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Tony Greene: Room of Advances

Schindler House (1921-22)

Last Chance - June 18 through September 7, 2014

Tony Greene, who worked in L.A. in the late 1980s and early 1990s before his AIDS-related death, made a five-panel series of paintings he called "Room of Advances." The central panel features a nude man with arms out and the others feature a minimal interior space. It's showing at the MAK, which is one of the most minimal spaces out there.

Liz Walsh: Shadow Force


August 14 through September 11, 2014

Liz Walsh, who does haphazard installations and paintings that look like hallucinations, is playing music with friend Eric Landmark at her opening.

Kenturah Davis: Narratives and Meditations


August 30 through September 13, 2014

Kenturah Davis makes portraits and drawings using handwriting, with handwriting subtly or less subtly filling the background and blending in with her subject's features. She also just made a mural depicting four women in Ghana, so drawings related to that will be in this show.

Helen Pashgian: 1966 to the Present

ACE Gallery Beverly Hills

July 15 through September 15, 2014

Helen Pashgian just had a show of new work at LACMA, and now her gallery, ACE, is doing a retrospective of sorts, showing acrylic glass sculptures from the 1960s to now -- lots of ethereal discs and columns.

Steve McQueen: Drumroll

MOCA at The Pacific Design Center

June 28 through September 21, 2014

MOCA co-owns Drumroll, the video installation artist-director Steve McQueen won the Turner Prize for in 1999, and showed it once in 2005. It's showing it again, now that McQueen is a famous Oscar winner (for 12 Years a Slave).

À la Mode: Painted Method


August 23 through September 27, 2014

This show, installed in a house in the Hollywood Hills, includes art by Molly Larkey, Jonathan Apgar and others in an attempt to show "unique approaches to painting."

The Meme Machine


August 30 through September 27, 2014

Agency just moved from the Pacific Design Center to a small East Hollywood space. It's first show is generally meant to be about mimesis -- in Luis Gispert's video, a cheerleader mimics a police siren.

Recents Posts

Deborah Sussman [photo: Lauren Joliet for the New York Times]

Deborah Sussman, Iconic Designer of Supergraphics, Dies at 83

  The design world lost one of its leading lights last Monday when Deborah Sussman passed away at her Los Angeles home. She was 83. The cause was breast cancer, according to her husband and partner Paul Prejza. Sussman was a pioneer in the field of environmental graphics – often called supergraphics – that leapt […]

(via LATimes.com)

LACMA Considers Gehry Skyscraper

LACMA recently announced that it would be revising its Peter Zumthor-designed expansion to span Wilshire Boulevard, and now it may be adding a skyscraper to this plan. According to Los Angeles Times’ architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, museum officials are in the very early stages of talks with LA Metro and other property owners to build […]

via the New York Times

Citing Tar Pits, Zumthor Redraws LACMA Plan

One of the nice things about designing a museum that looks like an ink blot is that entire sections can be redrawn without completely scrapping the original plan. Such is the case with Swiss architect Peter Zumthor’s proposed transformation of LACMA, according to the New York Times. His original design had been criticized by the […]

Left: Rene Magritte, The Listening Room, 1952, Oil on Canvas, 55cm x 45cm, Menil Collection Houston, TX
Right: Robert Therrien, No title (Folding table and chairs, green), 2008
Painted metal and fabric
Table: 96 x 120 x 120 inches (243.8 x 304.8 x 304.8 cm); 4 chairs: 104 x 64 x 72 inches each (264.1 x 162.6 x 182.9 cm)
Photo by Josh White,  Courtesy Gagosian Gallery

Robert Therrien at Gagosian, Beverly Hills

Robert Therrien might best be considered the Steven Wright of the art world. Starting in the late eighties, Wright delivered a dry conceptual stand up humor, sometimes dark and often twisted. The logic of his one-line jokes was to make you appreciate the absurdity of contemporary life and the impotence of language to describe it. […]

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