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EDITOR’S LETTER

March-April 2017


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Dear Readers In our last issue, which came out in January, I wrote about Trump becoming our president and the effect this potentially disastrous turn... Read More

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The Many Shades of Kerry James Marshall

"Mastry" at MOCA


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It’s cold. He looks even larger in his winter coat. He is a large man. Tall and broad-shouldered. In football, he might be a tight... Read More

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We Don’t Need No Stinking Wall

Mexican Artists Answer Trump


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If there is anybody more unpopular in Mexico at the moment than President Enrique Peña Nieto, it is, of course, Donald J. Trump. After a... Read More

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Ana Teresa Fernandez Paints it Away

Border Dissolve


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Five years ago, San Francisco–based painter, sculptor and performance artist Ana Teresa Fernández woke from a long night’s sleep with a sudden inspiration: She would... Read More

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Women on the Verge of a Cultural Breakthrough

Collective Hysteria


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Kim Abeles’ studio doesn’t have enough chairs, so we have to sit in the adjacent gallery space at the front entrance of the building. Even... Read More

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Nan Goldin: Diving for Pearls


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Nan Goldin, to borrow a phrase from her friend and fellow-artist David Wojnarowicz, has always lived and worked “close to the knives.” Her most recent... Read More

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The Water Bar is Open

Pouring H2O in the service of enlightenment


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A lot has changed over the last two years in the world of water. The high level of lead found in children living in Flint,... Read More

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GUEST LECTURE

Susan Silton


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  LOOK FOR SPECIAL EDITION POSTCARDS BY SUSAN SILTON INSIDE OUR MARCH/APRIL 2017 ISSUE Susan Silton, Delivery Systems, 2017 A special edition for Artillery consisting... Read More

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DECODER

Whatever You Were Doing, It Didn’t Work


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If you ever said fine art was a political act, you were wrong. Consciousness-raising—as art’s broad project, as an abstraction somehow implied in the diversions... Read More

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CURFEW

Do Two Wrongs Make an Alt-Right?


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Melbourne street artist Ms Saffaa painted and wheat-postered a wall with a Muslim feminist protest mural. The collage of Saudi artists and activists shared the... Read More

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RETROSPECT

Vincent van Gogh's Bedroom


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When I first saw a reproduction of The Bedroom I thought, Oh my God, this guy has so few clothes. Later I altered my assessment... Read More

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BUNKER VISION

We Have a Situation


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Trying to actually define The Situationists is a slippery business. The more people who weigh in on what they were about, the more confusing it... Read More

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ASK BABS

Etiquette for Artful Living


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SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO Dear Babs, I’m thinking about leaving the U.S. and moving to Berlin because this country is about to... Read More

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OP-ED

Has Your Art Done Enough?


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A friend of mine spent election night serving drinks at a bar in Highland Park. During the day she worked in her studio—she was preparing... Read More

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SIGHTS UNSCENE

Women's March LA


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BOOKS

Yves Klein: In/Out Studio


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Yves Klein is having a moment. If one goes to the news section of the Yves Klein Archives, one will notice that there has recently... Read More

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COMICS

DEAD OR ALIVE: Goya's Diary


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Karen Graffeo/Jim Neel

Huntsville Museum of Art


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“We are children of our landscape [which] dictates behavior and even thought,” writes Lawrence Durrell. It goes without saying, therefore, that a baneful “landscape”—defined in... Read More

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RECONNOITER

Danielle Brazell


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Danielle Brazell is the general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2014. Today the DCA has... Read More

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Thomas Houseago

Gagosian Gallery


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The first and most physically imposing work in Thomas Houseago’s exhibition, “The Ridge,” on view at Gagosian Gallery, is Open Wall (Beautiful Wall) (2016). According... Read More

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Laura Forman

Sloan Projects


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Laura Forman’s debut solo show at Sloan Projects—a rather small collection of six new artworks that differ clearly from each other—induces curiosity and offers a... Read More

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Egan Frantz / Michael Dopp

Roberts & Tilton Gallery


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Egan Frantz’s show, “The Oat Paintings,” provides a possible opening into a discussion of the nature of political art: how we distinguish it from among... Read More

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Rachel Lachowicz

Shoshana Wayne Gallery


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For Rachel Lachowicz, lipstick—the actual infused-wax substance—has long functioned not simply as a gimmick, or brand, or even social signifier, but as a kind of... Read More

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Orkideh Torabi

Yes, Please & Thank You Gallery


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In Orkideh Torabi’s caricatures of silly men, comedy and poignancy stealthily overcome the unsuspecting viewer. Midway through this exhibition, one is liable to titter aloud... Read More

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Jill Mulleady

Freedman Fitzpatrick Gallery


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Jill Mulleady’s new paintings offer an experience akin to tumbling down a rabbit hole into a mad and decadent party orchestrated by the Surrealists (is... Read More

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Nathan Redwood

Jaus Gallery


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Unexpected Portrait (2016) is a large-scale acrylic-on-canvas painting where a long tube-shaped orange line with dark edges glides across the work defining a cartoon-like head... Read More

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Lauren DiCioccio

Jack Fischer Gallery


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If Lauren DiCioccio’s chosen materials of fabric, thread and found objects at first appear playful and lighthearted, a closer look reveals the disturbing little works... Read More

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Paul Anthony Smith

ZieherSmith Gallery


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Paul Anthony Smith’s third solo exhibition at ZieherSmith represents an ultimately fruitful distillation, apparently in both the methods of his practice, and subsequently in the... Read More

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ON THE COVER

March-April 2017; Issue 4, Volume 11


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Painting by Mauricio Cárdenas, Make America White Again, 2017, acrylic on canvas, included in the Guadalajara, Mexico, exhibition, “Fuck The Wall,” which is a featured... Read More

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Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present


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Tony Conrad is one of the unlikeliest figures to be the subject of the kind of late-career historical recontextualization that authenticity-starved hipster youth have made... Read More

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