Mernet Larsen, The Salad, 2013.

Mernet Larsen

Various Small Fires / Los Angeles

Born in 1940, Florida based painter Mernet Larsen exhibits a body of older as well as recent paintings in her Los Angeles debut. These moderate-sized…
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Fred Tomaselli, Apr. 28, 2010, (2010); Private collection, New York

Fred Tomaselli: The Times

Orange County Museum of Art

The daily newspaper is not quite a thing of the past. For some, it still arrives in printed form each morning at the front door….
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Sadie Benning, Tanks, 2014, photo by Robert Wedemeyer, courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.

Sadie Benning

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

Artists known for their breakthrough projects or a specific style often have difficulty changing directions. Fortunately, Sadie Benning has resisted this conundrum, moving successfully between…
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TM Gratkowski, Power Envy, 2014, photo courtesy Walter Maciel Gallery.

Tm Gratkowski

Walter Maciel Gallery / Los Angeles

A master of text-based montage working in the traditions of Fluxus, Concrete Poetry and Dada, Tm Gratkowski pays homage to artists like Kurt Schwitters and…
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John Knuth, Crimson Sunset, 2014.

John Knuth

5 Car Garage / Los Angeles

John Knuth’s provocative “Base Alchemy” juxtaposes minimal abstractions: tiny specks of dark paint over solid lighter colors; stretched reflective Mylar surfaces torn to reveal predominantly…
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Kerry Tribe, Sam, 2012, Courtesy of the 1301PE, photo by Fredrik Nilsen

Kerry Tribe

1301 PE / Los Angeles

IN HER CURRENT WORK, KERRY TRIBE APPROPRIATES CONTENT from Hollywood films, specifically those shot at the Greystone mansion in Beverly Hills, piecing together dialogue culled…
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Mike Kelley and Michael Smith: “A Voyage of Growth and Discovery,” installation detail, 2009; c. 2009 SculptureCenter and the artists, Photo by Jason Mandella

Mike Kelley and Michael Smith

SculptureCenter, Long Island, September, 2009

Mike Kelley and Michael Smith are iconoclasts who for years have challenged accepted conventions, creating artworks that provoke and titillate. Although friends since 1975, they…
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