Aaron Wrinkle and Michael Decker: Wrinkle Decker Push It
September 5 through 27, 2014
September 5 through 27, 2014
Last Chance - September 5 through 27, 2014
Michael Decker and Aaron Wrinkle "are into it," "two dudes, with no assistants" -- there will be popsicles at the opening of their new collaborative show.
September 13 through 29, 2014
Artist Malisa Humphrey became interested in the Jim Thompson House in Bangkok, a place named for its owner, the founder of the Thai Silk Company and a CIA agent. She's basing her new installation on that house and the "aesthetics of colonialism."
July 10 through October 5, 2014
Los Angeles artist F. Scott Hess is tracing his whole family heritage on his dad's side -- from 17th century England to Southern plantations to now. He's made artifacts, like puppets and painted pastry trays, to go with each generation, which he ascribes to fictional historical artists.
September 13 through October 5, 2014
This show is about pollution and bags in the ocean, not about the long legacy of plastic as an art material on the West Coast. It's inspired by Long Beach oceanographer Captain Charles Moore and the photography of Edward Burtynsky, who documents the human impact on the environment.
September 19 through October 5, 2014
The historic Gamble House in Pasadena is the site of Machine Project's latest intervention. The project lasts a few weeks and the list of events and components is long -- there's a two-story puppet involved, along with a natural perfumery workshop and a psychic reading.
July 19 through October 11, 2014
Japanese camera manufacturers are responsible for a lot of the innovations that make picture taking such an instant, easy thing. So the California Museum of Photography is showing Japanese cameras made since World War II, alongside print and TV ads for the cameras.
August 25 through October 11, 2014
Art in the valley was booming in the 1970s and 1980s. Damon Willick, who curated this show, suspects this is partly because working amidst the weirdness of San Fernando made it easier for serious artists like Jeffrey Vallance or Mike Mandel to stop taking themselves seriously.
September 5 through October 18, 2014
Since he started art making in the 1960s, Giuseppe Penone has done things like stunt the growth of trees using an iron cast of his hand touching a tree trunk. This new show is also about man's relationship to nature.
September 14 through October 25, 2014
September 6 through October 26, 2014
Olivia Booth is installing hanging glass planes, glass cylinders and rods in LAMOA, the mini-museum that artist Alice Konitz usually runs out of her back lot but currently has installed at the Armory Center for the Arts. So Booth's installing her work in a museum that's inside a museum.
September 13 through October 26, 2014
Ceramicist Harrison McIntosh lives in the San Antonia Gardens retirement community and is about to turn 100. So he's having a birthday show. In the main gallery, painter Amado Pena and ceramicist Rich Lopez, admirers of each other's work and both interested in the Southwestern landscape, are showing together.
August 3 through November 30, 2014
Sam Durant once proposed that the U.S. government move the 30 "massacre memorials" commemorating mass deaths of Native Americans be moved onto the National Mall. That clearly didn't happen, but Durant's wood and fiberglass replicas of the memorials are on view at LACMA.
September 13 through December 6, 2014
Painter Roberto Chavez grew up in East L.A., taught in East L.A. City College's Chicano Studies Department in the 1960s and is now having an East L.A. retrospective full of self-portraits, portraits of family members and political commentary.
July 13 through December 14, 2014
In looking at this show, viewers are supposed to feel entirely aware of the fact that they're engaging with art. So when you're inside of Alice Konitz's miniature museum that's now installed in the Armory's galleries, you're ideally thinking Brechtian thoughts about what is "shown in the showing."
September 2 through December 19, 2014
Photographer Richard Misrach and landscape architect Kate Orff got together to explore “Cancer Alley,” an industrialized stretch of the Mississippi Corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Misrach took dramatic photographs. Orff made some drawings and infographics.
September 6 through December 19, 2014
In 1994, after she spent some time at Galveston Hospital with a doctor treating AIDS, Sue Coe made a series of etchings about the disease's effects. Some of them look like they're from an earlier, more romantic era.
September 13, 2014 through August 23, 2015
With her installation of photographs and audio interviews, Kim Stringfellow's exploring the desire to flee urban sprawl and the derelict desert cabins that artists are reclaiming.
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