Art In America

Tom Wudl

By its nature, meditation involves an element of repetition—sitting each day, observing each breath—that rewards the practitioner with a diversity of inner experience.

Mario Ybarra Jr.

Mario Ybarra Jr.'s emotionally layered exhibition "Double Feature" was a compilation of two projects: "Scarface Museum," a collection of memorabilia from Brian de Palma's 1983 movie, which was a favorite of his childhood friend Angel Montes Jr.;...

Daniel Joseph Martinez

For more than two decades, Daniel Joseph Martinez has tackled questions of race, identity and the body in his multidisciplinary work.

Made in L.A.

“Made in L.A.,” the ambitious biennial co-organized by the Hammer Museum and LAXART, provided undeniable proof (should any be required post-PST) that the city has arrived as an international art center.

In Wonderland

In most accounts, Surrealism unfolds on European soil with a cast of male artists. "In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States" counters, and builds upon, previous Surrealist surveys. Co-curators Ilene...

Raffi Kalenderian

A girl walks alone across a snowy ex- panse at night. A young man sits amid a scattering of books while sun filters in through brightly patterned curtains. The placid countenances and lax postures of these and other subjects in Raffi Kalenderian’s new...

Nancy Riegelman

Nancy Riegelman’s work unfolds slowly, rewarding the patient observer with an optimistic and ethereal view of passing time. For several years, the artist has engaged in a rigorous practice of documenting her own respiration by drawing a line for...

John Outterbridge

John Outterbridge’s recent exhibition “The Rag Factory” was a poetic treatment of relevant social issues, such as the stark division between haves and have-nots, and reflected the resilience and fragility of the human spirit. Curated by Kris...

Asco Elite of the Obscure

In the early 1970s, as the Chicano Movement intensified, four graduates from Garfield High School in the Mexican-American neighborhood of East Los Angeles—Harry Gamboa, Jr., Willie F. Herrón III, Glugio Nicandro (known by his middle name, Gronk)...

Under The Big Black Sun

As one of more than 60 "Pacific Standard Time" exhibitions, "Under the Big Black Sun," organized by MOCA chief curator Paul Schimmel, sheds light on the energetic, nonhierarchical ethos of California art during the years bookended by Nixon's...

Richard Hawkins

Cool and distanced irony, so popular in late 20th-centuryculture, is said to have died in the smoke of the WorldTrade Center attacks in 2001. By that time, L.A.-based RichardHawkins had been making overtly romantic ...

Marnie Weber

Row upon row of white marble tombs and a sprawling graveyard provided an apt setting for Marnie Weber's exhibition "Eternity Forever," sponsored by the Pasadena-based nonprofit West of Rome Public Art. The show laid to rest the Spirit Girls,...

Micaela Amateau Amato

The nine glazed ceramic figures and four colored cast-glass heads in Micaela Amateau Amato’s recent exhibition constituted a village of sorts, a tribe of, as the exhibition title stated, “Exiles and Nomads.” An art professor at Penn State, Amato...

Nancy Jackson

Nancy Jackson’s latest exhibition, her sixth with Felsen, was a lighthearted tour de force consisting of seven paper mobiles, at once intricate and majestic, nine works on paper and 12 sculptures. The keen balance of intellect and intuition Jackson...

Won Ju Lim

Images washed over the walls like waves and sculptures dotted the floor like stalagmites, lending a surreal sensibil­ity to Won Ju Lim’s installation Baroque Pet Shop (2010). As part of a media arts fellowship from the Tribeca Film Institute...

Veronika Kellndorfer

Berlin-based Veronika Kellndorfer explores California modernism and the poetics of presence, creating enigmatic prints on glass using her own photographs of homes by midcentury architects. This recent exhibition, her third at Christopher Grimes,...

Song Kun

Globalism is often invoked in the interest of cultural branding, rather than in the service of finding authentic common ground. Song Kun’s personal and reflective work stands out against this tendency, particularly in the context of Western...

Rachel Khedoori

“Warfare is a great matter to a nation; it is the ground of death and of life; it is the way of survival and destruction, and must be examined.” Thus begins The Art of War, written by Sun Tzu more than 2,500 years ago. The words and spirit of this...

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