Sarah McEneaney & Ann Toebbe

Sarah McEneaney & Ann Toebbe

Each painting currently displayed at Zevitas Marcus evokes the satisfyingly voyeuristic sensation of Sarah McEneaney or Ann Toebbe allowing you to peer through a window…
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WALTON FORD, Isla de California, 2017. Watercolor, gouache and ink on paper, mounted on aluminum panel,108 x 144 inches unframed, (274.3 x 365.8 cm) © Walton Ford. Photography by Tom Powel. Courtesy Gagosian.

Walton Ford

It’s unique to see a distant artist delving deeply into our obscure local lore. In his current show at Gagosian, New York-based painter Walton Ford…
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Phyllis Green, Five Sheaths (2017), courtesy of the artist and Chimento Contemporary. Photo: Ruben Diaz.

Chimento Contemporary:

Phyllis Green

Spiritual aspirations present this fundamental dilemma: we exist as physical beings in a material world of far more palpable empirical reality than anything incorporeal, with…
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Lynda Benglis

Lynda Benglis

Lynda Benglis‘ sculptures are motley in makeup, manifold in their evocations of natural features and visceral gestures. Variously forged of steel, bronze, polyurethane, chicken wire,…
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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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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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Carpe Diem Press section of James hd Brown: Life and Work in Mexico. Collection of USC Libraries. Photo courtesy of Eren Betin (@erenbetin).

USC Fisher Museum:

James hd Brown

USC Fisher Museum’s “James hd Brown: Life and Work in Mexico” is one of the few PST: LA/LA shows devoted to a SoCal-born expatriate. Born…
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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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Van Hanos

Van Hanos

Van Hanos‘ paintings parodizing partisan preposterousness would be utterly comical if they didn’t so mordantly reflect our circusy cultural reality. Cynically dubbed “Late American Paintings,”…
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Nemesio Antúnez

Nemesio Antúnez

Nemesio Antúnez (1918-1993) possessed a remarkable talent for crystallizing the spirit of certain locations and scenarios. In his small but captivating pictorial selection currently on…
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Ariana Papademetropoulos

Ariana Papademetropoulos

With salmon walls, magenta carpet and eccentric ornament, Ariana Papademetropoulos has transformed Wilding Cran into a life-size dollhouse where you are the doll and everything…
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Monique Prieto

Monique Prieto

Monique Prieto‘s new paintings radiate magnetic simplicity. The abstractions in her elegantly spare show, “Luster,” glow as though lit from within. Each of the four…
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Kajahl, Baroque Classic III (2017), courtesy of the artist and Richard Heller Gallery.

Richard Heller Gallery:

Kajahl

Kajahl’s paintings vivify ancient statues, presenting them as dignified, mysterious multicultural personae. Embodying Western clichés from bygone eras, the characters in his current show titled…
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Linda Vallejo

Linda Vallejo

Linda Vallejo’s show titled “Keepin’ It Brown” affects an antique store atmosphere. Folksily arranged ceramic figurines stand atop pedestals. Walls are adorned with framed pictures…
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Lawrence Halprin

Lawrence Halprin

Lawrence Halprin (1916–2009) is renowned for his landscape architecture; but 28 drawings currently on view at Edward Cella indicate that he might just as adeptly…
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Neil Raitt

Neil Raitt

It’s amazing how much effort, skill and intellect Neil Raitt directs towards donning the ornate trappings of kitsch. Visitors enter his installation through a painstakingly…
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