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


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.


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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