Look and Run

Look and Run

David Kordansky Gallery; Kayne Griffin Corcoran

There was a cool sense of relief walking into David Kordansky’s gallery and seeing that the great turn out for Mai-Thu Perret’s “Féminaire” and  Lesley Vance‘s…
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Engaged gallerygoers

Engaging Art for Everyone

Night Gallery; These Days

The epicenter of the downtown LA Arts District can be a bit overwhelming at times and “getting there is half the fun” is no fiction…
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Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

Honolulu Biennial

Issue Art Clouds a Sunny Hawaii

The art world as we know it is in a constant state of reinvention and definition, continually seeking relevance. In this quarter of the great…
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Brewery Art Walk

Art Fatigue at its Best

Brewery Art Walk; BBQLA

I’ve heard of the phenomenon of art fatigue—getting so sick of looking at art that one more derivative Franz Kline-esque painting will turn you into…
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May-June 2017

Dear Readers, When I heard that Chris Kraus’ feminist cult book, I Love Dick, was being made into a TV series, I couldn’t actually believe…
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Illustration by Lalo Alcaraz

Culture Clash

Militants, Artists Fail to Connect in Boyle Heights

Can art hurt people? In mid-February, I sat in Boyle Heights’ El Tepeyac café across from a revolutionary named A. and probed him with questions…
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Installation view, Jason Rhoades, My Madinah. In pursuit of my ermitage…, 2004; mixed media, dimensions variable; courtesy the estate, Hauser & Wirth and David Zwirner.

Jason Rhoades at Hauser & Wirth

At Home in the Neon Jungle

It’s true what they say. You can’t go home again—even if home is a neon jungle. Even if you’ve remade that neon jungle into your…
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Luring Millennials into Museums

Shazam for Paintings

It used to be about the art. It used to be that seeing (and being told to step back from) a Picasso was enough. But,…
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Infinity Mirrored Room—Love Forever, 1966/1994, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,wood, photo by Cathy Carver.

Infinite Epiphany: Yayoi Kusama

Connecting The Dots And Auras

“Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, is an ambitious show by any stretch of the imagination, boasting…
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Maxfield Parrish  1870-1966), Waterfall, c. 1930

Fabulous Tales

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Injecting one or more inane Star Wars puns into a discussion of George Lucas’ proposed museum would be de rigueur; but I’ll abstain. It is…
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George W. Bush, José E. Santiago, Specialist, United States Army, 1999–2006.


Please Move Over George W. Bush

The art world is in a genteel panic—reliable work isn’t selling, galleries are moving and closing, Andrea Rosen has said she’ll no longer represent living…
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Desert X installation view 
of Phillip K. Smith III, The Circle of Land and Sky, 
2017, photo by Lance Gerber, courtesy of the  artist, Royale Projects and Desert X.

Coachella Hosts Desert X

Things Out West

Desert X, we love the name of this art biennial out in the Coachella Valley—“X” as the unknown, the sexy, the je-ne-sais-quoi factor. There is…
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Chris Burden's Through the Night Softly, 1973 performance for TV consumption.


Mike Kelley Foundation; Art Palm Springs; Burden: The Doc

Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts Eight recipients have just been named by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts to receive their Artist Project…
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Jami Porter Lara, 2016, photo by Geistlight Photography.

Water Bottle as Contemporary Artifact

Jami Porter Lara at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Jami Porter Lara stumbled upon both the subject and the medium of her current exhibition “Border Crossing” at the National Museum of Women in the…
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