Alexander Keefe

Diana Thater

June 2017

“I’m always working with multiple, simultaneous perspectives,” Los Angeles–based artist Diana Thater explained to Lynne Cooke in an interview published on the occasion of her 2015 retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2017 [TOC]

Bob Branaman

May 2017

The Beat poet and playwright Michael McClure once remarked that to be an artist in the 1950s “was to be an outlaw. . . . They were ready to put you in jail.” Just ask LA-based artist, filmmaker, and poet Bob Branaman, who was first introduced… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2017 [TOC]

Yunhee Min

March 2016

One’s initial impression of Yunhee Min’s new work, an intervention of poured paint and fluorescent light onto two long, normally transparent vitrines installed in the lobby of the Equitable Life Building—an iconic if somewhat long-in-the-tooth… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2016 [TOC]

Frank Bowling

January 2016

“Cooking,” he calls it, but there are other words that come to mind when describing Frank Bowling’s restless, wildly inventive painting practice: spilling, smearing, dripping, brushing, raking, flicking, sticking, foaming, cutting, stitching,… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2016 [TOC]

Frances Scholz

Tif Sigfrids

December 2014

“Amboy,” Cologne-based Conceptualist Frances Scholz’s first major solo exhibition in Los Angeles consists of little more than a press release, two five-minute videos—ostensibly, the trailers for a documentary film about an artist named … READ ON

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Andy Warhol

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)

November 2014

Andy Warhol remained cryptic about the two abstract forms—the “peak” and the “cap”—that recur throughout his Shadows, 1978–79, a sprawling installation of 102 large handpainted and silk-screened canvases, seen here in its entirety for the … READ ON

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Stan VanDerBeek

The Box

October 2014

Even now, the electronic mandalas and digital cross-stitch of Stan VanDerBeek’s “Poemfields,” 1966–71, projected onto the gallery’s felicitously high walls, flow with hypnotic, immersive energy. It’s difficult to imagine what early audiences,… READ ON

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Lisa Anne Auerbach

Gavlak Gallery | Los Angeles

September 2014

Dubbed the “Empress of Modest Propaganda” in the 2014 Whitney Biennial catalog, Lisa Anne Auerbach has been at the center of an alt-publishing mini-empire since 2004, when she first added a knitting machine to her existing practice as … READ ON

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Peter Fischli and David Weiss

Matthew Marks Gallery | 1062 N Orange Grove

February 2014

It seems surprising that this is Peter Fischli and David Weiss’s first major solo exhibition in Los Angeles since 1987, given how central the city was to the Swiss artists’ early collaborative work. Weiss moved to the city in 1979 and Fischli… READ ON

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Sam Falls

Laxart

December 2013

Sam Falls has spoken previously of the need to expand the photograph’s capacity for representation by “absolving” it of its indexical death grip on a single moment. While this idea drives much of Falls’s prolific studio-based practice, it … READ ON

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