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EDITOR’S LETTER

November-December 2017


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Dear Reader, In this issue we go beyond LA to interview three artists who live and work outside the country. British performance artist/musician Cosey Fanni... Read More

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The Problem with Jorge Pardo

Is it Art, and If So Does it Matter?


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This past August I decided to brave the coastal traffic to make a visit to the Lux Art Institute near San Diego. I was on... Read More

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Zak Smith in conversation with Cosey Fanni Tutti

Strange Forms of Discipline


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You find out about Cosey Fanni Tutti’s various bodies of work by rumor or implication—did you know that someone once did this? Did you know... Read More

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Meet Vaginal Davis: Film Scholar


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Vaginal Davis is one of the better examples of somebody who mixes life with art. Her activities include performing, curating, composing, painting and writing. From... Read More

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SHOPTALK

PST Buttons; Comings & Goings; New York, New York


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BUTTON UP At the opening of “Circles and Circuits” at the Chinese American Museum on Sept. 19, visitors rushing into the show picked up small... Read More

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ART BRIEF

Inside the Glass Menagerie


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Does anyone really believe that Michelangelo or Rubens painted all their works—every single stroke? Of course they didn’t. They had assistants working on their art... Read More

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Cerebral Graffiti

Social Cinema on the Florida Coast


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Alys Beach is a 158-acre community along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, on Florida’s panhandle coast. Each of the 107 chalk-white homes and... Read More

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Radical Women at the Hammer

Out From the Shadows


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It’s often said that the victor writes the history, and I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that men, and society in general, have... Read More

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Latin Nights

The Academy Joins PST with “From Latin America to Hollywood: Latino Film Culture in Los Angeles, 1967–2017”


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Half the population of Los Angeles is now Latino, but its signature industry, the film business, fails to include a significant number of Latinos in... Read More

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Beyond Escapism

Science Fiction’s Alternate Worlds


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Apocryphal notions, like northern superiority and European “discovery” of land already populated, pervade the Western Hemisphere. Even before Thomas More’s 1516 book Utopia, our so-named... Read More

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UNDER THE RADAR

Mimi Pond’s Wild Ride, In Two Volumes


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Mimi Pond is a legendary figure in LA—part of the generation of independently-minded cartoonists nurtured—then dumped—by the alternative media, she also wrote the first-aired episode... Read More

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RETROSPECT

Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788)


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We all know The Blue Boy (c. 1770) by Thomas Gainsborough, and for some of us there is a special attachment, while others only know... Read More

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ASK BABS

THE DECEPTION OF THE RECEPTION


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Dear Babs, I like Artillery because there is a variety of art and articles. Most recently I was shocked (kind of) like you when Anonymous,... Read More

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DEAD OR ALIVE: Sparky Schultz

Art Is What You Can Get Away With


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SIGHTS UNSCENE

Check-In at Hauser & Wirth Event, Los Angeles, 2017.


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RECONNOITER

Wendy Waitriss


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Wendy Watriss is an award-winning photographer, journalist, curator and co-founder and artistic director of Houston’s FotoFest. In the wake of a season of climate disasters... Read More

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Ken Gonzales-Day

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles


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The singularly remarkable thing about Ken Gonzales-Day’s re-creation of his breakthrough 1993-96 photographic project, “Bone-Grass Boy: The Secret Banks of the Conejos River,” is the... Read More

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A Universal History of Infamy: Virtues of Disparity

18th Street Arts Center


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Much like the Jorge Luis Borges book after which it is named, the 18th Street Arts Center’s PST: LA/LA exhibition addresses history and its delineations,... Read More

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Alejandro Cartagena

Kopeikin Gallery


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“The Collective Memory of the Worst Place to Live in the World Today If You Are Not White” is a small but nicely arranged exhibition... Read More

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Brian Wills: Line Light

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Densely fretted and motion activated and crying out for every metaphorical use of the word string from art to design, music to physics, three new... Read More

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Mark Steven Greenfield

Lora Schlesinger Gallery


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Mark Steven Greenfield’s works explore the complexities of the African American experience, speaking to personal as well as universal themes. While earlier works explored stereotypes... Read More

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Revolution and Ritual: The Photographs of Sara Castrejón, Graciela Iturbide and Tatiana Parcero

Scripps College, Ruth Chandler  Williamson Gallery


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“Revolution and Ritual,” while very narrowly focused on three Mexican women photographers, seeks to address in broad strokes changes in ideas about Mexican identity through... Read More

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Kinesthesia: Latin American Kinetic Art, 1954-1969

Palm Springs Art Museum


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Kinetic Art, like so many postwar movements, arose simultaneously in several disparate corners of the world, coalesced in the late 1950s and early ’60s, and... Read More

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Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now

Santa Barbara Museum of Art


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Brazilian artist Valeska Soares’ mid-career survey at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, her first solo museum exhibit in the western United States, seamlessly expresses... Read More

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Memories of Under-development

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego


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“Memories of Underdevelopment” is a sweeping exhibition composed of 400 objects from more than 50 artists from eight countries throughout Latin America. It shares its... Read More

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