Jessie Homer French, Road Kill (again) (1998), courtesy of the artist and Various Small Fires.

Various Small Fires:

Jessie Homer French

Jessie Homer French’s paintings nullify categories like sophistication and naiveté; embodying aspects of both, they fit into neither. As implied by the show’s title, “Food…
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It is obvious from the map. Installation view at REDCAT, Los Angeles. Photo: Brica Wilcox

REDCAT:

It is obvious from the map

The exhibition equivalent of grandmother’s tablespoon of castor oil, It is obvious from the map is unpleasant to consume but leaves one feeling positively virtuous…
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Irene-Iré, Abstenciones, Abscenciones e (In)Continencias (2017), courtesy of the artist and Coagula Curatorial.

Coagula Curatorial:

Manuel Ocampo & Irene Iré

Manuel Ocampo and Irene Iré accomplish the often-difficult task of formulating a joint show that appears cohesive without sacrificing the styles of either artist. Their…
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John Hiltunen, Untitled (JH315), 2015, courtesy of the artist and The Good Luck Gallery.

The Good Luck Gallery:

John Hiltunen

Mark Twain is generally credited with the quote, “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” The artist of this exhibition…
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Afraid of Modern Living | World Imitation & Monitor 1977-1982, installation view, courtesy of These Days.

These Days:

Afraid of Modern Living

The unassuming These Days gallery, which lies on the second floor off an alleyway in downtown LA, currently houses an impressive installation titled, “Afraid of…
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Seth Kaufman, "Please," installation view, courtesy of the artist.

The Situation Room:

Seth Kaufman

Seth Kaufman has made a startling new body of work, and has transitioned from sculpture to photography as effortlessly as a caterpillar transitions into a…
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"Top Five Buddy Cop Films," installation view, courtesy of Steve Turner.

Steve Turner:

Top Five Buddy Cop Films

One could argue that the buddy cop genre has been with us since well before In the Heat of the Night; that it’s among the…
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Dean Monogenis, Long Gone (2017), courtesy of the artist and Walter Maciel Gallery.

Walter Maciel Gallery:

Dean Monogenis

Dean Monogenis destroyed nine paintings putting them on display in a work entitled Black Hole. Feeling the need to purge, Monogenis selected older pieces from the gallery’s…
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Lawrence Fodor, Hercules and Antaeus I (after a Greco-Roman sculpture), 2015-16, courtesy of the artist and SCAPE.

SCAPE:

Lawrence Fodor

While abstract art often begins with inspiration and develops spontaneously, Lawrence Fodor approaches his canvasses in a different manner, basing his paintings on historic works….
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Scot Heywood: Shift|Stack|Sunyata, (installation view). Courtesy of Peter Blake Gallery.

Peter Blake Gallery:

Scot Heywood

Minimalism is alive and well in Southern California. In tandem with the current exhibition of historic California Hard-Edge painter John McLaughlin’s work at LACMA, preceded…
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Daniel Pitín, Limit Shapes (2016), courtesy of the artist and Nicodim Gallery.

Nicodim Gallery:

Daniel Pitín

Daniel Pitín’s paintings allegorize the uneasy tension between our mortal individuality and the cold cardboard abyss of the computerized world. Most works in his current…
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Cole Case, Vista Del Mar Nocturne (2016), courtesy of the artist and Chimento Contemporary.

Chimento Contemporary:

Cole Case

Cole Case is a man obsessed with: airplanes, the night sky, palm trees, runways, depopulated public spaces and his own private plethora of nostalgic memorabilia….
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Carlos Ramirez, Mr. Brown (2016), courtesy of the artist and New Image Art.

New Image Art:

Carlos Ramirez

The relevancy of “Complejo de Cristo y Vampiros,” Carlos Ramirez’s first solo show at New Image Art, couldn’t be timelier given our new president’s executive…
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