Super Muerto Mouse, 2016

Jorge R Gutierrez

Gregorio Escalante Gallery

The concept of an artist commemorating a particular time and place is always interesting, specifically in this case the border between Tijuana and the U.S….
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Vanessa Conte, Ms. Mycenea, 2016

Grind

Various Small Fires

The idea of a failed utopia is certainly nothing new as those of us who live in any bustling city like Los Angeles will tell…
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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, 2000 Installation view

Alexis Smith

Honor Fraser

Mining the territory of surrealism, juxtaposing everyday objects to create metaphoric meanings; Alexis Smith, in collaboration with poet Amy Gerstler, have created a visual journey…
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Patti Smith, 1976

Robert Mapplethorpe

LACMA

Robert Mapplethorpe’s recent retrospective at LACMA is stunning in its breadth and cohesiveness. What comes across most profoundly is the artist’s sensitivity to his subjects….
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Shirley Tse

Shirley Tse

Shoshana Wayne Gallery

Shirley Tse is one my favorite artists working in Los Angeles today and her fifth exhibition at Shoshana Wayne is once again astonishingly inventive, moving…
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Friends From The Past, 2016

Joakim Ojanen

Richard Heller Gallery

Joakim Ojanen’s playfully enigmatic ceramic sculptures are strangely endearing. Throughout the exhibition, the artist has set up a series of intimate vignettes using small-scale ceramic figures…
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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #97, 1982, © Cindy Sherman, Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures

Cindy Sherman

The Broad

Cindy Sherman’s stunning retrospective at The Broad constitutes a compendium of fiercely iconic imagery that has, for decades, influenced our cultural vision of how women…
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Martin Durazo, The Alchemists, 2016

Tigeraugen (Tiger Eyes) Martin Durazo and Kottie Paloma

Jaus Gallery

In their recent collaborative exhibition, Martin Durazo and Kottie Paloma have created a dialogue that is both socially conscious and willfully playful. Durazo’s raw canvas…
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Artaud, 2016, © Elliott Hundley, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

Elliott Hundley

Regen Projects

Elliott Hundley’s fourth exhibition at Regen Projects once again takes its narrative cue from literature, specifically Antonin Artaud’s play, There Is No More Firmament, also…
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Plastron, 2010

Marc Fichou

Chimento Contemporary

Imagine being able to chart the interior of someone’s brain—to witness ideas as they begin to take shape between ecstatically firing neurons. This is “intermedial”…
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Social, 2016

Paco Pomet

Richard Heller Gallery

Paco Pomet’s newest paintings on view at Richard Heller Gallery are unusually wondrous and gorgeously rendered. Drawing from a surrealist impulse, these works celebrate the…
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1984, 2016

Delicious Taste (Grant Levy-Doolittle & Bruce Yonemoto)

c.nichols project

Technology is always suspect, even in its pleasurableness. We love to hate it, yet we rely on it arguably to the point of our own…
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Dirk Braeckman

Dirk Braeckman

ROSEGALLERY

Dirk Braeckman’s photographs celebrate the passing moment. Images that we are all too familiar with yet often take for granted, are laid bare in exquisite…
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Ed Ruscha’s Every Building on the Sunset Strip #01, 2016

Amy Park

Kopeikin Gallery

New York-based artist Amy Park, in her second solo show at Kopeikin Gallery has reproduced, in intimate and gorgeously rendered watercolors, Ed Ruscha’s 1966 seminal…
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Maura Bendett, White Reindeer Antlers, 2016

TRI (…ed) Revisting TRI Gallery

Wilding Cran Gallery

Artist Rory Devine has organized a perfectly exquisite gem of a show at Wilding Cran Gallery. One that revisits—with much celebratory aplomb—the artists who once…
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Detail from Public Secrets, 2016

Abel Alejandre

Coagula Curatorial

Abel Alejandre’s meticulously crafted charcoal drawings address the complexities of the human experience with eloquence and power. “Public Secrets” represents an amalgam of acrylic paintings…
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