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Ace Gallery- Los Angeles

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Laurie Lipton at Ace

Laurie Lipton’s “L.A. Sous-Real” at Ace Gallery displays a technical talent for transforming a personal reaction into incredibly detailed drawings. The exhibition was inspired by the “peculiar position of being a foreigner in [her] own country”, says Lipton. After living in London for over 36 years, she decided to move back to the U.S. Her drawings are a series of reactions towards her return to a now strange Los Angeles. The title plays on the ways a typically guarded Los Angeles persona might reveal an underlying vulnerability. Lipton's drawings are infused with melancholic shades of black a... [more]
Posted by Jessica Portillo on 9/7/12
Melanie

hit or miss

I've seen a few shows here - and it's been hit or miss... some of the shows have been a bit 'sterile' for my taste. Some impressive work though at times. Couldn't seem to figure out when they were open on our last trip though! [more]
Posted by pdowne on 12/22/08
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A Look at Lauren Bon

by Nico Machida
Walking through this sprawling, highly theatrical exhibition, what struck me most was not its aesthetic or formal merits—though there was certainly much to ponder on these points—but rather its poised reconciliation of two very different milieus of art production in Los Angeles. The objects, sounds, scents that filled Ace’s airy vaults were the appropriated component parts of Lauren Bon’s 2005 project Not a Cornfield, an icon and model for experimental design arts institutions in this city. Their presence here—in an established commercial gallery—thus effec... [more]
Posted by Nico Machida on 2/17/08