The phenomenal supermoons of the past six years deeply impressed Nancy Evans, and in Moonshadow, Evanss first show with Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, they serve as a powerful motif to consider our precarious, transient place in the universe.
Consistent with Ronigers interest in the philosophy of Heraclitus, Never the Same River offers a contemplation of oppositions. There is a reversal in value, the white paper ground of the source is now the velvety black of layered charcoal, a deep space from which volumetric, tonal forms emerge.
A rare and welcome opportunity to see veteran Los Angeles artist Takako Yamaguchis new work is currently at Ramiken. This show of 14 paintings, titled 7 + 7, is a tour de force, a culmination of Yamaguchis rigorous, intellectual approach to craft, representation, and the intertwining of pattern and identity developed over four decades.