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January-February 2018

Dear Reader, The new year is a time to look forward, but in this issue we also take stock. Staff writer Ezrha Jean Black does... Read More

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Artillery Best in Show 2017

Staff Writer Ezrha Jean Black Picks the Top 10 Highlights from a spectacular year of gallery and museum shows

The experience of art in Los Angeles is always both very specific to its localized encounter and acutely conscious of its engagement with the world.... Read More

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Theory and Experience in the Work of Kandis Williams

Cutting Edge Dissociation

At Kandis Williams’ studio, sparse and white with tall ceilings and drywall divisions, her studio neighbor Orion Martin and I sit and talk with her... Read More

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Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.

Three PST shows tell it like it is

In the mainstream, queerness has a way of being pushed into the shadows, forced back into the closet. It happens all around us, especially in... Read More

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Culture Coverup: L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege

Chicana/o Erasure and Endurance in Los Angeles

Just as there is a certain metaphysical link between acknowledging one’s existence and looking in the mirror, there exists a similar link between the acknowledgement... Read More

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Code Orange

March/April Submissions; Deadline Feb 2, 2018

CODE ORANGE is a new Artillery feature, a web-based, issue-oriented photography contest curated by LA artist and photographer Laura London. Winning entries will be published... Read More

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Report from New York

Art and China After 1989 at the Guggenheim

China had its first major avant-garde exhibition in 1989, which was also the year of the Tiananmen protests. The exhibition “Art and China after 1989:... Read More

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Fair News; Getty; Pacific Asia Museum; Comings & Goings; Women's March

Fair News January is fair month in our fair city. The LA Art Show (Jan. 10–14) in all its massiveness returns to the Convention Center... Read More

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Selling the Crown Jewels: Norman Rockwell

Although I’m not a big fan of Norman Rockwell’s artwork, a painting of his caught my eye after becoming the centerpiece of a controversy that... Read More

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Sean Tejaratchi's Liartown!

This whole end-of-net-neutrality panic is a bit of a mystery to me. Sure, it sucks, but what were people expecting? That businessmen would suddenly do... Read More

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Incredibly Layered

Galleries usually just send you their press releases, but sometimes you get them from a whole PR firm. I’m on this firm’s list now, and... Read More

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Bill Sheehy

Bill Sheehy is the director of Latin American Masters, which he founded in 1987.   What led you to exhibit only Latin-American artists? Do you... Read More

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The Lure: The Sum of its Parts

If you happen to be looking for a textbook example of film as collaborative art, a special feature on the DVD of The Lure might... Read More

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Etiquette for Artful Living

DIFFICULT SUBJECT MATTER DEAR BABS: In my art practice, I gravitate toward using ephemeral media and creating installations. Sometimes my work deals with “difficult” subject... Read More

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Parent at Art Opening, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2013.

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AbEx East Influences


“Abstract Expressionism: Looking East from the Far West” is a new exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art in Hawaii seeking to revisit and, in... Read More

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COMICS: Icono Clast

The Exciting Game of Art Vandalism

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Liz Glynn at Mass MOCA

& Barbara Takenaga at Williams College Museum of Art

Artist Liz Glynn has been taking on increasingly ambitious projects by leaps and bounds, and lately more of it can be seen on the East... Read More

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Merion Estes

CB1 Gallery

Ages-old art historical forces of the sublime and the picturesque battle it out across a suite of abstract landscapes, in about 20 fabulously chromatic, profoundly... Read More

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Rubén Ortiz-Torres

Royale Projects

A lowrider’s charisma lies in its transmogrification from prosaic to fabulous: an ordinary old automobile becomes a sparkling iridescent marvel that bounces like a carnival... Read More

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Making Art Concrete

Getty Museum

“Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros” makes for a companion exhibition to the Palm Springs Art... Read More

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Axé Bahia

Fowler Museum at UCLA

In a 1994 Paris Review interview, the Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe famously quoted an Igbo proverb: “Until lions have their own historians, tales of the... Read More

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Ruben Ochoa

Art + Practice

Ruben Ochoa’s “SAMPLED y SURVEYED” illustrates the artist’s penchant for transforming basic construction materials into structural installations charged with meaning. Primarily working in wood, metals... Read More

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Alejandro Almanza Pereda

Ibid Gallery

The objects in the image seem preternaturally still, pushed off to the left side of the frame: a liquefied elastic globule seems to pull down... Read More

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Michael Lewis Miller

Norco College, Inland Empire

Care for a pickled egg? How about a mayonnaise sandwich? Or maybe you’d prefer apple butter? With these questions and a simple spread of food... Read More

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Zarouhie Abdalian

Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco

Known for her minimal interventions in public spaces, creating subtle shifts in environments, either visually or with sound, New Orleans-based Zarouhie Abdalian has garnered significant... Read More

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Sean Tejaratchi

by Tulsa Kinney
Sean Tejaratchi, from Crap Hound #1/6: Death, Telephones & Scissors, 1994/2012 In this issue’s Under The Radar, our regular column by Doug Harvey. Doug writes... Read More

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We Were Jammin’

In my second year at Cornell my family were happy because they thought they could finally stop worrying about me. I don’t know why they... Read More

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Jesse Benson

Michael Benevento

In his recent work, Jesse Benson uses appropriation to dismantle “appropriate” interpretation. But unlike other painters who might pursue this goal through dramatic, even offensive... Read More

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