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Matthew Higgs

Laura Owens, Untitled, 2013, acrylic, oil, and Flashe paint on canvas, 11' 5 1/2" x 10'.

1 LAURA OWENS (356 S. MISSION RD., LOS ANGELES) Owens’s first major hometown exhibition in almost a decade felt like a momentous event. Eschewing the white cube, she elected to present her own work on her own terms, situating it alongside an outpost of Wendy Yao’s savvy Ooga Booga store in a voluminous Boyle Heights warehouse gently renovated in partnership with her longtime New York dealer, Gavin Brown. On view for six months, the suite of twelve XXL paintings, made in that very space, was aesthetically promiscuous and wildly ambitious, and provided conclusive proof—not that it was needed—that painting’s demise has been greatly exaggerated.

2 KEN PRICE SCULPTURE: A RETROSPECTIVE” (METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK; CURATED BY STEPHANIE BARRON) AND KEN PRICE: SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE, WORKS ON PAPER 1962–2010” (THE DRAWING CENTER, NEW YORK; CURATED BY DOUGLAS

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