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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Graciela Iturbide, Virgen de Guadalupe, Chalma, México, 2007, courtesy Scripps College, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery.

Revolution and Ritual: The Photographs of Sara Castrejón, Graciela Iturbide and Tatiana Parcero

Scripps College, Ruth Chandler  Williamson Gallery

“Revolution and Ritual,” while very narrowly focused on three Mexican women photographers, seeks to address in broad strokes changes in ideas about Mexican identity through…
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Naida Osline, Sacred Datura, 2010, courtesy of the artist

Naida Osline

Riverside Art Museum

Culled from five different series of Naida Osline’s photographic work since 2007, “Florescence” examines an arc of her practice that is focused on taxonomies of…
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Puno MoCA, (2011), installation by Donna Huanca and Roy Minten, photo by Roy Minten

Conceptual Museum: Cesar Cornejo

Constructing Spaces for Art in the Peruvian Andes

Cesar Cornejo sees artists as outsiders. They confront things that other people won’t—or can’t—see, the Peruvian-born artist told me in an interview in May, three…
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Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman, Mecalux Retro-fit: Framework for Incremental Housing, installation view, 2017, ©Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman, courtesy of the artists and OCMA

2017 California-Pacific Triennial

Orange County Museum of Art / Newport Beach, CA

“Building As Ever,” the 2017 California-Pacific Triennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, investigates the economic, political and social forces that affect the built…
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3D Architectural model at SCI-Arc Main Event 13.

Architectural Eye Candy

SCI-Arc Annual Gala Honors Thom Mayne and Merry Norris

Architect John Bohn rolled into the parking lot off 4th Street and Traction Avenue, where the security guard acknowledged him with a subtle nod as…
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Steve and Pam Nagler, photo by Christopher Michno.

RECONNOITER

Pam and Steve Nagler

In the 1980s, Pam and Steve Nagler founded the performance ensemble Shrimps, which toured nationally and performed locally at venues like LACE. Over the years…
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Amir Zaki, Carving 8, 2016, ©Amir Zaki, courtesy of the artist and ACME Los Angeles.

Amir Zaki

ACME

Amir Zaki’s lushly photographed black-and-white landscapes introduce tension between formalist notions of timeless beauty and suspicions of digital photography’s reliability—or lack thereof. These photos of…
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Vijat Mohindra, from exhibition "Always Believe that Something Wonderful is About to Happen", 2016

Vijat Mohindra

MaRS Gallery

Well known as a fashion photographer, Vijat Mohindra has made a career of photographing artsy spreads and celebrity fashion shoots for glossy magazines. He is…
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Marc Horowitz, photo by Stefan Simchowitz, 2015.

Marc Horowitz

More Than Just Clowning Around

Marc Horowitz has shifted in the past few years from his early work, bridging performance, social practice, entertainment and social media, into the more traditional…
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Sam Falls, Gravity, 2016; ©Sam Falls, courtesy of Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles.

Sam Falls

Hannah Hoffman Gallery

Visual affinities extend throughout Sam Falls’ solo exhibition at Hannah Hoffman, suggesting relationships between natural phenomena and man-made objects, while also developing a thematic unity…
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Photo by Andrew Herrold, courtesy of the Hammer Museum.

RECONNOITER

Aram Moshayedi

Aram Moshayedi is a curator at the Hammer Museum. He organized “Made in L.A. 2016” with Hamza Walker, Director of Education and Associate Curator, Renaissance…
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James Georgopoulos, Luddite, 2016, ©James Georgopoulos, courtesy of MAMA Gallery, Los Angeles.

James Georgopoulos

MAMA Gallery / Los Angeles

With an observer’s detachment in the face of dire predictions of humanity’s demise from the rapidly developing field of artificial intelligence (AI), in “The Earth…
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Photo by Eric Minh Swenson

RECONNOITER

Dhyandra Lawson

Dhyandra Lawson is a curatorial assistant in the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). ARTILLERY: Please describe your…
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