Linda Vallejo, Betty Ann Brown

ONE YEAR of Living Dangerously: Political Art Comes of Age in LA

Brand Library & Art Center opening on Saturday, November 18, 2017

An exhibition curated by artists Joey Forsyte, Lawrence Gipe and Alexander Kritselis, in conjunction with Brand Exhibition Supervisor, Shannon Currie Holmes.
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Lynda Benglis

Lynda Benglis

Lynda Benglis‘ sculptures are motley in makeup, manifold in their evocations of natural features and visceral gestures. Variously forged of steel, bronze, polyurethane, chicken wire,…
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Miriam Schapiro; Installation view; Courtesy of Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Photo by Brian Forrest.

Honor Fraser:

Miriam Schapiro

Admirers of feminist artist Miriam Schapiro’s (1923-2015) work may be surprised to learn that this influential woman who founded the Feminist Art program at CalArts…
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The Image of St. Bernadette, courtesy Kim Abeles

Kim Abeles on Very Solid Ground

A Survey Show at Orange Coast College

Having participated in multiple shows each year over her nearly 40-year career, Kim Abeles challenged herself to consider ˌterə ˈfɜːmə (terra firma) at the Frank…
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Emily Halpern

Artists Continuing the Fight

ONE YEAR at the Brand Library

A large and remarkably diverse crowd filled the Brand Library & Art Center on Saturday, November 18, for “ONE YEAR of Living Dangerously: Political Art…
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Artillery Publisher Anna Bagirov

Art, Ice & Lies

Artillery Launch party at Ace Hotel Rooftop; Kim Dingle closing

Artillery celebrated its November/December issue launch party on the Ace Hotel rooftop bar last Friday. The joint was jumpin’ with nonstop performances, dancing and drinking….
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Kelly McLane

Kelly McLane

So often is the label Surrealism tacked onto fantasy art that, in descriptions of contemporary work, it’s become practically synonymous with utopian scenes or lowbrow….
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Wanda Koop, In Abstentia (Deep Blue - White), 2016, courtesy of the artist and Night Gallery.

Night Gallery:

Wanda Koop

In her first exhibition in Los Angeles, Winnipeg-based artist Wanda Koop investigates the idea of dislocation. This dislocation is reflected in the exhibition title, In Absentia,…
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Serkan Özkaya, “We Will Wait,” installation view. Courtesy of the artist and Postmasters Gallery, New York.

Camera Obscura: Duchamp’s Tortured Nude

Serkan Özkaya at Postmasters / NYC

Who knew that Nude Descending a Staircase landed flat on her back? Who knew, too, that an artist who did so much to bring Cubism…
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Beth Rudin DeWoody

Really? Curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody

Wilding Cran Gallery

Last Sunday afternoon, artists, gallerists—and anyone who matters in the Los Angeles art world—piled into the crowded Wilding Cran Gallery to check out the excellent…
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Sayre Gomez

Sayre Gomez

In a corridor just inside Ghebaly Gallery, a faded sign, barely legible for its low contrast, reads “Déjà Vu.” This isn’t merely a placard bearing…
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Carpe Diem Press section of James hd Brown: Life and Work in Mexico. Collection of USC Libraries. Photo courtesy of Eren Betin (@erenbetin).

USC Fisher Museum:

James hd Brown

USC Fisher Museum’s “James hd Brown: Life and Work in Mexico” is one of the few PST: LA/LA shows devoted to a SoCal-born expatriate. Born…
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EDITOR’S LETTER

EDITOR’S LETTER

November-December 2017

Dear Reader, In this issue we go beyond LA to interview three artists who live and work outside the country. British performance artist/musician Cosey Fanni…
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Wendy Red Star, Spring, from the series “Four Seasons,” 2006, courtesy of the artist.

Tectonic Shift at Nevada Museum of Art

Exhibition "Unsettled" Reorients to “Greater West”

Perhaps the best way to think about “Unsettled,” the ambitious fall exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art, is from a planetary perspective. As a…
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Jorge Pardo, Untitled, 1999, 70 glass lamps, courtesy of the artist and Petzel, New York

The Problem with Jorge Pardo

Is it Art, and If So Does it Matter?

This past August I decided to brave the coastal traffic to make a visit to the Lux Art Institute near San Diego. I was on…
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