Hyperallergic: Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for January 2021

Elisa Wouk Almino, Hyperallergic, January 13, 2021

We’re back with our first monthly roundup of art exhibitions in 2021, and I’m particularly enthusiastic about this selection. There’s a mix of Los Angeles minimalism, an overlooked surrealist, exciting work from recent MFA grads, and poignant art made during the pandemic.

Please note that with such a high rate of coronavirus infections in Los Angeles, most galleries are open by appointment only or are presenting their exhibitions online.

 

Cammie Staros: What Will Have Being

When: January 16–March 6
Where: by appointment at Shulamit Nazarian (616 North La Brea Ave, Hancock Park, Los Angeles)

The Los Angeles-based artist Cammie Staros conjures what world we might leave behind after floods and droughts. Objects resembling ancient sculptures sink to the bottom of aquariums and fragments of precious materials appear forgotten, left behind. The strange and beautiful collection of works summons both an “ancient past” and “environmental reckoning.”