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Renée Petropoulos and El Nopal Press: From the United States to Mexico, From Mexico to the United States

Commonwealth & Council

Last Chance - November 15 through December 20, 2014

Working with El Nopal Press, artist Renée Petropoulos made 17 prints called From the United States to Mexico, From Mexico to the United States, that are about geography and personal history. She also made a sculpture called Sculpture for an Art Opening and a Fashion Show, and the night the show opens, models wearing clothes by two other artists -- Cirilo Domine and Sandeep Mukherjee -- will parade around while composer Greg Lenczycki mixes music live.

Michael E. Smith

Reserve Ames

November 16, 2014 through January 25, 2015

Artist Michael E. Smith, who has made quirky sculptures out of blue Bic pens and a repurposed duffel bag,  is having a show at the small, relatively new Arlington Heights space. The gallery also always has a "curated library" along with its shows, and art historian Suzanne Hudson, who has been researching therapeutic uses of art during World War II, is curating this time around.


El Segundo Museum of Art (ESMoA)

October 12, 2014 through February 1, 2015

The El Segundo Museum of Art, built out of a vacant lot and less than a year old, is focusing on art in the domestic space with this group show that includes Eduard Vuillard, Joseph Cornell and youngsters like Cole Sternberg. The press release is full of questions, like, "Does any artwork in your home remind you of your grandparents?"

Mark Steven Greenfield: Lookin’ Back in Front of Me

California African American Museum (CAAM)

September 25, 2014 through April 5, 2015

Mark Steven Greenfield has been working in Greater L.A., both on fringes and in centers, for years. A lot of the work in this survey deals with history, like 19th century minstrel shows, as well as cosmology, genealogy and specific L.A. neighborhoods. He's also been known to toy with African American stereotypes.

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Lewis Baltz, “South Wall, Mazda Motors, 2121 East Main Street, Irvine,” 1974 from “The New Industrial Parks near Irvine, California.” Gelatin silver print (via The Washington Post)

Lewis Baltz, New Topographics Photographer, dies at 69

  The photographer Lewis Baltz, one the seminal figures of the New Topographics movement of the 1960s and 70s, died on Sunday. He was 69 years old. Baltz’s straightforward, deadpan images of the American built environment were prime examples of the new wave of American landscape photography. Along with Robert Adams, Stephen Shore, Henry Wessel […]

the video for Fitness Forever's song "Cosmos" is a retro vision of real Italian Italo Disco. [via]

Border Blaster Brings Back the Music Video Show

Unless you’re a millennial, you remember a time when music videos were played on TV. There used to be two entire channels (on basic cable!) devoted to showing nothing but videos, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And there were actual themed video shows: Yo! MTV Raps for Hip-Hop, Headbangers Ball for Metal, […]

Exposure #109: Munich studio, 09.19.13, 5:31 p.m., 2013

Barbara Probst Looks Both Ways at Park View

The work of Munich-born photographer Barbara Probst has been displayed in prestigious galleries all over the New and Old World. She’s been written up in Artforum, Time and The New Yorker. The MOMA owns a few of her pieces. If you were to guess the latest step in Probst’s career, you could be forgiven for […]

It's Miley! [via]

Baldessari Puts Dots on James Franco’s, Miley Cyrus’ Face

  Baldessari collectors on a budget, rejoice! The latest Baldessari-themed issue of upscale art magazine / downscale art object Visionaire has just hit the stands. Visionaire 64 is divided into three color-coded limited editions – Red, Green, and Blue – each featuring a different set of ten loose 12 x 18 B&W celebrity portraits, overlaid […]

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