Maiz y Tacos
1910 6th Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Plan your visit
The gallery is open Thursday to Saturday from 12 – 6 pm.
Now on view:
Nov 11- Dec 16
Face the Fight
Moments Within A Moment
This show explores the concept of mentorship through the lens of artistic lineage.
Based on the old atelier game called "The Flowering Staircase," in which art students standing at easels next to each other trace their artistic lineage back to Michelangelo through the master-apprentice relationships that link them across 500 years of history. This show takes as its point of origin the work of ceramicist and furniture craftsman David Bialac (b. 1905-d. 1978) and explores the effect on his artistic descendants long after his passing: photographer Jim Krantz, filmmaker David Smoler, photographer Milo Decruz, and sound artist David davis. Viewers are invited to explore the visual, sensual, and aural effects which can be fruited from a vigorous root.
Biscuits I, II
ceramic glaze, brass
Moments Within a Moment
Raven and Mojave Rattlesnake
in collaboration with
Spunk Art & Perspectives
This group exhibition showcases work that is explicitly transgressive, and explores contemporary themes that touch on body horror, splatterpunk, psychological horror, and the abhuman.
Curated by Aaron Tilford, founder/ publisher of the independent literary art journal Spunk Art & Perspectives. Work by the artists in the exhibition is featured in Spunk no.15.
oil on canvas
Curse of the Witch
archival pigment print, framed
Burnt Cacao, Really
plaster on polystyrene
by Zak Smith
acrylic and ink on paper and board
by Svetlana Shigroff
fabirc, fabric dyes, metl charms, latex
The Art of Transformation
Cloud Study #2 (Stereo Painting) by Heather Lowe, top left
New Order PNW by Mike Savage, center top left
New Order Pico by Mike Savage, center bottom
Stack by Chalavie
Persian Dance #2 by Heather Lowe , top right
New Order Portland by Mike Savage, bottom right
This group exhibition showcases work what artists do best: modify the mundane into materials for magic.
We bring together three unique artists- Heather Lowe, Mike Savage, and Chalavie- who use simple materials like wood, paint and lenses to construct objects so brimming with frightened embarrassment and innocence, that it feels like life looking back at you. This sense of presence is all.
Birth, transition and death are all paid homage in their turn, reminding viewers that shapes are only temporary and only shift is certain.
acrylic on canvas, 2021
LCW Red Blue Yellow Black
acrylic and gesso on board, 2019
Clouds over Winslow
acrylic on Bristol and canvas, 2017
Inside the Outside
Inside the Outside
Wind Chill (left), Unburdened (center)
Winter's False Start (right)
All casein on panel.
Nature, keenly seen and unseen, is the subject in this American painter’s work. Bray works in casein on panel, a method perfected by 14th Century painters, which requires thousands of delicate brush strokes to achieve an exceptional clarity of light.
As Portland Museum of Art curator, Jessica Nicoll wrote, “Bray’s paintings are distillations rather than an actual representation of the natural world… Bray selects and combines elements to construct his slightly surreal landscapes. They are landscapes of memory. Veering away from the landscape tradition of the last one hundred and fifty years, with its emphasis on immediacy and epic sweep, Bray creates intimate vistas in his studio that are recollections of his experience in the world.”
Throughout his 40 year career, Bray has recorded the way time shapes landscapes and, distinct from plein air, paints unique meditations by braiding memory and rumination with the impression of the senses.
by Alan Bray
Casein on Panel, 2017
by Alan Bray
Casein on Panel, 2020
Rory Devine Paintings
Nov 5- Dec 10
by Rory Divine
Acrylic on Canvas, 2021
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon espresso powder homemade or store-bought
1 cup milk or buttermilk, almond, or coconut milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil or canola oil, or melted coconut oil
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Whisk dry ingredients.
Mix in wet ingredients.
Untitled (I Stand, Corrected)
by Rory Divine
Oil on Panel, 2011
Untitled (Dream Someone Else's Dream)
by Rory Divine
Acrylic on Canvas, 2020
Peter Cohen on EDGE
Sep 24 - Oct 29
Doug Edge plays with the concept of ascension in this new series of paintings. They begin in a quiet corner before climbing out and covering entire canvases. In a clever take on art history, the artist complicates the idea first with value, then with color, and finally with configuration across a range of mediums including sculpture, canvases and prints.
LA minimalist fashion design Peter Cohen further develops the idea by bringing the paintings into fabric, allowing wearers to dress themselves and blur their own edges.
This show challenges the viewer to ask themselves:
Where does art end?
Where does life begin?
The edge is wherever you want it, baby!
paintings by Doug Edge
clothes by Peter Cohen
Jul 23 - Aug 27
by Manfred Zylla
Acrylic on brown paper
Drive: LA highlights the works of Manfred Zylla, Chris Sullivan, and Zeina Baltagi. The show examines urgent issues including the dark absurdity in environmental panic, neon signs of cleanliness and class, and the evaluation of roads themselves as cultural objects. Taken together they move us to appreciate the interrelatedness of our everyday lives as Angelenos, driving up and down roads designed to take everybody for a ride.
Transit by Zeina Baltagi, (2012, CMYK print on aluminum) and Roads, At Speed by Chris Sullivan (2022, asphalt slurry seal, road marking paint, reflective glass microspheres on canvas)
Apr 23 - Jun 25
Yin and Yang and Pink and Black by Peter Lodato
(2002 and 2017, oil on canvas)
The gallery is proud to present Peter Lodato in our inaugural show. The artist uses layers of oil paint and varied brushwork to achieve a rich kind of abstract minimalism. Deceptively simple from across the room, they dissolve into a multicolored lavishness when seen up close. The paintings achieve a quiet kind of presence without clamoring for your attention. In kind collaboration with William Turner Gallery.
White and Blue by Peter Lodato
(2012, oil on canvas)