Public art installation by Ara Oshagan and Levon Parian

Genocide Centennial

Public Art Installation DTLA

 Today is the last day to witness iwitness—a large scale public art installation made up of asymmetrical cubic photographs on display in downtown LA’s Grand…
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Seth, 2015

Travis Collinson

Maloney Fine Art

Travis Collinson continues his investigation into his signature style of spare and oblique personas in his second exhibition at Maloney Fine Art. Utilizing a sparseness…
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A Few Good Reasons to Drop Out of Art School

A Few Good Reasons to Drop Out of Art School

The New Yorker Nestled among the exhibition reviews and auction reports in contemporary-art journalism last week were scattered items about the Roski School of Art…
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Alexandra Grant, Antigone 3000, 2015

COLA Award Recipients

Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery

 Every year the Dept of Cultural Affairs grants awards to Los Angeles based artists whose work reflects the ideologies and concerns of its residents. This…
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Alan Manuel Gonzalez. Amenaza Perpetua. 35 x 59.5 in. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of Lois Lambert Gallery

Straight From Cuba

Alan Manuel Gonzalez, Darwin Estacio Martinez, and Luis Rodriguez NOA at Lois Lambert

“Straight from Cuba” at Lois Lambert Gallery, is an unexpectedly compelling exhibition. To subsist as a contemporary artist in present-day Cuba is no small feat….
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Edward Burtynsky
Phosphor Tailings Pond #2, Polk County, Florida, USA
48 x 64 inches (121.9 x 162.6 cm)
Edition of 6, courtesy of Von Lintel Gallery.

Toxic Sublime

Edward Burtynsky at Von Lintel; David Maisel at Mark Moore

The philosophy of the sublime was first manifested in art through 19th century Romantic painters’ vast and awe-inspiring landscapes that emphasized mankind’s diminutiveness in the face…
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Satoshi Ohno, Dating in Ocean of Trees, 2015, at Tomio Koyama Gallery.

Best in Show: Frieze Fair

My Favorite Paintings

 For this year’s Frieze Art Fair at Randall’s Island in New York City, I tried to avoid the usual fair fatigue one can experience at…
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All Your Dreams Belong To Us, 2015

Charlie Rubin

Kopeikin Gallery

There is a stunning archival pigment print in Charlie Rubin’s new exhibition at Kopeikin Gallery titled All Your Dreams Belong To Us. The image, while…
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BMW Residency Program courtesy of BMW

Nostalgia at Paris Photo LA

A Mixed Bag, Room for Improvement

“Nostalgia,” the successful, albeit subconscious underlying theme of this year’s Paris Photo LA art fair has, by now, turned upon itself. The memory of the event…
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FMR series 017, 2015

Mineo Mizuno

Samuel Freeman Gallery

Mineo Mizuno explores the hybridized relationship between the elements as expressed in his uniquely compelling understanding of his materials, both film and ceramics.  The unglazed…
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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

May/June 2015

Dear Readers In this issue we take a look “Inside Art”—what’s inside the art world, other than art. This is a theme that has interested…
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Michael Govan, photo Stefanie Keenan.

LACMA’s Michael Govan

Edifice Complex: Big Plans for LACMA

Michael Govan has given a lot of thought to Los Angeles’ identity as a center for culture. While it may go without saying the opportunity…
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Glenn Kaino, A Shout Within a Storm, 2014, installation view at Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, photo Joshua White/JW, courtesy Honor Fraser Gallery.

Building Bridges: Glenn Kaino

Glenn Kaino's Genre-bending Game

After dodging the reporters and cameramen that were shooting footage of Leonard Nimoy’s star for memorial news coverage on Hollywood Boulevard, I was buzzed into…
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Cliff Benjamin at gallery with artwork, photo by Joe Schmelzer.

Power to the Artists: Cliff Benjamin

Cool, As a Ticking Bomb

For 11 years, Cliff Benjamin and Erin Kermanikian have co-owned Western Project in Culver City. Together they exhibit work that’s consistently challenging and boundary-breaking, representing…
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