Illustration by Petra Larsen

A Different Voice of the Same Generation


<p><em></em><em></em>As lookers and lovers of contemporary art, we too often encounter millennial artists making work as willing (or proud, even) participants in a culture of…
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Ma-Lai, Pinaree Sanpitak, 2015, toile fabric

Pinaree Sanpitak: Ma-Lai

Tyler Rollins Fine Art / New York

A refreshing fragrance of hyacinth and tiger lilies sets the tone for Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak’s delicate installation of white garlands, or Ma-Lai, for which…
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Jayme Odgers, Lisa Adams

Lisa Adams, Hilde Overbergh & Gert Verhoeven, and Nathan Hayden

CB1 Gallery

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Low Hanging Fruit, 2015

Chris Goennawein

c.nichols project

Chris Goennawein is an artist who “theorizes” painterly surfaces and the underlying structures that support them. His first exhibition at c.nichols project explores various notions…
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Cathy Opie and Julie Burleigh

Broad Museum Opening Reception

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Desert Comfort, 2015

Sarah Awad

Diane Rosenstein Gallery

Sarah Awad’s paintings are large-scale and meditative—images that exude a sense of “place” and attitude, a timelessness as it were, even as they remain powerfully…
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Mick Rock: Shooting For Stardust; The Rise of David Bowie and Co.

Mick Rock: Shooting For Stardust; The Rise of David Bowie and Co.

at Taschen Gallery

Who doesn’t love David Bowie? Some would argue that Ziggy Stardust was Bowie at his best, and at Taschen Gallery on Beverly Boulevard one can…
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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

September/October 2015

Dear Readers     When I moved to Los Angeles to attend grad school for my MFA at the University of Southern California, it was apparent…
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Corita with student, Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, c. 1955. Courtesy of the Corita Art Center, Los Angeles.

Rules of Engagement

Corita Kent and the Immaculate Heart College Approach to Art Education

The term, “mindful awareness,” is a buzz phrase in current therapeutic and meditation circles (and, as I discovered a year or so ago, the institutional…
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William Powhida, Relational Wall, Watercolor, colored pencil, and graphite on panel, 40” x 60”, 2009, Courtesy of Raymond Learsy and Melva Bucksbaum

(Un)Reliably Ranking MFA Education

And Does Anyone Really Care?

More than any other MFA programs in Southern California—there are in excess of a dozen—CalArts and UCLA have long been associated with art super-stardom. Whether…
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Jud Fine with his "poles." Photo by Eric Minh Swenson.

The Accidental Artist

Catching the Wave of Conviction: Jud Fine's Philosophy & Pedagogy

Just blocks from Venice Beach near Appleton Way I’m wandering down an alley, trying to find Jud Fine’s studio. Over the cell he tells me…
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Illustration by Alissa Yang

Yale Pit Crit

At the Yale School of Painting and Printmaking there is a pit. They called it a pit. There were discussions in the pit and they…
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Kathleen Daly Studio.

Judgment Day

SoCal MFA Students Critique their Crits

All good crits are alike; each miserable crit is miserable in its own way. Isn’t that the way it goes? We asked a few reliable…
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