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Paradox in Language - What I look at is never what I wish to see | Form is the outline and structure of a thing

University Art Gallery, UC Irvine

January 10 through February 7, 2015

"Paradox in Language" explores what happened after 1966, when Lacan and Barthes were having a linguistic theory heyday. A number of the included artists appropriate film imagery. The concurrent show explores how form opens up the "ocular" to the "tactile," and includes sculptures by Kristin Morgin, photographs by Carly Steward and light boxes by Deanna Erdman.

Early 20th Century American Art

Bowers Museum

January 28 through March 11, 2015

China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui

Bowers Museum

October 19, 2014 through March 15, 2015

In 1986, construction workers at Sanxingdui, outside of Chengdu in China, found a whole trove of fantastic objects that date back to about 1200 B.C., made of jade, bronze and elephant tusks. These objects are traveling to Santa Ana.

K8 Hardy: New Cuts

University Art Gallery, UC Irvine

January 10 through March 20, 2015

In Beautiful Radiating Energy, a film she made in 2004, K8 Hardy shouts while exercising. This will show alongside a 2005 film Hardy made, New Report: Morning Edition, which investigates the problem of objectification.

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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 […]

Top 5: Oct. 9, 2014

Top 5: Oct. 9, 2014

Here are our picks for the best art shows in Southern California this week! Subscribe to our newsletter if you’d like to get this list piping hot and early in your mailbox.   1. Michel Auder and Józef Robakowski: Street Life October 11 – December 18, 2014 Opening: October 10, 2014 | 7–10 pm Fahrenheit […]

Artadia Wants You! Deadline for First Round of LA Grants September 30

Artadia Wants You! Deadline for First Round of LA Grants September 30

Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue is accepting applications from all visual artists living and working in Los Angeles County, but hurry! Applications must be submitted online by September 30, 11:59 PM (PST). Individual artists and collaboratives at any point in their careers could win from $5000 to $15,000 in unrestricted payola, to be […]

Triennial Mash up by Mario M. Muller

California-Pacific Triennial at Orange County Museum of Art

The California-Pacific Triennial opened a couple of weeks ago at The Orange County Museum of Art. The ambitious exhibition, which runs through November 17th, is the debut of a new format that used to be the California Biennial and has morphed to include 15 artists from countries that border the Pacific Ocean. The premise that […]