Art In America

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"...

Valérie Favre

Paul McCarthy and Nayland Blake have used rabbits as male alter-egos, playing on an idea of the creatures as randy and guileless. For Valérie Favre, rabbits are decidedly female surrogates. Playboy bunnies on the loose, they strum guitars, dance in...

Mike Kelley

Finding echoes of early avant-garde experimentation in the noise music he favors, Kelley talks about his own work and the musicias he is bringing together for Performa 09.

Annie Lapin

Just after her debut exhibition at Angles Gallery in 2008, the young L.A. painter Annie Lapin was invited to mount an installation in a 42-by-22-foot gallery at the nonprofit Grand Arts in Kansas City. In Parallel Deliria (2008), she spilled her work...

Texas Biennial

Encompassing 73 Texas artists from small towns as well as metropolitan centers, the bulk of the third Texas Biennial consisted of two large thematic group shows and four regional solo exhibitions, all held at six nonprofit and artist-run venues...

How German Is It?

Twenty years after the Berlin Wall came down, an eye-opening exhibition brings together artwork shaped by the two Germanys' nonidentical twin cultures.

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