Andrew Berardini

Doctored Octopus

The 22nd Art Athina

May 2017 ATHENS

“I LOVE AND I HATE ATHENS. I know it by heart, and it’s hard to leave,” said Greek artist Angelo Plessas on the patio of Ama Laxei under eaves heavy with vines and a table heaving with wine at an informal dinner organized by curator Myriam … READ ON

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Lila de Magalhaes

Abode

April 2017

Spider legs delicately dance on the plush skin of a fresh peach as a haloing fly delivers a golden boot while nearby electric-orange slugs trail paths through dreamy forests veiled in hazy greens and downy pinks—such are the scenes in Lila … READ ON

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Sam Pulitzer and Peter Wächtler

March 2017

Post-truth, post-irony—post-exhaustion from such prefix-laden terms—it was tricky to decipher the intentions of Peter Wächtler and Sam Pulitzer in this coupling of both artists and their respective galleries, Reena Spaulings Fine Art (of New… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2017 [TOC]

Amalia Pica

Marc Foxx Gallery

November 2016

“I have nothing to say / and I am saying it / and that is poetry / as I need it,” wrote John Cage, one of silence’s loudest advocates. Samuel Beckett said words were a stain on it. For Amalia Pica, the noiselessness between speaking and … READ ON

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Toba Khedoori

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

October 2016

The way through doors. The thingness of things. The sheer magnitude of the sublime. With graphite, oil, and encaustic on waxy expanses of paper sheets and the thinnest linen, Toba Khedoori carefully draws and paints the quiet intensity of … READ ON

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laub

Visitor Welcome Center

October 2016

In the center of a golden room glowing in the midday sun sits a glass saguaro cactus on a wooden table held together with soldered copper wires and blooming with handmade flowers. An old pay phone hangs silent and broken from the wall, and … READ ON

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Henry Taylor

Blum & Poe | Los Angeles

September 2016

Days later, the gallery’s still dank with the hotboxed aroma of weed. At the opening of Henry Taylor’s fourth exhibition with this gallery, a film that the artist collaborated on with Kahlil Joseph screened in a shadowy room where a crew of… READ ON

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“Doug Aitken: Electric Earth”

September 2016

Curated by Philippe Vergne and Anna Katz “A lot of times I dance so fast that I become what’s around me,” says the protagonist of Doug Aitken’s mesmeric, immersive multichannel video installation Electric Earth, 1999, which lends its name to… READ ON

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Juliette Blightman

September 2016

Curated by Valerie Knoll The practice of everyday life, a life examined, radical subjectivity, the personal made public: Moved by any and all of these, Juliette Blightman photographs, paints, films, writes, and performs the slow drawl of the… READ ON

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“Omul Negru”

Nicodim Gallery | Los Angeles

August 2016

Something wicked this way walks. The Romanian title of this show (which began in the gallery’s Bucharest counterpart), “Omul Negru,” translates to “man in black,” and curator Aaron Moulton has included over forty works haunted by bogeymen. … READ ON

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