natural world coupled with the tragedy of racial oppression led to Foad Satterfield’s painting series inspired by Albert Woodfox’s incarceration.
Jennifer Remenchik is an artist and writer living in Los Angeles.
A Brush With the Californian Sublime
Using grand scale, lush color, and time-intensive labor, Hayley Barker creates artwork that magnifies the sublime in that which is often overlooked.
A Darkly Whimsical Take on Feminine Sexuality
Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg’s exhibition A Pancake Moon made me reflect on my experience of freezing my eggs.
Sounds From the Depths of a Texas Oil Basin
While never quite at the forefront of The Permian Recordings, a sense of doom and crisis permeates the space, even if only by geological reference.
Trenton Doyle Hancock’s World-Building Power
The works, and worlds, on display in Hancock’s exhibition seem saturated with a desire for narrative redemption through self-observation and aspects of his Christian upbringing.
Anja Salonen’s Surrealist Paintings of Existential Unease
Salonen’s paintings point to a location in which reality is slippery, ill-defined — a dream or place of play.
Soft Scenes of a Rough Life of Labor
Daisuke Fukunaga depicts Japanese workers as tired but happy. Are they, really?
Lydia Maria Pfeffer’s World of Fertility, Abundance, and Play
Anthropomorphized frog, insect, and bird figures bob in the background, dancing at the same spring ball.
Jonny Negron’s Darker Portraits of Party Life
Jonny Negron captures the disappointment and delights of Dionysian narcissism.
An LA Gallery’s Sexy Xmas Tradition
The Lodge has a cheeky interpretation of Christmas cheer.
UCLA’s Graduate Open Studios Buzzed With Dreams
Artist Catherine Opie, in her first year as the chair of the UCLA Department of Art, told Hyperallergic that the faculty heavily considers how the artists will play off each other.
A Painter’s Delicate, Sexual, and Clinical Visions of Birth
Bridget Mullen draws a line between the act of birth and the act of making art.