Jay DeFeo

Jay DeFeo

Jay DeFeo (1929-1989) is popularly epitomized by her monumental masterwork The Rose (1958-66), whose counterpart, The Jewel (1959), is on permanent display at LACMA. It’s…
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Heather Gwen Martin, Cue (2017). Oil on linen, 77 x 82.5 inches. © Heather Gwen Martin. Courtesy L.A. Louver, Venice, CA.

Claremont Museum of Art:

Intersecting at the Edge

Three abstract painters converge like an artistic Venn diagram in “Intersecting at the Edge” at the Claremont Museum of Art, where paintings by the late…
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Staff’s Favorite

Staff’s Favorite

Made in L.A. artist Rosha Yaghmai at the Hammer

Rosha Yaghmai’s installation in a sideroom of its own, Slide Samples (Lures, Myths), is immediately visually striking. With the soft low light, the room is…
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Scene at OTI

LA Women Artists on the Run

Over The Influence

If you are one of the cool kids (or artists or gallerists), then most likely you were at 3rd street in DTLA last Saturday for…
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Jonny Negron

Jonny Negron

Aftermath of Puerto Rico flooding looms large in the backgrounds of Jonny Negron‘s psychically charged scenes. Indoors and outdoors, water is everywhere. Resembling graphic novel…
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Eli Joteva, Mnemoawari (2017). Courtesy of the artist.

Beacon Arts Building:

Vibrant Matter

The practice of selling art presumes severability. To sell a work from the white walls of a studio or gallery promises a degree of independence:…
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Michael Queenland
Rudy’s Ramp of Remainders (Cereal Ramp), 2012

Michael Queenland: Cereals for space migration

Made in LA at the Hammer

Michael Queenland’s installation in Made in L.A. 2018 at the Hammer Museum conjures up images of a post-apocalyptic future, where humans have gathered up their…
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Ulysses Jenkins and Lavina Wetterberg in Stinji.

Hot and Sweaty: Ulysses Jenkins Video Screening

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Halfway through the selection of videos by LA artist Ulysses Jenkins, I was sweaty and sticking to my seat in the crowded upstairs cinema room…
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Sam Davis & Josh Mannis

Sam Davis & Josh Mannis

Watch out! Don’t tread on the dead rats; they’re part of the show. “Macrosolutions to Megaproblems” is a small but captivating assortment of quirky pieces…
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Greg Mocilnikar, "Short Stories," installation view. All images courtesy of the artist and Walter Maciel Gallery.

Walter Maciel Gallery:

Greg Mocilnikar

Wobbly hot pink letters pasted above the threshold of the interior gallery of Walter Maciel spell “Short Stories,” the title of Greg Mocilnikar’s exhibition. Appearing…
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Klaus Biesenbach

New Chief for MOCA (Again)

Does New Director Mean a Calm in the Los Angeles Contemporary Art Museum?

This week’s announcement that Klaus Biesenbach, director of New York’s PS1, the Museum of Modern Art’s satellite in Queens, was chosen to be the new…
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Jasmine Beckett Griffith’s new series "Magical Thinking" at Corey Helford Gallery

Neon Lights, Big Poodles and Flowers

Da Plume, POST, Corey Helford Gallery

The heat goes on—and so does the beat of pulsating great art in Los Angeles. On Thursday, Laurie Shapiro offered a DTLA studio preview of…
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Jade Gordon and Megan Whitmarsh, Installation view, Made in L.A. 2018, June 3-September 2, 2018, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Photo: Brian Forrest.

STAFF’S FAVORITE

Jade Gordon & Megan Whitmarsh at "Made in L.A."

When I walked into OURCHETYPES (2018), an installation by Jade Gordon and Megan Whitmarsh at the Hammer Museum’s biennial exhibition “Made in L.A.,” I felt…
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Joshua Hagler; Elizabeth Dorbad

Joshua Hagler; Elizabeth Dorbad

Just as sordid episodes leak bit by bit from grand American narratives, a morbid sense of truculence stealthily emerges from Joshua Hagler‘s bright palette and…
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