©2013 Estate of Ad Reinhardt/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London.

Under the radar

Looking at Ad Reinhardt

I don’t remember when I first ran across Ad Reinhardt’s dazzling, sarcastic collage comics—probably in the ’80s (around the same time I stumbled upon his…
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Barbara T. Smith, Untitled Drawing from Sound Piece for Notes and Scores for Sound, 1971. Pencil on paper, 18 x 24 inches

UNDER THE RADAR: Plastic is Fantastic Again

Barbara T. Smith, Performance Audio 1969–1988

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the weird inversions of mainstream and underground culture, particularly as regards formats—the vinyl record for example. Talking with Rick and…
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“I Left My Heart” by Cliff Hengst,
image courtesy Machine Project 
and Southern Exposure.

UNDER THE RADAR: Prosthetic Enthusiasms and perverse harnessings

Machine Project & Premonitions of the Bauharoque

In retrospect, Machine Project—the Echo Park storefront operating for the last decade as a rapid-fire curatorial clearinghouse for founder/director Mark Allen’s tireless curiosity—would seem to…
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UNDER THE RADAR Pearblossom Hwy MIKE OTT’S PEARBLOSSOM HWY REACHES for reality, in a real way, sort of. LA filmmaker’s Mike Ott’s last movie—LiTTLEROCK (2010) was…
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