Andrew Berardini

Simone Says

Simone Forti and LAXART’s 10-year anniversary benefit

November 2015 LOS ANGELES

FRIDAY NIGHT I spent at Cafe Figaro—a Parisian-inspired street cafe in Los Feliz—commiserating with somber French citizens speaking in hushed voices over the clink of glasses. Their grief was still on my mind as I headed the following … READ ON


“Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination”

September 2015

Curated by Christine Y. Kim and Lynne Cooke Cackling temple monkeys and frolicsome dolphins, star-crossed dung beetles and dancing honeybees. For more than two decades, Los Angeles–based artist Diana Thater has produced immersive installations… READ ON


“New Babylon”

Roberts & Tilton

August 2015

The two-by-four skeleton of a curious structure designed by architect Joakim Dahlqvist stands almost naked in the center of a modern white-walled and concrete-floored gallery. This half-built house has been painted in a bright hue that evokes… READ ON


Rain Dance

A Three Day Weekend in Los Angeles


A RUMBLE SHUDDERED across the sky and lightning set fire to palm trees as the hot wet spatter of a tropical storm washed over a startled Los Angeles this past weekend. It hardly seemed to discourage the hordes that capered across the city … READ ON


Different Strokes

A gala for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles


“LAST YEAR on this podium, we were just dating. What do you call it? A one-night stand,” said Philippe Vergne. The director of Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art was presiding over his second official gala, held outside the museum’s… READ ON


Ginger Wolfe-Suarez


April 2015

And there they are, a bouquet and a sunset, again and again. In this spare installation, the materials couldn’t really be more basic. A series of landscapes depicting the same cloud-banked sunset, what seems to be another, of flowers, then… READ ON


Juliette Blightman

Karma | Los Angeles

March 2015

Beneath the long fronds of a potted houseplant, a sizeable black speaker rumbles like a distant party. The noise haunts or taunts, beckons or repulses, depending perhaps on whether you’re invited. From Juliette Blightman, an artist best … READ ON


Michel Auder/Józef Robakowski

March 2015

I can see you. Perched near a window, looking down on the heat and honk of the sun-bright street or out to the night windows beaming like magic lanterns, you are easily observed. Looking out from their windows, Michel Auder and Józef … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]

Charles Gaines

Hammer Museum

February 2015

In his early work, Charles Gaines pursued a cool hunt for the unknown at the far end of the hyperrational. Sol LeWitt claimed that Conceptual artists were mystics rather rationalists, but his branch of the movement certainly employed the most… READ ON


Mike Kuchar

Francois Ghebaly Gallery

January 2015

Burnished bubble butts beam with unholy light. Cut and uncut, huge, veiny cocks blossom from every angle. Angels and gods, gladiators and cavemen, street hustlers and bodybuilders, S-M beltings and four-way pirate fuckfests are all drawn with… READ ON