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GUEST LECTURE

Jeffrey Vallance


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EDITOR’S LETTER

November-December 2016


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Dear Readers  It’s our Miami issue, meaning this issue goes to Miami. It really doesn’t have anything to do with Miami or the fairs. But it... Read More

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Marc Horowitz

More Than Just Clowning Around


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Marc Horowitz has shifted in the past few years from his early work, bridging performance, social practice, entertainment and social media, into the more traditional... Read More

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Laurie Fendrich

"Thinking About Art"


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If you are familiar with Laurie Fendrich’s work, you know that the artist is a New York–based painter of vibrant geometric abstractions that strike a... Read More

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Guy Richards Smit

Contemplating Comedy and Painting Onstage


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How do we put this?  A Guy’s gotta paint!  And the Guy who’s gotta paint has clearly gotta be obsessed about it!  And maybe a... Read More

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Lauren Halsey

Neighborhood Funk


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When I first saw Lauren Halsey’s work-in-progress during her residency at the Studio Museum in Harlem, I was stupefied. The installation was genuinely a new... Read More

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FIELD REPORT: Springfield, Missouri

Matthew Mazzotta's Cloud House


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The grassy plains of southern Missouri came into view as the plane prepared to land in Springfield, a small city on the edge of the... Read More

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Rocío Aranda-Alvarado

Curator’s Approach to Race and the Body as a Political Site


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I recently interviewed curator Rocío Aranda-Alvarado of New York’s El Museo del Barrio at the opening of Site Santa Fe’s current biennial, “Much Wider Than... Read More

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DECODER

Interview with Sarah Russin


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Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, located right in the middle of the Walk of Fame, isn’t just a rare example of a nonprofit contemporary art space... Read More

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Doug Aiken: Looking In

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA


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 I have seen Doug Aitken’s video work Electric Earth many times over the last 15 years, but seeing it recently at his sprawling new retrospective... Read More

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UNDER THE RADAR

What's Making What Noise


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Installation artist and drone improviser Gabie Strong has been a playa in the surprisingly vigorous Los Angeles experimental music community for some time, with her... Read More

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RETROSPECT: Macbeth

Can't Stop the Evil


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Macbeth is the story of a villain who people understand and have pity for—when the story is told correctly. Both Macbeth and his wife have... Read More

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BUNKER VISION: The Magic Christian

Are You a Bored Billionaire?


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You’re sitting at an art fair (on what you hope is a chair) while your spouse has another look around. They handed you a magazine... Read More

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ASK BABS

Etiquette for Artful Living


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SOLD! (NOT!)Dear Babs, In my art practice, I gravitate toward using ephemeral media and creating installations. Sometimes my work deals with “difficult” subject matter. Do... Read More

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SHOPTALK

Now Be Here; Hospital Pop-Up; Gallery Moves


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POP-UPS WORTH YOUR WHILE Hospital Happening and a TraphouseKudos to art consultant John Wolf for throwing together one of the most ambitious and giddy art ... Read More

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733 LA Women in the Here and Now

First Person


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When Kim Schoenstadt first asked me if I would photograph “Now Be Here LA 2016”—the historic group photograph of hundreds of LA-based women artists that... Read More

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FILM: Sky Ladder

The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang


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It is now official: awe is an essential human emotion. Yes, awe—a sense of wonder at something that is greater or beyond any single individual.... Read More

SIGHTS UNSCENE

Tim Hawkinson


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DEAD OR ALIVE: De Chirico

Master of the Metaphysic Arts


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RECONNOITER

Gerard O'Brien


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Gerard O’Brien founded The Landing a year ago and is the owner of Reform Gallery in Los Angeles, a store that quickly became a leading... Read More

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Looking At Doug Aitken

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA


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Exiting Electric Earth, Doug Aitken’s immersive, multichannel narrative installation first presented in 1999 and immediately confronting Twilight (2016), an eerie, translucent ghost-like freestanding replica of... Read More

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Henry Taylor

Blum & Poe Gallery


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Henry Taylor has described his figurative painting, which is not infrequently straight portraiture, as landscape; and to press the point, he has taken the further... Read More

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Sam Falls

Hannah Hoffman Gallery


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Visual affinities extend throughout Sam Falls’ solo exhibition at Hannah Hoffman, suggesting relationships between natural phenomena and man-made objects, while also developing a thematic unity... Read More

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Miya Ando

Lora Schlesinger Gallery


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A descendent of samurai-era Bizen sword makers, Miya Ando was first introduced to metalworking as a child while living in a Japanese Buddhist Temple. In... Read More

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Analia Saban

Mixografia Gallery


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Through her show, “Paper or Plastic?”, at the innovative Mixografia studio, Analia Saban breathes new life into plastic grocery bags while highlighting their vapidity as... Read More

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Carina Brandes

Team (bungalow) Gallery


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The black-and-white photographs of Carina Brandes, which capture her ritualistically enigmatic performances for a self-timed camera, suffer a paradoxical fate: they’re modestly powerful images grounded... Read More

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Colette Robbins

101/Exhibit Gallery


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Standing erect on pedestals, Colette Robbins’ seven skeletal sculptures twist and bend like limbs, frown and gape like skulls, and yet they are clearly not... Read More

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Karla Klarins

California State University Northridge Art Gallerys


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For over 35 years Karla Klarins has painted the built landscape, now presented in a survey exhibition entitled “Subdividing the Landscape.” In the early 1980s... Read More

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Sadie Barnette

Jenkins Johnson Gallery


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While earlier exhibitions used horse racing as a point of departure and a metaphor, perhaps, for the handicapping aspect of the art world, “FROM HERE,”... Read More

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Coming to Power: 25 Years of Sexually X-Plicit Art by Women

Maccarone Gallery


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In Ellen Cantor’s restaging of Coming to Power: 25 Years of Sexually X-Plicit Art by Women, the landmark show that she originally curated in 1993... Read More

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ON THE COVER

November/December 2016; Issue 2, Volume 11


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Marc Horowitz, photo by Stefan Simchowitz, 2015. Marc is featured and interviewed by Christopher Michno. Read More

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