L.A. Weekly's Annual Biennial is a Hit

january 28, 2008  10:44 am
Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight writes that the only thing missing from the third L.A. Weekly Annual Biennial, "Some Paintings," is "an exclamation mark at the title's end. A whopping 81 paintings by 80 artists, most made recently; here is a show that wants to make a point. And it does, with wit, verve and considerable taste." The show, curated by Weekly art critic Doug Harvey, opened Jan. 19. "Harvey favors an art that expresses a wild and raucous spirit of life," artnet Magazine says. "'Some Paintings' is a perfect antidote to the minimal cool of much successful art, which can often leave one feeling empty."