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SEPT/OCT 2016 

 

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EDITOR’S LETTER 

September/October 2016

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Dear Readers  It’s our birthday! We’re 10 years old this September. I’ve been writing this letter for 10 years—it’s almost unbelievable to me. A decade is… Read More 

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ARTILLERY’S 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOP 10 LISTS 

Best Bars and Bites During and After the Openings

10 Things to Talk About at Openings

10 Unconventional Art Spaces

Top Female Gallery Directors in LA

10 Classic LA Artists’ Haunts

Top 10 Billboard Tags

Top 10 LA Street Artists

Top Artsy Travel Destinations

Free Museums in LA

Best Places to Escape the LA Art World

Worst Shows of the Last 10 Years

Top 10 Weird, Unusual Los Angeles Spaces

Top 10 Art-Opening Fashion Cliches

Top 10 Orange County Galleries

Top 10 Very Mature Artists in Southern California

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Grappling with Globalism 

Connecting and Collecting in the Webbed World

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The downtown Los Angeles arts district has been evolving, somewhat in tandem with adjacent downtown districts, since at least the 1980s. There was a stabilizing… Read More 

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LABOR OF LOVE: Made in L.A. 

Investing in Made in L.A. at the Hammer

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With its third installment at the Hammer Museum, “Made in L.A.” has settled into its brand as a well-researched survey of current trends and practices… Read More 

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“As a Woman of this Culture” 

Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life at The Broad

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Like Robert Mapplethorpe, who has had exhibitions at two LA museums this spring—the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art—Cindy… Read More 

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The LA River Comes of Age 

Strange Attractor

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So much about the Los Angeles River is not immediately obvious. That it’s a river at all, for example, still comes as a surprise to… Read More 

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The Battle of Forevermore 

Teenage Alienation in a world of Gothic Exaggeration

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The Day of Forevermore, Marnie Weber’s first feature film, is the culmination of the artist’s long career as a weaver of macabre and otherworldly scenarios… Read More 

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TOP TEN LISTS By Leanna Robinson 

Unconventional Spaces; Best Bars; Best Bites; 10 Conversation Startes

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Top Ten Unconventional Art Spaces1.    KingswellThis skate shop in Los Feliz has had some surprisingly good art shows—most recently by the LA-based illustrator, Bonethrower. 2.  …Read More 

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DECODER 

A Little Less Snobby

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I became a Los Angeles artist about the same time Artillery became a Los Angeles art magazine. This 10-year anniversary issue naturally makes everybody wonder… Read More 

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ART BRIEF 

Freeport Shenanigans: Secret, Secure, Unseen

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The greatest collection of art in the world may not be at the Met or the Louvre any longer. The secret vaults of the wealthiest… Read More 

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RETROSPECT 

In Search of X-tasy

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Does anyone remember the Paragons and the Jesters? In high falsetto voices they whined about the ache of first love way before I ever felt… Read More 

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PRIVATE EYE 

Collector Beth Rudin DeWoody

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Native New Yorker Beth Rudin DeWoody may be one of the most energetic collectors in the world, with a collection that includes about 10,000 works,… Read More 

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BUNKER VISION 

Look At This!

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This is a golden age for people who like to watch movies at home. Films considered obscure or lost are turning up on YouTube, in… Read More 

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SHOPTALK 

Art Basel; Current LA; Photo LA; Unions for Adjuncts

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ART BASEL IS BIGThe Big Mama of Art FairsArt Basel is big, very big. The main event is on two levels of a circularly designed… Read More 

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SIGHTS UNSCENE 

BCAM at LACMA

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I Saw the Figure 10 in Gold

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The Ninth Berlin Biennale 

KW Institute for Contemporary Art

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Curated by the New York-based art and fashion magazine collective DIS, The Ninth Berlin Biennale: “The Present in Drag” (or BB9), attempts to examine a… Read More 

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Joseph Stashkevetch 

Von Lintel Gallery

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Joseph Stashkevetch is a consummate craftsman, his work suspended effortlessly between drawing and photography. In his recent show at Von Lintel Gallery, the addition of… Read More 

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Federico Solmi 

Luis De Jesus Gallery

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Federico Solmi’s “The Brotherhood” offers a dystopian nightmare-scape where the cult of celebrity overwhelms one’s every sense. The pseudo-cliché of the beautiful versus the profane… Read More 

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Denis Darzacq, Anna Lüneman 

De Soto Gallery

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Activities are often pierced by interludes that have little to do with them. One’s reading, for instance, may be interrupted by thoughts, noise, a graphic… Read More 

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Barry Anderson, Timothy Paul Myers, Andrew Barnes 

Walter Maciel Gallery

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Constructed spaces, both virtual and actual, link the works of Barry Anderson and Timothy Paul Myers (in collaboration with Andrew Barnes). In the front galleries,… Read More 

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Nancy Evans 

Jason Vass Gallery

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Curated by critic Michael Duncan, this 15-year survey consisting of 40 mixed media works, paintings, textiles and sculptures was evocatively entitled “Tree. Lingam. Void.” The… Read More 

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Deanna Thompson 

Kayne Griffin Corcoran Gallery

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The vast, empty expanses of the southern California landscape, whether desert vistas or sprawling webs of highways, have long fascinated artists. John Divola photographed a… Read More 

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Jane Hugentober 

Harmony Murphy Gallery

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With work that has a firm footing in the traditions of the fiber arts, Jane Hugentober builds the case for a powerful conceptual dimension within… Read More 

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Lauren Marsolier, Rachelle Bussières 

Robert Koch Gallery

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The endless deluge of photographs from digital cameras—one trillion photos were taken in 2015—seems to have made everyone in the online world both a photographer… Read More 

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Shana Moulton 

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

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There is a taut psychological oscillation throughout “Journeys Out of the Body,” Shana Moulton’s current solo exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg…. Read More