Christopher Richmond, Panthalassa, 2015 (still), courtesy the artist and Moskowitz Bayse, Los Angeles

Christopher Richmond

Moskowitz Bayse / Los Angeles

Christopher Richmond’s “Double Fantasy,” a pairing of his videos Panthalassa (2015) and Rendezvous (2016) in his solo debut at Moskowitz Bayse, like much video work,…
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Jessica Rath, Water Feed #2 (2016), courtesy of the artist, images courtesy of Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, CA, photo by Ruben Diaz.

The Ocelots of Foothill Boulevard

Pitzer College Art Galleries

The whimsically titled three person exhibition “The Ocelots of Foothill Boulevard” featuring works by Mark Dion, Jessica Rath and Dana Sherwood, investigates the site of…
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Andy Fedak, Volumes and Daydreams, 2015.

Andy Fedak

Luckman Gallery / Los Angeles

Playfully assaulting the construct of the rational, coherent, autonomous individual in his solo exhibition “You Have Nothing To Worry About,” Andy Fedak’s new stereoscopic (3D)…
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Nuttaphol Ma, Born by the River, 2011, (Day 01: Badwater Basin. 282 feet below sea level.

Humble Materials: NuttapHol Ma

The Artist Feels the Earth Move

On a hot August night in the Pico-Union neighborhood near Downtown Los Angeles, Nuttaphol (pronounced nut-tah-pun) Ma welcomed me to The China Outpost, the project…
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William Powhida, Relational Wall, Watercolor, colored pencil, and graphite on panel, 40” x 60”, 2009, Courtesy of Raymond Learsy and Melva Bucksbaum

(Un)Reliably Ranking MFA Education

And Does Anyone Really Care?

More than any other MFA programs in Southern California—there are in excess of a dozen—CalArts and UCLA have long been associated with art super-stardom. Whether…
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Tyler Vlahovich, Elmo Event, 2015, Sharpie on mylar balloon, from Los Angeles Museum of Art’s project space.

Laurel Doody & LAMOA

An Apartment that's not an Apartment and a Museum that's not a Museum

Alongside Los Angeles’ mainstream exhibition spaces, an eddy of alternative art venues swirl for a time, submerge and disappear, enjoying varying degrees of notice. A…
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Michael Govan, photo Stefanie Keenan.

LACMA’s Michael Govan

Edifice Complex: Big Plans for LACMA

Michael Govan has given a lot of thought to Los Angeles’ identity as a center for culture. While it may go without saying the opportunity…
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Liat Yosifor, The Rider, 16-by-12-inches, oil on linen, 2014

Liat Yossifor

Matters of Structure

Propped against the wall of her second-story Hollywood Boulevard studio, three of Liat Yossifor’s gray paintings—each about seven feet by five feet—in various stages of…
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Paul Caponigro, Reefert Church, Glendalough, County Wicklow, Ireland, 1988, © Paul Caponigro.

Bruce Davidson & Paul Caponigro

In Britain and Ireland at The Huntington

Almost since its inception, photography has been characterized by historians and critics as perpetually in crisis. The current divergent trends—a democratizing of the form through…
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Nathan Huff, Shop Talk, 2014. Photograph courtesy of Jonathan Marrs.

Nathan Huff

UCR Sweeney Gallery / Riverside, CA

“Domesticating Disturbances,” Nathan Huff’s solo exhibit of drawings and paintings in gouache and sculpture/installation never dogmatically adheres to a set of organizing principles, instead freely…
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Christian Tedeschi, 5244 Baltimore, 2014, (on left) and (right) Niche, 2014. Courtesy Western Project.

Christian Tedeschi: Opposites Attract

Lessons in Creation and Tension

Up-and-coming Los Angeles-based artist Christian Tedeschi describes his former boss, Nancy Rubins as “a tornado—so much energy.” The 40-year-old assistant professor and head of sculpture…
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Abramovic and Jay Z, center, performance at Pace Gallery, New York, 2013

Celebrity in the Art World’s Iron Age

Jay Z, Marina Abramovic, Ed Ruscha

THAT WAS THEN THIS IS NOW. Ed Ruscha’s lithograph and the banner image for his 40-year survey at Gagosian Madison Avenue says it all: it…
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