Sarah Bahbah

Opie and Bahbah Pack ‘Em In

Regen Projects; HVW8 Gallery

The spectrum of photography lovers never ceases to amaze when it comes to enjoying art—especially when it comes to re-imagining reality and wishing that which…
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Carmina Escobar’s Fiesta Perpetua!

Carmina Escobar’s Fiesta Perpetua!

REDCAT's PST Live Art LA/LA festival at Echo Park

In ancient days of strife and warfare, a death squad of bird-women used the strategies of sound and seduction to destroy their enemies. Homer gave…
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Judith Linhares

Judith Linhares

Via her expressionistic brush, Judith Linhares teases latent absurdity and uncanniness from hackneyed pictorial genres. Female nudes, sublime landscapes, exotic animals and floral still lifes…
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There’s Still Art: Astrid Hadad

There’s Still Art: Astrid Hadad

REDCAT’S Live Art LA/LA series at the Mayan Theater

On Thursday evening, when performance artist Astrid Hadad began telling a glitter-bombed, sombrero-wearing rubber chicken that everything would be okay, I remembered that there was…
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Mike Kelley

Mike Kelley

The late Mike Kelley‘s “Kandors 1999-2011” at Hauser & Wirth is literally and figuratively tenebrous. Deviating from Kelley’s typical folksiness, this show exudes a clinical…
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Spidey Santa

Toilet Cheer, Surreal Santas

Kenny Irwin's Robolights in Palm Springs

Robolights, the annual open house for a vast year-round, found-art installation in Palm Springs, is coming to a close. Open through January 8th nightly from…
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Caroline Larsen and Dominic Terlizzi

Caroline Larsen and Dominic Terlizzi

A pair of concurrent shows at Craig Krull features paintings that, despite firm adherence to the tradition of pigment on canvas, appear to exist as…
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EDITOR’S LETTER

EDITOR’S LETTER

January-February 2018

Dear Reader, The new year is a time to look forward, but in this issue we also take stock. Staff writer Ezrha Jean Black does…
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Kerry James Marshall, School of Beauty, School of Culture, 2012, collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art, photo by Sean Pathasema.

Artillery Best in Show 2017

Staff Writer Ezrha Jean Black Picks the Top 10 Highlights from a spectacular year of gallery and museum shows

The experience of art in Los Angeles is always both very specific to its localized encounter and acutely conscious of its engagement with the world….
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Kandis Williams, Esophagus Pin Up, 2016, courtesy Night Gallery.

Theory and Experience in the Work of Kandis Williams

Cutting Edge Dissociation

At Kandis Williams’ studio, sparse and white with tall ceilings and drywall divisions, her studio neighbor Orion Martin and I sit and talk with her…
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Judith F. Baca, Documentation of Vanity Table, a performance for the exhibition “Las Chicanas: Venas de la Mujer” at the Woman’s Building, September 1976, Woman’s Building Records, 
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.

Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.

Three PST shows tell it like it is

In the mainstream, queerness has a way of being pushed into the shadows, forced back into the closet. It happens all around us, especially in…
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details from Sergio O’Cadiz' Moctezuma, Fountain Valley Mural, 1974–76; destroyed 2001; Calle Zaragoza, Colonia Juarez, Fountain Valley.

Culture Coverup: L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege

Chicana/o Erasure and Endurance in Los Angeles

Just as there is a certain metaphysical link between acknowledging one’s existence and looking in the mirror, there exists a similar link between the acknowledgement…
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Scherezade Garcia, In My Floating World, Landscape of Paradise from the series Theories on Freedom, 2011, courtesy of the artist and the Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, New York.

Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago at MOLAA

Landscapes of Beauty and Oppression

Years before the Getty’s “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” was initiated, the Museum of Latin American Art was exploring Latin and Latino culture. Its previous 2011–12…
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Wang Guangyi 
Mao Zedong: Red Grid No. 2, 1988, M+ Sigg Collection, Hong Kong.

Report from New York

Art and China After 1989 at the Guggenheim

China had its first major avant-garde exhibition in 1989, which was also the year of the Tiananmen protests. The exhibition “Art and China after 1989:…
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Opening night at last year’s LA Art Show.
Photos by Lynda Burdick.

SHOPTALK

Fair News; Getty; Pacific Asia Museum; Comings & Goings; Women's March

Fair News January is fair month in our fair city. The LA Art Show (Jan. 10–14) in all its massiveness returns to the Convention Center…
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Norman Rockwell, Shuffleton’s Barbershop, 1950

ART BRIEF

Selling the Crown Jewels: Norman Rockwell

Although I’m not a big fan of Norman Rockwell’s artwork, a painting of his caught my eye after becoming the centerpiece of a controversy that…
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