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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Maura Bendet, detail

Alternate Empires

Science Inspires Three Women Sculptors

As a student, seeking respite from the relatively hidebound painting department, I often retreated to the sculpture studios. There, the critical gaze of teachers seemed…
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Alia Malley, DV_8332, 2014 / 201v5, courtesy of the artist and Sloan Projects.

Alia Malley

Sloan Projects / Los Angeles

In his essay “The Ontology of the Photographic Image,” film theorist André Bazin observed that image-making was “no longer a question of survival after death,…
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James Hyde, LOCATIONS, 2014

JAMES HYDE: GROUND

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Entering James Hyde’s show at Luis De Jesus, one immediately wonders: What sort of pictures are these? At first glance, it is difficult to determine…
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Shiri Mordechay, "Pneuma Pleats," 2010, installation detail, Ink, watercolor and acrylic on paper with wire, thread and mixed media, dimensions variable.

Shiri Mordechay Deals with Darkness

Cinema of the Brain

During her childhood in provincial Nigeria, Shiri Mordechay recalls traversing roadways littered with human skulls, glimpsing live babies discarded in trash cans and being spellbound…
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John McAllister, Molten Once Shed Such Chiming, 2015, courtesy of Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

JOHN MCALLISTER

RICHARD TELLES / Los Angeles

Gazing out of a window or peering into a painting: both imply curiosity, perhaps driven by a sense of longing, for what is beyond. John…
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Alison Frey Andersson, Adrift, 2015.

ALISON FREY ANDERSSON

C. NICHOLS PROJECT / Los Angeles

The ocean sometimes gets the best of those who love it most. The title of Alison Frey Andersson’s exhibition, “86’d” offers a surfer’s take on…
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Austin Irving: Not an Exit, installation view.

Austin Irving at Wilding Cran

Photographs Invoke Disquieting Feelings of Being Trapped

It seems every traveler, on occasion, suffers a collapse of time and space. Careening down a hotel hallway late at night, carrying a suitcase whose…
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