Suzanne Hudson

Kim Schoen

June 2017

An open book on an angular asymmetrical plinth partially submerged beneath granules of sand: This tableau was the first thing one encountered in Kim Schoen’s “Hawaii,” an exhibition that elsewhere offered the book not as an object but rather… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2017 [TOC]

Nancy Lupo

May 2017

For Kristina Kite’s inaugural show, Nancy Lupo crafted a sprawling tapestry, whose distinct sections of clustered disposable cutlery, bound together with dental floss and intermittently studded with various foodstuffs and trinkets, were meant… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2017 [TOC]

Theaster Gates

April 2017

For his first show at Regen Projects, “But to Be a Poor Race,” Theaster Gates installed within the gallery’s many rooms a sampling of clay vessels, paintings bandaged with hoses from decommissioned firehouses, wall panels studded with narrow… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2017 [TOC]

OPENINGS: KELLY AKASHI

March 2017

KELLY AKASHI titled her most recent solo show at Ghebaly Gallery in Los Angeles, in 2016, “Being as a Thing.” As names go, it was an especially good one. It posited existence itself as a thing, encouraging a reading of the sculptures contained… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2017 [TOC]

Kathryn Andrews

February 2017

Kathryn Andrews’s “Black Bars” opened at David Kordansky Gallery mere days before the US presidential election. It followed by almost exactly a year the artist’s solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, titled “Run for … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2017 [TOC]

Barbara T. Smith

January 2017

Expanding on her previous three shows at the Box, each of which offered a tight grouping of related work (early paintings, performance documentation, and experiments with incipient Xerox technology, respectively), Barbara T. Smith sought in… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2017 [TOC]

Billy Al Bengston

December 2016

The outsize personality of Billy Al Bengston looms large in the prescribed historical narrative of Southland art—all wan sunshine and Ferus Gallery machismo—and even larger as the framing device for his own work. The artist’s website details… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2016 [TOC]

Betty Tompkins

November 2016

It is at the very least unfortunate—other less anodyne adjectives spring to mind—that it has taken so many years for Betty Tompkins’s paintings to garner the visibility they presently enjoy. Deservedly, much press accompanied the septuagenarian… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2016 [TOC]

Benjamin Carlson

October 2016

If press releases have largely become baroque exercises in obscurantist prose, the text announcing Benjamin Carlson’s solo show in Los Angeles was refreshingly straightforward, even laconic, in its description of “five paintings depicting … READ ON

IN PRINT October 2016 [TOC]

Orr Herz and Roni Shneior

September 2016

As if enacting a Venn diagram of independent and collaborative artmaking, Orr Herz and Roni Shneior partnered for “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” by each composing a single piece to exhibit and then joining together to complete… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2016 [TOC]