Annie Buckley

Nel Beloufa

September 2009

Language has the capacity to root or to displace; degrees of understanding can make the difference between profound ease and deep anxiety. In Kempinski, 2007, the video at the center of Neïl Beloufa’s second solo exhibition, the artist… READ ON

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Analia Saban

September 2009

Despite its multiple metaphoric rebirths, painting still acts as a placeholder for nostalgic reverie. New ventures in the field, uncommon as they are, invariably compete with memories of Picasso or Pollock, Goya or van Gogh, or the painter … READ ON

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Lucas Murgida

July 2009

Experiential and performance art tend to make comebacks in lean economic times, as seen in a recent evening of performances hosted by Los Angeles’s Chinatown gallery district. Among the events, ranging from serious to entertaining to … READ ON

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Pae White

May 2009

Pae White is best known for her sculptural installations, which celebrate color and a tenuous kind of anti-form. In most of these, individual pieces of felt, fabric, and paper hang together as if suspended between dissolving and cohering. … READ ON

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Matthew Picton

May 2009

Prior to becoming an artist, Matthew Picton studied politics and history at the London School of Economics, a biographical detail that proves integral to his newest body of work, on view in the sophisticated “Postwar Landscapes.” Picton’s… READ ON

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Jim Isermann

May 2009

Jim Isermann’s elegant psychedelia has graced the walls, floors, and ceilings of galleries, hotels, universities, stores, and museums over the past twenty-five years. Using vinyl, plastic, linoleum, and—perhaps most memorably—a product… READ ON

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“Your Bright Future”

May 2009

“Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea” features installations, sculptures, videos, computer animations, and Web-based work by artists born in South Korea between 1957 and 1972 and raised during a period of sustained … READ ON

PREVIEWS

Mad World

Annie Buckley on Zoe Beloff

April 2009

SOME CALL IT DREAMING; others deem it madness. Still others describe it as a rare ability to see beyond what’s real. During the late nineteenth century, this particularly tenuous state was given considerable attention by two distinct groups:… READ ON

FILM

William Leavitt

April 2009

The title of William Leavitt’s latest exhibition, “Molecules and Buildings,” is as straightforward as a three-word poem, which is to say that while its construction is simple enough, the phrase readily dissolves into labyrinthine layers… READ ON

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Arnold Mesches

March 2009

The practice of stating an artist’s age alongside his or her achievements, though typical, rarely adds much of value to a viewer’s understanding of the work—not so with the oeuvre of Arnold Mesches. At eighty-six years old, Mesches has… READ ON

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