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November-December 2017

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?

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

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

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

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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Inside the Glass Menagerie

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

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

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”

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

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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Mimi Pond’s Wild Ride, In Two Volumes

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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Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788)

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

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Wendy Waitriss

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

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

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

“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


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

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

“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

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

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

“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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