In this week’s Top 5 video, Catherine Wagley and Ed Schad wonder whether Mel Bochner is still at the top of his game, wax poetic about J.M.W. Turner and admit that Anthony Lepore’s new show at Ghebaly is way better than they expected. See a round-up of the week’s shows below.
The new work by Milena Bonilla, a Colombian artist based in Amsterdam, is all about strange after effects of political moves or realities. One of her videos explores the effect the iron curtain had on the genetics of actual deer.
Old school conceptualist Mel Bochner, known for his text paintings, included some angsty, pessimistic phrases in his drippy new paintings: “Broke, Busted, Belly-up…”
The first room of Kerry Tribe’s new show is all careful sculptures made of filming equipment. The second is a partially animated, highly produced film narrated by victims of Aphasia, a language disorder that affects a people’s ability to communicate effectively.
J.M.W. Turner’s unfinished paintings are among the best parts of this sprawling show. They were made late in his life, mostly in the mid-1840s, and they’re great up close.
Anthony Lepore made this work in an actual Bikini Factory, which his grandfather passed down to his father. Lepore has had his studio there for a few years, and his new photographs incorporate the textures, patterns and equipment he sees in the factory. It’s pretty playful work, even if it is in part a meditation on labor.
also by Glasstire
- Top Shows in SoCal: July 3, 2015 - July 3rd, 2015
- Top 5 Video: June 19, 2015 - June 19th, 2015
- Top 5 Video: June 12, 2015 - June 12th, 2015
- Top 5 Video: May 22, 2015 - May 22nd, 2015
- Top 5 VIDEO: April 23, 2015 - April 23rd, 2015