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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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.


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


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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Page from Crap Hound #5: Hands, Hearts & Eyes, 1996


Sean Tejaratchi's Liartown!

This whole end-of-net-neutrality panic is a bit of a mystery to me. Sure, it sucks, but what were people expecting? That businessmen would suddenly do…
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Incredibly Layered

Galleries usually just send you their press releases, but sometimes you get them from a whole PR firm. I’m on this firm’s list now, and…
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Bill Sheehy, photo by Eric Minh Swenson


Bill Sheehy

Bill Sheehy is the director of Latin American Masters, which he founded in 1987.   What led you to exhibit only Latin-American artists? Do you…
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Wait until you see our teeth!


The Lure: The Sum of its Parts

If you happen to be looking for a textbook example of film as collaborative art, a special feature on the DVD of The Lure might…
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Piero Manzoni, Artist’s Shit (Merda d’artista), 1961.


Etiquette for Artful Living

DIFFICULT SUBJECT MATTER DEAR BABS: In my art practice, I gravitate toward using ephemeral media and creating installations. Sometimes my work deals with “difficult” subject…
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Parent at Art Opening, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2013.

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