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Jancar Gallery is debuting a new portfolio of prints by 16 artists, including painter Cyril Kuhn and comic conceptualist, Ilene Segalove. The prints hang in the back room, while original works by the same artists, most gritty and whimsical at the same time, hang in the front.
Control Room’s current show includes work by Masood Kamandy, Conrad Ruiz, Graham Kolbeins, Brad Troemel, Dora Budor and Ryan Perez. All of it is loosely sports themed and has a “head-in-the-game” kind of energy. Most of it is colorful, and there’s dance music playing from Ruiz and Kolbeins’ video, which features the chests of topless [...]
National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita photographed Tibet over the course of about 15 years, before travel in Tibet became so harshly restricted. He’ll talk about his work and his new book of images, Shangri-La, which takes James Hilton’s romantic depiction of Tibet in the iconic novel Lost Horizon as a starting point.
The cat art show, of art with cats as subjects or inspirations, isn’t quite serious but it’s not quite a joke either. The Walker Art Center’s Internet Cat Video Festival, the first museum-headed plunge into the cat video phenomenon, is a sponsor. The artist list ranges from cartoon pop (Gary Baseman) to feminist conceptual (Tracey Emin).
Nosego, aka Yis Goodwin, and Curiot, aka Favio Martinez, both have a graphical, colorful style, and were recently featured in Juxtapoz mag for a mural they completed in Compton right before their show at thinkspace opened. That mural is probably more adventurous than the work in the show, which tends to adhere pretty tightly to design [...]
C.A.V.E. gallery’s annual holiday group show includes some work with vaguely seasonal subjects — like Joshua Charles Hart’s acrylic painting of a reindeer in a pink sweatshirt — and a lot of work that riffs on a street-pop aesthetic. Most is modestly priced (under $500), which may make it more accessible for gift-givers with deep [...]
Krampus is a beast that looks half like a Maurice Sendack Wild Thing, half like an orc. According to European folklore, he terrorizes the naughty children around Christmas time. Copro Gallery’s new group show about the dark side of holiday season includes, among other things, garish rendering of Krampus, sometimes standing right next to Saint [...]
Iconic photographer Ansel Adams described previsualization as “the ability to anticipate a finished image before making the exposure,” and this term, or at least the concept, played into other twentieth century photographers’ approaches too. Photographer James Welling, who teaches at UCLA and has a show up now at the Hammer, will talk about previsualization and [...]
Artists Nicolas Grenier, Keith Rocka Knittel and Etienne Zack organized Building on Ruins to explore the way history builds up layer upon layer — their press release discusses a jungle growing over temples and trash, or a temple being built of trash. In their effort to explore construction and the effects of ruins in as dimensional a [...]
Sylvie Pénichon, the photography conservator at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, has written a book about how to care for and identify twentieth-century photographs. She’ll talk about the state of photography as she sees it and how collectors can preserve their collections.