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2 monogrammatic shows, 2 historical exhibitions, and a familial notion

Each of the five exhibitions currently on view at the California African American Museum (CAAM, www.caamuseum.org) stands on its own, but it is the sum total that makes the trip to Exposition Park worthwhile. On the whole, it’s intellectually, emotionally, historically, and contemporarily engaging. There’s a lot to see, but it’s digestible and not as …

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A Journey That Absolutely Was

“All meaning accrues in duration.” -Ken Burns* Memory, nostalgia, duration, rhythm, repetition — time. A Journey That Wasn’t purports to show works of contemporary art that “[consider] complex representations of time.” It’s a pretty open brief, but one that allows for an unexpected and playful grouping of works from in and around the vast Broad collection. …

Light and Space and Reality

The space is cavernous. The machinations at work creating the abstract play of light, shadow, and geometric shapes on the enormous floor-to-ceiling screen on the opposite end of the room are not readily apparent. The sound betrays only the occasional hint of having been designed – a chorus of construction sounds, piano strings, ratchets, and …

Bourgeois. Brătescu. Bradford.

Hauser + Wirth Los Angeles opens three new exhibitions – Louise Bourgeois | The Red Sky; Greta Brătescu | The Leaps of Aesop; and Mark Bradford | New Works. Besides their conveniently alliterative surnames, each of the three artists’ practices can be described as working through personal narratives that echo in larger historical milieu. And, …

Robert Irwin: Site Determined

“The work of art is above all a process of creation” -Paul Klee Architectural sketches and models take center stage in Robert Irwin: Site Determined exhibition at the University Art Museum at CSULB. This is the first exhibition that explores four decades of the artist’s outdoor projects through drawings and models. Starting with his first …

A cold night on a “Hot Flat”

The Exhibition “Hot Flat” curated by Jeanne Dreskin & Santi Vernetti presents artists Michael Cataldi, Abigail Collins, Gelare Khoshgozaan, Fleurette West, and Richard Wheeler at the Angeles Gate Cultural Center takes as is jumping off point Himmelb(l)au’s architectural project called Hot Flat.

Mike Kelly: Kandor 1999-2011

Mike Kelley’s exhibition Kandors 1999 – 2011 at Hauser Wirth Los Angeles explores the spatial memory, relative to architecture and fantasy. Themes that Mike has been exploring in his earlier work such as ‘Educational Complex’ (1995).

Jason Rhoades: Installations, 1994-2006

“It’s a pile of stuff.” Thus Paul McCarthy characterizes the reaction to the work of Jason Rhoades in the mid 90’s Los Angeles. Though Rhoades lived and worked in Los Angeles his entire career, many of his exhibitions were exported to Europe for exhibition. The problem, McCarthy continues, is that they couldn’t see the process, …