May 2011

Item Date: 
Sun, 05/01/2011 (All day)
May 2011


SPOTLIGHT:  "Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection"  
on the 2nd floor of BCAM at LACMA. Thru 7/4/11.


"I was quite delighted by this wonderful exhibit which features some of the key postmodern artists and includes work by Betye Saar, Mona Hatoum, Alison Saar, Linda Benglis, Ana Mendieta, Elizabeth Peyton (image left) , Carlee Fernandez, Hannah Wilke, Alexandra Grant among others. In my opinion, this is a 'must see.'"   


Reflection is Jennifer Faist's new painting series at Ruth Bachofner Gallery. Thru 6/4/11.

Make 'Em All Mexican is the newest series by SCWCA member Linda Vallejo curated by Dr. Karen Mary
Davalos at Avenue 50 Studio. Vallejo appropriates cultural and historical icons and literally colors them brown. This daring social critique is a reminder that "racial coding is only skin-deep."  Opens 5/14. Thru 6/5/11.

Tobey C. Moss Gallery features works on paper by Beth Van Hoesen in the mediums of aquatint, etching, and watercolor. Thru 6/30/11.


Linda Arreola, Poli Marichal, Marianne Sadowski and CiCi Segura Gonzalez are showing together in "4" at Tropico de Nopal Gallery.  These artists explore "the borderlands of space and place" to quote Karen  Davalos in her catalog essay. Art historian Dianna M. Santillano Romo also wrote an essay. Opens 6/4 with Artist Conversation, 6/16. Thru 7/16/. 

Platt and Borstein Galleries at AJU hosts Getting It Together, which includes work by Freyda Miller (image right), Daveed Shwartz, and Nancy Kay Turner. Miller will be exhibiting photographic, assemblage and installation works. Opens 5/22. Thru 8/14/11.


The Craft and Folk Art Museum is exhibiting Ann Weber's Love and Other Audacities (image left) that features cardboard sculptures and Jennifer Angus' magical installation, All Creatures Great and Small. Opens 5/21.
Thru 9/11/11.

Washington D.C. based artist Linn Mayers' created a large-scale, site-specific wall drawing on the lobby wall of the Hammer Museum. Her intricate line drawings focus on the concept of time as she layers vibrant colors to suggest light and movement. Thru 11/6/11.

"Rodarte: States of Matter" is an installation at the MOCA Pacific Design Center that features the recent fashions and costumes designed by the talented sisters, Kate and Laura Mulleavy. Thru 6/5/11.


Paintings by "Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster 1964-1966" continues at LACMA. Thru 6/5/11.