Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer

Mernet Larsen

Various Small Fires

March 2015

Encountering the paintings of Mernet Larsen for the first time can feel a bit like discovering a new exotic fruit or hearing an alien tongue: The worldview they picture is strange to the senses and thrillingly outlandish, like a surprise that… READ ON

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Purrfect Lovers

The Cats-in-Residence Program at 356 S. Mission Road

December 2014 LOS ANGELES

“ART” CAN’T QUITE COMPETE with life incarnate, creatures in the alert, furry-limbed, tail-twitching flesh. Calico, tabby, tuxedo, tiger stripe, tortoise shell, monochrome: Felis catus are modern, effortlessly stylish, and lux in any … READ ON

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Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer

December 2014

1 356 S. MISSION RD., LOS ANGELES As soon as it opened, just under two years ago, 356 S. Mission Rd. made a major—and majorly uplifting—impact on LA’s local culture. The effect has only deepened with each exhibition, performance, screening,… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2014 [TOC]

Chuck Nanney

Jenny's

August 2014

Chuck Nanney’s first solo exhibition in over ten years is a spare tableau redolent with magical thinking. In “Body Parts & Oracles,” the wraparound whiteness of this new gallery’s single room is dotted and dashed at various heights … READ ON

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John Tweddle

Kayne Griffin Corcoran

April 2014

Recent weeks have seen the art world’s temperature spike over the money in art (and politics) problem. Who knows how long such simmering ideological skirmishes will last and whether confrontation can bubble into anything progressively … READ ON

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Mark Roeder

Michael Benevento

February 2014

In this show of one hundred paintings, densely hung salon style for concentrated horror vacui effect, Mark Roeder proves his facility and feeling for the medium while planting a perverse and vital antagonism at its heart. Each work is dubbed… READ ON

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Patrick Jackson

February 2014

The best things tend to be hidden underground: The tiered, tripartite structure that Patrick Jackson created for his latest show (the last at the gallery’s Culver City location) prompted a Freudian read in which the upstairs hovered as the… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2014 [TOC]

Bruce Hainley

Bruce Hainley talks about his book on Sturtevant

December 2013

Bruce Hainley’s book on the artist Sturtevant is published this month by Semiotext(e) for their Native Agents Series. In addition to being the first monographic study of the artist in English, Under the Sign of [sic]: Sturtevant’s Volte-Face… READ ON

500 WORDS

Daniel Knorr

November 2013

Daniel Knorr’s Los Angeles debut was so conceptually tidy and neatly packaged as to seem pat, yet it opened onto divergent readings. The show’s fourteen brightly colored, polyurethane wall reliefs, titled “Depression Elevations,” … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2013 [TOC]

Maureen Gallace

Overduin and Kite

October 2013

The fourteen small paintings in Maureen Gallace’s first exhibition at the gallery are sly heartbreakers. Depopulated and seemingly bucolic postcard scenes—nine of the New England real estate connoisseur’s typically remote houses, three… READ ON

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