Installation view, Jacob Ciocci, “Show #28,” And/Or Gallery, Pasadena

Jacob Ciocci

One doesn’t quite know how to act inside Jacob Ciocci’s deliberately underwhelming installation. The artist has transformed And/Or Gallery into a bland arena that feels…
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Daniel Pitín, Limit Shapes (2016), courtesy of the artist and Nicodim Gallery.

Nicodim Gallery:

Daniel Pitín

Daniel Pitín’s paintings allegorize the uneasy tension between our mortal individuality and the cold cardboard abyss of the computerized world. Most works in his current…
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Orkideh Torabi, Help yourself!, 2016 ©Orkideh Torabi, courtesy of the artist and Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

Orkideh Torabi

Yes, Please & Thank You Gallery

In Orkideh Torabi’s caricatures of silly men, comedy and poignancy stealthily overcome the unsuspecting viewer. Midway through this exhibition, one is liable to titter aloud…
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Rolnik in his gallery

The Secret Life of Daniel Rolnik

Phase II: Art World as Stage

Attending a Daniel Rolnik event, you’ll encounter many bizarre characters, Rolnik being the most amusing. I met Rolnik four years ago at a party in…
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Analia Saban, DANKE MERCI THANK YOU GRACIAS ARIGATO Plastic Bag, 2016.

Analia Saban

Mixografia Gallery

Through her show, “Paper or Plastic?”, at the innovative Mixografia studio, Analia Saban breathes new life into plastic grocery bags while highlighting their vapidity as…
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Diana Thater at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, USA, 2015. Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. Cinematography: Scott Anger. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

National Telecast Spotlights LA Artists

Season 8 Art in the Twenty-First Century airs this Friday

This coming Friday, September 23, at 9 P.M. ET, PBS will air an hour-long Los Angeles-themed episode, the third installment of a four-episode block called…
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Velveteria

Eclectic Museums

Kitsch and Quaint Abound

1. Museum of Jurassic Technology (9341 Venice Boulevard, Culver City, California 90232)From its name to its introductory slideshow to its lighting to its exhibits to…
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Daniel Rolnik at his gallery.

Off the Grid Art Venues

Top 10 Weird, Unusual Los Angeles Spaces

1. Obsolete Despite its overall ambience of musty, bizarre creepiness, this synergetic cross between antique shop and contemporary art gallery somehow manages to convey a…
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Denis Darzacq & Anna Lüneman, Doublemix No. 52, 2016, ©Denis Darzacq, courtesy of De Soto Gallery, Los Angeles.

Denis Darzacq, Anna Lüneman

De Soto Gallery

Activities are often pierced by interludes that have little to do with them. One’s reading, for instance, may be interrupted by thoughts, noise, a graphic…
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Cathrine Fairbanks, Luce’s Fireplace 10 & 12, 2014, ©Catherine Fairbanks, courtesy of Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles.

Catherine Fairbanks

Wilding Cran Gallery / Los Angeles

Vestiges of the past can be found all over the West; dead and dying towns are replete with inklings of historic spirit in the forms…
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Amy Elkins, Zak (Second Row, University Team
Captain), Princeton, NJ, 2010, (detail).

Amy Elkins’ Male Protagonists

Tough/Tender

Inside American prisons, thousands of men sequestered in tiny, dim rooms spend their lives waiting to die. Outside, this marginal population is hardly considered, except…
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