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Ross Rudel, Nebulizer, 2013. Performed at Vincent Price Art Museum.

Conception to Resolution

Ross Rudel Reaches Back to the very Roots of our Prehistoric Existence

Ross Rudel’s art has haunted my consciousness for a few years now. Encountering occasional works of his in group shows throughout Los Angeles, I would find myself consistently drawn in and hypnotized by what felt like a quiet, faraway presence filled with hidden potency. The LA–based artist’s sculptures and performances, carefully crafted and often employing found objects, exude deep mystery and deep purpose. Why does this work—sometimes so slight and minimal as to be barely noticeable in the gallery—have so much resonance? Where does this strange energy come from?

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Elizabeth Turk at work on her sculpture. Photo by Eric Stoner.

Stoner: Elizabeth Turk

Artist Brings New Life to Old Materials

Elizabeth Turk transforms huge blocks of marble into refined sculptures, pieces that display classical beauty and technical virtuosity. Observing the graceful artist at work in…

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Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Hunters in the Snow (Winter),1565 (detail).

Tottenham Corner

Memory, Narrative, Liminality and Bloviation

Running the words “memory, narrative, perception, artist statement” into an Internet browser unleashes a veritable torrent of results. Take this: “I am interested in narrative,…

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A Life in Art, LA Style

“I am for an art that embroils itself with the everyday crap and still comes out on top”—Claes OldenburgNearly everyone who has ever written about…

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Art Reviews

Ledge, 2014

Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin

Regen Projects
Cerith Wyn Evans,
installation view,
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Philanthropies, ©Cerith Wyn Evans/White Cube

LONDON CALLING: Cerith Wyn Evans

Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Forrest Bess, Thunderbird, 1965. The Menil Collection, Houston. Photo by Paul Hester.

Forrest Bess

Berkeley Art Museum / Berkeley, CA
Darren Almond, Fullmoon@Islay, 2014. ©Darren Almond, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.

Darren Almond

Matthew Marks / Los Angeles
John Knuth, Crimson Sunset, 2014.

John Knuth

5 Car Garage / Los Angeles
Lucy + Jorge Orta, OrtaWater–Fluvial Intervention Unit, 2005. Photo by Chris Warner.

Lucy+ Jorge Orta

BEN MALTZ GALLERY/OTIS / Los Angeles
Nathan Huff, Shop Talk, 2014. Photograph courtesy of Jonathan Marrs.

Nathan Huff

UCR Sweeney Gallery / Riverside, CA
Darja Bajagic, You Should Hear the Names the Voices In My Head Are Calling You (2014). Image courtesy of the artist and ROOM EAST.

Darja Bajagic

Room East / New York
The impossibility of keeping borders: a succession of becoming-times balances on the strata of an unrecoverable event (2011). Photo by Jeanette May, Copyright 2011.

Charlotte Schulz

Odetta Gallery / New York
Accelerate, 2014

Mark Licari

Koplin Del Rio Gallery
Old Man, 2014

The Miaz Brothers

Fabien Castanier Gallery
Plateaus, 2014

Rashid Johnson

David Kordansky Gallery