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Endless Picture Industry   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Justin Beal, Billy Al Bengston, Scott Benzel, Gil Blank, Jennifer Bornstein, Carol Bove, Cameron, Anne Collier, R. Crumb, Lucy Dodd, Sam Durant, Roe Ethridge, Amy Granat, Guyton\Walker, Drew Heitzler, Ed Kienholz, Margaret Kilgallen, Nate Lowman, John McCracken, Adam McEwen, Aleksandra Mir, Dave Muller, Catherine Opie, Raymond Pettibon, Richard Phillips, Amanda Ross-Ho, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Reena Spaulings, Vincent Szarek, Christopher Williams at Blum & Poe July 3rd, 2010 - August 28th, 2010
Posted 8/23/10
Review also includes “Picture Industry (Goodbye to All That).” Organized by Walead Beshty at Regen Projects.   Both of these artist-curated, large group shows gather an impressive all-my-cool-friends and heavy-hitters list of players and both claim, in their statements, to be in large part organized in response to an ambivalent experience or conflicted impression of Los Angeles as a formative urban, cultural context. Both shows are full of really good individual works. Couched in terms of... [more]
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OCMA's California Biennial on View Through March 15  
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Michael Arcega, Edgar Arceneaux, The Backroom, My Barbarian, Kelly Barrie, Justin Beal, Walead Beshty, Andrea Bowers, Jedediah Caesar, Sarah Cain, Bruce Conner, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Felipe Dulzaides, Sam Durant, Marcos Ramirez ERRE, ESL (Esthetics as a Second Language), Morgan Fisher, Piero Golia, Gronk, Karl Haendel, Mark Hagen, Skylar Haskard, Patrick "Pato" Hebert, Evan Holloway, Margaret Honda, Jordan Kantor, Mary Kelly, Tony Labat, D'nell Larson, Elad Lassry, William Leavitt, Matt Lucero, Shana Lutker, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Rodney McMillian, Julio Cesar Morales, Raymond Pettibon, Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, Yvonne Rainer, Marco Rios, Amanda Ross-Ho, Aaron Sandnes, Anna Sew Hoy, High Desert Test Sites, Jim Skuldt, Kara Tanaka, Joel Tauber, Ruben Ortiz Torres, Erika Vogt, Mary Weatherford, Lauren Woods, Brenna Youngblood at Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) October 26th, 2008 - March 15th, 2009
Posted 10/25/08
It has been a rough start to the new millennium, and sadly art survey shows have failed to reflect the context in which art makers and viewers live. Thankfully Lauri Firstenberg of LAXART has remedied the disconnect with the 2008 California Biennial. Before you walk in the door, Sam Durant's banners (in English and Spanish) hijack the OC's civic-boosterism-via-banner-blight, by reminding residents that their comfortable homes were built by the sweat of an undocumented workforce, on a piece of... [more]
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A Look at Justin Beal   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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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 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 conscious. Those... [more]
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