Unbound at Edward Cella

Unbound at Edward Cella

Artists Joshua Aster, Kendell Carter, Mara De Luca, Spencer Lewis, Donnie Molls, Ruth Pastine, Chris Trueman, and Jeffrey Vallance

“Artists Joshua Aster, Kendell Carter, Mara De Luca, Spencer Lewis, Donnie Molls, Ruth Pastine, Chris Trueman, and Jeffrey Vallance” From Unbound: Inaugural Group Show. Posted…
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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

July/August 2015

Dear Readers    We’re going “outside the cube” for our summer issue. This is our second look at alternative spaces—the first time we zeroed in on…
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Shana Lutker, Onward and Upward, 10 billboards, Jackonville, FL, 2013.  A LAND Exhibition: The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project.

Curators Unbound

The Rise of the Independent Nonprofits

There are many versions of “space” in the art world, from the high gloss of a pristine museum exhibition to the cozy confines of a…
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Façade of the Magoski Arts Colony.

Alternative Orange

Scenes Behind the Curtain

The artistic landscape behind the orange curtain—aka the Orange County line—is vastly different from that of Los Angeles with its numerous galleries, studios, co-ops and…
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Skira Martinez of CIELO. Photo by Eric Minh Swenson.

Skira Martinez

CIELO: Holding Up the Sky

“People come and can’t find the building.” Skira Martinez smiles. “‘There’s no sign! Where does it say CIELO?’ They have an image in their mind…
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Tyler Vlahovich, Elmo Event, 2015, Sharpie on mylar balloon, from Los Angeles Museum of Art’s project space.

Laurel Doody & LAMOA

An Apartment that's not an Apartment and a Museum that's not a Museum

Alongside Los Angeles’ mainstream exhibition spaces, an eddy of alternative art venues swirl for a time, submerge and disappear, enjoying varying degrees of notice. A…
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Jennifer Steinkamp, Gender Specific, 1989, installation at Bliss.

Spaces of Times Past

Shape Shifting

After I received my MFA in the early ’90s, this country was in the midst of a serious economic downturn and alternative gallery spaces were…
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Eve Fowler, “The Difference is Spreading," 2015, at Mier Gallery, installation view, detail.


Eve Fowler

Eve Fowler’s exhibition at Mier Gallery “The Difference is Spreading,” reflects an intense, five-year-long engagement with the words of Gertrude Stein. For Fowler, this engagement…
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Chris Burden, Shoot, 1971, ©Chris Burden Studio, courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery.


Chris Burden (1946–2015)

Nearly all of Chris Burden’s numerous and generally laudatory obituaries include in the title or first line, “…the artist who had himself shot.” Beyond the…
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Paris Photo Los Angeles 2015: Opening night New York Street Backlot at the Paramount Pictures Studios © Calvin Lee / Paris Photo.


Photo Fairs; Gallery Moves

Photo Time in LAParis Photo and photo independentParis Photo (May 31–June 3) hit its third year—the final year of its lease agreement with Paramount Studios,…
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My Afternoon with Ed

I’ve come to know Ed Moses as a result of a friendship with his son, artist Andy Moses. In the last few years Ed became…
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Raymond Pettibon from "my bumbling attempt to write a disastrous musical, these illustrations muyst suffice,"
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
April 23 - May 30, 2015.

Raymond Pettibon

Tottenham Corner: Reading the Pictures

Of late, I have been selling various valuable paper collectibles online. First to go were the early punk flyers and fanzines. Now it’s time to…
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Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno with Survivaballs (courtesy Nate Igor Smith)


The Yes Men’s Camouflaged Artful Politics

So, somehow I wound up teaching a couple of Modern Art History classes, right? I’m not exactly thrilled with the default textbooks, so I’m keeping…
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The Eternal Space

The main point of a show in a nonprofit space isn’t profit—it’s you get to have an art party. There’s nowhere to sit and sometimes…
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Life after Andy: Edie Sedgwick, 1970, film still from Ciao Manhattan.


Leftover Superstars

One of the things that always troubled me about Andy Warhol’s legacy was the matter of people who got elevated and left behind. It is…
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Illustration by Petra Larsen


Exposure: Etiquette for Artful Living

UNDEREXPOSEDDear Babs, Please help me. I am currently living in a desolate land and deprived of adequate art exposure (and God knows how I love…
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