Roberts Projects Ardeshir Tabrizi

Roberts Projects

Ardeshir Tabrizi

Iranian American stitch painter Ardeshir Tabrizi’s new works on show at Roberts Projects reflect his remarkable journey to reconnect with his Persian roots. Born in…
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Theaster Gates, Half Circle with Pier, 2019; courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles, photo by Joshua White

Theaster Gates

Regen Projects

“Blessed are the meek…” – Gospel of Matthew, 5:5 Has Theaster Gates truly “upcycled” his entire wardrobe as a spiritual gesture and a means of…
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Vincent Valdez, It Was Never Yours, 2019, courtesy Matthew Brown Los Angeles

Vincent Valdez

Matthew Brown Los Angeles

The 22 representational paintings, drawings and prints comprising Vincent Valdez’ show, “It Was Never Yours,” symbolize American decline and apprehension with varying degrees of overtness….
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Kenny Scharf, Optimistical Meltdown, 2019, courtesy Honor Fraser, photo by Joshua White

Kenny Scharf

Honor Fraser

It is hard to imagine living in Los Angeles and not being acquainted with the work of Kenny Scharf. His comic style, painted murals of…
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Naudline Pierre, The Affliction of Love, 2019, courtesy of the artist and Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles

Naudline Pierre

Shulamit Nazarian

References to narrations from the Old and New Testaments are hard to miss in the paintings of Naudline Pierre, as the fabulist spiritualism of her…
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Elyse Pignolet, Beautiful Women, 2019. courtesy Track 16

Elyse Pignolet

Track 16

Elyse Pignolet’s “You Should Calm Down” at Track 16 is a wry call-out of the misogynistic and patriarchal culture in the U.S. and the barrage…
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Robert Moreland, Untitled Deco Segment, 2019, courtesy Wilding Cran Gallery

Robert Moreland

Wilding Cran Gallery

If the minimalist impulse was to eradicate any trace of the artists’ hand, then at first glance the work of Robert Moreland seems to fully…
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Jebila Okongwu, Five Banana Boxes, 2018, courtesy the artist and Baert Gallery, Los Angeles.,photo by Joshua White—JWPicture

Jebila Okongwu

Baert Gallery

Inter Milan, an Italian football powerhouse, recently endured another racial incident. It is common for Italian fans, and other football teams’ supporters, to throw bananas…
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 Radiant Space Laurie Shapiro

Radiant Space

Laurie Shapiro

In her installation Alchemy Tunnel, now at Radiant Space, artist Laurie Shapiro has created a literal and figurative cave of wonders. Using fabric, foil, sequins,…
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 DENK Gallery Andrew Schoultz

DENK Gallery

Andrew Schoultz

In his installation Vessels, Andrew Schoultz has transformed the gallery space into a fantastical and playful environment. He presents sculptures, paintings and works on paper…
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 Mixografia Analia Saban

Mixografia

Analia Saban

Analia Saban’s overall practice enacts recurring variations on a kind of populist materiality, in which she invents ways to explore the physical qualities of commonplace…
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 Gagosian Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Gagosian

Nathaniel Mary Quinn

At first glance and from afar, Nathaniel Mary Quinn’s imagery appears to be photo-collage, but upon close viewing, the works are actually painted. What immediately…
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Betty Woodman, Venus #7- Homey, 2014, courtesy David Kordansky Gallery

Betty Woodman

David Kordansky Gallery

No conversation about the history of ceramics in art, especially about works created by female artists, would be complete without mention of Betty Woodman. The…
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Ann Weber, Happiest Days of Our Lives #18-21, 2018, Courtesy of Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco

Ann Weber

Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco

When Ann Weber began working on her current series of monumental sculptures made from recycled cardboard, vitriolic rhetoric about constructing a border wall dominated the…
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María Berrío.Anemochory, 2019, courtesy Kohn Gallery

María Berrío

Kohn Gallery

Born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1982, María Berrío moved to the U.S. at the age of 18. Childhood recollections of exploring her family’s rural mountainside…
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Sarah Lucas, Au Naturel, 1994, ©Sarah Lucas, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London

Sarah Lucas

Hammer Museum

“Well-behaved women seldom make history,” asserted historian, Harvard professor, and Pulitzer Prize winner Laurel Thatcher Ulrich in the 1970s about why women who act in…
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