Los Angeles Times Review
By: Leah Ollman
Simryn Gill's quietly stunning photographic series, "My Own Private Angkor," focuses on a housing development in a seaside town in Malaysia.
The complex was built in the 1980s, but never occupied. Over time looters have stripped the site of salable metals. Surfaces have eroded. Dried leaves pile up on the floors and vines creep through the window openings.
Gill's pictures, largely of abandoned domestic interiors, speak of both promise and ruin, of palpable economic... [more]
by Kerry Kugelman
In her most recent body of work, Jennifer Faist continues to extend her material and chromatic vocabulary into more subtle and complex areas. Hovering between painting and painted sculpture, Faist’s artwork asserts a robust physical presence while supporting delicate, light-soaked areas of color.
Celebratory by dint of her trademark up-tempo, saturated palette, Faist’s latest works also have a hint of the elegiac. It is as though the transient beauty of a cut flower... [more]
There's still time to enroll in the 3rd Round of the ArtSlant Prize showcase! Enter Round 3 before it closes on May 25th!
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One artist from each round is selected to exhibit in the Chicago Loop and finally, four juried winners are selected from the 6 rounds of the showcase series to exhibit at a fair in Miami Beach during Art Basel Miami Beach.
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The Round 2 Chicago Exhibitio... [more]
Anna Meliksetian and Michael Briggs are pleased to present A Good Line: Can’t Live Without You, Christiane Lyons’ second solo show at the gallery.
Lyons’ practice is driven by an ongoing investigation into the process of painting and the use of appropriated material to recontexualize images and provoke new meanings and visual intepretations. The works in A Good Line: Can’t Live Without You are the result of manipulating found imagery by drawing upon the foundational, p... [more]
The Ace Hotel DTLA has partnered with SAGE PROJECTS for a special Pop-Up art show April 10 – 29, 2014! This event looks great, see you at the opening
APRIL 10 – APRIL 29, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, APRIL 10th // 7-10pm
SAGE PROJECTS in association with Ace Hotel DTLA are pleased to present Los Angeles based ﬁne art photographer and ﬁlmmaker, Matthias Koenigswieser, in his ﬁrst solo exhibition. “CHIAROSCURO”, a Renaissance-derived term describing an a... [more]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2014
Malibu Lumber Yard Gallery is pleased to Present:
Gesture + Structure
Abstractions from Nature
Malibu, CA – In conjunction with The Malibu Lumber Yard Gallery, and owner Seda Saar is proud to bring a curated retrospective exhibition: Phillip Vaughan: Gesture + Structure Abstractions from Nature in Malibu, CA at the Malibu Lumber Yard Gallery from March 8th to April 10th. The opening reception... [more]
photo courtesy of MOCA
The Board of Trustees of L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) welcomed artist trustees John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger, and Catherine Opie back to the board yesterday, after they quit in protest in 2012.
The artists are returning in a vote of confidence in the new leadership of MOCA Director Philippe Vergne, who, in his short tenure, has already helped the museum raise its endowment to an historic high of $100 million.
“I'm very excited about the prospects fo... [more]
Lives/works in: Los AngelesWebsite: http://www.kurisutein.com To purchase contact: Kurisutein Takagi
Kurisutein Takagi is a self-taught artist from Los Angeles. She graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Master's in Psychology in 2011, and attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she received her Bachelor's in Psychology in 2002. Her paintings have been exhibited recently in Los Angeles group shows at haleARTS Gallery, No... [more]
Art Nerd LA is pleased to announce we’re a media partner with this year’s PHOTO INDEPENDENT art fair April 24-27, 2014 at the Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, CA! We’ll be talking about the fair, hosting another round of young art collectors tours and believe another whiskey tasting is in order! If you are an emerging photog looking to get your work shown to a great audience at a great time in Los Angeles (i.e.: during Paris Photo).
PHOTO INDEPENDENT is seeking fine art photograp... [more]
Jealous of Southern California weather? You should be. Escape the polar vortex and join us in LA this week for Art Los Angeles Contemporary, the LA Art Book Fair, and the inaugural Paramount Ranch fair. Our Art Los Angeles Special Edition comes out this week! This special e-publication will hit your inbox on Wednesday.
*ArtSlant's Special Editions cover worldwide art fairs, biennials and the art world.
Make sure you're signed up to receive our Spec... [more]
Blum & Poe is pleased to announce New York artist Gavin Kenyon’s first solo-presentation in Los Angeles, featuring a selection of new sculptures that address size and scale. Two large sculptures – an arch and a column – are comprised of multiple forms stacked from floor to ceiling. Their architectural proportions contrast with several mid-sized sculptures whose humanistic scale alludes to bodies loosely arranged in groups. Kenyon’s anthropomorphic works are seemingly app... [more]
Jasper Johns, Photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters
Sculptor and cacoepy-vigilante Jasper Johns testified before a federal court in Manhattan on Thursday, stating that no, he did not authorize anyone to reproduce his sculpture, and it’s pronounced ˈraʊʃənbɜːɡ, btw. The 83-year-old artist, whose work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the MoMA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others, was called to testify in the case against founder Brian Ramnarine, who is being tried for three counts of wire fraud. Ramna... [more]
Come to the The Los Angeles Art Show for free and join the Art Nerd Los Angeles young collectors tour led by me! I’ll be showing off “art deals” for “young collectors” this fine Saturday 1/18/14 afternoon at 4pm and 5pm – Please firstname.lastname@example.org and I look forward to seeing you there! PS. There will be free Whiskey Tastings at the end
You’re invited to an exclusive Young Collectors event at The Los Angeles Art Show!! This invite-only event offer... [more]