Annie Buckley

Jacob Hashimoto

MOCA Pacific Design Center

April 2014

This third and final rendition of Jacob Hashimoto’s two-story installation Gas Giant, 2014, includes thousands of small rice-paper disks, squares, diamonds, and other shapes, each supported by a thin bamboo frame and suspended from the … READ ON

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Rena Small

Angles Gallery

March 2014

The word handmade unravels in the near-impossible task of identifying a divide between tools and technology; what makes a clay pot handmade and a photograph something else, if a human hand is at the helm of both? The word organic is often … READ ON

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Shizu Saldamando

Vincent Price Art Museum

November 2013

Whether drinking, kissing, or huddling in bathroom stalls or on concert room floors, Shizu Saldamando’s subjects exude a sense of glittery calm—the girls are tough, the boys are vulnerable, and nonconformity rules. Cool kids dangle … READ ON

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“Ignite! The Art of Sustainability”

Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)

September 2013

From its organizing principle of putting artists in dialogue with scientists and environmentalists down to the reused shipping crates that were used to transport the pieces on view, this traveling exhibition takes a thoughtful and holistic … READ ON

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Antonio Adriano Puleo

The Harriet & Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex

May 2013

Stripping away affect and objective referent, Antonio Adriano Puleo’s new body of work relies on form, color, and process. Composed primarily of bits of string, fabric, wood, cardboard, and a large quantity of paint, these paintings and … READ ON

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Connie Samaras

Armory Center for the Arts

April 2013

This comprehensive exhibition of Connie Samaras’s work over the past fifteen years, curated by Irene Tsatsos, includes photographs and videos from six series. Most of the forty-four large color photographs depict land- and cityscapes in … READ ON

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“Lost (in LA)”

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

January 2013

“Lost (in LA)”, curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler and presented by FLAX (France Los Angeles Exchange) with the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, includes works by twenty-nine artists from France and the United States. A handful of… READ ON

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Dimitri Kozyrev

Mark Moore Gallery

September 2012

Wassily Kandinsky begins “Concerning the Spiritual in Art” (1911) by railing against attempts to “revive the art principles of the past,” but makes an important exception for art that resuscitates “the external forms which served … READ ON

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April Street

Carter & Citizen

September 2012

The tenuous solidity of April Street’s new paintings places them in dialogue with the informel, or formless, as defined by Georges Bataille and taken up by Rosalind E. Krauss and Yve-Alain Bois in their 1997 book of the same title. Yet the… READ ON

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Dinh Q. Lę

Shoshana Wayne Gallery

June 2012

Time appears to collapse before our eyes on the textured surfaces of Dinh Q. Lê’s latest woven photographs. Lê’s technique of interlacing, which is based on a traditional Vietnamese weaving technique, hasn’t lost any of its power … READ ON

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