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Raspberried

by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer
I could watch Jordan Wolfson’s Raspberry Poser for hours and hours, which is to say far longer than downtown parking affords. Having the large-scale projection all to yourself in the middle of the day, splayed out or dancing on wall-to-wall white carpeting is a pretty sweet, cozy thing. The third in the artist’s new (and suddenly signature) series of hybrid CGI, hand-drawn animation, and live footage videos (following Con Leche, 2009, and Animation, Masks, 2012), Raspberry Poser is the first to be composed around pop music—and so unabashedly, ecstatically so that it fully expands Wolfson’s burg... [more]
Posted by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer on 1/15/13
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Poised, Cleverly

by Kate Wolf
The Experimental Impulse is an exhibition cleverly poised as an archive, while the room itself looks a little like a leftover political campaign office. About a dozen tables covered in plain brown cardboard are set up in the gallery space, each with an array of pictures and documents, newsprint, old dial telephones, typewritten scraps of paper identifying the material and paint splattered school chairs whose seatbacks are tagged with their original locations from both the Art Department and Critical Studies branch of CalArts. Poignant quotations from artists and others working or collecting ar... [more]
Posted by Kate Wolf on 12/19/11
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The Unseemly and Everyday

by Nancy Lupo
Dave McKenzie describes the title for his current show, Screen Doors on Submarines, by saying that it makes about as much sense as America does right now, what with the economic and military situations that seem to go ‘up and down, up and down, up and down' endlessly and perhaps irrationally. Rather than shrug his shoulders at this perceived nonsense, McKenzie's work is engaged and elegant, embracing on all corners the feasible, irrational, unseemly and everyday. The concise selection of objects in the gallery are both new and old and old and reworked. On one end of the gallery, a Tecs... [more]
Posted by Nancy Lupo on 5/3/08