Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art

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Color and Lack Thereof, on the Stage of Art History

by Nico Machida
Cardwell Jimmerson has defined itself against the index of futurity-obsessed white cubes by showing a proclivity towards established work with a distinct art historical pedigree. The incisive, well-researched wall texts that greet the visitors to their every show only heighten this implied sense of reverence for the intellectual and aesthetic tests of time. Monochrome Painting continues the trend—prefacing instantly recognizable works by the likes of Ad Reinhardt and Robert Mangold with a... [more]
Posted by Nico Machida on 10/6/07

The Times They Have A Changed by Nico Machida

On June 20, 1964, the Los Angeles Times reported that the L.A. County District Attorney’s office had brought charges of obscenity against artist Connor Everts for artwork displayed at the Zora Gallery on La Cienega Boulevard; works which in the D.A.’s view, “openly outrage public decency.” Thus Everts became one of three Los Angeles artists from the period—after Wallace Berman and before Edward Keinholz—to come into conflict with local authorities in a little-known but historic struggle between... [more]
Posted by Kristin Dickson on 7/26/07
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