Olivian Cha

Ida Ekblad

Karma | Los Angeles

August 2015

No one would suspect that parts of Ida Ekblad’s solo debut in Los Angeles are being held in customs and are subsequently absent from the show. While the acrylic-encased paintings and junkyard assemblages on view convey a strong itinerant … READ ON


Anne Truitt

Matthew Marks Gallery | 1062 N Orange Grove

May 2015

One could easily group Anne Truitt’s drawings and sculptures under the art-historical category of Minimalism. Some have done so. Indeed, the black-and-white works currently on view undoubtedly exhibit the clean geometry and monochrome … READ ON


Fiona Connor


February 2015

Perhaps it is Parker Ito’s elastic installation in a warehouse behind Chateau Shatto that best reflects our current moment of fingered screens, zooming surfaces, and gleaming connectivity. Or maybe it is Liz Craft’s web of yarn, skeletons,… READ ON


Howard Fried

The Box

November 2014

California is facing one of the most severe droughts in its history. While Los Angeles appeals for conscientious sprinkler use and reduced car washing, Howard Fried’s Sociopath quietly waters the sidewalk outside of the gallery in which it… READ ON


“Bad Influence”

Michael Thibault

August 2014

By the mid-1980s Jean Baudrillard’s “simulacral” buzz was peaking, and the artists featured in Andrew J. Greene–curated “Bad Influence” responded to the dislodgment of exchange value (from commodity object to brand logo) with a … READ ON


Fred Lonidier

Michael Benevento

June 2014

The works on view in Fred Lonidier’s latest exhibition were produced shortly after the use of documentary photography and language was established as the dominant aesthetic strategy of Conceptual art. By the mid to late 1970s, Lonidier and… READ ON


Mary Weatherford

David Kordansky Gallery

May 2014

Following a series of exhibitions titled “The Bakersfield Project,” “The Bakersfield Paintings” and “Manhattan,” (all 2012), “Los Angeles” is Mary Weatherford’s fourth show of neon-light paintings that takes inspiration from… READ ON


Pablo Bronstein

Gallery at REDCAT

February 2014

“Enlightenment Discourse on the Origins of Architecture,” London-based artist Pablo Bronstein’s commissioned project for REDCAT, is not so much a scholarly investigation of architectural “origins” but an incisive experiment in formal… READ ON