Minoru Ohira, grouping of sculptures, 2017, wood and graphite, wood bases 5"x 5"x 50" to 65", wood and graphite tops 5"x 5" x 8" to 15"

Short Takes: Another Mystery Involving a Russian Ambassador; Renaissance Geometry; Tim Hawkinson & More

I’m happy to introduce a new feature to the blog called Image of the Week. This week’s image is by Minoru Ohira, a Los Angeles based artist…
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Lawrence Fodor, Hercules and Antaeus I (after a Greco-Roman sculpture), 2015-16, courtesy of the artist and SCAPE.

SCAPE:

Lawrence Fodor

While abstract art often begins with inspiration and develops spontaneously, Lawrence Fodor approaches his canvasses in a different manner, basing his paintings on historic works….
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Installation view, Jacob Ciocci, “Show #28,” And/Or Gallery, Pasadena

Jacob Ciocci

One doesn’t quite know how to act inside Jacob Ciocci’s deliberately underwhelming installation. The artist has transformed And/Or Gallery into a bland arena that feels…
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PLEASE TAKE US TO YOUR PLANET

PLEASE TAKE US TO YOUR PLANET

Josef Leimberg & The Astral Progressions Ensemble at Union Station

To host a free evening of jazz in the center of Union Station’s Historic Ticketing Hall is a testament that a Renaissance is alive and…
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Rimini Protokoll (Helgard Kim Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel), 100% City, 2008-16, HD video, Installation view at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, 2017, Video concept & realization by Marc Jungreithmeier, Courtesy the Artists. Photo: Brett Bollier

Who Will Eat Cake: Rimini Protokoll at MCASB

Bot Driven Performance Exposes Personal Polemics

This Spring, for the first time in the US, spectators can engage directly with the art and performance of the Berlin-based collective Rimini Protokoll (Helgard…
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Good Art, Drunk MFAs & Free Bracelets

Good Art, Drunk MFAs & Free Bracelets

UTA Artist Space, Ibid & MaRS

Saturday evening happy hour was well spent on South Anderson Street hopping between UTA Artist Space, Ibid Gallery and Museum as Retail Space UTA’s “HeatWave”…
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Skip Snow, Naked Man, 2017, oil on linen, 48" x 50"

Skip Snow’s “Virtual Reality Trump” and a Call for Entries

I’m still receiving submissions of political art even though the deadline for the exhibition has passed. One in particular, however, I want to share with…
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Scot Heywood: Shift|Stack|Sunyata, (installation view). Courtesy of Peter Blake Gallery.

Peter Blake Gallery:

Scot Heywood

Minimalism is alive and well in Southern California. In tandem with the current exhibition of historic California Hard-Edge painter John McLaughlin’s work at LACMA, preceded…
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Gregory Michael Hernandez, Ghost Window Chapel

The Joshua Treenial 2017: Event Horizon

More Desert Art

Okay, not to be completely overshadowed by Desert X—which takes place in Coachella Valley, the Low Desert—the Joshua Treenial will be returning to the High…
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The Trisha Brown Dance Company’s “In Plain Site”

The Trisha Brown Dance Company’s “In Plain Site”

at the Getty Center

Maybe every gesture that you make can birth a fresh way of living. Perhaps by merely looking over your shoulder, or touching the ground, you…
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Safe in our Tribe

Safe in our Tribe

Terence Koh closing at Moran Bondaroff

What do you think about when you’re looking at art? Whether its conscious or not, we’ve all had that internal query: Do I get it?…
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Daniel Pitín, Limit Shapes (2016), courtesy of the artist and Nicodim Gallery.

Nicodim Gallery:

Daniel Pitín

Daniel Pitín’s paintings allegorize the uneasy tension between our mortal individuality and the cold cardboard abyss of the computerized world. Most works in his current…
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