Annie Buckley

Pipo Nguyen-duy

September 2007

Pipo Nguyen-duy’s sweeping photographic series “East of Eden,” 2002–, registers the complex psychological and political anxieties affecting American communities. The rich colors and idealized beauty of Nguyen-duy’s landscapes are … READ ON

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Allison Cortson

September 2007

The ineffable fragility of existence has alternately mystified, irritated, and intrigued philosophers and artists throughout recorded history; in respect to this, Allison Cortson’s dust paintings remain something of an illusion, at once … READ ON

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“Sound & Motion”

September 2007

Group exhibitions can easily be uneven, but “Sound & Motion” is a notable exception: The five artists included here are primarily veteran users of electronics or technology in their art, and it shows. From Diane Landry’s updated and … READ ON

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“Between People—Four Artists on Connecting”

August 2007

The artists in “Between People—Four Artists on Connecting” use a light touch to address the dense topic of human interaction; the result is a thoughtful exhibition that, like the works themselves, operates beyond the physical space of… READ ON

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“Evidence of Movement”

August 2007

Electronic media and high-definition video are increasingly ubiquitous features of contemporary exhibitions, but the fate of numerous older videotapes and recordings remained something of a mystery until the Getty, not particularly renowned… READ ON

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Allan Sekula

August 2007

Part History Channel, part visual diary, and part mesmerizing abstraction, Allan Sekula’s newest video, A Short Film for Laos, 2006, takes the measure of day-to-day life in what the narrator describes as “the most bombed place on earth.”… READ ON

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iona rozeal brown

July 2007

Is it possible, given the historical objectification of women’s bodies, to reclaim and recontextualize the female form? Or is this a conceptual dream that inevitably results in oxymoronic dead ends? Numerous recent exhibitions of feminist… READ ON

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Jimmy Baker

June 2007

In Jimmy Baker’s highly romanticized future, men resemble rock stars and women (mostly) blue-eyed naïfs. Though dichotomies, not to mention gender stereotypes, abound, Baker’s startling paintings and ambitiously imagined dystopic … READ ON

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Hirsch Perlman

June 2007

It’s hard to imagine anything new about cartoonlike cats or beachscapes, and yet, in Hirsch Perlman’s hands, the seemingly innocuous takes on a highly original and enigmatic cast. In previous exhibitions, the Los Angeles–based artist … READ ON

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Nancy Riegelman

May 2007

I once saw Baryshnikov dance to the beat of his own heart; the sound was mesmerizing more for its otherworldly quality than for its intimate familiarity, as if amplification transformed his heartbeat into something strange. Nancy Riegelman … READ ON

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