Kelly McLane

Kelly McLane

So often is the label Surrealism tacked onto fantasy art that, in descriptions of contemporary work, it’s become practically synonymous with utopian scenes or lowbrow….
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Sayre Gomez

Sayre Gomez

In a corridor just inside Ghebaly Gallery, a faded sign, barely legible for its low contrast, reads “Déjà Vu.” This isn’t merely a placard bearing…
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Van Hanos

Van Hanos

Van Hanos‘ paintings parodizing partisan preposterousness would be utterly comical if they didn’t so mordantly reflect our circusy cultural reality. Cynically dubbed “Late American Paintings,”…
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Nemesio Antúnez

Nemesio Antúnez

Nemesio Antúnez (1918-1993) possessed a remarkable talent for crystallizing the spirit of certain locations and scenarios. In his small but captivating pictorial selection currently on…
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Ariana Papademetropoulos

Ariana Papademetropoulos

With salmon walls, magenta carpet and eccentric ornament, Ariana Papademetropoulos has transformed Wilding Cran into a life-size dollhouse where you are the doll and everything…
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Monique Prieto

Monique Prieto

Monique Prieto‘s new paintings radiate magnetic simplicity. The abstractions in her elegantly spare show, “Luster,” glow as though lit from within. Each of the four…
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Linda Vallejo

Linda Vallejo

Linda Vallejo’s show titled “Keepin’ It Brown” affects an antique store atmosphere. Folksily arranged ceramic figurines stand atop pedestals. Walls are adorned with framed pictures…
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Lawrence Halprin

Lawrence Halprin

Lawrence Halprin (1916–2009) is renowned for his landscape architecture; but 28 drawings currently on view at Edward Cella indicate that he might just as adeptly…
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Neil Raitt

Neil Raitt

It’s amazing how much effort, skill and intellect Neil Raitt directs towards donning the ornate trappings of kitsch. Visitors enter his installation through a painstakingly…
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Emiliano Gironella Parra

Emiliano Gironella Parra

While Americans condemn Mexican lawlessness, much illegal drug trade south of the border is driven by U.S. demand. In his PST: LA/LA show titled “Artempatía”…
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Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez

Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez

County fairs usually aren’t noted for their art; but this year’s is an exception, with Millard Sheets Art Center hosting a fine PST LA/LA exhibition,…
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Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe

Straddling all sorts of categories, Nick Lowe’s pictures are defined by their byzantine intermediacy between stretched canvases and works on paper, paintings and drawings, fanciful…
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Hot Time, Summer in the City

Hot Time, Summer in the City

Group shows are like parties: overarching themes can help ensure memorable experiences; but sometimes the most engaging are those where unexpected connections form fortuitously among…
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