Annie Buckley

Glenn Kaino

October 2010

A direct read of Glenn Kaino’s latest exhibition, an ambitious performance-cum-installation-cum–open studio, points toward a simple correlation between art and magic. A more meandering and interpretive dérive of the exuberant project, … READ ON

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Denis Darzacq

July 2010

The suspended figures that leap, fall, twist, lean, and float in Denis Darzacq’s photographs were not, as one would suspect in a digital era, created on a blue screen; they were captured en marche the old-fashioned way, on location. Since… READ ON

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Ginger Wolfe-Suarez

June 2010

Ginger Wolfe-Suarez’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, “Memory Objects,” functions as a Minimalist playground in which discrete objects and subtle images invite connections, interactions, and reflection—not least on remembrance,… READ ON

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Alice Neel

May 2010

Art history’s view of women artists, on the one hand, and the more recent phenomenon of digital technology, on the other, have proven to be double-edged swords for Alice Neel. As the well-worn story goes, she was a figurative painter and … READ ON

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Macha Suzuki

May 2010

With “Permission to Fail,” Macha Suzuki takes his idiosyncratic blend of craft and dreamlike imagery to new levels. The introduction of figurative sculptures accentuates the surreal and contemplative sensibility that was hinted at in his… READ ON

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Annie Buckley on Los rollos perdidos de Pancho Villa

May 2010

WITH LOS ROLLOS PERDIDOS DE PANCHO VILLA (The Lost Rolls of Pancho Villa, 2003), Gregorio Rocha has constructed a fascinating document of the intertwining histories of cinema, politics, and culture. The film grows out of a surprising contract… READ ON

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Moris

April 2010

For a new installation commissioned by the Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), the Mexico City–based artist Moris inscribed the contents of a letter from the United States government—denying his application for a work visa—on an exterior… READ ON

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Toshiko Okanoue

April 2010

A white-gloved hand is daintily poised to drop a tiny head into an open purse. Nearby, a blonde without a body gazes out from a lamppost, mouth half open, as if in midconversation. Set in the gray light of dawn, or maybe in the deepening glow… READ ON

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Dennis Oppenheim

April 2010

In the summer of 1969, Dennis Oppenheim debuted new work at Yvon Lambert Gallery in Milan; included in this exhibition was a sound track of his footsteps made while walking through the city. This piece inspired Oppenheim to shift focus from… READ ON

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Robert Rauschenberg

February 2010

Art history is rife with instances in which limitations—financial, material, spatial—sparked inspiration, but for thirty-five years, Gemini G.E.L. provided Robert Rauschenberg with the exact opposite of restriction. The results of the … READ ON

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