Annie Buckley

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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Travis Somerville

October 2009

Travis Somerville’s work addresses the tangled knot of issues surrounding the history of race in America. Using such loaded images as a noose, hooded clansmen, and the Confederate flag in a self-consciously liberal way is laced with … READ ON

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Francesca Gabbiani

October 2009

The intricately hand-cut paper collages in Francesca Gabbiani’s latest exhibition offer such a profusion of excess that one may long for meaning, for some purpose to validate or justify the artist’s wildly obsessive effort. As if in … READ ON

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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

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