Alejandro Iñárritu, CARNE y ARENA. Design: Neil Kellerhouse. Courtesy of 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.


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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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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