Jenna Finwall Ryan

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Beautiful Disaster  
Robert Gober at Matthew Marks Gallery, North Orange Grove January 19th, 2013 - April 6th, 2013
Posted 3/28/13
Set your Instagram filter to "Surreal" and venture inside Matthew Marks Gallery’s , on exhibit from January 19-April 6, 2013.  This is the surrealist's first solo exhibition of new work in 4 years and marks Gober's long-awaited return to Los Angeles for a one-person show.  The artist's sometimes polarizing work explores themes of religion, politics, power, and sexuality, and often represents objects from his childhood in distorted form.  His current exhibition is less controversial in tone, but... [more]
In Case of Emergency, Break Glass  
Sean Kennedy at Thomas Duncan Gallery March 19th, 2013 - March 23rd, 2013
Posted 3/27/13
  Thomas Duncan Gallery presents three installations by Los Angeles-based artist Sean Kennedy during Week 1 of Territory, a five-week exhibition of solo shows from March 19-April 20, 2013.  I visited the gallery on the afternoon of the last day of Kennedy's show.  Upon entering the unassuming Hollywood space, I worried that I was too late: all of the walls were blank.  Soon after, I realized my observation skills were being put to test and noticed the three ebullient installations suspended... [more]
Train Spotting  
Mike Brodie at M+B March 16th, 2013 - May 11th, 2013
Posted 3/26/13
Mike Brodie has captured something raw and honest in his series of 30 photographs on display in Los Angeles at M+B.  The gallery, consisting of a converted bungalow and modern annex, provides an intimate look at the heroic historian's three-year journey as a cross-country stowaway, hitchhiker, and pedestrian.  The title of the exhibition, , conjures the current and all-too-familiar entitlement of youth.  Brodie and his travel companions, however, embody a life not of privilege, but rather one... [more]