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Regen Projects (West Hollywood)

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Glass Houses

by Marcus Civin
  “For, facing a world that is unintelligible and enigmatic, our task is clear: we must make that world even more unintelligible, even more enigmatic.” – Jean Beaudrillard, The Vital Illusion, 2000 This may sound a bit earnest, but bear with me: you must go see James Welling Glass House at Regen Projects. Of the twenty photographs, you will have your favorites. Mine is 0462. ... 0462, an inkjet print, 40 3/4 x 57 1/4 inches, from 2009, this picture (titled after its number in the... [more]
Posted by Marcus Civin on 2/23/10
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Anish Kapoor Drawings

by Anna Ayeroff
Anish Kapoor's drawings exhibition at Regen Projects consists of medium and large gouache works on paper. The works are abstract, curvilinear marks forming an oval frame around a central space using a palette of mostly deep reds, oranges and purples. The lines dance around the paper creating a constant feeling of motion. The drawings are raw and intuitive, sensual and referential. Known mostly as a sculptor, some of Kapoor's recent works, have been made from highly reflective materials that... [more]
Posted by Anna Ayeroff on 1/11/09
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Wolfgang Tillmans at Regen Projects

by Anna Ayeroff
Wolfgang Tillmans' installations at Regen Projects and Regen Projects II consist of a great range of photographic and video work. While there is certainly the scope to consider, Tillmans is consistently interested in process. His video works installed at Regen Projects deal with time – a glimpse at the ephemeral – green peas in a pot, boiling and then cooling - at once immediate and compelling but probably getting mushier by the minute. They are simplistic and delicate observations of the... [more]
Posted by Anna Ayeroff on 10/27/08
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Gillian Wearing

by Nico Machida
Gillian Wearing’s project is nothing if not consistent. Its conceptual basis, in representing those points where the conscious construction of identity meets a humorously dark, subconscious doppelganger (and so becomes vulnerable), has remained intact since her career’s beginning in the early 1990s; its execution in serial, mostly photographic modes has not changed much either. The sense in her work, emerging both from concept and form, is of a sociological study whose motives are simple and... [more]
Posted by Nico Machida on 7/28/08
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