The Best Black Art Shows in Los Angeles Right Now

Despite a gloomy, wet, and rainy start to 2023, Los Angeles is beginning February and Black History Month with sunshine and a diverse array of art exhibitions, symbolizing a hopeful and strong year ahead. Phillips Auction house opened its new West Hollywood digs with a gorgeous show, "A Love Letter to LA," that is curated by Storm Ascher of Superposition Gallery and features over 20 artists from a variety of disciplines. My favorites from the exhibition, which is open through Feb. 3, include the multi-layered assemblages by Timothy Washington, whose LA art career launched over 50 years ago in a group show at LACMA with other LA legends like Charles White and David Hammons. The noted work of the Black Arts Movement member is joined by ceramic pieces by Alex Anderson, Mustafa Ali Clayton, and Rikki Wright, as well as a variety of figurative and abstract painting and mixed media works by some of the hottest emerging artists out now.

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