Alexander Keefe

Peter Fischli and David Weiss

Matthew Marks Gallery | 1062 N Orange Grove

February 2014

It seems surprising that this is Peter Fischli and David Weiss’s first major solo exhibition in Los Angeles since 1987, given how central the city was to the Swiss artists’ early collaborative work. Weiss moved to the city in 1979 and … READ ON

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Sam Falls

Laxart

December 2013

Sam Falls has spoken previously of the need to expand the photograph’s capacity for representation by “absolving” it of its indexical death grip on a single moment. While this idea drives much of Falls’s prolific studio-based practice,… READ ON

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Corin Hewitt

July 2010

Vermont native Corin Hewitt has described his latest backwoods memory trip of an installation as a “prequel” to his 2008 solo exhibition “Seed Stage” at the Whitney Museum. The latter was a decidedly indoor affair, reconfiguring the… READ ON

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Wafaa Bilal

March 2010

Chicago-based artist Wafaa Bilal’s recent work turns the topicality of its subject matter––the horrors of war in the artist’s native Iraq, which he fled as a dissident in the run-up to Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait––into… READ ON

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“PREDRIVE: After Technology”

February 2009

This group exhibition of new-media art covers a wide terrain, ranging from rec-room psychedelia to neo-Op-art electronics. The eye-popping vitality of the former is evident in Jacob and Jessica Ciocci’s mixed-media installation The Dark … READ ON

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Richard Bartholomew

February 2009

The New Delhi that a teenage Burmese refugee named Richard Bartholomew arrived at in the 1940s was a city in flux: its population transformed by the traumatic British partitioning of India and Pakistan, its viceregal palace and colonial … READ ON

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“Mutant Beauty”

December 2008

Exhibition curator Gayatri Sinha is well known in India for organizing conceptually driven group shows, and her latest effort is no exception. With a diverse group of artists, she sets her sights on the question of beauty’s manipulation … READ ON

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Hema Upadhyay

December 2008

The two-dimensional works by the Mumbai-based artist Hema Upadhyay typically rely on a small set of pictorial elements: miniature photographed self-portraits collaged into painted environments that veer toward the surreal. In her 2008 series… READ ON

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“Still Moving Image”

September 2008

Anupam Poddar’s Devi Art Foundation—India’s first private contemporary art museum—is a sign of the times: emblematic of both the influx of private money into the country’s contemporary art scene and, conversely, the near absence of… READ ON

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