Recent Articles

Stephanie Syjuco, Cargo Cults series (2013/2014) C-Prints, 40 x 30 in. each
Courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery

Wunderkammer at Pitzer College Art Galleries

Objet d'art Piquing Curiosity

For many centuries, the wunderkammer model of organizing collections of art and objects of curiosity was de rigueur. The earliest wunderkammer, or cabinets of curiosity,…

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Analia Saban, The Painting Ball (48 Abstract, 42 Landscapes, 23 Still Lives, 11 Portraits, 2 Religious, 1 Nude), 2005, courtesy the artist.

Analia Saban

An acknowledgment of tradition coupled with a refusal to conform to established conventions makes Analia Saban an artist not easily categorized. Her work flows seamlessly…

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Sheldon Figoten

Sheldon Figoten

Matters of Structure

I met Sheldon Figoten in San Francisco in the mid 1970s. We were just a couple of ambitious young artists from Los Angeles on sabbatical…

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Liat Yosifor, The Rider, 16-by-12-inches, oil on linen, 2014

Liat Yossifor

Matters of Structure

Propped against the wall of her second-story Hollywood Boulevard studio, three of Liat Yossifor’s gray paintings—each about seven feet by five feet—in various stages of…

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Mary Weatherford, La Noche, 2014, Collection Mandy and Cliff Einstein, Los Angeles. Courtesy David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen

The Forever Now

Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World at MoMA

Curated by Laura Hoptman and on view at MoMA through April 5, “The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World” attempts to identify a…

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Water garden by Gary Smith, Nests for Lotusland, 2014

It’s For the Birds

Artists Explore our Feathered Friends

Nestled in an upscale residential community in Montecito, Lotusland is a 37-acre nonprofit botanical nirvana filled with over 950 species of exotic plants arranged in…

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Dexter Dalwood,Interior at Paddington, 2014

LONDON CALLING

Dexter Dalwood: London Paintings at Simon Lee Gallery

“To articulate the past historically does not mean to recognize it the way it really was,” wrote Walter Benjamin. “It means to seize hold of…

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(L-R): Inge Reist interviewing collectors Eli and Edythe Broad, and Broad Museum Director Joanne Heyler, as part of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles' ALOUD series at downtown's Central Library, September 2013, photo by Gary Leonard.

PRIVATE EYE

Inge Reist

Inge Reist is the director of the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection,…

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Art Reviews

The Prince, 2015

Enrique Martinez Celaya

LA Louver
Pierre Huyghe, Untitled (Film), 2014, Courtesy the artist; Hauser & Wirth, London; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; Esther Schipper, Berlin; Anna Lena, Paris, © Pierre Huyghe.

Pierre Huyghe

LACMA
Jim Morphesis, No Sanctuary, 1981, collection of Ray Mnich.

Jim Morphesis

Pasadena Museum of California Art
Brenna Youngblood, Hidden City, 2014. Mixed media on canvas, 72 x 60 in. Courtesy the artist and Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles

Brenna Youngblood

Pomona College Museum of Art
Al Payne, The Painting Sheds & Paris, 2015, installation view, photo courtesy of The Box, LA and Chris Payne.

Al Payne

The Box Los Angeles
Sadie Benning, Tanks, 2014, photo by Robert Wedemeyer, courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.

Sadie Benning

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
Zhao Zhao, Sky No. 14, 2013, photo courtesy of the artist and Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California.

Zhao Zhao

Roberts & Tilton / Culver City, CA
Richard Hoblock, Corista, 2014, photo by Keith Petersen, San Francisco.

Richard Hoblock

Anthony Meier Fine Arts / San Francisco
Alec Soth, Prom #1. Cleveland, Ohio, 2012, © Alec Soth, photo courtesy Sean Kelly, New York.

ALEC SOTH

Sean Kelly Gallery / New York
Kianja Strobert, Untitled, 2010, photo courtesy the artist and Tilton Gallery, New York.

Kianja Strobert

Studio Museum in Harlem
Recalled To LIfe, 2014

Jacci Den Hartog

Rosamund Felsen Gallery
Cameron, Holy Guardian Angel according to Aleister Crowley, 1966.
Courtesy of the Cameron Parsons Foundation, Santa Monica.
Photo Credit: Alan Shaffer

MarJorie Cameron at MOCA PDC

Much More than a Muse
Mark Steven Greenfield, Dale, 1985, collection of the Brockman Gallery.

Mark Steven Greenfield

California African American Museum / Los Angeles
Preston Daniels, Painting With A Shotgun, 2014.

Kris Kuksi and Preston Daniels

Mark Moore Gallery / Los Angeles
TM Gratkowski, Power Envy, 2014, photo courtesy Walter Maciel Gallery.

Tm Gratkowski

Walter Maciel Gallery / Los Angeles
Andy Moses, Geomorphology 1402, 2014.

Andy Moses

William Turner Gallery / Los Angeles