Shana Nys Dambrot | KCET
Shana Nys Dambrot
Shana Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator, and author based in Los Angeles. She is currently L.A. editor for Whitehot Magazine, contributing editor to Art Ltd., and a contributor to KCET’s Artbound, Flaunt, Huffington Post, The Creators Project, Vs. Magazine, Palm Springs Life, Montage, Desert Magazine, L.A. Review of Books, and Porter & Sail. She studied art history at Vassar College, writes loads of essays for art books and exhibition catalogs, curates and/or juries a few exhibitions each year, sometimes exhibits her photography and publishes short fiction, and speaks in public at galleries, schools, and cultural institutions nationally. An account of her activities is sometimes updated at sndx.net.
Post date: 2018-04-19T10:26:45-07:00
There’s a long and glorious tradition of artists turning to their immediate surroundings for the materials with which to make their work. So when an artist becomes a parent, specifically a mom, why not expect the same kinds of investigations?
Post date: 2018-04-11T10:17:54-07:00
The greatest (meaning both the largest and the best preserved) concentration of Native American rock art in the country is only about a hundred miles north of Los Angeles. It's in China Lake Naval Base. And that’s where things get interesting.
Post date: 2018-04-11T09:58:55-07:00
Before the golden age of Hollywood Westerns, the mythology and allure of the American West was portrayed by dedicated, skilled landscape painters. Their legacy continues today.
Post date: 2018-02-15T07:38:25-08:00
In just five years, Kevin Bradley’s letterpress emporium the Church of Type has become a landmark destination for artisanal, slow culture Los Angeles. It ends its five-year run in L.A. this month.
Post date: 2018-01-16T13:52:03-08:00
The art of Jasper Johns has changed over the decades. His works have taken on a whole new set of meanings in our present-day political climate. All of which makes this landmark exhibition at the Broad as fresh and timely as it was 60 years ago.
Post date: 2017-09-16T21:09:43-07:00
What people typically mean when they think of ceramics tends toward a refined style, where everything is fine and poised. In powerful contrast to that heritage, rises the epic and still-expanding trend of “de-skilled” ceramics.