Jess Garten

Chinatown Hopscotch

Nous Tous Gallery; Los Angeles Contemporary Archive

After a momentary pause it feels good to come back and blog for Last Night. With the rolling sexual allegations at the forefront of the…
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Shannon Holt, Tony Abatemarco and ​Sandra Tsing Loh, Photo by ​Debora Robinson/SCR.

SUGAR PLUM FAIRY at South Coast Repertory

Sandra Tsing Loh’s Look Back at the Angst and Joy of Her Pre-Teen Christmas

If you’re all Nutcrackered out even before Christmas arrives, Sugar Plum Fairy may be the perfect tonic. Sandra Tsing Loh, as actor, writer and comedienne,…
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Sarah McEneaney & Ann Toebbe

Sarah McEneaney & Ann Toebbe

Each painting currently displayed at Zevitas Marcus evokes the satisfyingly voyeuristic sensation of Sarah McEneaney or Ann Toebbe allowing you to peer through a window…
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Lorna Simpson (American, born 1960). Waterbearer, 1986.
Gelatin silver print with vinyl lettering, 59 × 80 × 2¼ in. (149.9 ×
203.2 × 5.7 cm). Courtesy of Lorna Simpson. © 1986 Lorna
Simpson

CAAM:

Black Radical Women

Rallying against overwhelmingly white, male perspectives in art history, “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85” at the California African American Museum (CAAM) is…
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Fawn Rogers, I Love You And That Makes Me God (2017). Screen grab. Courtesy the artist.

Empathy Through Technology: Re-examining Vulnerability

Young Projects/Los Angeles

The ​ ​provocation​ ​of​ ​vulnerability​ ​has​ ​long​ ​been​ ​a​ ​mainstay​ ​of​ ​impactful​ ​art.​ ​Video​ ​and​ ​film media,​ ​given​ ​their​ ​reliance​ ​on​ ​the​ ​staging​ ​of​ ​exposure​…
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Installation by Jesus Rafael Soto: "EXTENSION Y MEDIA ESFERA", 1991

THE MIAMI REPORT: Day 7

Art Miami; CONTEXT; Lars Jan for Audemars Piguet

The last day. When everyone is checking out of their sleeping situations, making plans for one last show or fair before leaving town, galleries and…
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Jill Weisberg's "She Comes First", 2016. Metallic pink sequins on wood.

THE MIAMI REPORT: Day 6

The Rubell Collection; The Fair. Fair

We woke up yesterday on a mission for two free exhibitions: the private Rubell Collection, and Fair., an all-female artist installation at the Brickell City…
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Berta Fischer, "Andil", 2017. Acrylic glass.

THE MIAMI REPORT: Day 5

NADA; Marie Herwald Hermann; The Wolfsonian

The plan was to go to Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB), then the New Art Dealer’s Alliance fair (NADA). ABMB didn’t happen, and NADA did,…
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The Apex Predators themselves, all decked out in teeth.

THE MIAMI REPORT: DAY 4

Fantich & Young; Swizz Beats takes No Commission; Pulse Art Fair; Disco Nights

Woke up at 7:30 EST, which means 4:30 PST. I flew here several days ahead of festivities because a.) I wanted to spend lots of…
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THE MIAMI REPORT: DAY 3

Jamie Felton; Aqua Art Miami; The Bass Museum

 Yesterday, I moved from North Miami to South Beach into an apartment I’m sharing with four other ladies. We got safely ensconced, and then Mercury…
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The Square

FILM: The Square; Lady Bird

Avoid: The Square; Must See: Lady Bird

In the new Swedish film The Square directed by Ruben Ostlund, Christian (Claes Bang ) is the hip and handsome chief curator of X-Royal, a…
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Beach Scene

The Option of Comorbidity: Andi Magenheimer

Gallery Sensei / New York

In Andi Magenheimer’s “HpPy BRdDY,” a smiling and limbless dinosaur’s engorged human breasts graze the reflecting water below, imperturbably still while a rhododendron sheds its…
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WALTON FORD, Isla de California, 2017. Watercolor, gouache and ink on paper, mounted on aluminum panel,108 x 144 inches unframed, (274.3 x 365.8 cm) © Walton Ford. Photography by Tom Powel. Courtesy Gagosian.

Walton Ford

It’s unique to see a distant artist delving deeply into our obscure local lore. In his current show at Gagosian, New York-based painter Walton Ford…
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photo by Santiago Felipe

THE MIAMI REPORT: DAY 2

Untitled Miami Beach; Björk DJs in Miami

About yesterday: I want to start with the end, and then work my way back, because art-world darling Björk is womanhood goals AF. Fifty-two years…
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