Author: David Pagel

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“Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective” at LACMA

I don’t know how it will play in Texas when it comes to the  Nasher Sculpture Center in February 2013, but Ken Price’s magnificent exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is so thoroughly suffused with the bittersweet aura of a memorial that it’s impossible not to be thrilled by the joy that […]

“Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective” at LACMA

Off the beaten track of “Pacific Standard Time”

One of the best things about Pacific Standard Time is that it invites visitors to get off the beaten track of official, greatest-hits surveys of art made in Southern California from 1945 to 1980 and, instead, to see how messy, complex, and multi-layered history is (and art scenes almost always are), particularly ones that come […]

Terry O'Shea, Untitled, 1968, cast resin, 3 long x 1.25" diameter

Letter from LA: “Roland Reiss, Personal Politics: Sculpture from the 1970s and 1980s”

“Roland Reiss, Personal Politics: Sculpture from the 1970s and 1980s” at the Pasadena Museum of California Art is not part of “Pacific Standard Time.” The Getty-funded project, advertised as a “region-wide initiative encompassing every major L.A. art movement from 1945 to 1980,” includes upwards of 150 exhibitions at upwards of 125 institutions, from Venice to […]

Letter from LA: “Roland Reiss, Personal Politics: Sculpture from the 1970s and 1980s”