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Delaney Allen: Getting Lost

From transportive natural vistas to staged studio tableaux, the enigmatic scenes on view within Delaney Allen’s exhibition at Nationale trace a personal, yet familiar, journey. After experiencing multiple deaths and sorrows, Allen felt isolated within grief. However, inspired by passages from Rebecca Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost, he sought solace from the stasis of his past amidst the unrestrained present of the road. Upon first glance, Allen’s photographs from this process... [more]
Posted by Corey Mansfield on 4/2/15

Black Metal Desert Nights

  While planning this event, Tolentino invited me to stay at FERAL for two nights on my own in order to better understand the importance of the isolated site within her personal practice and its conceptual underpinning. What follows is a diaristic account of my experience at Feral Studio. I tried to make an early departure but, after the craze of the prior week, the unusually gray Los Angeles morning waned any residual enthusiasm. I reasoned that my laziness was actually a well-designed... [more]
Posted by Corey Mansfield on 2/19/15

A Leap of Faith at High Desert Test Sites

This past weekend, the non-profit organization High Desert Test Sites (HDTS) launched its ninth event amidst the barren landscape of Joshua Tree, CA. However, unlike with past iterations, this year’s curators decided to prolong the festivities for a full week at various desert locations. In order to experience all of the 60 site-specific projects developed for the program, audiences must traverse a scenic route of over 700 miles from Joshua Tree to Albuquerque, NM. This requires a certain... [more]
Posted by Corey Mansfield on 10/24/13

From the White Box to the Funhouse: Richard Jackson at the Orange County Museum of Art

After winding through Newport Beach’s pristine main streets and upscale shopping centers, the sight of artist Richard Jackson’s recent commission- a 28-foot-tall black dog nonchalantly relieving itself against the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA)- both shocks and intrigues. With his head cocked towards the sky and rear leg raised above telltale yellow paint dribbling down the building’s otherwise austere exterior, (2013) blatantly eschews the traditional formality of both the bourgeois... [more]
Posted by Corey Mansfield on 3/13/13