Banana Tree, 2015

Matt Wedel

Matt Wedel’s is not a “peaceable kingdom” but a kingdom of fruit that happens to be strangely and miraculously at peace, and quite astonishing indeed….
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Paul Thomas Anderson and Jonny Greenwood in Junun.

Junun Premiere at ACE Theatre

Paul Thomas Anderson Newest Documentary

Paul Thomas Anderson took the stage at the the Ace Theatre last Sunday before the LA premiere of his new music documentary, Junun, to welcome…
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© Ron English, New World Order (Guernica), Billboard, NY, NY, 1991.

Art World War Art

Some Rumblings at Paris Art Fairs

Editor’s note:This piece about the current crop of art shows in Paris was submitted to us days before the latest round of carnage in the…
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Remains: A Group show

Remains: A Group show

The idea that abstract painting can be a direct conduit to the unknown, or a means by which artists struggle to understand their own mortality…
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Flat World, 2014

Kathy Butterly

To be a truly outstanding ceramicist one must possess a love of nuance and detail. Kathy Butterly’s exhibition titled “The Weight of Color” at Shoshana…
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Illustration by Melissa Martell

DECODER

Fitting Art into Your Day

Art does not want us to look at art the way we are asked to look at art. Coming in, worried about making it in…
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Danh Vo, Untitled, Coca-Cola, 2011. Sotheby’s New York.

ART BRIEF

All That Glitters is Not Gold

In April I received a catalog for Sotheby’s May 2015 contemporary art auction with a cover image of a cardboard Coca-Cola crate embossed in gold…
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Joanne Heyler, photo by Adrian Gaut.

RECONNOITER

Joanne Heyler

Joanne Heyler is the founding director of The Broad museum and director and chief curator of The Broad Art Foundation. She has been Eli Broad’s…
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Maureen Selwood

Maureen Selwood

Filmmaker and installation artist Maureen Selwood has turned her attention to the tactile world of sculpture and drawing in her first solo exhibition “Sounding the…
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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

November/December 2015

Dear Readers,   Last month, Artillery held a panel discussion on whether artists need art school. On my way to the panel, I received a phone…
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Sandow Birk, American Qur'an, Sura 2 B, 2014, Ink and gouache on paper, 16 x 24 inches
Image courtesy of Catharine Clark Gallery, Koplin del Rio, and P.P.O.W., Copyright Sandow Birk

Islam Through the Eyes of Sandow Birk

Real History in Real Time

Perhaps the best example of the depth and breadth of Sandow Birk’s artistic oeuvre, along with its powerful social/political implications, is his recently completed “American…
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Judy Chicago’s December 1970 Artforum advertisement.

Amelia Jones: The Politics of Identity

Art Historian as Social Activist

Considering the degree to which historians live in the past, Amelia Jones may not be what you’d expect. Confronting cultural biases relating to the politics…
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