Jeff Davis


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Studio Visit: Aneesa Shami

By Jeff Davis This month I visited the art studio of Aneesa Shami, (etsy.com/shop/AShami, facebook.com/aneesashamistudio, @aneesashami), a fiber artist at the Hawthorne Arts Complex; a massive art studio facility located near SpaceX and Tesla off the 105 Freeway and Crenshaw Boulevard. Aneesa grew up in Overland Park, Kan. (a suburb near Kansas City), and like…

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Culver City Art District – Fall 2018

By Jeff Davis Everyone is back from summer vacation and the galleries are gearing up once again for fresh shows in the fall. The Culver Art District (galleries crowded along La Cienega and Washington boulevards) is currently full of exciting exhibits. Three standouts are highlighted below. At the north end of La Cienega, Honor Fraser…

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Debbie Korbel – Studio Visit

By Jeff Davis I recently had the opportunity to visit the sculpture studio of Debbie Korbel which is located within the massive 44,000 square foot Hawthorne Arts Complex. Debbie is one of about 60+ artists (painters, sculptors, ceramicist, photographers, resin and fiber artists) that maintain a working studio at the art mega-space. Entering her 400…

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Beyond The Streets: Graffiti and Street Art in DTLA

By Jeff Davis Beyond The Streets is a multimedia showcase of graffiti, street art, murals, photography, sculpture, and rooms size installation currently on exhibit in downtown LA through July 6th, 2018. The show is housed in a 40,000 square foot warehouse located at 1667 N. Main Street, LA, CA 90012. Although billed as “The Definitive Showcase…

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New Works: Mark Bradford

By Jeff Davis “Mark Bradford New Works” is currently on exhibit at Hauser & Wirth located in the Downtown Arts District through May 20, 2018. The show is the Los Angeles based artist’s first in an LA gallery in over 15 years. 10 new abstract works are displayed in the museum-like gallery’s light drenched front…

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New Works: Gisela Colon & Patrick Wilson

By Jeff Davis Gisela Colon: New Sculpture, is on exhibit at Diane Rosenstein Gallery through March 3rd, 2018. In addition the artist’s wall mounted blow-molded acrylic pods the show also presents two of her gigantic parabolic monoliths towering 12 and 15 feet high respectively and a large freestanding rectangular monolith. The pods or “Non-Specific Objects” are an…

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New Works: Audra Weaser and Sarah Williams

New works by Audra Weaser (“Sea Level”) and Sarah Williams (“Speed Trap Towns”) are currently on exhibit at George Billis Gallery in Culver City through February 17th, 2018. While Weaser and Williams works seem at the opposite end of the spectrum in terms of subject matter and technique, both do an excellent job of illustrating…

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2018 L.A. Art Fair Preview – Monthly Art Column

By Jeff Davis Once again the Art Show season is starting in LA and around the world. Art Basel Miami will have already opened and closed by the time you read this, but fear not, LA’s art shows won’t open until January and the guide below will help you pick and choose from the diverse…

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Monthly Art Column – November 2017

Dinh Q. Lê: “The Scrolls: Distortion” is on exhibit at Schoshana Wayne Gallery through Dec. 23.   This is the artist’s 7th solo exhibition at the gallery. “The Scrolls Distortion” is a continuation of the artist’s work dealing with memory. Previous series focused on fragmented memory or piecing together/reconciling of painful histories while this exhibit emphasizes…

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Studio Visit – Eric Zammitt: October 2017

Recently, a friend recommended that I take a look at L.A. native Eric Zammitt’s stunning acrylic plastic wall works and luminescent floor sculptures, however, he is represented by galleries located in San Francisco and Santa Fe – too far for my weekend drive. Since he is based in LA, I reached out via his website…

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