Raffi Kalenderian, Lauren (2019), Oil on canvas, 70 x 98 x 1.25 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Vielmetter Los Angeles:

Raffi Kalenderian

Raffi Kalenderian’s solo exhibition “Memento Vivo” (Remember to Live) is a meditation on painting as much as it is a reminder to observe the real…
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Kassia Ricco's work at the Huntington Gardens.

From Flowers to Flat Files

A weekend at the Huntington Gardens and Queens.

This weekend we shook up the typical gallery openings with some new experiences. On Thursday, we kicked off our weekend early and attended Members’ Brushstrokes:…
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Artist and Curator Brandy Eve Allen on GROUP SHOW

Artist and Curator Brandy Eve Allen on GROUP SHOW

GROUP SHOW, meta-titled, runs from June 27 to August 9 at the Harold J. Miossi gallery at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, and features…
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"Subconscious Nature" at Open Mind Space.

Nature & Nurture

Images of both nature and nurturing filled the bill at a series of lively gallery openings the weekend of June 8th

At the Beacon Arts Complex in Inglewood, artists from studios in this building and from 1019 West just down the road created a 23-artist gallery…
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Katsushika Hokusai, Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji: Under the Wave off Kanagawa, c. 1830-1834 / 2015, Reproduced by the Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints, Nishiki-e (polychrome woodcut print)

Japan Foundation Los Angeles:

Manga Hokusai Manga

Manga, the comic book genre, and Katsushika Hokusai, the legendary Japanese artistic genius who deeply influenced its creative roots are getting a fresh look with…
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John Waters in San Francisco, 2011, photo by Tyler Hubby.

LIFE AFTER ART

Agents of Misfortune

In order to kill time while waiting for John Waters to take the stage for a Conversation to celebrate the publication of his new book,…
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DJ Caltrain

Stories About Impossible Decisions

Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco

Last Thursday night I braved the fiercely blustering wind and joined the trickle of funky-fresh San Francisco locals snaking through the industrial Dogpatch neighborhood, to…
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Guillermo Kuitca, Double eclipse (2013), oil on canvas, 111 3/8 x 142 1/2 inches. ©Guillermo Kuitca. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Eduardo Ortega

Hauser & Wirth:

Guillermo Kuitca

Argentina sometimes tosses the world an indescribably singular artist. There was Leon Ferrari, whose Vietnam-era political pieces inspired widespread spite and repression.  And now there…
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Erik Benson, Stumps (sneaky face) (2015), acrylic on canvas, 72 x 96 inches, courtesy of the artist and Tai Modern.

Slide into Decay

Erik Benson’s Urban Ghost Towns

There are indeed ghost towns, despite the well-known edict by Daniel Burnham. Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and…
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the living + soft center: Symrin Chawla, Max Cleary, Sessa Englund, Maggie Friedman, Julia Thompson, and Bri Williams, through June 15, 2019, at Kate’s Little Angel

Kate’s Little Angel:

the living + soft center

Beauty and the grotesque, foreign and familiar poetically intersect in “the living + soft center” at Kate’s Little Angel, an exhibition space in a renovated…
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Francesa Longhini, "Golden Anesthesia" (installation view) at Baert Gallery.

A Night of Metallica!

Wilding Cran, Baert & Night Gallery

This past Saturday was stacked with a number of intriguing openings, so we decided to join the sea of gallerygoers in a valiant effort to…
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