Los Angeles

July 13, 2018, 4:20pm

Cosmic Traffic Jam: Zevitas Marcus

Cosmic Traffic Jam features: Laylah Ali (Northeast #26 cover artist), John Bankston (Pacific Coast #55 and #109 cover artist), Jarvis Boyland (Midwest #137), Ashley Doggett, Mark Thomas Gibson, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Alex Jackson (Midwest #119 cover artist), Tomashi Jackson (Northeast #134), Clotilde Jiménez (Midwest #125), Yashua Klos, David Leggett (Midwest #131 cover artist), Steve Locke (Northeast #86), Lamar Peterson, Umar Rashid (Pacific Coast #73), Kenny Rivero, Jordan Seaberry, Gerald Sheffield, Devan Shimoyama (MFA #105 cover artist and Northeast #116), Alexandria Smith (Northeast #134) and Brittney Leeanne Williams.

On View: July 7 – August 25, 2018

For more information please visit:

Zevitas Marcus
2754 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Suite B Los Angeles, CA 90034
424 298 8088

Brittney Leeanne Williams
INTERCEDING ROCK
2018 
oil and acrylic on canvas
40 x 60 inches

photo courtesy of the artist 

Listed under: Must-See, NAP Artists on View

August 08, 2015, 2:13pm

Dropping In on the Dropouts

MacArthur Park in the Westlake area of Los Angeles is only about 3 or 4 miles away from the University of Southern California. Driving around the streets of this dense neighborhood, the exclusive academic world of the Trojans seems very, very far away. Los Angeles is not known for being a walking city, but you wouldn’t guess it by looking at modern Westlake. The sidewalks during most days are teeming with people, and vendors line the streets in front of frenetic backdrops of small-business signage and big-business advertising. Westlake had the second highest density of any LA neighborhood according to the 2000 census, over 70 percent of it Latino, making a median income of a little over $26,000 a year. Park View gallery is tucked a few blocks away from the concentration of activity around MacArthur Park, in an apartment in an older 2-story residential building. The former 2016 class of USC’s Roski School of Art, referred to as the USC7, have mounted an exhibition of their works in this apartment-gallery entitled Recesses, and it is within the political context of their circumstances that this exhibition takes place. Park View, according to a report by the LA Times’s Carolina Miranda in 2014, is the creation and apartment of Paul Soto, formerly of the staff of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Park View is one of many idiosyncratic alternative and/or artist-run initiatives in the Los Angeles area, and it is easy to guess what the appeal of the venue might be for the USC7. – Jason Ramos, Los Angeles Contributor

All photos courtesy of Park View.


Recesses installation view

Listed under: Review

March 30, 2015, 9:01am

Play, Shuffle, Repeat: Annelie McKenzie at CB1

Painting, perhaps more than any other medium, has existed as a site for reconciling the systemic biases of art history, of which a large percentage are encapsulated in painting's own history. Painting has historically referenced previous imagery – subjects of the Renaissance were aesthetic updates to earlier depictions of the myths of the Bible and ancient Greco-Roman cultures found in past sculpture, frescoes, mosaics, manuscripts, textiles, etc. Subsequent derivative idioms, such as the master's copy and homage, have lineages stretching back long before anything could have even been labeled pre-modern. Neoclassicism was an agenda-based, aesthetic do-over by definition; Modernism's brief, valiant attempt at creating a future caught its breath in the late 20th century and painting began, again, to eloquently engage in a conversation with itself about itself. Although in contemporary art this is not unique to any one medium, there is enough cultural resonance specific to painting that it justifies the reflexive nature of artists continuing to investigate its unique position in history. – Jason Ramos, Los Angeles Contributor


Annelie McKenzie, The Enthusiast. Exhibition installation images courtesy of CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles.

Listed under: Review

January 15, 2014, 8:46am

Annie Lapin at Honor Fraser

You have seen Annie Lapin's (NAP #91) work in our magazine, and on our blog. See her work, in the flesh, at Honor Fraser in Los Angeles. Her exhibition, Various Peep Shows, is one of our Must-See shows for the month of January!

Check out this video we produced about her a couple of years ago with Future Shipwreck. And, below the jump, read more about her current exhibition.

Listed under: Noteworthy, Video

November 19, 2013, 3:14pm

The Wonderful World of Melissa Manfull

Melissa Manfull’s (NAP #85) solo show Schemata at Taylor De Cordoba is a really great visual embodiment of the artistic process, as it tangibly shows Manfull’s growth and expanding mastery of mediums.  Since her first pieces were shown at Taylor De Cordoba in a group show in 2007, her work has changed in subject and color, though not in the detailed, inquisitive nature of her drawings psychological musings. - Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor


Melissa Manfull | Prisoner's Dilemma, 2013, Acrylic on panel, 60" x 40." Courtesy of Taylor De Cordoba.

Listed under: Review

May 07, 2013, 8:30am

William Powhida Paints in Earnest

At first glance, William Powhida’s new show Bill By Bill at Charlie James Gallery looks like a fairly typical survey of contemporary art.  Just about all of today’s most common approaches to object-driven art making are represented.  There’s a post-minimalist sculpture, some neo-modernist wall pieces, a hard-edged abstraction, three large digitally printed color field paintings, a neo-expressionist painting, a taxidermied animal, and a neon sign.

Listed under: Review

March 15, 2013, 8:30am

Long Plays: Okay Mountain at Mark Moore Gallery

I’ll start with a joke: How many artists does it take to satirize contemporary culture, democratize the collaborative process, vandalize notions of the banal while able to emphasize the importance of drawing within the practice of making?.....9. I learned that one while talking to Okay Mountain co-founder, artist, curator and overall swell guy Nathan Green.

Listed under: Interview

December 17, 2012, 8:25am

Ken Gonzales-Day at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Ken Gonzales-Day’s recent show, “Profiled | Hang Trees | Portraits,” at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is deeply rich and intellectually challenging.  A well-established artist and researcher, Gonzales-Day challenges his viewers and the way in which we as a country remember.

Listed under: Review

May 31, 2012, 8:30am

David O’Brien’s “My Pet Doppelganger”

Digital replicas of flying and furtive portraits of friends moving through time and space populate David O’Brien’s solo photography show My Pet Doppelganger at the Richard Heller Gallery.

April 02, 2012, 8:15am

The Art and Artifice of Geodes: In the Studio with Elyse Graham

At once lifelike and ethereal, organic and otherworldly, Elyse Graham’s geodes are captivating and mysterious.  Simply put, they tell a story.  But that story is not at all simplistic in style, process, or production.

Listed under: Interview

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