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Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)

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The perfect shudder of spectral light upon a terrible beauty.

by Andrew Berardini
Words like get trotted out by acid amateurs at every flickering bulb and swirl of color. Real psychedelic experiences are punishing in their power: a nauseating kaleidoscope; a universe decentered and dismantled; still things gyrate and dancers stay still in a blurry wash of purest energy; atoms are split inside your skull and come bursting through glassy eyes; other humans dissolve into electric atmospheres and social mores collapse into mere theater. Henri-Georges Clouzot's L'Enfer is... [more]
Posted by Andrew Berardini on 10/31/13
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Poetry Within Spaces

  The current group exhibition of four Los Angeles based artists, (Meg Cranston, Larry Johnson, Sarah Seager, and Mitchell Syrop), who have historically dedicated their art disciplines to Conceptual Art, were selected by emerging curator Cody Trepte.  Trepte asks the questions; "What is left in/or of Conceptualism and where has it gone...?"  Trepte is a recent resident of Los Angeles who has been focusing on Conceptual Art of the l980's and 90's.  The four artists encompass the tenacity of... [more]
Posted by Sandra Vista on 4/10/11

video

There are not alot of galleries willing to devote this much time and space to ethereal, yet grounded video work.  While most galleries are trying to peddle blue chip secondary sales, or touting the freshest of the undiscovered; LACE puts up the work.  It is great to experience an artists visual product in this urban oasis of space; on just the other side of the wall lives the insanity that is LA/ Hollywood Blvd.  This is the art experience many people look for in museums and galleries, but... [more]
Posted by Luke Whitlatch on 12/16/08
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Ending Decadence

by Catherine Wagley
You want to feel artwork before you think about it, to feel guilty, uncomfortable, elated, seduced, or even perplexed. Then you want to kick your brain into gear, to figure why you feel what you feel, what dormant nerve the work has struck. Those situations in which your brain can’t decipher your emotional reaction are initially disappointing but ultimately unmemorable. The times when the feeling doesn’t strike at all and you have to do brain work first can be rewarding though, especially if... [more]
Posted by Catherine Wagley on 8/24/08