Tracey Emin on the Strip

Tracey Emin on the Strip

Washington PostEmin says she finds Las Vegas to be romantic and hopes the display gives viewers a moment to reflect on love amid the hustle…
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Into the Widening Gyre

Into the Widening Gyre

Collapse: A Post-Ecological Requiem – by Daniel Corral, for Timur and The Dime Museum – March 27, 2014, REDCAT

How will the end of the world play out?  With a bang or a whimper?  With mournful lamentation or furious dies irae?  Vengeful and wrath-laden…
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Doug Harvey at Jancar Gallery

Doug Harvey at Jancar Gallery

Doug Harveyat Jancar GalleryDoug Harvey, whose a regular contributor to Artillery, is also a terrific artist as his newest exhibition entitled, Found Moldy Slides, at…
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Hans Ulrich Obrist: the art of curation

Hans Ulrich Obrist: the art of curation

The GuardianI think a good curator is like a good chef. They understand the city’s needs – and fulfil and challenge them. How do curators…
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Julie Adler at Campbell Hall Art Gallery

Julie Adler at Campbell Hall Art Gallery

Julie Adlerat Campbell Hall Art GalleryJulie Adler’s recent exhibition of paintings, monoprints, etchings, linocuts and more at Campbell Hall Art Gallery suggests a fiercely compelling…
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Still Howling – Ron Athey

Still Howling – Ron Athey

Sebastiane 1992-2014 (Hammer Museum, March 13, 2014)

I wasn’t even sure I would be admitted to the room where most of the performance took place.  There was a small throng gathered in…
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F. Scott Hess, Funnyman’s Wake, 2013, Courtesy Koplin Del Rio Gallery.

Guest Lecture: F. Scott Hess

Funnyman’s Wake, 2013

The subject matter of several of my recent paintings derives from screwed-up iPhone panorama photographs. For centuries art linear perspective has ordered the space of…
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Marc Selwyn at his new digs

Marc Selwyn’s Inaugural Opening

at Marc Selwyn Fine Art

“Art luminaries came out to celebrate a new gallery for Marc Selwyn Fine Art: On February 16, 2014, invited members of Los Angeles’ vibrant art…
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Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst put queer consciousness on the front burner

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst put queer consciousness on the front burner

NY TimesIn “Relationship,” a photo exhibition currently on view at the Whitney Biennial, the two have chronicled that process and the evolution of their own…
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Mary Jo Bole at Jose Drudis Biada Art Gallery

Mary Jo Bole at Jose Drudis Biada Art Gallery

Mary Jo Boleat Jose Drudis Biada Art Gallery/Mount St. Mary’s CollegeOne does not necessarily equate tombs with toilets, or more metaphorically speaking, these two types…
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Heart of Darkness – Britten’s Billy Budd

Heart of Darkness – Britten’s Billy Budd

Los Angeles Opera – through March 16, 2014

From its troubled (I almost want to say stuttering) conception and creation, through its earliest publication – barely stitched together, edited, revised, corrected, re-edited –…
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Paige Wery Opens Good Luck Gallery

Paige Wery Opens Good Luck Gallery

uncompromising tangPaige Wery’s latest endeavor takes her full-circle back to her interest in self-taught artists with the opening of The Good Luck Gallery, Chinatown, Los…
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ARMORY SHOW 2014

ARMORY SHOW 2014

And all the Rest: ADAA, Independent, SCOPE, (UN)FAIROn Friday, I started the day off with another VIP event, this time at Scandinavia House hosted by…
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Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

Taryn Simon’s “Birds” – and what they dropped in my morning coffee

Was that a review I just read or did the snooze alarm go off again?  The way they box up the art reviews in the…
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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

March/April 2014

Dear Readers,Troublemaker Dave Hickey blew into town last month. The outspoken art critic held forth at the Grand Central Market, gracing Angelenos with his caustic…
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