Artillery Publisher Anna Bagirov

Art, Ice & Lies

Artillery Launch party at Ace Hotel Rooftop; Kim Dingle closing

Artillery celebrated its November/December issue launch party on the Ace Hotel rooftop bar last Friday. The joint was jumpin’ with nonstop performances, dancing and drinking….
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Kelly McLane

Kelly McLane

So often is the label Surrealism tacked onto fantasy art that, in descriptions of contemporary work, it’s become practically synonymous with utopian scenes or lowbrow….
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Beth Rudin DeWoody

Really? Curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody

Wilding Cran Gallery

Last Sunday afternoon, artists, gallerists—and anyone who matters in the Los Angeles art world—piled into the crowded Wilding Cran Gallery to check out the excellent…
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Sayre Gomez

Sayre Gomez

In a corridor just inside Ghebaly Gallery, a faded sign, barely legible for its low contrast, reads “Déjà Vu.” This isn’t merely a placard bearing…
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EDITOR’S LETTER

EDITOR’S LETTER

November-December 2017

Dear Reader, In this issue we go beyond LA to interview three artists who live and work outside the country. British performance artist/musician Cosey Fanni…
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Wendy Red Star, Spring, from the series “Four Seasons,” 2006, courtesy of the artist.

Tectonic Shift at Nevada Museum of Art

Exhibition "Unsettled" Reorients to “Greater West”

Perhaps the best way to think about “Unsettled,” the ambitious fall exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art, is from a planetary perspective. As a…
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Jorge Pardo, Untitled, 1999, 70 glass lamps, courtesy of the artist and Petzel, New York

The Problem with Jorge Pardo

Is it Art, and If So Does it Matter?

This past August I decided to brave the coastal traffic to make a visit to the Lux Art Institute near San Diego. I was on…
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Cosey Fanni Tutti in Ritual Awakening, Zap Club, 1986

Zak Smith in conversation with Cosey Fanni Tutti

Strange Forms of Discipline

You find out about Cosey Fanni Tutti’s various bodies of work by rumor or implication—did you know that someone once did this? Did you know…
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Meet Vaginal Davis: Film Scholar

Meet Vaginal Davis: Film Scholar

Vaginal Davis is one of the better examples of somebody who mixes life with art. Her activities include performing, curating, composing, painting and writing. From…
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Cryptic PST Billboards

SHOPTALK

PST Buttons; Comings & Goings; New York, New York

BUTTON UP At the opening of “Circles and Circuits” at the Chinese American Museum on Sept. 19, visitors rushing into the show picked up small…
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Dale Chihuly, Red Reeds on Logs, 2017

ART BRIEF

Inside the Glass Menagerie

Does anyone really believe that Michelangelo or Rubens painted all their works—every single stroke? Of course they didn’t. They had assistants working on their art…
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“Reflections,”Krystal Schultheiss, another 2017 Artist-in-Residence (photo credit Digital Graffiti Festival)

Cerebral Graffiti

Social Cinema on the Florida Coast

Alys Beach is a 158-acre community along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, on Florida’s panhandle coast. Each of the 107 chalk-white homes and…
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installation view,
“Social Places” theme. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Photo: Brian Forrest.

Radical Women at the Hammer

Out From the Shadows

It’s often said that the victor writes the history, and I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that men, and society in general, have…
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Lou Diamond Phillips as Ritchie Valens in Luis Valdez’s La Bamba (1987), ©1987 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., All Rights Reserved, courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Latin Nights

The Academy Joins PST with “From Latin America to Hollywood: Latino Film Culture in Los Angeles, 1967–2017”

Half the population of Los Angeles is now Latino, but its signature industry, the film business, fails to include a significant number of Latinos in…
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Rubén Ortiz Torres, Alien Toy (La Ranfla Cósmica), 1997, kinetic sculpture, video projection, dimensions variable, collection of Tom Patchett, courtesy of Track 16, Los Angeles.

Beyond Escapism

Science Fiction’s Alternate Worlds

Apocryphal notions, like northern superiority and European “discovery” of land already populated, pervade the Western Hemisphere. Even before Thomas More’s 1516 book Utopia, our so-named…
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