This Week in L.A. Art

  • Meet Photographer Tatiana Wills
    by Shana Nys Dambrot on March 1, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    Actually, photographer doesn’t really cover what Tatiana Wills does with her camera – collaborative portraitist or sense-of-self empath might be more appropriate. After a career in commercial and advertising image-making, Wills set out to document communities of creatives, pioneers and “rule-breakers” such as the coterie of independent artists whose portraits (along with Roman Cho’s) make The post Meet Photographer Tatiana Wills appeared first on LA Weekly.

  • Hend Samir: Running in a Skewed Daydream
    by Shana Nys Dambrot on February 26, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    Egyptian painter Hend Samir’s first solo exhibition in the U.S. presents a visceral, gloopy, oil slick world in which figures and their settings, ornaments and architectures, and actions from the domestic to the intimate, transgressive, ceremonial and absolutely ordinary are all blended together in a fever dream of manipulated memory and heavy pigment. While the The post Hend Samir: <I>Running in a Skewed Daydream</i> appeared first on LA Weekly.

  • Devendra Banhart: Painting at the Edges of Mythology
    by Shana Nys Dambrot on February 25, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    Devendra Banhart’s strange and wonderful exhibition of recent paintings and drawings at Nicodim Gallery in downtown Los Angeles is a rogue’s gallery of surrealist avatars, a pageant of intimately scaled works awash in playful, mischievous mystery. From deceptively simple line drawings with an eccentric, Exquisite Corpse style to richly textured, penumbric paintings in which spirits The post Devendra Banhart: Painting at the Edges of Mythology appeared first on LA Weekly.

  • Reading, Writing & Talking: Arts Calendar February 25-28
    by Shana Nys Dambrot on February 25, 2021 at 2:14 am

    This week we welcome the distractions of an events-packed virtual art book fair, a progressive beekeeping culture series, theater crafted from brain science, Black History Month arts programs, a book chronicling the origins of NSFW, video projection, art of the wild west, nature writing, and a ghost opera based on Elvis. Thursday, February 25 Printed The post Reading, Writing & Talking: Arts Calendar February 25-28 appeared first on LA Weekly.

  • Meet Mixed Media Painter Narsiso Martinez
    by Shana Nys Dambrot on February 22, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Known for evocative portraits of agricultural workers rendered on the unique surfaces of used and discarded produce boxes, Narsiso Martinez combines lived experience, research, and art history, using the functional specificity of his found materials to augment and contextualize both his narratives and his imagery. In painting and drawing, as well as collage, sculpture and The post Meet Mixed Media Painter Narsiso Martinez appeared first on LA Weekly.

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