ShulamitNazarian LosAngeles

News

“Doublespeak” Reviewed for Art and Cake

In the last two year’s our country has at once changed dramatically but also stayed the same. Seemingly a contradiction in the simplest terms of logic; change implies movement or metamorphoses, whereas its opposite is stagnation, stillness, inert. The challenge for a photographer in this contemporary moment is to capture the truth between the lines […]

Read The Article

“Doublespeak” Featured on Lenscratch

The Shulamit Nazarian Gallery in Los Angeles is showcasing the exhibition,  Doublespeak,offering a selection of over fifty new works by Yale University’s 2017 MFA Photography graduates, running through August 5, 2017. It’s always exciting to see what the next generation of visual artists are creating, thinking about, and contributing to the photographic conversation. For their thesis presentations, the […]

Read The Article

Genevieve Gaignard Interview in Issue 6 of Got A Girl Crush

Genevieve Gaignard stares down the narrow eye of her own camera, code-switching into characters that represent her biracial multiplicity as the cultural landscape shape-shifts before our eyes. Her characters and installations aren’t here for simple cultural commentary. They are curated intimations embodied by one woman, yet representative of the biracial experience–which complexities refuse to be […]

Read The Article

Genevieve Gaignard Solo Exhibition at Houston Center for Photography “In Passing” Announced

HCP is pleased to present In Passing, a solo exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artist, Genevieve Gaignard, marking the artist’s first solo exhibition outside California. This exhibition brings together several bodies of work made between 2015 and the present, mapping the artist’s ever-evolving performance of identity through large-format self-portraits and vernacular installations. Through an […]

Read The Article

“Face to Face” at CAAM Featuring Genevieve Gaignard Reviewed by Art and Cake

The portrait has remained an innately relatable form; it welcomes the viewer to look at a person for extended periods, something that can be taken as a questionable form of interaction from one person to another. In looking, the viewer is asked to identify with the person, to relate, bond, and emerge with a greater […]

Read The Article

“Face to Face” at CAAM Featuring Genevieve Gaignard Reviewed by LA Weekly

With “Face to Face: Los Angeles Collects Portraiture,” the California African American Museum presents a show that is at once completely contemporary and steeped in history. Portraiture evolved from immortalizing the rich and famous to more egalitarian subjects. It’s meant to represent the essence of a subject — a gesture, a gaze, the implied movement or […]

Read The Article

“Doublespeak” Featured on Creators for Vice

Each year, the Yale School of Art graduates 10 photographers from its prestigious masters of fine art program. The works of the 2017 class of image makers produced a thesis exhibition at the Shulamit Nazarian gallery in Los Angeles. The group show, Doublespeak: Yale MFA Photography 2017 features photography that explores the individual concerns of […]

Read The Article

Amir H. Fallah Featured on ArtNet

What does it mean to be an artist in a globalized world where borders are being closed, both literally and figuratively? Denny Gallery attempts to answer this question in part through “The World and the Home,” a 1992 essay by Homi Bhabha, with work by Amir H. Fallah, Ann Shelton, Diedrick Brackens, Future Retrieval, Mie […]

Read The Article

Amir H. Fallah featured in Mojeh

Amir H. Fallah is unfortunately all too aware of the challenges surrounding immigration, being an Iranian-American immigrant himself. His latest body of exceptional artwork explores the realities associated with relocating to another country under duress, thus drawing on his own life experiences and homeland’s history. In-depth and thought provoking, this truly spectacular showcase seamlessly connects […]

Read The Article

“Broken Language” Artist Greg Ito Interviewed in ArtSlant

Using icons and imagery from childhood fairytales, anime, and classical western art, Greg Ito paints unique moments that form a larger narrative around psychology, love, and life. Each economical vignette evokes a sense of wonder, magic, loneliness, and an underlying darkness characteristic of the contemporary human condition. With diagrammatic precision, Ito gives form to the […]

Read The Article

Jake Ziemann and Greg Ito in ArtSlant

On this particular Saturday in May, it’s unusually quiet in the Tenderloin as I walk from BART up Larkin Street. The San Francisco neighborhood is known for its seedy characteristics, its history of vice, homelessness, happy ending massage parlors, strip clubs, dive bars, single occupancy hotels, and social service centers. Today it feels like a […]

Read The Article

Amir H Fallah Interview in The Iranian

An artist is a master at combining colors and shapes to move our own emotions. Amir H. Fallah of Tehran, Iran has been telling the stories of immigrant identities through his paintings, drawings, installations and sculptures around the world for decades. His work is not only moving but resonates with a deep chord among all […]

Read The Article

“Broken Language” Reviewed in Artillery

A black rain cloud hangs at the doorstep of Shulamit Nazarian’s compelling group show, “Broken Language.” The rain cloud—No Pressure (2016) by Wendy White—is a flat, aluminum-composite cartoon of a cloud that hovers at waist-height from the ceiling by nylon rope and rainbow webbing. White’s caricature of a cloud seizes hold of a mood—simultaneously ominous […]

Read The Article

Amir H. Fallah Featured in Harpers Bazaar Arabia

When the Iranian American artists Amir H. Fallah first came to Dubai, he had an extraordinary feeling; for the fi rst time ever, he felt invisible. “What I mean by that is, it was the fi rst time in my life I felt like I blended in,” elaborates the Tehran born, LA based artist, “Because […]

Read The Article

Wendell Gladstone Featured on Nimrod Kamer’s Blog

Searching for magic and the distorted image falling from your iCloud — is the incomprehensible title for a very incomparable group show. Opening this week in the Dot Project, it aims to redefine the phallus quo of the art world (even though all the participant are men). The poster is a desktop wallpaper, with folders, one binder […]

Read The Article

Wendell Gladstone Featured in King Kong Magazine

Wendell Gladstone’s Sun Moon and Stars squashes a vacuum-formed Bruegelian clutter of figures into the arms of a Duccio di Buoninsegna–style flat Madonna. The painting is puffed up in pastels and plasticized in an endeavour that oddly hovers between CGI and the emboss effect on Photoshop. Kristian Touborg’s work, on the other hand, enters us […]

Read The Article

Genevieve Gaignard Chosen for Prospect.4 in New Orleans and Featured on ArtNet

A haunting concert on a riverbank orchestrated by Kara Walker, a field station for an imaginary marine biologist designed by Mark Dion, and nearly a dozen portraits by the late Barkley L. Hendricks are among the projects planned for Prospect.4, the fourth edition of the New Orleans triennial exhibition, which is scheduled to open on November 18 […]

Read The Article

“The Powder Room” Reviewed in the LA Times

Goddesses crowd the “Altar” at the entrance to Genevieve Gaignard’s smartly cheeky show at the Shulamit Nazarian gallery — goddesses seen and unseen. The dressing-table installation is a shrine for worship and desire, a place to refashion the self with wigs and potions, a site to honor a pantheon of heroines: Nina Simone, whose record […]

Read The Article

Owen Kydd’s “Time Image” reviewed in Art Practical

The Los Angeles–based artist is best known for creating moving images that loop on various formats of display screens—what he terms “durational photographs.” Time Image is a continuation of Kydd’s investigations into the resistance of the fixed image.

In these new works, Kydd forgoes his former still-life setup, opting for a looser experimentation in the studio setting while still using the language of commercial photography.

Read The Article

“The Powder Room” Featured on Creators Project

Biracial Americans are often told to choose one racial identity based how they are perceived physically by society. The mixed-raced actress Halle Berry is assumed black, and so is our 44th president, Barack Obama, who has often repeated that he was born to a Kenyan father and a white American mother. Because of slavery, the […]

Read The Article

“The Powder Room” Featured on Konbini

In the age of Trump, the intersection of race, identity and class is a reality that Americans can no longer remain reluctant to discuss. A new sense of urgency surrounds current conversations on these topics since the election unmasked a deep-rooted divide over race and identity that has long been part of the fabric of […]

Read The Article

“The Powder Room” Reviewed in Art and Cake

Why do so many women use the genre of photographic self portraiture to explore issues of identity and race? Artists including Cindy Sherman, Nikki S. Lee and Tomoko Sawada have transformed their appearance by donning various costumes, changing hairstyles and applications of make up. Often the photographs they create confront stereotypical representations of women, particularly […]

Read The Article

“Broken Language” Artist Greg Ito Featured on SFAQ

Now on view at Romer Young Gallery, Made in San Francisco is a group exhibition featuring the work of Facundo Argañaraz, Greg Ito, and Jonathan Runcio. All three artists began their artistic careers in San Francisco and have played a role in the development of the city’s art scene. Argañaraz is a founding member of […]

Read The Article

Genevieve Gaignard Segment on VICE News Tonight

Genevieve Gaignard is a mixed race artist who uses her craft to navigate what it means to be black in America. And also, white. While she might be both, she sometimes feels like she is not enough of either. Her installations and portraits explore what it means to be biracial in America by playing up […]

Read The Article

Genevieve Gaignard Spread in CULTURED Magazine

Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles in October of 2014—hot off her MFA in photography from Yale, and some years mining the conceptual terrains of Diane Arbus, Leigh Ledare and, Cindy Sherman (albeit in a much campier fashion)—Massachusetts-born artist Genevieve Gaignardmade her California solo debut at The Cabin LA, an artist-run space in Hancock Park meant […]

Read The Article

Wendell Gladstone Featured on Artsy

Los Angeles-based artist Gladstone has been gaining traction since his inclusion in a group show at Shulamit Nazarian in L.A. last year. However, his most recent works, created during and in the months following the U.S. presidential election, are poised to push his practice even further. Among paintings priced between $6,500–$16,000, the booth’s centerpiece, Smoke Screen (2016), sees a […]

Read The Article

Jake Ziemann Featured in OUT Magazine

JAKE ZIEMANN ➝ Lumpen, willfully goofy, oddly moving ceramics are Ziemann’s forte, and his work will be all over the West Coast in the near future, including in group shows at R/SF Projections in San Francisco and BBQLA in Los Angeles, and in a project with the art gallery Shulamit Nazarian next year. The artist’s […]

Read The Article

Genevieve Gaignard Featured in Harper’s Bazaar Japan

146年の歴史をもつ、大人のモード誌が新創刊! 『ハーパーズ バザー』は1867年、ニューヨークで創刊した世界でもっとも長い歴史をもつファッション誌です。現在では、世界27カ国で発売されており、2013年秋、日本版が新創刊となりました。ファッションの最新情報はもちろん、知性を磨くコンテンツも盛りだくさん。年齢を超えて輝きつづける、すべての女性に贈ります。 ※この商品は固定レイアウトで作成されており、タブレットなど大きいディスプレイを備えた端末で読むことに適しています。また、文字列のハイライトや検索、辞書の参照、引用などの機能が使用できません。

Read The Article

Reuven Israel & Wendell Gladstone Featured in Architectural Digest for Art Brussels Booth

Art Brussels was first and foremost established as a means for the world to discover upcoming artists, and to give emerging talent an international platform. This year, of the 145 galleries participating in the fair, around 30 will exhibit as a part of the “Discovery” section, bringing entirely new work to the forefront. The exhibition […]

Read The Article

Jake Ziemann at HILDE Reviewed in CARLA

In Apollo on Earth, the debut group exhibition at HILDE, disembodiment, presence, and abstraction draw a link between classical antiquity and a genderfluid future. In chorus, the sculptural work reflects a California Minimalist style, though installed in an encyclopedic, Getty Villa-esque manner. The center room is easy to navigate, like a sculpture garden which encourages methodical […]

Read The Article

Amir H. Fallah Interview in The Daily Serving

Welcome to Odd Jobs, where I interview artists about their varied and untraditional career arcs. For this installment I spoke on the telephone with Amir H. Fallah, whose work examines the conceits of portraiture, making its tropes the objects of manipulation and obfuscation. Born in Tehran, Iran, in 1979, he received his BFA from the Maryland […]

Read The Article

Naama Tsabar Interview in The Creative Independent

You make art that uses objects familiar to music fans—amplifiers, guitars, mic stands—but you do something different with them. You also employ music references like punk and noise that the art world may not understand. You don’t quite fit into either place. I’m a visual artist. Music was my first love. Art followed soon after. […]

Read The Article

“Broken Language” Artist Josh Faught Profiled in Art in America

“We will reject White Nationalism. We will expose and oppose racial profiling in policing. We will work to end misogyny that enables sexism and a culture of sexual violence.” Not every church in America would greet its parishioners with these words, but they are affixed, Martin Luther-style, to the front door of St. Mark’s Episcopal […]

Read The Article

Sarah Meyohas and “Escape Attempts” Featured in Cultured Magazine

To open her new space in Hollywood, L.A. gallerists Shulamit Nazarian presents “Escape Attempts,” from February 18 to April 8, a group exhibition of seven international artists–Carmen Argote, Susan Hefuna, Cindy Hinant, Alex McQuilkin, Sarah Meyohas, Virginia Overton and Naama Tsabar–that acknowledges and subverts the minimal art practice of their predominately male forebears including Larry […]

Read The Article

Genevieve Gaignard on the Cover for The Art Gorgeous Inaugural Print Issue

Genevieve Gaignard, a photographer and an installation artist, has a strong history of creating complex images that interrogate our perceptions of race, class, and the female body through self-portraiture. Costumed as an array of characters from her life and imagination, which source from trips to thrift stores and family members’ closets, she distills our social […]

Read The Article

Reuven Israel’s “As Above, So Below” Reviewed in Art Asia Pacific

Consisting of simple, graphic shapes, the minimal sculptures of Israel-born, Brooklyn-based artist Reuven Israel accommodate rich references and layered associations. In an exhibition titled “As Above, So Below,” Israel’s latest works, shown at Shulamit Nazarian gallery, resemble totem poles, each comprised of a geometric base that anchors a skyward-pointing rod. The title also references the […]

Read The Article

Shula Nazarian Profiled in Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia

Nothing in the world would bring more joy to Shulamit Nazarian than surrounding herself with art and artists. An architect by training, Nazarian has for decades enthusiastically collected art by a wide range of names, such as the prominent female artists Shirazeh Houshiary, Shirin Neshat, Monir Farmanfarmaian, Hayv Kahraman, and Tracey Emin, as well as […]

Read The Article

Owen Kydd interview in Aperture Magazine

Owen Kydd is a Los Angeles–based artist who has recently garnered attention for his “durational photographs,” video works that run four to six minutes and explore the interstitial space between still photography and cinema. Curator Charlotte Cotton discussed Kydd’s work in her article “Nine Years, A Million Conceptual Miles,” published in Aperture’s Spring 2013 issue. Here, Kydd speaks with Aperture about his work and its relation to still imagery, experimental cinema, and technology. The interview is one of a series of online-only texts commissioned to accompany the Spring 2013 issue, “Hello, Photography,” which examines the state of the medium in a time of great change. —The Editors

Read The Article

“Escape Attempts” Featured as “Critics’ Pick” for Artforum

The 1973 Lucy Lippard essay from which this show takes its title offers an account of a certain slice of Conceptualism within the political ferment of New York in the 1960s. For Lippard, Minimalism served as an important foil for the doings of a group of artists who essentially sought to do “more with less.” The same […]

Read The Article

Shula Nazarian and “Escape Attempts” Curator Kathy Battista in Conversation for Document Journal

On the event of “Escape Attempts,” the debut show at Shulamit Nazarian’s new Hollywood, Los Angeles location, Document spoke with curator Dr. Kathy Battista and the gallerist herself about post-feminism and the legacy of minimal art.

Read The Article

Wendell Gladstone Interviewed by Whitehot Magazine

Wendell Gladstone interrogates the hierarchical struggle among a cast of characters as they cycle through chronicles of rapture, unrest, and revolt. With source material ranging from historical European satirical cartoons to Aztec stone carvings, his paintings survey the boundless energy of the human psyche. With a bright, often candy-colored palette layered with transparent mediums that subtly […]

Read The Article

Whitewall Magazine Interviews “Escape Attempts” Curator Kathy Battista

Last month, “Escape Attempts” opened at the new Hollywood location of Shulamit Nazarian in Los Angeles. Curated by Kathy Battista, the inaugural group show features work by seven female artists—Carmen Argote, Susan Hefuna, Cindy Hinant, Alex McQuilkin, Sarah Meyohas, Virginia Overton, andNaama Tsabar—in conversation with Minimalism, a movement dominated by male artists like Donald Judd. Whitewall spoke with Battista about putting the show together, a […]

Read The Article

“Broken Language” Artist Josh Faught Featured in The Seattle Times

Textiles are often used in churches, but St. Mark’s has one by Josh Faught that’s a little different: a woven work that touches on gay politics and a supernatural soap opera. The St. Mark’s dean says it’s a natural complement to the church’s work. It’s not unusual to see symbolic textiles in a cathedral. More […]

Read The Article

LA Weekly Features “Escape Attempts”

The felt sculptures hanging against a back wall in “Escape Attempts,” organized by curator Kathy Battista for Shulamit Nazarian gallery, look at first to be stately riffs on 1970s minimalism: monochromatic rectangles with their bottom corners pulled up by silver strings. But the experience of these works, made by artist Naama Tsabar, changes as soon […]

Read The Article

“Escape Attempts” Reviewed on ART AND CAKE

Escape Attempts is the inaugural exhibition at Shulamit Nazarian’s new Hollywood location, a group exhibition of seven female artists (although this is not expressly stated) whose work adopts and challenges the aesthetics of Minimalism. Stylistically the work is linked through uncomplicated use of color, repetition, architecturally geometric abstractions, fundamental forms, and the latent potentials of empty […]

Read The Article

“Escape Attempts” Artist Alex McQuilkin Profiled for Frontrunner Magazine

This current series of work, hand–painted renderings of wallpaper, started a few years back when I was making drawings and videos that were specifically dealing with imagery from commercial advertisements targeting young women.  I was interested in my own responses to this imagery- how comfortable it was for me to be with certain images – […]

Read The Article

Cultured Magazine Teams Up with Shulamit Nazarian for the Opening of their Hollywood Space

On February 16, Cultured and Shulamit Nazarian celebrated the gallery’s new Hollywood gallery space and its inaugural exhibition, “Escape Attempts,” curated by Dr. Kathy Battista. For the occasion, Dr. Battista lead a walkthrough with the artists followed by a performance by artist Naama Tsabar. The private preview was preceded by an intimate dinner at Republique.

Read The Article

Theodore Boyer Featured in l’Optimum France

Qui mieux que des créatifs pour donner libre cours aux grandes tendances de la saison – influences workwear, impressions diverses, denim, graf, oversize… Quatre artistes new-yorkais les ré-interprètent pour mieux se les approprier.

Read The Article

“Escape Attempts” Featured on Artsy

Minimalism emerged in New York in the 1960s as a reaction to the more expressive styles of its day. Artists involved, like Ellsworth Kelly, Kenneth Noland, Frank Stella, and Robert Ryman, privileged geometry and simplicity above all else. And while several women have been noted as participants in the movement (Anne Truitt, Agnes Martin among them), the minimalists that predominantly come to […]

Read The Article

Carmen Argote Selected as Finalist for the Artadia 2017 Los Angeles Award

Each year, the Brooklyn-based nonprofit Artadia awards a series of grants to artists in various cities, including Atlanta, San Francisco, Houston, and others. Today, we have news of the five finalists for its Los Angeles awards, which will eventually be whittled down to two winners after a judging process. The winners will receive $10,000, no strings […]

Read The Article

“Escape Attempts” Reviewed in Wallpaper*

When curator and scholar Kathy Battista was researching her most recent book, New York, New Wave: The Legacy of Feminist Artists in Emerging Practices, she realised a number of contemporary practitioners were less concerned with exploring feminism through identity politics and more interested in revisiting the historically male-dominated tropes of minimalism. ‘I was just finding a lot […]

Read The Article

Naama Tsabar Reviewed in Frieze Magazine

‘More than colours and forms, it is sounds and their arrangements that fashion societies,’ wrote economist and scholar Jacques Attali. ‘With noise is born disorder and its opposite: the world. With music is born power and its opposite: subversion.’ Artist Naama Tsabar uses sound to expose the various social and economic relationships at play in […]

Read The Article

Naama Tsabar Reviewed in Flash Art Magazine

In this exhibition Israeli artist Naama Tsabar continues to pursue her interest in reconciling sound art with sculpture. In the past she has addressed this connection by presenting musical instruments, including the human voice, as objects of profound sculptural presence as well as organs of sound. Here her focus has evolved into something more ambitious […]

Read The Article

Elephant Magazine Previews ALAC 2017

Contortion and illusion play a part in the selection of works at Shulamit Nazarian, with leathery, sausage-like forms twisted and tied in knots in the works of May Wilson, bodiless fingers appearing around the edges of Sarah Meyohas’s hall of mirrors in Sun Speculation, and puffs of form-obscuring smoke in the artist’s Blue Speculation. Ghebaly Gallery is […]

Read The Article

Autre Visits Theodore Boyer’s Studio

Los Angeles-based artist Theodore Boyer’s new works will be on view at Shulamit Nazarian’s booth at Art Los Angeles Contemporary,  along with work by Sarah Meyohas and May Wilson. Through their respective media each artist explores the notion of infinite space and the physicality of the unknown. Booth D16. Art Los Angeles Contemporary will be on view from January 26 to […]

Read The Article

“Escape Attempts” Artist Sarah Meyohas Featured in Juxtapoz Magazine

Bitchcoin is a cryptocurrency backed by the photography of Sarah Meyohas. The artist releases a coin for every 25 square inches of photography and the coins are available on a currency exchange for conversion to US dollars and other monies. With Bitchcoin, art collectors can invest directly in Meyohas and they can exchange their currency for either […]

Read The Article

Genevieve Gaignard Interview in i-D

Genevieve Gaignard’s photography frequently draws comparisons to Cindy Sherman’s conceptual explorations of female identity. But the Massachusetts-raised, Los Angeles-based artist prefers to align herself with Diane Arbus. Or, more specifically, to the freaks and nonconformists captured so frankly in Arbus’s black-and-white images. Gaignard’s own polychromatic portraits explore her identity as the biracial daughter of a […]

Read The Article

Owen Kydd interview in Lavalette

Owen Kydd‘s works are durational photographs made on video. Born in Calgary, Alberta in 1975, Kydd moved to Vancouver, Canada where he graduated from Simon Fraser University with a joint degree in Film and Fine Art. Over the past decade he has presented his work in numerous group exhibitions, including 2009’s “Sentimental Journey” at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver. Kydd currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Read The Article

Genevieve Gaignard’s “Smell the Roses” at CAAM Reviewed for Artillery Magazine

Although Genevieve Gaignard’s fair complexion and red hair enabled her to blend in with her white contemporaries while growing up in a Massachusetts’ mill town, her solo show at the California African American Museum reflects the internal conflict she experienced while trying to navigate her identity as a biracial woman. A combination of installation, assemblage […]

Read The Article

Amir H. Fallah Awarded California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Arts

LOS ANGELES – January 10, 2017 – The California Community Foundation (CCF) has named 14 Los Angeles County artists as recipients of the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists (FVA), with a total of $350,000 in unrestricted grants. The prestigious FVA annually awards grants to help artists build successful, sustainable careers and to support the thriving […]

Read The Article

Genevieve Gaignard’s “Smell the Roses” at CAAM Reviewed for Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — In the lead-up to a Trump presidency, the worst possible outcome for an America that has come so far in the past 100 years in terms of social progress and civil rights, it’s not insane to think that conservatives could take us back to a pre–Roe v. Wade era, to a time when […]

Read The Article

“Mi Tierra” at DAM Featuring Carmen Argote Named One of Most Anticipated Exhibitions of 2017 by ArtNet

“Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Space” at the Denver Art Museum, February 19–October 22, 2017 Site-specific installations by a variety of Latinx artists, all looking at the American West as subject matter. It promises an interesting juxtaposition to another exhibition at DAM opening at the same time: “The Western: An Epic in Art and Film,” […]

Read The Article

Carmen Argote’s “Workbook / Notebook” at the Armory Center for the Arts Reviewed for ART AND CAKE

The Armory Center for the Arts has been a creative force in Pasadena for over 60 years. It was initially conceived as the education program for the Pasadena Museum of Art. When the museum closed in 1974 (only to reopen a year later as the Norton Simon), the Center continued working out of school campuses […]

Read The Article

Fay Ray Featured in Wallpaper* for Booth at UNTITLED Miami

Each year, we ask stylist and Wallpaper* US editor Michael Reynolds to conjure his own portrait of Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach, plus a handful of satellite fairs, including NADA, Untitled and Pulse. This year’s results are characteristically explosive, as Reynolds’ discerning eye uncovers an alternative side to the worlds of art, architecture and design…

Read The Article

Genevieve Gaignard Featured as Top Interview of 2016 by ArtSlant

There’s been a lot of hand-wringing of late about whether artists and the creative class can do more to combat the growing threats to democracy, the environment, and even our physical bodies. The work is never over, but I found a welcome moment of encouragement while reviewing the artist interviews ArtSlant published in 2016. Clicking through the archive I was […]

Read The Article

Naama Tsabar Featured in Wallpaper*

Stylist’s eye: Michael Reynolds’ diary of Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach

Read The Article

Sarah Meyohas Featured in Forbes’ ’30 Under 30′

Meyohas’ 10-day residency in New York’s 303 Gallery last January attracted attention for her ‘stock performances’: she painted stock price movements on canvas while trading in real time on the New York Stock Exchange. The MIT and Wharton Business School grad has also produced handmade books using a gold-nanoparticle paint that she helped develop.

Read The Article

Sarah Meyohas Featured on Artspace

“Whether factually true or not, there is a certain feeling of precariousness in the air, politically, socially, economically. Art is not isolated from those forces. Developing methods to create structural stability serves not simply to cocoon the art space from outside forces, but to give it time to grow and figure out how to thrive. […]

Read The Article

Amir H. Fallah Profiled for Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia

Amass of coloured fabric adorns two sitters in a room. They sit comfortably together with one, presumably a woman by the blue necklace that she wears, casually relaxing into the other’s arms while her legs are propped up on a trunk of sorts in the likeness of an 18th-century odalisque painting. The fabric is draped […]

Read The Article

Sarah Meyohas Featured as Artist to Watch in 2017 by artnet

The inventor of BitchCoin, Sarah Meyohas had a busy 2016, putting her Wharton School business education to good use at a solo show at New York’s 303 Gallery in which she traded stocks and marked their subsequent rise and fall in live time using oil stick on canvas. (A move that was not appreciated by her broker Charles […]

Read The Article

Genevieve Gaignard Named One of the 17 Emerging Artists to Watch in 2017 by Artsy

Originally inspired by Diane Arbus and the characters she captured on the fringes of society, Los Angeles-based artist Gaignard photographs herself as heavily costumed alter egos: a cat lady selfie-ing on Muscle Beach, a woman clad head-to-toe in purple posing before her single-story magenta manse. The artist was raised in a Massachusetts mill town by […]

Read The Article

Naama Tsabar Featured in Frieze Magazine

As Miami was gearing up for this year’s grand carnival, Art Basel the plethora of events that surround it, something happened. In a sudden turn of events, this year’s party started a weekend early. The news of Fidel Castro’s death was celebrated by thousands of Cubans in the streets of Miami’s Little Havana. Armed with […]

Read The Article

“Broken Language” Artist Greg Ito Reviewed in ArtForum

Behind an arch made from a plywood room divider whose patterned incisions gave the effect of palm fronds, candles flickered in a purple haze created by the tinted tubing that lined the rim of the pink gallery walls cradling Greg Ito’s “Soothsayer.” The screens prepared one to see the exhibition as a rebus

Read The Article

Reuven Israel and Phillip Maisel Featured in Fabrik Magazine

In this issue of Fabrik, we look at art that responds to, and perhaps explains, our complex times. Among some of the features in this issue that touch on the socio-political theme, Shana Nys Dambrot surveys art installations at LAX, the gateway to our city. Kristen Osborne-Bartucca’s piece on Fréderick Gautier examines an artist’s response […]

Read The Article

Naama Tsabar Featured in Vogue

“Collins Park is usually filled with approximately 20 outdoor sculptures each year, but it is this year’s ephemeral commissions that dominated the beachfront,” said Diaz, “Naama Tsabar’s stunning concert filled the park with local female musicians united as one—meanwhile Lady Bunny hosted her own disco party just footsteps away. A beautiful pairing!”

Read The Article

Wendell Gladstone Interviewed for FAD Magazine

This week’s ‘Artist To Watch’ is L.A based American artist Wendell Gladstone. Tell me about your first encounter with Art? A trip with my mother to the Hirschhorn museum in DC pops out as having had a big impression on me. I was young, maybe 11 or 12 years old, and obsessed with sculpting heads […]

Read The Article

Genevieve Gaignard Profiled for Don’t Take Pictures

I never want to see another “selfie.” It’s not that I don’t participate in the trend myself on occasion, or that I think selfies are inherently vapid; it’s more that I don’t want to see another photographic self-portrait written into the same context of the selfie photograph. The often-critiqued “narcissistic” visual language of the selfie—with […]

Read The Article

Shula Nazarian and Genevieve Gaignard Team Up in Angeleno Magazine

“If I had to choose one artist to highlight, it would be Genevieve Gaignard. She is one of the most fearless artists that I know, using self-portraiture to mine her personal narrative while simultaneously investigating relevant cultural issues of race and body image. I’ve watched Genevieve’s progression since she first exhibited in L.A., shortly after graduating […]

Read The Article

Shulamit Nazarian’s Booth at UNTITLED Miami Beach Named as the “13 Best” by Artsy

Two artists who produce cultural mashups come to a fantastic collision at Venice Beach gallery Shulamit Nazarian. Los Angeles-based Fay Ray’s black-and-white photographic collages (priced between $2,500 and $6,500) reference the pop and fetish cultures of her native California, where images of the feminine body, à la Mapplethorpe, meet objects of luxury and glamour, from leather to […]

Read The Article

Naama Tsabar Reviewed by Miami New Times

The New York-based sculptor/musician/performance artist Naama Tsabar is no stranger to Art Basel Miami Beach. Asked how many times she has been in the official show, she offhandedly says, “I think three.” But this year, Tsabar will take part in two Art Basel Miami Beach exhibitions, one a performance called Composition 18 and another showing […]

Read The Article

Genevieve Gaignard Reacts to Election with Fellow Artists for the Huffington Post

“As an artist, I’m constantly responding to popular culture and the political world around me. It’s how I make work.That being said, the news of a Trump presidency is scary and upsetting but this type of upset isn’t new ― these kinds of tragedies happen all the time, every day, constantly. I think this election […]

Read The Article

Genevieve Gaignard’s Exhibition at CAAM, “Smell the Roses,” Featured in the LA Times

Growing up in the working-class mill town of Orange, Mass., Genevieve Gaignard wrestled with her identity. She was the fair-skinned daughter of a black father and white mother. She was the proverbial middle child. She struggled with body issues. Often, she says, she felt misunderstood, if not invisible. Now 35 and living in Los Angeles, […]

Read The Article

Cultured Magazine Names Sarah Meyohas “30 Under 35”

Artist and gallery owner Sarah Meyohas first gained traction in 2015 for Bitchcoin, a cryptocurrency she backed with her photography. The native New Yorker made substantial gains again in 2016, landing her first show at 303 Gallery, where she traded stocks from the gallery floor. Next up? A data-set project based on the 10,000 roses […]

Read The Article

“Broken Language” Artist Greg Ito Featured on Artsy

Today, in the age of Facebook, Seamless, Netflix, Tinder, and countless other apps that allow us to seize our desires on demand, romance has taken a hit. Age-old ventures like finding a mate, going out to dinner, or seeing a movie have been met with digital solutions that provide endless access and interconnectedness, but at […]

Read The Article

Reuven Israel’s “As Above, So Below” Reviewed on BlackBook

Stepping into “As Above, So Below,” Reuven Israel’s new show at Shulamit Nazarian in Los Angeles, is to experience a disorienting Alice Through the Looking Glass moment. Something about the playful candy colors and textural contrasts feels trippy and otherworldly. In notes that accompany the show’s catalog, Israel expresses a keen desire to escape the […]

Read The Article

Genevieve Gaignard in Conversation with Uri McMillan at CAAM

Presented in conjunction with Genevieve Gaignard: Smell the Roses, this program begins with an in-depth walkthrough of the exhibition followed by an artist talk and audience Q&A. Gaignard is joined by Uri McMillan, professor of African American Studies at UCLA, to discuss the artist’s practice, focusing on her deeply engaging work with character performance, self-portraiture, […]

Read The Article

Amir H. Fallah in Juxtapoz Magazine For His Installation in “Human Condition” Curated by John Wolf

Human Condition is an immersive, site-specific exhibition that features the work of over eighty emerging and established artists in a uniquely challenging space: a former hospital in West Adams, previously known as the Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center. Curated and produced by the Los Angeles-based art advisor John Wolf, Human Condition invites artists to re-contextualize the […]

Read The Article

Amir H. Fallah in W Magazine For His Installation in “Human Condition” Curated by John Wolf

It took a bit for the art advisor John Wolf to realize he’d come upon his dream opportunity: A few months earlier, a client had mentioned in passing that they’d purchased a former hospital building in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles, which would remain uninhabited for months before being converted to apartments. Then, […]

Read The Article

Genevieve Gaignard’s Exhibition at CAAM, “Smell the Roses,” Reviewed for Wallpaper Mag

Just as Genevieve Gaignard was being hailed the toast of New York’s Spring/Break Art Show last March for her immersive (and impressive) photographic installations, the artist received the tragic news that her eight-year-old niece had died in a house fire back in her hometown of Orange, Massachusetts. ‘This has been a way for me to […]

Read The Article

Genevieve Gaignard and “Smell the Roses” Profiled in the Huffington Post by Priscilla Frank

Artist Genevieve Gaignard grew up in the town of Orange, Massachusetts. Her mother was white, her father black ― one of the first black men to live in the small town. “I was always really aware that we were different,” Gaignard explained in an interview with The Huffington Post. While Gaignard was well aware of her biracial identity, […]

Read The Article

Genevieve Gaignard Profiled by Eva Recinos for LA Weekly

Frida Kahlo once said that she painted herself because she often found herself alone — and because she knew herself better than she knew anyone else. Once photography became recognized as a fine art, self-portraiture was even easier. Now, with our forward-facing cameras and Snapchat filters, we know our faces pretty well. But what do all […]

Read The Article

Genevieve Gaignard Interviewed by Alex Anderson for ArtSlant

Los Angeles, September 2016: Genevieve Gaignard is a magician. She sees you and she sees you seeing her. Revealing our experience and understanding of race, gender, sexuality, and their complex perceptions under the western heteropatriarchal gaze, the Los Angeles-based artist uses self-portraiture and sculpture to find truth in the abstract aporia of identity. The characters she […]

Read The Article

Amir H. Fallah’s Group Exhibition “Human Condition” Reviewed for i-D

Each March, the outstanding Spring/Break Art Show transforms the derelict offices inside a historic US Post Office on 33rd St into sprawling site-specific installations. The fair is a welcomed respite from the typical Chelsea gallery scene, and becoming increasingly popular with New York City art lovers. Across the country, an expansive new group exhibition has […]

Read The Article

Carmen Argote Chosen By LA Weekly As the “Best Up-and-Coming Artist” of 2016

Each Wednesday during the run of her recent show at Commonwealth and Council, artist Carmen Argote brought her cat Wampa to the gallery. Her sister, Alex, often came too, since the sisters had collaborated on the art. Alex appeared, sometimes masked and costumed, in the film that looped in the main gallery, and items from […]

Read The Article

Carmen Argote Profiled for Metal Magazine

Childhood memories of places are huge in her art, which she recognized upon creating her “first finished piece,” an installation titled 720 sq. ft.: Household Mutations, featuring the long, rectangular carpet she grew up with. Perhaps another connection between Carmen and spatial thinking is the commute she endured as a young Magnet school student: a brutal […]

Read The Article

Amir H. Fallah’s Installation for “Human Condition” Featured in Art21 Magazine

Amir H. Fallah’s room offers some sense of refuge from the unsettling atmosphere that permeates the hospital, but it is also integrated into the continuous experience of this show. The room is arranged in a way that is reminiscent of a shrine, so you feel that you could be in the hospital chapel, or perhaps […]

Read The Article

Genevieve Gaignard’s Forthcoming “Smell the Roses” at CAAM featured in Culture Type

IT WAS A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM, a celebration of two important women in art—Alma Thomas (1891-1978) and Thelma Golden. The artist and the director of the Studio Museum in Harlem were both born Sept. 22. Thomas would have been 125. To mark the milestone, the Studio Museum, which is currently presenting an exhibition of […]

Read The Article

“Broken Language” Artist Greg Ito Profiled on BOOOOOOOM!

Artist Spotlight: Greg Ito A selection of recent work by Los Angeles-based artist Greg Ito. See more images below or on display at Steve Turner gallery until October 8th.

Read The Article

The Creators Project Profiles Sarah Meyohas

Ten thousand roses are transformed into digital data sets at the iconic Bell Labs Holmdel Complex in New Jersey. This isn’t the work of a botanist with an archival obsession; this is Roses at Bell, the latest project of Sarah Meyohas, an artist best known for her data-centric and financially-inquisitive artworks, whether considering her stock […]

Read The Article

“As Above, So Below” Reviewed for Wallpaper*

There’s something that doesn’t quite add up in Reuven Israel’s work. Stepping around his new sculptures – now showing at Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, it’s as if you’ve seen them somewhere before. The works look back at you almost as inquiringly as you try to figure them out. The Jerusalem-born, long-time Brooklyn-dwelling Israel has looked […]

Read The Article