Art In America

Claude Viallat

Of the artists who have questioned traditional forms of painting over the past century, Claude Viallat is one of the most radical.

John Altoon

John Altoon (1925-1969) has long been beloved by a cult audience for his gorgeous and quirky abstractions, outrageous psychosexual drawings and legendary manic personality.

Michelle Stuart

Ever since the late 1960s, Michelle Stuart has been radically expanding the idea of drawing. "Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature," a traveling survey of about 60 works organized by Anna Lovatt for the Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK, uses works...

FIAC 2014 Gallery Roster Revealed

The Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain (FIAC) has announced the list of galleries participating in FIAC 2014 (Oct. 23-26).

Sylvia Fein

A burst of startling new work by 94-year-old painter Sylvia Fein extends a career already rich with accomplishment. 

Lari Pittman

In his new body of work, titled "From a Late Western Impaerium" (2013), Lari Pittman presents a kind of State of the Union address, articulated in his fantastical style of graphic symbols and meticulously rendered hyper-decoration.

Llyn Foulkes

In this retrospective of over 145 works, Llyn Foulkes proves himself to be more than worthy of his newfound blue-chip status. Spanning half a century, the chockablock exhibition provides a steady stream of the L.A. artist's trademark melancholy,...

L.A. Raw

"A bloody and bony parcel bearing the imprint of trouble" was how Rico Lebrun referred, in a 1963 interview, to the human figure shaped by circumstances of his day. Lebrun's painting Buchenwald Cart (1956), loaded with ashen limbs, his 1960 ink...

John Pearson

In his first exhibition in Los Angeles in almost 20 years, the British-born artist John Pearson presented six curvaceous acrylic stripe paintings on S-shaped supports. With pungent, synthetic color combinations that might have sprung from the palette...

Llyn Foulkes in the Studio

Speaking out for process, skill and intellectual depth, the veteran painter and musician offers a tough-love alternative to today's artistic values. 

Gambaroff, Rayne, Quaytman, Krebber

This exhibition of mostly new paintings by Nikolas Gambaroff, Michael Krebber, R. H. Quaytman, and Blake Rayne, raises colorful questions about the past present, and future of painting. Thomas Duncan, Steinar Sekkingstad and Solveig Øvstebø organized...

Helen Pashgian

Pasadena artist Helen Pashgian, a vastly under-recognized member of the Light and Space movement of the 1960s, has long fashioned industrial materials into sleek transmitters of the ineffable. Earlier this year, two of her small acrylic sculptures...

Laura Lasworth

The 18 allegorical seascapes in Laura Lasworth’s series “The Western Wall” represent the Seattle painter’s most consistent and disciplined body of work to date. Inspired by the dramatic views from her apartment window overlooking the Puget Sound,...

Pierre Buraglio

This selection of 36 paintings, collages, reliefs and drawings dating from 1965 to 2007 provided an excellent overview of the work of the 70-year-old French artist Pierre Buraglio. Best known in his native country, Buraglio has shown with Daniel...

Suzanne Treister

For the past two decades, London-based artist Suzanne Treister has been watching the watchers—surveying the various intelligence organizations, cults and visionaries with their eyes on us or the future. At Alma Enterprises, she presented a kind of...

In Search of Wallace Berman

New York dealer Nicole Klagsbrun recalls the first time seeing a work by Wallace Berman, in the 1980s when she was running the storied, now-defunct Cable Gallery. The work in question was a reproduction of one of the artist's black-and-white "Verifax"...

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