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George Stoll at Maloney Fine Art

Poetry is in short supply in the art world. It’s as if there’s a general mistrust of even the search for beauty, truth or elegance. Thank god there’s George Stoll to fill the void. With ten pieces installed in the sun-drenched gallery of Maloney Fine Art, Stoll reacquaints us with grace achieved through rigor and […]

George Stoll 
beads, gravity, prime numbers and catenary curves
Installation Viewn(detail)
Courtesy Maloney Fine Art

Neil Wax at Gallery Brown

Every so often one stumbles upon something in the art world that acts like an aesthetic Wasabi. Stopping in at Gallery Brown off 3rd Street the other morning initiated such a moment of palette cleansing recently. Installed in the sunny windows of the gallery were plastic containers, in groupings of two and three, of varying […]

Neil Wax at Gallery Brown

Artful Grit at Gagosian

Richard Prince has come west. Riding into Beverly Hills with a posse of cowboys shouldn’t be surprising. It is perhaps the most natural way the elder statesman of appropriation art should stake his claim in Los Angeles. We are, after all, not only the epicenter of American image broadcasting but also the NASDAQ of artificiality. […]

Artful Grit at Gagosian

Jasper Johns at Matthew Marks

The thing about Jasper Johns that is often overlooked is that his art has become part of the DNA of the Art World. Some might argue that this happened in a Big Bang fashion in the late fifties when his art burst on the scene. It was then that the rather commonplace motifs of Johns’ […]

Jasper Johns at Matthew Marks

“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

Grad school confidential

This is an essay about learning Photoshop. Kruger, “Your comfort is my silence’ 1991   I have to learn it for a class. I am in graduate school, see. I still have a hard time believing this. I’m in this multimedia experimental MA program in Specialized Journalism The Arts at the University of Southern California. I’ll […]

Grad school confidential

Feedback: Sonic Youth’s “The Sprawl.”

    1988 was a rotten time to be a teenager. During the Reagan-Bush era, you had to put in a lot of work to hear something other than Bon Jovi. There was no internet, and the indie revolution in film and music and fashion and new media was still years away. A girl interested in […]

Feedback: Sonic Youth’s “The Sprawl.”

5 from 1: Lesli Robertson

5 from 1 presents the work of one artist in conversation with five sources that are driving their studio practice. The rest is up to you. Lesli Robertson (link) Bond  Heal  Loss, 2012 concrete, aluminum, mixed media interactive installation 8′ x 8′ x 1′

5 from 1: Lesli Robertson

Debating the Made In L.A. Catalog

As Made In L.A., 2012 nears its closing week many of us are coming to terms with the exhibition catalog, a hefty critical document, indeed. My collegue Roman Stollenwerk and I began a debate about its significance. We thought it would be a good idea to open up the debate to more voices. Here is our exchange, comments are open: (Full disclosure, while I […]

Debating the Made In L.A. Catalog