Jim Shaw, The Wig Museum, installation view at the Marciano Art Foundation, 2017, photo by Robert Wedemeyer, courtesy Marciano Art Foundation

Jim Shaw

Blum & Poe; Marciano Art Foundation

In his short video Tales from the Wig Museum (2017), on view at Blum & Poe gallery, Jim Shaw appropriates the style of the opening…
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Edgar Arceneaux, “Until, Until, Until...,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, installation view, courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, photo by Robert Wedemeyer

Edgar Arceneaux

Susanne Vielmetter

There are a number of emotional responses to walking through a graveyard: firstly, satisfaction that one is walking at all and not an insensate resident;…
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Naida Osline, Sacred Datura, 2010, courtesy of the artist

Naida Osline

Riverside Art Museum

Culled from five different series of Naida Osline’s photographic work since 2007, “Florescence” examines an arc of her practice that is focused on taxonomies of…
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Installation view, Paul McCarthy. WS Spinoffs, Wood Statues, Brown Rothkos , Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 2017 © Paul McCarthy, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth photo by Fredrik Nilsen

Paul McCarthy

Hauser & Wirth LA

Roughly four years ago, Paul McCarthy opened the sprawling installation “WS” at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, platforming (and rupturing) the domestic fantasy…
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Constance Mallinson, The Large B-lasst (detail), 2016, photo by Erick Mallinson, courtesy Jason Vass

Constance Mallinson

Jason Vass

Generally, rubbish is quickly dispatched and secreted from public consciousness—or at least ignored. Constance Mallinson, however, revels in discards’ improbable pulchritude while questioning society’s prodigious…
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Peter Alexander, Beverly Hills, 1990, courtesy Peter Blake Gallery

Peter Alexander & Jan Maarten Voskuil

Peter Blake Gallery

Peter Alexander’s true subject has always been light—both in his earlier, luminescent cast-resin sculptures, which he abandoned for several decades for health reasons, and in…
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Meg Cranston, ‘15, 2017, courtesy Meliksetian Briggs

Meg Cranston

Meliksetian Briggs

Monet’s haystacks, Baldessari’s discs, Warhol’s everything—there are a number of artists who have worked in series specifically plotted as “the same picture in different colors”…
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Ben Jackel, Gas Mask, 2016, ©Ben Jackel, courtesy L.A. Louver.

Ben Jackel

L.A. Louver

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection of Arms and Armor is one of the most encyclopedic in the world. Not only does it house…
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Christian Maychack, Perpetual Climber (CF61), 2017, courtesy of Gregory Lind Gallery

Christian Maychack

Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco

In Kafka’s “The Cares of a Family Man,” we meet a small, strange creature lurking on the narrator’s stairway and in his foyer. No animal,…
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Eric van Hove, Mahjouba I, 2016, courtesy of Richard Taittinger Gallery.

Nirveda Alleck and Eric Van Hove

Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York

Curated by Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, and inspired by Anthony Kwame Appiah’s Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (2006), the loosely Africa-centric, two-artist exhibition at…
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Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman, Mecalux Retro-fit: Framework for Incremental Housing, installation view, 2017, ©Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman, courtesy of the artists and OCMA

2017 California-Pacific Triennial

Orange County Museum of Art / Newport Beach, CA

“Building As Ever,” the 2017 California-Pacific Triennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, investigates the economic, political and social forces that affect the built…
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Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, The Evanesced #107, 2016, © Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, courtesy of the artist and Jenkins Johnson Gallery

Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

California African American Museum / Los Angeles

The figures are in motion, contorted, double-jointedly bending over themselves—so confused with playing multiple roles that a single, consistent identity becomes, at best, elusive and…
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Star Montana, Sandra, 2017, © Star Montana, courtesy of the artist and the Main Museum, photo by Elon Schoenholz

Star Montana

The Main Museum / Los Angeles

In exquisite large-scale photographs, figures of hope, variously tinged with the pain of day-to-day reality, exude optimism, gazing upward and confidently looking straight at the…
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Grace Hartigan, The King Is Dead, 1950, Permanent Collection, Snite Museum of Art,
University of Notre Dame, 
Estate of Grace Hartigan.

Women of Abstract Expressionism

Palm Springs Museum of Art

Abstract Expressionist painting remains one of the most pivotal and enigmatic art movements of the 20th century. Its continued influence on current abstract painting can…
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Chris Antemann, Forbidden Fruit Dinner Party (detail), 2013, Meissen Porcelain®, image courtesy of MEISSEN®

Chris Antemann

Crocker Art Museum / Sacramento, CA

The term forbidden fruit nowadays refers to mere guilty pleasures, but it once designated the fatal, tragic fruit of knowledge—knowledge of sex, or course, being…
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Like a Bird, 1984, ©Richard Deacon, courtesy of the artist, Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, and the San Diego Museum of Art

Richard Deacon

San Diego Museum of Art

Forty-three works in an expansive range of media highlight Richard Deacon’s versatility in a broad yet uneven survey of the British sculptor’s art from 1979–2016…
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