Aaron Curry, STARFUKER, 2015, photography by Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Aaron Curry

David Kordansky Gallery / Los Angeles

Aaron Curry’s “STARFUKER” at David Kordansky Gallery seemingly comprises fragmented collisions of space debris tearing through a parallel universe. The two-part exhibition contains a series…
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Kota Ezawa,The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, 2015, courtesy of the artist and Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Kota Ezawa

Christopher Grimes Gallery / Los Angeles

In August 2015, 25 years after the still unsolved heist at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (where thirteen works of art including three Rembrandts and…
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Steven Hull, Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Unbelievable!, 2015-16, photo by Grant Mudford, 2016.

Steven Hull

Rosamund Felsen Gallery / Los Angeles

Like a modern-day Ishmael, Steven Hull spent the last few years sailing and seeing the watery part of the world. Hull’s enthusiasm for his new…
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George Legrady, Day & Night Transylvania Hunt, 2015, courtesy of the artist and Edward Cella Art + Architecture

George Legrady

Edward Cella Art + Architecture / Los Angeles

Light affects perception in ways typically taken for granted: the ability to see and function; moods; sense of time. In lenticular photographs from the series…
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ClaudiaParducci, Murrah Building Rope Drawing 2, 2015, image courtesy of the artist and Ochi Projects.

Claudia Parducci

Ochi Projects / Los Angeles

“The Space Between Us,” Claudia Parducci’s first solo exhibition at Ochi Projects, represents the artist’s commitment to understanding and investigating the darkest sides of human…
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Jessica Rath, Water Feed #2 (2016), courtesy of the artist, images courtesy of Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, CA, photo by Ruben Diaz.

The Ocelots of Foothill Boulevard

Pitzer College Art Galleries

The whimsically titled three person exhibition “The Ocelots of Foothill Boulevard” featuring works by Mark Dion, Jessica Rath and Dana Sherwood, investigates the site of…
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Kim Schoenstadt, Sightline Construction Series No. 5, 2015, courtesy of the artist and Chimento Contemporary, photo by Ruben Diaz.

Kim Schoenstadt

Chimento Contemporary / Los Angeles

Kim Schoenstadt’s approach to visual art conflates two and three dimensions, crawling up the wall and on the floor, gelling into freestanding objects even as…
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Aaron Wrinkle, Ritual Study Before Offering, 2016.

Aaron Wrinkle

Night Gallery / Los Angeles

“69,”Aaron Wrinkle’s exhibition of drawing, painting and related constructions must be considered in the context of what Night Gallery calls “the mausoleum” that frames it….
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Bella Feldman, Break in Case of Emergency, 2015.

Bella Feldman and Ron Weil

VESSEL GALLERY / SAN FRANCISCO

Two Bay Area artists, the sculptor/painter/collagist Bella Feldman and the draftsman (for lack of a better term) Ron Weil, show that intelligence, passion and craftsmanship…
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Janet Biggs, Can’t Find My Way Home, 2015, courtesy of the artist and Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York.

Janet Biggs

Cristin Tierney / New York

Janet Biggs will go a long way to find herself. Her four-channel video unfolds only a continent away, but do not be fooled: with Can’t…
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David Bowie, Photo: Terry O'Neill

David Bowie: Ashes to Ashes

Starman Waiting in the Sky

David Bowie released his envoi-like album, Blackstar, on his birthday, and so a lightness of being seems to shine through his final week on earth. His…
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Loretta Fahrenholz, still from film Ditch Plains, 2013.

BEST IN SHOW 2015

Staff Writer Ezrha Jean Black Picks the Top 10 Los Angeles Museum and Gallery Shows

We live in interesting times—possibly the end of time, or at least the end of history as humans have conceived it over the last few…
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Frank Stella, Harran II, 1967. Polymer and fluorescent polymer paint on canvas. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; gift, Mr. Irving Blum, 1982. © 2015 Frank Stella/Artists Rights Society

Frank Stella: A Retrospective
@Whitney Museum of American Art/New York City

To find a curatorial through-line for the wildly varied career of Frank Stella must be an enormous challenge. Hanging opposite the elevators on the new…
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Kathy Butterly

Kathy Butterly

Shoshana Wayne / Los Angeles

Looking like contorted urns collapsing inward or twisting outward, the 16 new cup-sized works that comprise “The Weight of Color,” Kathy Butterly’s fifth show with…
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Alia Malley, DV_8332, 2014 / 201v5, courtesy of the artist and Sloan Projects.

Alia Malley

Sloan Projects / Los Angeles

In his essay “The Ontology of the Photographic Image,” film theorist André Bazin observed that image-making was “no longer a question of survival after death,…
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What if Yayoi Kusama had jungle fever?, 2015
Installation view
Courtesy of the artist and Richard Heller Gallery/Photo by Alan Shaffer.

Devin Troy Strother

Richard Heller Gallery / Los Angeles

The individual works in Devin Troy Strother’s 2010 solo debut were tiny spectacles, collages full of frolicking figures and bright shards of colored paper that…
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