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2017 Third Broad Happening

Last, and Certainly Not Least!

Artists and curators Ron Athey and James Spooner know that Los Angeles has become the art world omphalos and so decided to convert last Saturday’s…
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CAAM Summer Nights and The Institute for Art and Olfaction

CAAM Summer Nights and The Institute for Art and Olfaction

I linked up with my homegirl and creative partner, filmmaker Niki Williams, and we Uber Pool-ed it to CAAM to check out their event “Summer Nights”…
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Peter Lodato, "Recent Works"; Eric Johnson, "Select Works," installation view, courtesy of the artists and William Turner Gallery.

William Turner Gallery:

Peter Lodato and Eric Johnson

We are accustomed to sight as an experience of things coming into clearer focus the longer we look at them. Images seem fuzzy, we stare,…
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Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe

Straddling all sorts of categories, Nick Lowe’s pictures are defined by their byzantine intermediacy between stretched canvases and works on paper, paintings and drawings, fanciful…
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Peggy Guggenheim – Art Addict

Peggy Guggenheim – Art Addict

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Hot Time, Summer in the City

Hot Time, Summer in the City

Group shows are like parties: overarching themes can help ensure memorable experiences; but sometimes the most engaging are those where unexpected connections form fortuitously among…
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“Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan” at Arena 1 Gallery

“Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan” at Arena 1 Gallery

The Double Take

In a former hanger at the Santa Monica Airport, now home to the perfectly stationed Arena 1 Gallery, the question of the evening—Because who doesn’t…
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Timo Fahler, “slow relief,” installation view. Courtesy of the artist and Ibid Gallery, Los Angeles.

Ibid Gallery – Los Angeles:

Timo Fahler

With three distinct exhibition spaces within its massive Boyle Heights gallery, Ibid Gallery has reserved its smallest space, a jewel box of a venue, for…
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Filmmakers Emily Hong and Nerve Valerio discuss ethnocinema.

Ethnocinema at the Echo Park Film Center

Action! Cinema as Sanctuary

Can cinema be a safe space? This is the question that drove filmmaker and PhD candidate Nerve Valerio to curate the Action! Cinema as Sanctuary…
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Andy Kolar, “Easy now.” Installation view. Courtesy of the artist and Walter Maciel Gallery.

Walter Maciel Gallery:

Andy Kolar

Abstract but character-driven, tertiary and bright, super flat and deeply funny, the paintings and sculptural installations in Andy Kolar’s “Easy now.” speak to conceptual and…
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Steve Gunn at the Getty Center

Steve Gunn at the Getty Center

Saturdays Off the 405, Getty Center

The current seasonal treat being enjoyed by local Angelenos and tourists alike is the free evening concerts happening at several art institutions across Los Angeles,…
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Takashi Murakami, Hustle n'Punch by Kaikai and Kiki, 2009

Frantic Melancholy: Second Summer Broad Happening

Murakami’s influence on Japanese Music

Have you ever been at a party, laughing convulsively while draining your second glass of prosecco, and then suddenly, with a cold, horrified shiver, thought—wait,…
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‘Monika Sosnowska’ installation view. © Monika Sosnowska. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Mario de Lopez.

Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles:

Monika Sosnowska

Alluding to the postmodern architecture of her Polish homeland, Monika Sosnowska’s first solo show at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles is comprised of six structural…
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