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It’s All For a Good Cause Folks   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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ROGER WEIK at Santa Monica Museum of Art April 30th, 2011 - May 1st, 2011
Posted 5/3/11
At the Santa Monica Museum of Art this last Saturday, the budget art bacchanal known as "Incognito" returned for its seventh year. The fundraiser is named such as the names of the artists are unknown until you pay your money (multiple packages available from tickets for lumpen lookie-loos up to five figures for the haute-bourgeois), the list of names front-ended as a teaser before the sale and consisting of over 500 prominent (and less prominent) artists.   Just by way of a random slice with no particular preference or order, here’s a few names: Bettina Hubby, Sal... [more]
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Suspended Objecthood   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Maya Lujan at Jancar Gallery November 20th, 2010 - December 18th, 2010
Posted 12/6/10
In his now oft-quoted essay, “Art and Objecthood,” published in Artforum, June, 1967, Michael Fried terms “literalist” what we now refer to as Minimalist. Fried advocates inscrutable art that defeats or at least suspends its own objecthood. Fried allies himself with Jules Olitski’s elusive sprays, Tony Smith’s thrusting overwhelm and Anthony Caro’s cantilevered wholly abstracted planes, but feels deeply dismayed by Donald Judd and Robert Morris. As Fried outlines it, Judd and Morris stand aga... [more]
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Art review: 'Supernatural' @ Jancar Gallery, by Christopher Knight  
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David Askevold, John Baldessari, Andrea Bowers, Marcus Civin, Sarah Cromarty, Christian Cummings, Dorit Cypis, Elizabeth DiGiovanni, Nancy Evans, Doug Harvey, Micol Hebron, Dawn Kasper, Danielle McCullough, Katia Santibanez, Ilene Segalove, Tyler Stallings, Margo Victor, Rowan Wood at Jancar Gallery August 6th, 2010 - August 31st, 2010
Posted 9/24/10
Art review: 'Supernatural' @ Jancar Gallery August 20, 2010 |  6:30 am The supernatural was a linchpin for art in every culture since time immemorial – at least until the science-infused modern era said, “Hold on.” The inflation of nature into something super, whether volcanoes as terrible pathways linking the underworld to the heavens, resurrection as a triumph over death or constellations as symbols of heroes and deities, typically served as a means... [more]
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Mary Anna Pomonis: 12 GAUGE:A Rapid Fire Study of Los Angeles Art, Torrance Art Museum  
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Mary Anna Pomonis at Torrance Art Museum June 18th, 2009 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Posted 7/6/09
MaryAnna Pomonis, Torrance Art Museum as part of 12 Gauge, Rapid Fire Study of Art in Los Angeles, curated by Max PresneilMaryanna's work immediately presents us with an earnest conflict between linguistics and image. She chooses to use the material object as the location where a personal yet accessible speech is interjected. The work rationale is based in metonymy, and utilizes a rhetorical strategy of describing something indirectly by referring to things spatially contiguous to it. Her work co... [more]