Los Angeles Art Gallery Tours

Illuminating the Los Angeles Art Scene

Sarah Braman, Calling Wendy, 2012, Aluminum, plexiglass, paint and radio, 67 x 63 x 32.5 inches (170.2 x 160 x 82.6 cm)

Sarah Braman, Calling Wendy, 2012, Aluminum, plexiglass, paint and radio, 67 x 63 x 32.5 inches (170.2 x 160 x 82.6 cm)

These days are crammed with pathological tension.

Exhausted men and women wearily share revealing tales of near all-nighters, dedicated to Sisyphean work tasks or simply lost to reflux, nerves and unrelenting panicked stress. The new normal is hyper-competitive, over-scheduled ten-year-olds with nervously trembling hands, anxiety-induced backaches or spastic colons.

And, in the visual arts – self-destructively workaholic perfectionism fueled by bottomless ambition and an over-the-top fear of failure often reaps the highest rewards. Count the man-hours that go into physically constructing most gallery shows. List the art historical, philosophical and pop-cultural references demonstrating the level of strategic planning, research and thought that went into each brush stroke, miter cut and pyrotechnical gesture.

New York artist and rising art-star Sarah Braman’s exhibition at International Art Objects (previously, China Art Objects) in Culver City, entitled These Days, has absolutely nothing to do with this. It might even be a type of remedy. (more…)


Artie Vierkant Image Object

Artie Vierkant Image Object

Artie Vierkant will probably be very happy to see reproductions of images from his China Art Objects exhibition presented here.

The sumptuousness of these Image Objects, roughly five-foot-high digital outputs mounted on shaped wooden boards, is hard to ignore. As pure eye-candy, these wall sculptures appear to be flat, rectangular rainbows slipping in and out of alignment – vertigo-inspiring moments in the lives of rotating, intersecting and overlapping semi-transparent planes – snippets from an ongoing process of playful digital manipulation. (more…)