los-angeles

Taro Chiezo, Michael Cohen, Louanne Greenwald, Charles LaBelle and Maria Lafia

Domestic Setting

Though quite a few commercial Los Angeles galleries have been forced to close their doors in the last few years, a growing number of innovative alternative spaces have sprung up in their place, such as Bill Radawec’s domestic setting, a “gallery” that is located in private homes sprinkled around West Los Angeles.

This spring, Radawec arranged challenging and quirky works by an array of young artists in three separate “domestic settings.” The living and dining room of one home served as the site for a show of works (all 1993-94) by Charles LaBelle (including photographs documenting his blindfolded wanderings in the streets of New York), Taro Chiezo (lovely collages made of lace and color Xeroxes), and Michael Cohen (whose primary contribution was King of Comedy II—a dollhouse hung from the ceiling from which protruded a skeleton loaded with photographic and textual references to sibling

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