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EDITOR’S LETTER

September-October 2017


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Dear Reader, This new Fall art season takes off with a bang in Southern California, as the Getty’s second installment of Pacific Standard Time (PST)... Read More

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Sandra de la Loza’s bookish, spirited activism

Ghosts of the Archive


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In Sandra de la Loza’s art, research—what she calls “the archive”—is central to her process. Treating archival material as mutable; she relies on it to... Read More

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Ana Serrano Shifts her Latino Neighborhoods

Barrios de Cartón


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Ana Serrano’s colorful cardboard sculptures of cityscapes and buildings, inspired by Latin American vernacular architecture, will be featured prominently this fall in two PST: LA/LA... Read More

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Guadalajara artist Jose Dávila moves around LA

Hollywood Squares


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When I heard the title of Jose Dávila’s recent book, Daylight Found Me with No Answer, it sounded familiar. During the years I was living... Read More

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The courageous photography of Laura Aguilar

Natural Beauty


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Every morning I wake up and see At Home with the Nortes (1990). In this black-and-white photograph, a family sits in the living room watching... Read More

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PST: LA/LA Artillery Recommendations

Latin America in LA: Getty Crush Spawns Exhibition Explosion


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Even more than its predecessor, the first Getty Pacific Standard Time initiative that ignited Los Angeles’ arterati six years ago, PST: LA/LA conjures a kind... Read More

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Galerías en LA/LA

Participating Los Angeles Area Gallery LIstings Recommendations.


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Mid-Wilshire 1301PE Jorge Mendez Blake 0/9–10/21/17 1301pe.com Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles David Lamelas: “Time as Activity” 9/7–10/21/17 spruethmagers.com The Loft at Liz’s “South of the... Read More

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GUEST LECTURE

Patssi Valdez


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“Before I went to the U.K. I had already decided to make a dress called Queen to honor the journey.” In the wake of LACMA’s... Read More

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ART BRIEF

All in the Family


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In the past two years two art museums endowed by Los Angeles billionaires have opened. Eli Broad opened The Broad museum in 2015 and the... Read More

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DECODER

“Penises: 1850–2017”


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“Regrettably, the provocative nature of your content is likely unsuitable for our audience at this time.” It may shock you to discover that artists still... Read More

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UNDER THE RADAR

Visual Music 1947–1986 from the CVM Archive


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Avant-garde artistic movements have a funny way of morphing into the mainstream—witness the fridge-magnet ubiquity of Impressionist paintings, or the integral role of appropriated samples... Read More

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RETROSPECT

Diego Rivera (1886–1957)


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Diego Rivera’s murals are a tale—no, a single impression—of the epic journey of a country. It is chopped up into events, into battles, and years... Read More

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BUNKER VISION

East Meets Western


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With all of the recent hysteria about immigration, it seemed like a good time to explore the original American immigrants. There is quite a rich... Read More

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Ask Babs

Etiquette for Artful Living


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I GET NO KICK FROM CHAMPAGNE Dear Babs, Recently I was invited to a private art preview and cocktail party, co-hosted by a prestigious Los... Read More

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SHOPTALK

PST; New Art Press; Wine & Moses; Comings & Goings


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PST & NEW ART PRESS OK, Stalwarts, here comes… ARTMAGEDDON 3! That is, Pacific Standard Time LA/LA, with some 70 arts organizations participating, plus about... Read More

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SIGHTS UNSCENE

Waitress in El Coyote restaurant, Los Angeles, 2010.


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DEAD OR ALIVE: Danny Balsz

Pacific Shock Tales


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RECONNOITER

Lourdes I. Ramos


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Dr. Lourdes I. Ramos was recently appointed as President and CEO of the Museum of Latin American Art in May. Previously, she served as Executive... Read More

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Jim Shaw

Blum & Poe; Marciano Art Foundation


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In his short video Tales from the Wig Museum (2017), on view at Blum & Poe gallery, Jim Shaw appropriates the style of the opening... Read More

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Edgar Arceneaux

Susanne Vielmetter


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There are a number of emotional responses to walking through a graveyard: firstly, satisfaction that one is walking at all and not an insensate resident;... Read More

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Naida Osline

Riverside Art Museum


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Culled from five different series of Naida Osline’s photographic work since 2007, “Florescence” examines an arc of her practice that is focused on taxonomies of... Read More

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Paul McCarthy

Hauser & Wirth LA


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Roughly four years ago, Paul McCarthy opened the sprawling installation “WS” at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, platforming (and rupturing) the domestic fantasy... Read More

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Constance Mallinson

Jason Vass


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Generally, rubbish is quickly dispatched and secreted from public consciousness—or at least ignored. Constance Mallinson, however, revels in discards’ improbable pulchritude while questioning society’s prodigious... Read More

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Peter Alexander & Jan Maarten Voskuil

Peter Blake Gallery


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Peter Alexander’s true subject has always been light—both in his earlier, luminescent cast-resin sculptures, which he abandoned for several decades for health reasons, and in... Read More

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Meg Cranston

Meliksetian Briggs


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Monet’s haystacks, Baldessari’s discs, Warhol’s everything—there are a number of artists who have worked in series specifically plotted as “the same picture in different colors”... Read More

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Ben Jackel

L.A. Louver


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The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection of Arms and Armor is one of the most encyclopedic in the world. Not only does it house... Read More

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Christian Maychack

Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco


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In Kafka’s “The Cares of a Family Man,” we meet a small, strange creature lurking on the narrator’s stairway and in his foyer. No animal,... Read More

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Nirveda Alleck and Eric Van Hove

Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York


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Curated by Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, and inspired by Anthony Kwame Appiah’s Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (2006), the loosely Africa-centric, two-artist exhibition at... Read More

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ON THE COVER

September-October 2017; Issue 1, Volume 12


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  Ana Serrano, Chalino, 2008, cardboard, 72 x 25 x 14″, photo by Julie Klima; See Annabel Osberg’s profile on Serrano, as part of our... Read More

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