Simphiwe Ndzube, The Underwater People (2017), courtesy of the artist and Nicodim Gallery.

Nicodim Gallery:

Simphiwe Ndzube

“Bhabharosi,” the title of Simphiwe Ndzube’s show and several works therein, is a neologism the artist coined from the words “barbarous” and “rose” in isiXhosa,…
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Scott Hove, Beauty Nap (2017), courtesy of the artist and KP Projects. Photo: Elena Kulikova.

KP Projects:

Scott Hove

Known for his immersive cake-like installations, Scott Hove’s latest makings offer wry commentary upon the demise of today’s political, economic, and ecological landscapes in “Last…
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Fran Siegel, Lineage through Landscape: Tracing Egun in Brazil (2015–2017), Suspended Drawing: pencil, pigment, gold leaf, string, and collage on cut drafting film, scrim, cyanotype, sewn and printed fabric. Leaves: porcelain. Length (drawing): 10.97 m. Commissioned by the Fowler Museum at UCLA. Collection of the artist. Photo: Don Cole.

Fowler Museum at UCLA:

Fran Siegel

There are two points of entry into Fran Siegel’s exquisite exhibition, “Lineage Through Landscape: Tracing Egun in Brazil.” One is purely visual: admiring the unique way…
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Peter Lodato, "Recent Works"; Eric Johnson, "Select Works," installation view, courtesy of the artists and William Turner Gallery.

William Turner Gallery:

Peter Lodato and Eric Johnson

We are accustomed to sight as an experience of things coming into clearer focus the longer we look at them. Images seem fuzzy, we stare,…
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Timo Fahler, “slow relief,” installation view. Courtesy of the artist and Ibid Gallery, Los Angeles.

Ibid Gallery – Los Angeles:

Timo Fahler

With three distinct exhibition spaces within its massive Boyle Heights gallery, Ibid Gallery has reserved its smallest space, a jewel box of a venue, for…
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Andy Kolar, “Easy now.” Installation view. Courtesy of the artist and Walter Maciel Gallery.

Walter Maciel Gallery:

Andy Kolar

Abstract but character-driven, tertiary and bright, super flat and deeply funny, the paintings and sculptural installations in Andy Kolar’s “Easy now.” speak to conceptual and…
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‘Monika Sosnowska’ installation view. © Monika Sosnowska. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Mario de Lopez.

Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles:

Monika Sosnowska

Alluding to the postmodern architecture of her Polish homeland, Monika Sosnowska’s first solo show at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles is comprised of six structural…
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"Interstitial," installation view. Courtesy PMCA. Copyright: Don Milici.

Pasadena Museum of California Art:

Interstitial

Collectively, the works that make up “Interstitial,” now on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, read like the detritus one might find in…
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Alejandro Iñárritu, CARNE y ARENA. Design: Neil Kellerhouse. Courtesy of LACMA.

LACMA:

Alejandro G. Iñárritu: CARNE y ARENA

Only one visitor enters Alejandro Iñárritu’s installation CARNE y ARENA at a time. If you’re lucky enough to get a ticket, you’ll begin in a…
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Analia Saban, "Folds and Faults," installation view. © Analia Saban. Courtesy Sprüth Magers.

Sprüth Magers:

Analia Saban

The strategic manipulation and disorientation of material: concrete, paper, ink, and fiber, link the four distinct series displayed in Analia Saban’s “Folds and Faults.” As…
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Sabrina Gschwandtner, Hands at Work IV (2017). 16mm polyester film, polyester thread, lithography ink, 47 x 70.5 in. Courtesy of the artist and Shoshana Wayne Gallery. Photo: Joshua White.

Shoshana Wayne Gallery:

Sabrina Gschwandtner

Sabrina Gschwandtner’s second solo exhibition at Shoshana Wayne Gallery continues her exploration into intricate quilting motifs, expanding on her already complex imagery with the addition…
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Vernacular Environments, Part 1, installation view, courtesy of Edward Cella Art + Architecture.

Edward Cella:

Vernacular Environments, Part 1

Exploring the dialectic relationship between environments—both built and natural—and the figures that occupy those spaces, “Vernacular Environments, Part 1” brings to light the complexities and…
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Kristen Morgin, There's No Need To Fear (2017), graphite on Post-It notes with fan, 102 x 144 inches, courtesy of the artist and Marc Selwyn Fine Art. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer.

Marc Selwyn Fine Art:

Kristen Morgin

Kristen Morgin’s recent works at Marc Selwyn Fine Art break all the rules, and Los Angeles, the city she’s called home for over 30 years,…
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Installation view of Patrick Staff: Weed Killer, at MOCA Grand Avenue, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Zak Kelley.

MOCA:

Patrick Staff: Weed Killer

In his latest video installation “Weed Killer” (2017), Patrick Staff approaches the topic of identity by juxtaposing the cancer patient’s experience with that of the…
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Dean Byington, Reconstruction (2017), courtesy of the artist and Kohn Gallery.

Kohn Gallery:

Dean Byington

Simultaneously familiar and unfamiliar, utopian and dystopian, Dean Byington’s complex canvases are the result of a meticulously refined process that is both digital and analog. Byington begins…
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Derrick Adams, Show Down (2014). Mixed media collage on paper and mounted on archival museum board. Courtesy of Tilton Gallery and the California African American Museum.

California African American Museum:

Derrick Adams

Mercifully averted, the television writers’ strike was urgent news in Los Angeles, where total triviality-immersion is our raison d’être, and its media coverage was breathless….
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