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08f0032 Sleep Dealer   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 4/10/08

Nestled within the array of new movies in Lincoln Center’s series New Directors/New Films could be found the odd amalgam that is Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer. Almost completely in Spanish, set in the future and made for less than most studio productions will spend on titles or a single actor, Rivera’s film is a miracle of sweat, determination and ten year’s hard work. While not as slick as a Hollywood science fiction, there have been few (if any) movies as smart in the issu... [more]

2007_dzama2211-200 A Look at Marcel Dzama   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Marcel Dzama at David Zwirner- 519 W. 19th March 6th, 2008 - April 19th, 2008
Posted 4/10/08

Marcel Dzama has long done what only few of the best surrealists did: reconcile apparently incongruent elements resulting in a fusion that is simultaneously impossible and poetic, poignant and incoherent. Even the Ghost of the Past continues to meander playfully between the innocent and the perverse, the political and the comic, but goes a step further. With a successful move from two-dimensional work to installation and film and video, Even the Ghost of the Past has a pairing of elements even more... [more]

Number_209 A Look at Tomas Saraceno   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Tomas Saraceno at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery March 22nd, 2008 - April 19th, 2008
Posted 4/10/08

We are a domesticated lot. So often art viewers go to galleries and seek out bold new experiences and then stand in front of the work waiting for it to happen to us. In Tomas Saraceno's Galaxies Forming Along Filaments, Like Droplets Along the Strands of A Spiders Web the viewers walk to the threshold of the gallery and look in, amused, perhaps even awestruck. Many smile and walk away. But Saraceno does not content himself to make art that merely happens to the visitor/viewer. Like many of the art... [more]

1lacm Chris Burden at BCAM   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 4/6/08

Wilshire is a tall, shallow street. The buildings loom over the boulevard, but if you walk back less than a block past the street, you find yourself in a residential world of houses and single story structures. LACMA has always been an anomaly on Wilshire, but BCAM is an even stranger addition. It defies Wilshire’s shallowness by having a back entrance and a life that one can’t access from the street. Luckily, Chris Burden’s lampposts act as a go-between. People congregate in... [more]

Mh_blue A Look at Marc Handelman   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Marc Handelman at Marc Selwyn Fine Art March 15th, 2008 - April 19th, 2008
Posted 4/6/08

It’s hard to tell whether Marc Handelman’s work is coming or going. Handelman’s current exhibition seems to either move further into the abstract desolation that characterized Rothko’s gray paintings or into the transparency of corporate design. The deceivingly optimistic title of his show at Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Tomorrow’s Forecast: Strikingly Clear, suggests that Handelman’s work is indeed coming, moving into the flashy straightforwardness of industrial, co... [more]

2_jbeal_1 A Look at Justin Beal   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Justin Beal at ACME March 22nd, 2008 - April 19th, 2008
Posted 4/6/08

Justin Beal’s first solo show at ACME gallery is sleek, minimal, excessively composed, and surprisingly guileless. Cast Pomegranate Juice bottles and stretch-wrapped plants could easily suggest a contrived attempt at cultural criticism, but in Beal’s work, the glass, stretch-wrap, and POM bottles instead suggest an endearing preoccupation with pretentious design and pop culture. Art making involves brutal honesty. Lucky for most artists, the honesty doesn’t necessarily have to be... [more]

Chelsea_rawhide Rawhide   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 4/6/08

Want to sip $3 beers ensconced by counter-culture masterpieces of the 20th century? As long as you don’t mind the pictures obscured by go-go dancers, then Rawhide is the watering hole for you! Tom of Finlands’ line the walls at this self-proclaimed “oldest gay bar in Chelsea.” Rawhide 212 8th Avenue New York, NY 10011 -Sophia Powers [more]

Asu A Look at Ashok Sukumaran   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Ashok Sukumaran at Thomas Erben Gallery March 20th, 2008 - April 19th, 2008
Posted 4/6/08

If Henry Darger is among the most private of well-known artists, then Ashok Sukumaran represents the opposite end of the spectrum-- a spectacularly public conceptualist little known to the New York art world. But not for long. Glow Positioning System and Other Forms of Address represents the artist’s East Coast debut, though his popularity in India has been long indexed by reoccurring mentions in ArtForum and the like. Sukumaran is a sort of public sphere electricity artist, in a country where just a tiny mi... [more]

Henry_darger__rangers_of_miss_jennie_turner_regiment_rm33__311_679 A Look at Henry Darger   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Henry Darger at Andrew Edlin Gallery March 28th, 2008 - June 7th, 2008
Posted 4/6/08

At the Andrew Edlin Gallery, one of the world’s most famous recluses comes to light. Chicago’s Henry Darger was a janitor by day and the architect of a universe by night. The more than 14,000 pages of paintings, drawings, and writing discovered by his landlord at the time of his death detailed the epic battle waged against evil by his (usually penis-studded) legion of young Vivian (Catholic school) girls. The works are as playful as they are uncanny. Darger often sifted through trash in... [more]

Interview with Justin Francavilla  
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3/31/08

Justin Francavilla is a New York-based artist whose meticulously worked drawings examine issues of power, aggression and survival. The intense violence and emotional energy conveyed in his work makes an appropriate link to current world events. ArtSlant's Keith Miller met with the artist and discussed the current themes, influences and process at play in Francavilla's drawings. For more about Justin Francavilla, see his Artist Profile (here). Justin Francavilla, I Said You Fckn Die, 2007, Ink and spray paint on paper, 55 x 120 in; © Justin Francavilla; Courtesy of the artist and Daniel Cooney Fine Art, N... [more]

Bendix_neon The Bendix Sign   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/27/08

Five years ago, The Bendix sign, along with over 150 signs throughout the Wilshire Corridor, Hollywood and Downtown were relit as part of the LUMENS (Living Urban Museum of Electric and Neon Signs) project that is now under the aegis of The Museum of Neon Art. The Bendix sign was originally built by the Bendix Aviation Corporation to aid in nighttime aviation. At the time of its construction it defined the size limitations for signs of its kind. The entire sign stands 150 feet tall with the "B" a... [more]

Mfcard_lores A Look at Michel François   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Michel Francois at MC March 15th, 2008 - May 10th, 2008
Posted 3/27/08

The Belgian artist Michel François is very famous in Europe and abroad. His fame is well deserved. He is not twenty-five years old but his career has spanned at least as long. For his show, Domestic, currently on view at MC in Culver City, the artist recreated sculptural elements that he has worked with over the years and that have appeared alternately in bit parts and starring roles in other of his installations. These elements read, in some sense, like a magician's bag of tricks; whi... [more]

Kaprow_home Allan Kaprow: At the Opening   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Allan Kaprow at MOCA Geffen Contemporary March 23rd, 2008 - June 30th, 2008
Posted 3/27/08

I want to briefly describe the opening for the Allan Kaprow exhibition, Art as Life, now on view at MOCA's Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo. I also want to say that for most people who go to gallery or museum openings often, or even just sometimes, it has probably long since become expected that, at openings, people aren't looking at the work. Most likely what they are doing instead is socializing. This is okay, especially at a Kaprow opening. In fact it seems to be much more in line with... [more]

No4 Interview with Nicholas Grider  
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3/24/08

ArtSlant's Kristin Dickson met up with CalArts MFA candidate, Nicholas Grider, to talk about his current project following an Army Cavalry unit as an embedded photographer within "Fake Afghanistan" in the Mojave Desert. There's an enormous "Mideast" at Fort Irwin (near Barstow, CA) that is the size of Connecticut, which includes civilian first-generation emigrants from the Mideast, fake reporters like Grider, and army units in training. As the concentration for his MFA thesis show, Nicholas develope... [more]

901abbotkinney 901 Abbot Kinney Blvd.   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/24/08

Inside this building, the famous design team of Charles and Ray Eames worked for 30 years, but now that Eames legacy (a store and museum called the Eames Office) has moved to 850 Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica, the Venice location sits quietly, a real estate hand bill in the window. Apparently, this building was flashpoint for design alchemy, full of labs, film sets, and even a large aquarium. Little of that remains now after an extensive renovation by Architect Frank Israel, but it is moving n... [more]

48 A Look at Three From Britain   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Chris Killip, Martin Parr, Graham Smith at ROSEGALLERY March 8th, 2008 - May 30th, 2008
Posted 3/24/08

Britain during The Thatcher years saw a decline in industrial production as well as a rising population of new wealth. Some people were left poor, hopeless, and on the fringes while others found themselves enjoying pleasures they newly discovered. The three photographers presented at the Rose Gallery, Chris Killip, Graham Smith, and Martin Parr, attempted to record this moment in time, each in a different way, and their records offer much to digest. Chris Killip's work might be seen in the tradition of Robert... [more]

Ssh012_detail1 A Look at Scott Short   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Scott Short at Christopher Grimes Gallery February 29th, 2008 - April 5th, 2008
Posted 3/24/08

Scott Short's paintings are copies of images he produces on a Xerox machine by obsessively sending a single sheet of paper through light and ink. Imperfections collect and spread randomly across the surface of the paper, and Short then zeros in on particular visual moments that he wants to paint on canvas. Using projection, he painstakingly reproduces the machine-made image in black and white, claiming it as his own, investing it with his work and time. The resulting paintings are sure of thems... [more]

Sanr A Look at Sanrio   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/20/08

East meets west. This Japanese store is loaded with smart marketing and product resulting in what is still the hottest super kawaii bellwether of youth culture, tastes, and fancies. What are you looking for? Candy-filled, blue plastic, hair barrettes? Got ‘em! Thumbnail size Badtz Maru erasers in packets of three? Got ‘em! Um, how about a really, really large stuffed Hello Kitty? Got ‘em! I read not long ago in WWD that Hello Kitty was coming out with a young men's clothi... [more]

1russion A Look at the Utagawa School   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Group Show at Joan B. Mirviss LTD March 3rd, 2008 - May 2nd, 2008
Posted 3/20/08

Coinciding with exhibitions of Japanese woodblock prints at the Asia Society and the Brooklyn Art Museum is Joan Mirviss Ltd, displaying celebrated and coveted works from the Utagawa school. Of special interest are the Yokohama-e (e means picture in Japanese) works from the 1860's. Yokohama, a Japanese port, saw a swelling number of foreigners as Japan loosened its trade control under new foreign policy around this time. A new genre of Japanese prints resulted in capturing the lifestyle and l... [more]

Dfp_section7_c A Look at Edo Japan   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Group Show at Asia Society Museum February 27th, 2008 - May 4th, 2008
Posted 3/20/08

The first of many noticeable pleasures in this exhibit may easily be overlooked upon entry, yet is a driving force in the context of the show. Notice the remarkable care and precision in the construction and color choice of this intimate gallery layout designed specifically for this exhibition. A wood framed cut-out window on several of the gallery walls serve as a picture portal for viewing hanging works in adjoining galleries if you align yourself properly. Through this labyrinth floor plan, one feels t... [more]

P_403397_419429 A Look at The Evolution Store   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/17/08

If you're looking for a framed fruit bat or a Rattlesnake's rattler, head over to The Evolution Store and browse their expertly curated collection of natural history curios and educational gifts. Like a mini natural history museum, The Evolution Store features taxidermy (inclusive of an impressive Moluccan Cockatoo), replica skulls and skeletons, framed insects from Southeast Asia, South America and Africa; and not to mention a wide variety of seashells, fossils and rocks. The staff is both friendly... [more]

Honey_space_-_adam_stanforth_-_interior Now at Honey Space   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/16/08

Nestled amongst the major art world trendsetters in Chelsea, Honey Space stubbornly defies the traditional readymade white box by overriding most of its standard components. Founder Thomas Beale commissions artists to create a site-specific installation of their work in the raw, former warehouse space, and leaves it unattended throughout the day. Thus, its walls are not plastered white, there is no dutiful gallery assistant to stare blankly at a computer, the lighting is minimal at best, and the... [more]

Bmbh_image_io3 Origin and Hélio Oiticica   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Cristóbal Lehyt, Felipe Mujica, Itziar Okariz, Johanna Unzueta at Jane Kim/ Thrust Projects March 2nd, 2008 - April 6th, 2008
Posted 3/16/08

This small exhibition at Thrust Projects in Chinatown brings together four local artists who are linked by their cultural heritage and mutual admiration for the Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica (1937 – 1980). The exhibition’s organizer and participant Johanna Unzueta titled this show after a saying coined by Oiticica: “Seja marginal, seja herói” (be marginal, be a hero). Although the premise for the exhibition is slightly vague, it successfully facilitates a dia... [more]

Felix Portraits and Mass Culture   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Yasser Aggour, Jennifer Dalton, Vitaly Komar, Sherrie Levine, Ligorano, Paul McCarthy, Bill Owens, Reese, Muntadas and Reese, Julia Wachtel, Karen Yama at carriage trade February 28th, 2008 - March 30th, 2008
Posted 3/16/08

The Cult of Personality is the inaugural show of the Soho space Carriage Trade, and as such embodies the gallery’s mission to celebrate and contextualize socially engaging work of established and lesser-known artists, while presenting a timely reflection on the state of our culture. This exhibition explores the manner in which public figures are disproportionately deified by mass media. It links the methods the media employs in order to imbue an individual with a sense of authority and relia... [more]

51zzvzvdjnl Not to be missed: Richard Serra and Lynne Cooke   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/16/08

An event whose value needs little justification, this conversation between Richard Serra (whose work is featured prominently at the newly-opened Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA) and Lynne Cooke (who co-curated the artist’s recent retrospective at MoMA) will focus on the state of the medium of sculpture today. April 1, 7:30 pm LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036 www.lacma.org - Nico Machida (*check out the book Richard Serra: Sculpture: Forty Years by Kynaston McShine, Lynne Cooke and Richard Serra.)... [more]

Inflexion A Look at Mitzi Pederson   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Mitzi Pederson at Hammer Museum February 29th, 2008 - May 25th, 2008
Posted 3/16/08

The work of San Francisco-based sculptor Mitzi Pederson is spare and conceptually transparent, and slight in a cerebral way that directly evokes Richard Tuttle and Anselm Reyle. The Reyle reference in particular speaks to her practice's timeliness: There is no denying the affinities between this small Hammer Museum show and the much more sustained argument for seemingly makeshift sculpture currently unfolding at the Whitney and the New Museum. Owing to its savvy humbleness, its embrace of everyday m... [more]

2002_46b A Look at Inside Architecture   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Group Show at MOCA Pacific Design Center March 9th, 2008 - June 1st, 2008
Posted 3/16/08

Organized around a strange and compelling curatorial hypothesis—that depictions of architectural interiors in themselves constitute a pseudo-genre of contemporary artistic representation—Inside Architecture reads as an idea in process that nonetheless seems resolute in its embrace of a single conceptual thread. Photographs form the exhibition’s armature; a few paintings and drawings are dispersed among these. Within the dominant category of photography, Candida Höfer’... [more]

93252a2e Jeurgen Teller's Ukraine   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/9/08

If you’re curious to see what happens when you cross a Marc Jacobs fashion shoot with a commission from the 2007 Venice Biennale then you should check out Juergen Teller’s exhibition at Lehmann Maupin Gallery on view till March 15, where the focus is on Kiev. - Charlie Schultz Lehmann Maupin Gallery 540 West 26th Stree New York, NY (*Image: Juergen Teller, Juergen Teller, February 7 - March 15, 2008; Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Installation view, 2008, Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, N... [more]

Rjohnson-show-02-high A Look at Rashid Johnson   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Rashid Johnson at Nicole Klagsbrun February 22nd, 2008 - March 29th, 2008
Posted 3/9/08

When the podium has been overturned and forgotten and the pupils have all grown old with understanding, the bell of the classroom will become a bird’s nest and the rest will fade into shades of history. So goes the story of Rashid Johnson’s solo exhibition, The Dead Lecturer, at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery. Johnson’s work—a combination of mirrors, wood, wax, black soap, shea butter, steel, and other ‘found objects’—at first seems as if it has been ex... [more]

On_main_street__kingston__new_york__2006 A Look at Muzi Quawson   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Muzi Quawson at Yossi Milo Gallery February 21st, 2008 - March 29th, 2008
Posted 3/9/08

How often we look at something but fail to see it because we think we already know it. Our eyes closing behind lids of expectation and assumption as yet another familiar image of a famous town is paraded before us. Outsiders and a blue collar musician in Woodstock (a theme hanging on the cliff edge of cliché) comes into startling focus and clarity behind the lens of Quawson’s camera for her debut solo exhibition, Pull Back the Shade. The first time I saw this body of work I was living in London and Muzi Quawson was a graduate student a... [more]

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