September 30, 2007

Brad Spence: psychic relief via airbrush

"Brad Spence: Art Therapy ," Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA. Through Oct. 27

In LA Weekly, Doug Harvey reports: "Spence has created an installation where the viewer stands at the vanishing point of a dozen slightly indeterminate psychological perspectives, resulting in a simultaneously unnerving and amniotic sense of creative suspension and potential. Whatever Spence’s intentions regarding the therapeutic efficacy of art — and it’s unlikely anyone could make art this good for this long without feeling a little better — the work itself manages to maintain a precarious openness to the possibility that art can be an agent of psychological — even spiritual — evolution."Read more.